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Wrestling takes first conference win in Purdue Duals, takes two of three matchups

By James Krause | November 26, 2019

DeKALB — Winning two of three matchups isn’t bad for the wrestling team, who came out of the Purdue Duals with a 4-2 overall record, and its first win in Mid-American Conference play, on Sunday.The Huskies won their conference matchup with Clarion...

Parents Need to Find a Balance Among Their Students

Parents Need to Find a Balance Among Their Students

By Derrick Petruchuis | August 29, 2018

As  tuition prices rise annually, today’s college students are seeing an increase in parental involvement during their transition into college environments. While some parental involvement is beneficial throughout the college process, it’s very important...

Oscar Showdown: Final Face-Off

By Sarah Contreras | February 20, 2013

On Sunday, the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences will present its most prestigious awards to movies and actors that “deserve” them. However, many viewers often feel that Oscars go to recipients whose performances were not entirely up to scratch (Sandra...

Freshman nursing major Catie Kulhan (left) and Samantha Coleman freshman health science major (right) eat dinner at A Night at The Oscars in Lincoln Halls food court Wednesday night.

Housing and Dining holds special Oscars-themed dinner event

By Perri Killam | March 7, 2012

Chicken Carbonara, carved beef, sparkling grape juice, chocolate covered strawberries and red velvet cake - not your typical college food. The Oscars may have ended over a week ago, but NIU’s Housing and Dining celebrated Wednesday night at dining halls...

Sports bar atmosphere hits dining halls

By Felix Sarver | October 4, 2011

Students looking for a sports bar atmosphere should consider attending dinner at the residence halls tonight.Neptune, Douglas, Lincoln and Grant will offer a Sports Bar Night as their dinner theme, said Michael Stang, executive director of Housing &...

To cook or not to cook: Students dish on the merits of making their own cuisine

By Shelby Devitt | September 13, 2011

Kevin Schwartz cannot cook."I tried," the sophomore mechanical engineering major said. "My girlfriend was visiting, so I decided to buy steaks and tried to cook them on the George Foreman. It was a disaster."Living away from home for the first time can...

Elections length are just too darn long

By Parker Happ | September 6, 2011

It seems that you can't open a newspaper, magazine, or turn on the TV without hearing some sort of election coverage. Pundits and members of the news have been flocking to political meccas like New Hampshire or Iowa to cover the day-to-day politicking...

NIU Dorm Life: Living in Lincoln

By Leah Spagnoli | February 15, 2011

DeKALB | With room self selection underway, the Northern Star will be looking at what each residence hall has to offer. Check out the next several issues to read about what hall will fit you best. Lincoln Hall is located on Lucinda Avenue across from...

Talking Heads tribute to start making sense

By Troy Doetch | September 23, 2010

Looking nervously around the shadowy stage, Charlie Otto looks just like David Byrne. Then again, it's hard not to with his bobbing head peaking out of the iconic bloated suit that's become a symbol of the Talking Heads' singer/songwriter. Still, the...

Residence halls catch up with fire safety

By Katherine Orr | September 14, 2010

The residence halls are finally catching up with fire safety as sprinklers are installed in the rooms. Dave LaBanc, director of facilities and operations , said sprinklers have been installed in three out of the five residence halls. "The residence halls...