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Junior forward Riley Blackwell reaches for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

After a two-season pause as rivals, the Huskies will face Milwaukee in Wisconsin

By Marcel Carrasco | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Three years have passed since the last time the women’s basketball team faced the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.On Nov. 16, 2016, the Huskies and Panthers went back and forth at the Convocation Center. The game lasted four quarters...

Reporters should remain unbiased

By James Krause | March 18, 2019

Beat reporters do their jobs without bias, even if those beat reporters are students at the school they cover or professionals at the local newspaper.Just as much as college sports are a competition on the court, it is a rat race for schools to make their...

Women rise in primary elections

Women rise in primary elections

By Ginger Simons | October 28, 2018

More women than ever are running for office this midterm season, and this “Pink Wave” is an encouraging sign women may be one step closer to achieving equal representation in Congress, regardless of political party.In 2017 a number of women’s issues...

Police response should be the same

Police response should be the same

By Editorial Board | February 15, 2018

There is no excuse for the way Philadelphia Eagles fans acted after the Feb. 4 Super Bowl, and the police force there absolutely should have handled it the same as any other violent public disturbance.Philadelphia Eagles fans are not the only sports fans...

Quarterback Jordan Lynch (6) outflanks the Toledo defense and runs the ball downfield during Wednesday nights game. NIU won, 35-17.

Lynch determined to take victory away from Heisman in New York

By Steve Shonder | December 10, 2013

Quarterback Jordan Lynch’s nomination for the Heisman puts a cap on one of the best seasons  any college football player has had.He’s the MAC’s first Heisman finalist since Chad Pennington of Marshall University in 1999 and just the third overall....

Cat calls not how to compliment women

By Hayley Devitt | September 25, 2013

You know the old cartoon stereotype of the construction workers heckling attractive ladies as they walk by minding their own business?Now, instead of construction workers, young men in DeKalb like to harass female students as they walk home at night.Perhaps...

Retired journalism professor Hallie Hamilton holds a photograph taken when he was 19 and first stationed at Fort McClellan, Ala. in 1942.

Retired professor, WWII veteran takes Honor Flight to D.C.

By Chelsey Boutan | April 22, 2012

While sitting in his living room, World War II veteran Hallie Hamilton clenched a blue and white paisley handkerchief. Occasionally, he would bring the handkerchief to his face and use it to blot away tears. As he reflected on his emotional visit to the...