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Netflix and Chill Binge

By Michael Malaychuk | December 3, 2015

It’s important to be prepared for the hours of free time that lie ahead of you with winter break around the corner. Obviously, one of the best and cheapest ways to pass time is by watching Netflix. If you’re looking for titles to binge-watch over...

InFocus: What song helps you study?

By Northern Star staff | November 30, 2015

Deanna Frances | @DeannaFrancesNs“Don’t Stop Believin’” by JourneyEven though “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey is 34 years old, it is a classic “get up and go” song. This song is a great one to listen to when you’re getting stressed...

InFocus: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

By Northern Star staff | November 23, 2015

Morgan Carrigan | @morgancarriganThere is something about being surrounded by family eating a ridiculous amount of food that is just so comforting. Maybe it’s because I am homesick or sick of eating Ramen noodles; nonetheless, Thanksgiving is such a...

Ellie Goulding’s album offers predictable sound

By Michael Malaychuk | November 9, 2015

Ellie Goulding shows off talent and diversity in her new album, but seems to do so in an underwhelming way.She’s always set herself apart from the pack. Instead of opting for generic, radio friendly songs, she’s stayed true to her identity as a musician....

Lovato sheds Disney star image in ‘Confident’

By Michael Malaychuk | October 26, 2015

Demi Lovato has come a long way from the former child Disney Channel star.The 23-year-old released her fifth album, “Confident,” on Oct. 16. It’s a surprisingly impressive album from the pop singer, featuring 11 songs that range from radio hits...

InFocus: What’s on your Homecoming playlist?

By Northern Star staff | October 19, 2015

Homecoming week is upon us. Some spend it attending countless after parties and some go home to be with friends or family. Regardless of your homecoming plans this year, you’ll need a playlist to keep you on your feet.Here’s what the Northern Star...

Choir collaborates with faculty, alumni

By Michael Malaychuk | October 15, 2015

DeKalb | Cor Cantiamo, an NIU choir residency, will perform songs commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I on Sunday.Cor Cantiamo is a 25-person professional chamber choir founded in 2009. The choir, which is mostly made up of NIU alumni, is...

Avicii’s ‘Stories’ is Hit or Miss

By Michael Malaychuk | October 13, 2015

Avicii’s second album “Stories” might not be what you expect.The Swedish Electronic Dance Music superstar has always pushed the boundaries when it comes to his work. Mainly known for his hits “Levels” and “Wake Me Up,” Avicii constantly...

Fall concert Guide

By Michael Malaychuk | October 5, 2015

If the end of summer weather and endless live music has you down, don’t panic. There’s plenty of great concerts in the Chicagoland area to choose from over the next three months.OctoberIf strong vocals are more up your alley, “Habits” vocalist...

Members of Vanity dance team practice for the Phlip Da Script dance competition. The competition begins at 8 p.m. Friday in the Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium.

Dance competition returns to campus

By Michael Malaychuk | October 1, 2015

DeKalb | Members of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity will hold the first Phlip Da Script dance competition in three years on Friday.Phlip Da Script marks the end of Sigma Week, a week in which the fraternity’s newest members are revealed and several popular...

Fetty Waps self-titled album leaves listeners wanting more

Fetty Wap’s self-titled album leaves listeners wanting more

By Michael Malaychuk | September 29, 2015

Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut album captures the rapper’s unique and quirky personality."Fetty Wap" might not be for the casual Fetty listener; the album, which was released Friday, contains 17 songs, while the deluxe version contains 20. The only...

Stephen Colbert interviewing legendary author Stephen King on The Late Show on September 11.

Colbert’s late show creates fewer laughs

By Michael Malaychuk | September 21, 2015

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert has made a not-so-comical transition to late night television.The “Colbert Report” was one of the funniest and most informative shows on television over the last 10 years. Former host Stephen Colbert recently left...

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