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What it’s like to have trypophobia

By Haley Galvin | May 23, 2019

My first hand account of: Trypophobia Have you ever seen a beehive or a collection of circles and felt so physically uncomfortable you thought your skin was going to crawl off your body? I’m guessing a lot of people will say no because they don’t...

Best upcoming live music in DeKalb

By Tony Martin and Jerene-Elise Nall | January 17, 2011

It's official: Winter break is over. As the spring semester rears its ugly head, you may find yourself counting down the days until spring break begins. Instead, try counting down the days to the next big show. Here are our top picks to keep you sane...

Making the band

By Tony Martin | October 6, 2010

The DeKalb music scene has a strong history. A history that continues today. Yet, a handful of strong local bands can only do so much with their time in DeKalb. So, in an attempt to revitalize this scene before stagnation sets in, the Northern Star's...

Rock music can be used to teach class

By Troy Doetch | September 28, 2010

Even with her earplugs nestled safely, the nu-metal was too loud. Her ears were fine but the bass guitar vibrating against her sternum was so overwhelming she was forced to leave her front row seat at Disturbed's show. This was a disappointment because...