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Halloween: More than simply dressing up

By Maddie Barrett | October 31, 2018

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NIU students need to involve themselves in higher education changes

By Kaylyn Zielinsk | March 9, 2016

NIU students need to stay informed on other state universities and their changes to higher education due to state budget cuts as an example for what their future may look like.Illinois’ eight-month budget impasse has caused college students to ask themselves...

Grace Place Campus Ministry to celebrate new pastor

By Kia Clair | February 19, 2013

Grace Place Campus Ministry is hosting a celebration service to welcome in new pastor Amy Fallon at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the ministry. Bishops, student leaders and board members from Grace Place will be present. The joint ministry is support by ELCA Lutherans...

NIU students share their Super Bowl experiences

By Ryan Chodora | February 6, 2013

For seven NIU graduate students, Super Bowl Sunday was much more than hot wings and cold beer. Those seven students were given the opportunity to volunteer in New Orleans last week for the Super Bowl. “Overall, it was a wonderful experience,” said...

J. Chris Newbirg tells a joke at a comedy show held in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium on Sunday night.

CAB holds free comedy show for students

By Kevin Bartelt | January 28, 2013

Laughter was a great way to distract NIU students from the icy weather on campus. Two comedians, Paul Varghese and J. Chris Newberg, performed 8 p.m. Sunday at the Student Holmes Center. Each comedian had a one-hour segment and tailored their jokes to...

Some students may be required to delay graduating

By Felix Sarver | April 25, 2012

Drew Veskauf was prepared to graduate this semester, before he discovered something was going to prevent him taking up his cap and gown. The journalism and history major met with his academic advisers and discovered he needed two more classes, and one...

Roberto Santiago (left) and Adam Lichtenauer (right) pose for a photo in their uniforms.

Student soldiers adjust to life overseas

By Hailey Kurth | February 26, 2012

They work out, watch TV, play Xbox and conduct escort missions for Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) in East Afghanistan. NIU students Corporal (CPL) Adam Lichtenauer, from Stillman Valley, and Specialist (SPC) Roberto Santiago, from Harvard, have...

New dorms will offer plenty to students

By Portia Kerr-Newman | November 29, 2010

NIU's idea for a new residence hall could possibly bring a lot to the campus. The dorm's semi-suite style rooms, along with individual rooms, could be a new attraction to students and bring a new look to the campus as a whole. I spoke with Michael Stang,...

The student’s vote?

By James Maahs | October 31, 2010

The general election is only one day away and some NIU students have already decided not to vote. Rebecca Hannagan, assistant political science professor, said she believes voter apathy among college students is due to a lack of information. She doesn't...

“Proof” seminar invites all beliefs

By Kyla Gardner | October 17, 2010

DeKalb | Emmaus College Church invites NIU students of all beliefs to discuss religion on Tuesday. The church has invited Nicholas Piotrowski of the Fox Valley Theological Society to campus to present his seminar "Proof" at 8 p.m. in the Regency Room...