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Beatles tribute band coming to Egyptian Theatre

By Parker Otto, Columnist | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — The end of The Beatles came in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced he was leaving the group, but 50 years later the music of The Beatles lives on and will be performed by The Return, an American Beatles tribute band. The show will be 7:30 p.m....

NIU Philharmonic combines English and Russian melodies

By Chris Plumery | November 23, 2019

DeKALB – “From Russia to London” was the theme of NIU’s Philharmonic performance 8 p.m. Wednesday inside Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted by Benjamin Firer, an assistant professor at NIU. The show began...

Catherine Carter at a Rolling Stones museum in front of the guitars the Rolling Stones played.

Day 31 – A trip to London: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | August 12, 2019

Hey Huskies! Today is my last full day in England and I decided to head to London for the day. As I mentioned before, I am a huge Rolling Stones fan, so of course we had to eat at the Rolling Stones restaurant, Sticky Fingers, named after one of their...

Atomic Burger in Oxford, UK is adorned with a comic book theme throughout the entire restaurant. 

Day 2 -The adventure begins: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 4, 2019

To read part 1 CLICK HERE: Heading 'across the pond:' A first hand account of studying abroad Good morning everyone! As I’m writing today’s blog, I am just waking up like most of you probably are, the only difference being I’m waking up from a...

Day 1 - Flight mishaps and delayed landings: A first-hand account of studying broad

Day 1 – Flight mishaps and delayed landings: A first-hand account of studying broad

By Catherine Carter | July 2, 2019

Four flight delays, three flight cancellations, two days and one mini airport breakdown later, I’M FINALLY HERE IN OXFORD!  After moving smoothly through baggage check-in on Saturday – thanks to my man Andrew at American Airlines! – and quickly...

False claims of rape should be jailable

By Mackenzie Meadows | April 30, 2018

False rape accusations take away from valid cases where rapists should be tried and convicted. Those who falsely accuses another of rape, and later admit to lying, should serve time in jail.Rape cases can be difficult to prove since physical evidence...

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Smell the Roses: A Brief Look at Our Dependence on Technology

By Mackenzi Butson | April 3, 2018

It's no secret that our generation is hooked on smartphones. Phones have taken over our lives, whether it’s social media, texting or streaming movies during an excessively long lecture; technology is everywhere.We’re a grim culture that defines our...

Education major plans to travel

By Jack Manning | January 15, 2014

The Northern Star spoke with Kaitlyn Cosentino, junior early childhood education major, whose passion is to teach children and travel the world.Northern Star(NS): Why did you choose the major that you did?Kaitlyn Cosentino(KC): I’m really good with...

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