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Some service offices relocated to Campus Life Building

By Kurt Bitting | January 20, 2020

DeKALB — Several offices providing student services and support have moved to different locations, altering what can be found in the Campus Life Building.Dean of Students Kelly Wesener Michael said the moves are part of a broader plan to enhance the...

‘Watch list’ response subpar

By Northern Star Editorial Board | February 1, 2018

NIU has once again damaged trust between administration and the student population by automatically adding certain groups to a "watch list" without notifying them. The Editorial Board recommends the administration address the issue more openly with students,...

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...

Wastelanders strike loud, ambient chord

By Tony Martin | September 28, 2010

Wastelanders is the one-man side-project of Dean Costello of Chicago metal mainstays Harpoon, and his newest record, "Wastelanders II: Cosmic Despair" is about to be re-released this fall. To use the word "ethereal" in describing Wastelanders would sell...

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