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Liz Wright (left), the executive assistant to the president, Matt Streb, the chief strategy officer and George Middlemist, vice president for administration and finance, trying out KA-BAO and Little Os frozen treats food trucks on Wednesday. Food Truck Wednesdays will be happening 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday on Normal Road until the end of September. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Food Truck Wednesday takes over Normal Road

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | August 30, 2023

DeKALB – Food Truck Wednesdays made a delicious debut Wednesday as the NIU community lined up for a taste.  Food Trucks were stationed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the closed portion of Normal Road where local vendors: Little O’s Frozen Treats, BattleAxe...

A sign for Normal Road rests in front of a tree on Tuesday evening at the intersection of Normal and West Lincoln Highway. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Corner to Corner: Normal Road

By Sean Reed, Photo Editor | October 4, 2022

Pass/Fail: Normal Road becomes safer; Apple’s newest phone bends

By Scott Glavac | September 28, 2014

Pass: Normal Road becomes saferThe Student Association is moving buses back to the west turnaround today to make it safer for people to cross Normal Road.The buses blocked pedestrians’ view of oncoming cars when trying to cross at the east turnaround...

Huskie buses move back to west turnaround

Huskie buses move back to west turnaround

By Ryan Ocasio | September 22, 2014

Students wait on Normal Road in front of the Holmes Student Center for Huskie buses. The bus turnaround, which was relocated to the east side of the Holmes Student Center over the summer, is being moved back to the west side. Pedestrians have complained...

In Focus: What are your thoughts on campus construction?

By Northern Star Staff | July 20, 2014

Kevin BarteltI have mixed feelings about the campus construction this summer.I’m excited because the bike paths, a renovated Stevens building and removing Douglas are huge steps in renovating the campus. NIU will look noticeably better in the upcoming...

Editorial: Master Plan’s goals too idealistic

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 7, 2014

NIU’s ambitions are more than its means when it comes to the Master Plan Thesis.The Master Plan Thesis is a series of objectives — remove Stevenson and Douglas, close Normal Road to car traffic, have food trucks visit every Friday in the fall, etc....

LGBT, Women’s Resource centers merge on Normal

By Northern Star Staff | January 16, 2014

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center has recently moved.The new location, 105 Normal Road, is in the Women’s Resource Center. During the spring semester the two will share the building.The move was finalized after Molly Holmes,...

Point Counterpoint: Concealed Carry

By AJ Edwards and Holly New | September 24, 2013

AJ EdwardsCarry law needs guidanceOn July 9, Illinois approved the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, giving licensed residents permission to carry a concealed handgun. While I can see the good intentions behind this act and support it to an extent, I feel...

Gov. Quinn promises to veto gambling bill after Ill. pastors send protest letter

Gov. Quinn promises to veto gambling bill after Ill. pastors send protest letter

By Thomas Verschelde | October 25, 2011

Senior Pastor Jon Hutchison of the United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., said gambling expansion in Illinois is not a good way to raise money for the state. A gambling expansion bill caused great controversy in Illinois, leading hundreds of pastors across...

Police see decrease in traffic arrests for 2011 homecoming

By Dave Gong | October 21, 2011

DeKalb Police reported the lowest number of traffic arrests during this year's homecoming weekend since 2006, according to statistics provided by the DeKalb Police Department. DeKalb Police reported 71 total traffic arrests over the weekend, a decrease...

A student crosses the street in front of 901 Lucinda Avenue,
Businesses in the Village Commons complex dont believe Wednesday
nights shooting will affect business.

Stores in Village Commons anticipate usual business despite recent shooting

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | September 29, 2011

Despite a shooting in the vicinity Wednesday night, business continued as usual for Domino's, 901 Lucinda Ave. Suite P. Domino's owner Mike Hillman said employees continued to deliver food at the time of the incident despite being unable to go east toward...

Sheena Warren steps up as new director of Womens Resource Center

Sheena Warren steps up as new director of Women’s Resource Center

By Amy Kreeger | February 15, 2011

DeKALB | The Women's Resource Center has some new leadership. The WRC's new director, Sheena Warren, stepped in this semester after previous director, Jill Dunlap stepped down. New to the university, Warren has more than 14 years of experience doing community...