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Huskie Pride sculpture damaged, set to be repaired

By Northern Star Staff | February 3, 2020

DeKALB — The Huskie Pride sculpture in the center of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commons has been damaged and the "U" in NIU was sent for repairs Monday. It is suspected the U was damaged by a skateboarder, Belinda Roller, Director of Architectural...

Pay tribute to Dr. King’s message with pride and justice

By Ashley Hines | January 21, 2019

As Americans celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it’s important to pay tribute to his stances on social issues in a manner that does the whole of his advocacy justice. In addition to strides made during the Civil Rights Movement, King’s...

Circles and Ciphers brings students together

Circles and Ciphers brings students together

By Batul Cutlerywala | January 21, 2018

DEkALB | Circles and Ciphers, a restorative justice group, visited campus and used hip hop to spread awareness about social justice issues.A large crowd of different backgrounds were in attendance Wednesday to show unity for a planned event to honor Rev....

Week events to honor MLK Jr.

By Batul Cutlerywala | January 16, 2018

DeKALB — This year’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will challenge people to step outside of their comfort zone through new thought-provoking events.Events have been planned each day of the week following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s...

Rev. Jackson to visit Pick Museum of Anthropology

By Lindsey Salvatelli | September 5, 2017

DeKALB — The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be on campus Tuesday to celebrate the opening of Quilts and Human Rights, a traveling exhibit, and deliver a keynote speech.Quilts and Human Rights opened in 2008 at Michigan State University and focuses on social...

Students should not waste Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Faith Mellenthin | January 19, 2016

While many participate in the events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NIU could do more to ensure students fully understand the meaning of this national celebration.Before college, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was talked about every year in school;...

This image released by Interscope Records shows the CD cover for To Pimp a Butterfly, the latest release by Kendrick Lamar. 

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ offers raw, honest take on life as a black American

By Deanna Frances | March 17, 2015

Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly,” showcases cool retro beats over Lamar’s classic hard-hitting lyrics for another powerful album by the rapper.Lamar dropped the album late Sunday evening, a week before its expected March 23 release date....

Actor David Oyelowo, who portrays Marin Luther King Jr. in the movie Selma, speaks at a service in honor of King Monday in Atlanta. The film, which focuses on King’s march for equal voting rights, is still in theatres.   

3 films to watch to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

By Arthur Aumann | January 20, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Day honors the man who led the Civil Rights Movement and changed the world with his courage and dream of equality.Here are films that depict people standing up for what they believed in before and during the Civil Rights Movement.“Selma”Academy...

Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Service Guide

By Northern Star staff | January 20, 2015

All weekA school supply drive will be held in the Student Involvement and Leadership Development Office, Campus Life Building, Room 150. Supplies will be gathered until Friday and donated to the Barb Food Mart, 1515 S. Fourth St., which will distribute...

5 Things to Know Today: Jan. 20, 2015

5 Things to Know Today: Jan. 20, 2015

By Northern Star staff | January 20, 2015

5. Nursing professors remember Donna Munroe.4. NIU celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during week of service.3. Former police chief's racial discrimination lawsuit against NIU proceeds.2. NIU professor plans to bring lessons from time in Paris during...

MLK’s legacy inspires students to share their dreams

By Ryan Chodora | January 23, 2014

Students are penning their dreams on NIU’s commemorative MLK Dream Wall for Martin Luther King Jr. service week.The Dream Wall was organized by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and was divided into six panels and delivered...