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NIU Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble hosted their first concert of the semester on Oct. 6 in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)

NIU Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble ‘travel’ the world through music

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | October 10, 2022

The NIU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra held their first concert of the fall semester on Thursday.  Led by professor Rodrigo Villanueva Conroy and graduate teaching assistant Austyn Menk, the Jazz Ensemble started the concert with “Hay Burner,”...

The Marching Huskies leading the tune of the homecoming parade last Thursday evening on Second Street in DeKalb. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

NIU’s Homecoming Block Party packs downtown DeKalb with parade, car show

By Sarah Rose, Managing Editor | October 10, 2022

DeKALB – DeKalb residents and NIU students gathered in downtown DeKalb to celebrate NIU’s 115th homecoming on Thursday. “I am most looking forward to the community coming together to support NIU,” said Devyn Grzywa, a DeKalb resident.  Shops...

A Night at Holmes will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the Holmes Student Center

Spend ‘A Night at Holmes’ with CAB

By Laqes Davis, Lifestyle Writer | October 4, 2022

NIU’s Campus Activities Board is hosting an event called “A Night at Holmes,” which will take place from 7 p.m to 11 p.m Thursday at the Holmes Student Center. There will be free food, prizes and other events happening throughout the night.  “Night...

Atlanta-based rapper Waka Flocka Flame performs and interacts with the crowd during NIUs homecoming concert held in the Duke Ellington Ballroom. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

House party at Holmes with Waka Flocka Flame

By Colin Kempsell and Caleb Johnson | October 2, 2022

DeKALB – Anticipation filled the air as thousands of NIU students made their way to the Holmes Student Center on Saturday night to see Waka Flocka Flame take the stage and kick off NIU’s 115th homecoming celebration. NIU’s Campus Activities Board...

Yell Like Hell homecoming event will be held in on Oct. 3 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom.

Get into the Huskie spirit with ‘Yell Like Hell’ homecoming event

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | September 30, 2022

Yell Like Hell, an annual cheer competition, is coming back to NIU on Oct. 3 to help kick off homecoming week at 8 p.m. in the Duke Ellington Ballroom, located on the main floor of the Holmes Student Center.  The location moved from the Carl Sandburg...

NIU Homecoming Block Party to be held in downtown DeKalb on Oct. 6.

NIU Homecoming Block Party to be held in downtown DeKalb

By Sarah Rose, Managing Editor | September 28, 2022

NIU’s 115th homecoming will introduce over 40 festivities and events to welcome home Huskies in a week of celebration.  The Huskies Homecoming Block Party will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 6 on Second Street and Palmer Court in downtown...