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Dillon Domke (left), Student Association Senate speaker, shakes the hand of Christine Wang, SA Senate speaker-elect, as Domke formally swears Wang in as speaker Sunday at an SA Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

SA OKs 4 executive nominations

By Leah Nicolini | May 9, 2016

Dillon Domke (left), Student Association Senate speaker, shakes the hand of Christine Wang, SA Senate speaker-elect, as Domke formally swears Wang in as speaker Sunday at an SA Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

Style Section: Long Coats

By Northern Star staff | February 1, 2016

Cold temperatures and rain aren't keeping NIU students from looking their best. Check out some NIU students' cute long coats.Freshman marketing major Annette Yandall said her jacket is from Kohl's and that her personal style is very sophisticated.Lark...

James Roti, junior environmental studies major, informs students how to plant vegetables in the Communiversity Garden during De-Stress Fest Wednesday in Cole Hall. At the Fest, students were able to de-stress through LEGO building, zen gardening, coloring and learning to garden through demonstrations.

Gardens would use grant to help feed DeKalb area

By Lark Lewis | May 1, 2014

DeKalb County Community Gardens organizers hope to win a grant to create a food forest that will help end hunger in the DeKalb area.The group entered Seeds of Change, a non-profit organization’s grant program, and advanced to the second round by placing...

Council pushed to use neutral language

By Lark Lewis | April 28, 2014

A resident’s words sparked discussion over the use of gender-inclusive language in City Council at its Monday meeting.Lynnea Erickson voiced her disapproval of how City Council handled the suggestion of altering language to include all genders at the...

Gaura, GovTemps to revamp city finances

By Lark Lewis | April 23, 2014

DeKalb is hiring financial consultants to make the process for City Council approval expenditures more efficient.As part of City Manager Anne Marie Gaura’s financial responsibility initiative, DeKalb has entered into a partnership with GovTemps USA...

Crime Free Housing makes progress

Crime Free Housing makes progress

By Lark Lewis | April 15, 2014

The Committee of the Whole provided the City Council with the benefits — increased landlord training and property improvements — that stemmed from Crime Free Housing.The Committee of the Whole meeting was held at 5 p.m. Monday in the DeKalb Municipal...

Creative Therapeutics hosts yoga for charity

By Lark Lewis | April 9, 2014

As a way to give back to its community, Creative Therapeutics created a program that encourages customers to donate to a charity each month.The free community yoga class at Creative Therapeutics, 400 E. Hillcrest Drive, is a program that combines charity...

Children taught financial literacy

Children taught financial literacy

By Lark Lewis | April 8, 2014

From interactive websites to nonfiction stories of entrepreneurship, the Center for Economic Education presented ways to introduce students to the world of personal finance Monday.The center gave administrators resources to teach their students financial...

Cherilyn Murer, Board of Trustees member, talks about the importance of using art in the process of bettering campus life on March 27. 

Master Plan set to move ahead with board’s OK

By Lark Lewis | March 30, 2014

The Board of Trustees voted to demolish Douglas Hall, extend Lucinda Avenue and plant 2,018 trees by the fall semester as the first part of a campus renovation at Thursday’s meeting.NIU President Doug Baker’s consultant, Ron Walters, presented the...

Historian, actress discusses Mary Lincoln’s spiritualism

Historian, actress discusses Mary Lincoln’s spiritualism

By Lark Lewis | March 25, 2014

Locals were able to learn more about Abraham Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, through stories of her involvement with spiritualism Monday at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.To bring Women’s History Month to a close, actress and historian Valerie...