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Music can bring back strong memories

By Sarah Contreras | November 28, 2012

I can’t listen to the Rolling Stones without thinking of my father. In fact, I can’t listen to Queen, The Beatles, The Eagles, Peter Frampton, Creedence Clearwater Revival or Sade without thinking of my father. And you know what? These memories, at...

Big Sean talks about his past, influences

By Takia Simpson | February 27, 2011

DeKALB | Big Sean claims NIU. The G.O.O.D. Music and Def Jam Island recording artist successfully sold out NIU's Convocation Center in five hours. "I waited in line in the cold for four hours," said Ashley Patterson, junior engineering major, who was...

Forward, Together, Forward Scholarship awarded to 5 students

By Kyla Gardner | February 14, 2011

DeKALB | Five students were each awarded the prestigious Forward, Together, Forward scholarship Monday. The recipients of the scholarship were Kelsey Borg, junior speech-language pathology major; Mayra Diaz, junior Spanish and international politics major;...

Looking back on 2/14 as NIU moves forward

By Logan Short | February 13, 2011

A lot of you might remember. A lot of you might remember the news reports when they came out or how it almost changed your pick for which college to attend. A lot of you, though, probably don't remember that it was a Thursday. You probably don't remember...