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The horror movie “Unfriended,” which revolves around social media and secrets, has a unique format, as it takes viewers through Skype chats and Facebook posts. The suspenseful film was released in theaters Friday.

‘Unfriended’ shows dark side of Skype

By Michelle Moreno | April 20, 2015

With social media changing the way people communicate with each other, it’s no surprise it was the major influence behind the movie “Unfriended.”The plot of “Unfriended” revolves around Laura Barns, played by Heather Sossaman, a high school...

Secret menu items available at local restaurants

By Michelle Moreno | March 30, 2015

DeKalb restaurants have more food to offer than is on their menus.The Internet is flooded with secret menu items you can order from chain restuarants. These items use ingredients the restaurants already have in different foods and drinks that aren’t...

Top 4 best places to nap around NIU

Top 4 best places to nap around NIU

By Northern Star staff | March 25, 2015

Holmes Student Center, main floorSurrounded by the pungent aroma of Subway, one can always enjoy a cozy nap at the Holmes Student Center.For many students who live off campus there isn’t time to run home and eat or nap and make in back time for class....

You can stay fit without a gym over spring break — just use workout videos on the Internet and start working out slowly, gradually building up intensity, writes columnist Michelle Moreno.

You don’t need to head to the gym to look good for Spring Break

By Michelle Moreno | March 2, 2015

You can stay or get in shape over Spring Break regardless of where you are or what equipment is available.Jenna Daniels, personal trainer at the Recreation Center, has easy-to-follow Spring Break workout tips which range from creating achievable goals...

Hoppenstedt hopes to learn DeKalb life

By Michelle Moreno | January 15, 2015

Patty Hoppenstedt is ready to transition from the private to the public sector after being appointed assistant city manager at Monday’s City Council meeting.A Human Resources director for Schaumburg for five years, Hoppenstedt said she hopes to get...