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A look into a community bathroom inside Neptune West.

OPINION: Dorm bathrooms are atrocious

By Parker Otto | February 10, 2022
Experiencing community bathrooms at college is a wild adventure.

Neptune upgrades fall short

By Jordan Radloff | September 4, 2019

When the university announced Neptune East Residence Hall would be receiving a $5.4 million refresh, higher quality features were set to arrive in the living space. These upgrades did come to fruition, yet many aspects of the residence hall remain lackluster....

Dorm Decorating Tips for Students

By Kaylee Stangle | August 23, 2019

Between seeing one’s living space for the first time and getting to know neighbors, the first few days back on campus can seem more like a spinning blur than reality. Here are some crafty tips to make decorating a dorm room simple, without sacrificing...

Neptune East gets remodel

By Taher Zeitoun | April 19, 2019

DeKALB — Neptune East is undergoing a makeover, including the addition of air conditioning units to every room. The project is being financed by $5.4 million of the Build America Bonds as a part of the larger Holmes Student Center Capital Project. The...

Dining makes advantageous changes

By Maddie Steen | September 18, 2017

NIU Dining Services cut out guest passes and reduced Flex Dollars, but students need to take a look at the bigger picture to understand how these changes make sense in the long run.Guest passes no longer being offered to students means that friends are...

Neptune Residence Hall Central.

Neptune Hall receives renovations

By Morgan Fink | August 31, 2017

Neptune Residence Hall West and North received updates over the summer. Neptune Residence Hall East will receive the same updates during the fall semester. 

Indulge in coffee flavored ice cream

By Northern Star staff | September 1, 2016

Ice cream and coffee lovers, rejoice! It’s National Coffee Ice Cream Day on September 6.Students can visit Gilbert, Neptune, New Hall, or Stevenson from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to eat special coffee flavored ice cream.               These dining...

Blotter 9/25

By Northern Star Staff | September 26, 2012

The following was taken directly from area police and fire department records, or from DeKalb County court records. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.

Sept. 25, 2012

William M. Boelcke, 31, turned himself in to DCPD on an active warrant for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.