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Ahoy! 2023 Northern Star Treasure Hunt begins

By Northern Star Staff | April 9, 2023

Editor’s note: This article will be updated each day to include the most current clue for the 2023 Northern Star Treasure Hunt. DeKALB — The annual Northern Star Treasure Hunt returns to campus starting Monday, April 10. Find the Northern Star...

Career and job fairs benefit students and employers

By Jack Baudoin | February 23, 2020

Finding a job after college can be a daunting task for many students. Thankfully, NIU offers many career fairs throughout the year that students should attend in order to make connections and find a career best suited for them.Career fairs are a popular...

Hometown Sports Bar & Grill to host rock-filled weekend

Hometown Sports Bar & Grill to host rock-filled weekend

By Parker Otto | February 19, 2020

DeKALB – Classic rock hits will be played at Hometown Sports Bar & Grill this weekend with the bands HiFi Superstar and Street Legal performing at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, respectively, at Stage Left by Hometown's Sports Bar & Grill music...

Egyptian Theatre historic seminar gives construction update

By Parker Otto | February 19, 2020

DeKALB – Several features such as air-conditioning are being integrated into the 90-year-old structure as part of the current Egyptian Theatre’s expansion plan.The progress of the Egyptian Theatre’s ongoing expansion project was relayed to the general...

Hookah bar business could be increased by marijuana

By Jack Baudoin | February 16, 2020

The legal smoking age of tobacco was raised from 18 to 21 in December. Because of this, many hookah bars have found themselves struggling after a large portion of their customers became unable to partake in business. Aromas Hookah Bar, 811 W. Lincoln...

Weed usage should be protected from business drug testing

By Jack Baudoin | February 13, 2020

Now that marijuana is legal in Illinois, there is a concern regarding employment. How will business’ drug-testing policies affect employees who use marijuana? Because marijuana is now legal, using it should be the same as going home and drinking a beer....

That time I transferred schools to change my major

By Jack Baudoin | February 12, 2020

Many people change their major while in college, but fewer people move to a new school for that change. This is exactly what I did.After spending four years at Illinois State University, I realized late in the game I wanted to study journalism instead...

Aromatherapy tips to improve health

By Kennedy Jones | February 11, 2020

Aromatherapy is used to improve the health of the body, mind and spirit with aromatic essential oils. Aromatherapy has gained popularity among young adults over the years in forms of diffusers, bathing products, lotions and more. Every essential oil...