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Ars Nova Art Show

By Maggie Renfro | March 31, 2016

"A Story of Before and To Be" by NIU student Leyla Puskar is on display at the Ars Nova Art Show on Wednesday in the Art Building, Jack Olson Gallery. The annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition featured student artists from high school...

Photo Poll: Name an influential woman in your life

Photo Poll: Name an influential woman in your life

By Maggie Renfro | March 9, 2016

Peyton Marcottee is a senior Human Resource Management major at Northern Illinois University. The most important woman in her life is her younger sister McKinley Anna Marcottee. “She came into my life when I was nine years old. She has taught me how to take care of another person and it helped me realize how awesome it is to have a sibling. I have taken her under my wing. She is the reason I do half of the stuff that I am currently doing. I have a tattoo of her on my back, so she is kind of the color of my life.” McKinley has taught Peyton a new way to look at life.

Huskies of DeKalb: Elizabeth Skorupski

By Northern Star staff | February 25, 2016

“I love how there are so many opportunities that NIU offers around campus, anything from serving to social events to just anything you are interested in. NIU has it for you,” said freshman business administration major Elizabeth Skorupski.Skorupski...

Junior forward Nicole Gobbo (13) races past an Ohio defender Oct. 5 at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. The Huskies have solidified a spot in the MAC Tournament, but they can make that game a home contest if they beat Western Michigan 3 p.m. Thursday in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Eastern Michigan loses to Bowing Green.

Win imperative for women’s soccer

By Steve Shonder | October 29, 2014

Women’s soccer requires a win and needs to keep its fingers crossed for a chance at hosting a playoff game.The Huskies (6-9-3, 4-3-3 MAC) will take on the Western Michigan Broncos (10-7-1, 4-5-1 MAC) 3 p.m. Thursday in Kalamazoo, Mich. NIU is the fifth...

Women’s soccer ready for showdown

By Steve Shonder | October 8, 2014

DeKalb | Women’s soccer looks to continue its run as the top team in the MAC West Division with a matchup against the top team in the MAC East Division.The Huskies (5-6-1, 3-0-1 MAC) will host the Buffalo Bulls 7 p.m. Friday at the Soccer and Track...

Women’s soccer off to historic start

By Steve Shonder | October 5, 2014

Women’s soccer was carried by its defense to its best start of MAC play over the weekend.The Huskies (5-6-1, 3-0-1 MAC) played the Kent State Golden Flashes (7-3-2, 2-1-1 MAC) to a 1-1 draw on a rainy and cold Friday. Sunday, they took down the Ohio...

Women’s soccer splits pair

By Steve Shonder | September 14, 2014

Women’s soccer looked like a shadow of its former self as its offense dominated Friday and was nowhere to be found Sunday.The Huskies (2-5) beat the Chicago State Cougars, 5-0, Friday in Naperville. Sunday, they were blanked 1-0 by the Southern Illinois...

Women’s soccer opens home slate vs. ‘beatable’ team

By Steve Shonder | September 3, 2014

Women’s soccer will test Dorothy’s old adage of there’s no place like home when the teams returns from a four-game road trip for the first home game of the season.The Huskies (0-4) will take on the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (1-2) 7 p.m. Friday at...

Poor road play could be women’s soccer’s doom

By Steve Shonder | September 2, 2014

If women’s soccer is going to make it past the first round of the MAC Tournament it will have to get comfortable on the road fast.After last season’s winless road campaign, the Huskies have started out this season 0-4 on the road. Although four games...

Women’s soccer drops pair, remains winless

By Steve Shonder | September 1, 2014

Hawaii wasn’t quite the paradise women’s soccer had hoped for.The Huskies (0-4) fell 3-2 in a tightly contested match with the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine (1-2) early Friday before getting outmatched by the Seattle Redhawks (2-1), 4-1, on Sunday.HawaiiAgainst...

Splitting soccer season between fall, spring ‘has to happen’

By Steve Shonder | August 25, 2014

Women’s soccer played two games in high humidity and heat over the weekend, but if a group of a college soccer coaches have their way that could be a thing of the past.A contingent of men’s soccer coaches is pushing to introduce a split-season plan....