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The parking lot behind Gabel Hall sits empty Monday. During a typical semester, Lot 38 is usually full, but due to the NIUs campus shutting down, most of the parking lots are barren.

New parking options are a great convenience for dorm residents

By Parker Otto, Columnist | October 5, 2020

For years, the only option for students living in the residence halls to park their cars were the Orange lots by Grant and Stevenson Towers and New Hall. This gave students at Neptune and Gilbert Halls a disadvantage. This was until Campus Parking Services,...

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NIU student faces charges after showering woman reported being grabbed in Neptune: cops

By Northern Star staff | January 27, 2015

A person has been charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct following a woman's report that she was grabbed by a man in a ski mask while showering in Neptune Hall, according to an NIU safety bulletin.A suspect was being interviewed in the...

Suspect identified, interviewed for alleged attempted assault at Neptune: cops

By Northern Star staff | January 26, 2015

Police are interviewing a person they suspect grabbed a woman's arm while she was showering Sunday in Neptune Hall, according to an NIU safety bulletin.The victim said she was in the shower of a third floor bathroom when a person grabbed her arm, according...

Man in ski mask attempted to assault showering student: cops

By Northern Star staff | January 25, 2015

Police are investigating the attempted assault of a female student who was showering when a man in a ski mask touched her arm, according to an NIU safety bulletin.At 4:57 a.m. Sunday, an attempted assault on a female student was reported to have occurred...

Pass/Fail: Only 4 weeks until spring classes end, Selectin res. hall stressul for students

By Danny Cozzi | April 6, 2014

Pass: Only 4 weeks until spring classes endIt’s finally happening, folks: The days are getting longer and the sun’s warmth is reminiscent of a time when I could feel my fingers after going outside.This summer should come as a triumph over the most...

Pass/Fail: Candidates’ info easily accessible, Douglas Hall not opening next fall

By Danny Cozzi | March 23, 2014

Pass: Candidates’ info easily accessibleIf you’re frantic to decide on who to vote for in the Student Association executive elections this week, worry no more.You can do a quick search for candidates’ information on the SA website. So, instead of...

Selfies: Honesty, insecurity and community shown at campus event

Selfies: Honesty, insecurity and community shown at campus event

By Jessi Haish | March 2, 2014

Zachery Cramer wakes up every morning and looks in the mirror to see bags under his eyes.The freshman business management major says he sleeps and takes care of himself, but the bags are still there.“I’ve had these bags for, like, 12 years,” Cramer...

Haunted house sets up on stadium’s west side

By Matt Carlson | October 30, 2013

Huskie Stadium is usually known for its football team, but this Halloween it will serve up a different type of scary as the new location of Haunted Huskies, a haunted house sponsored by Neptune Hall Council.Typically, the haunted house takes place in...

Learn to resist lure of buffet

By James Casey | September 17, 2013

When I was 10 years old, I would treat a buffet as a challenge.I would either try to eat more than some of my family members or I would try to beat my own records. I once ate 12 cinnamon rolls at an Old Country Buffet. My family and friends would comment...

Colleges Against Cancer to host Relay for Life kick-off

By Felix Sarver | February 6, 2012

Registration for Relay for Life this year will begin Wednesday.Colleges Against Cancer will host a "kick-off" from 4-7 p.m. at Neptune Hall. The event is a preview for Relay for Life and will provide games, free food, information on cancer and connection...

From left to right: Aiyana Emsun, sophomore music education
major, senior geology major Will Blair, Sophomore music major
Samantha Raines, and sophomore music major Andrew Voelker eat
dinner in Neptunes all-you-can-eat dining hall in Neptune Central
Monday evening.

Changes to Neptune dining hall procedure designed to reduce waste

By Felix Sarver | January 23, 2012

Students used to serving themselves food at Neptune Hall now will have it served to them. Richard Fritz, director of residential dining, came up with the idea of having meals served to students after studying the amount of food waste last semester, said...

A DeKalb squad car sits outside Sharks, 901 Lucinda Avenue.
Police confirmed one person was shot in the leg and has been taken
to Kishwaukee Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police: No arrests made in Wednesday night shooting

By Matt Liparota and Kyla Gardner | September 29, 2011

UPDATE (10:35 a.m.): No arrests have been made in relation to the late Wednesday shooting near Lucinda Avenue, said DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler. Police are still looking for suspects. UPDATE (5:33 a.m.): DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen said the victim...

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