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Happy National Sweetest Day!

By Sarah Lalond | October 20, 2018

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Four Stages of Filling out FASFA Told by Gifs

By Lauren Clohessy | October 11, 2017

Filling out FASFA every year seems like a burdening task, but we all go through it. Here are four gifs that describe emotions and confusion throughout the process. Don’t forget, FASFA applications for the 2018-2019 school year opened Sunday, October...

Upcoming Netflix flicks

By Haley Galvin | October 2, 2017

With a new month beginning, Netflix is bringing out a little bit of everything including horror movies to make viewers scream and romantic films to accompany those long nights with ice cream.“I Love You, Man” Coming to Netflix Oct. 1“I Love You,...

Pass/Fail: NIU enrollment push pays off for diversity; Do research on charities before donating

By Blake Glosson | October 5, 2014

Pass: NIU enrollment push pays off for diversityAs the vice president of the Student Advisory Council for the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, I know firsthand how much focus is being directed toward retaining students while attracting...

Pass/Fail: Costume club gets help from multiple charities, Halloween: clowns, bad costumes, cold weather

By Danny Cozzi | October 20, 2013

Pass: Costume club gets help from multiple charitiesNine-year-old Susana Martin has sparked a community movement to help less fortunate children enjoy Halloween.Her efforts have even caught the attention of Feed’em Soup. An idea as good as this doesn’t...

NIU’s on-site meteorologist expects “warmer than average” autumn weather

By Olivia Writer | September 22, 2011

With autumn officially underway, NIU Staff Meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste said this is not the last we've seen of warm weather.Sebenste said cool weather is expected to stick around for one more week. While some days have been pleasant and others chilly,...

Courtesy Photo: The Jonamac Orchard, 19412 Shabbona Rd Malta,
IL, offers a corn maze as well as apple picking in the fall

Orchards, farms open up for autumn activities

By Shelby Devitt | September 15, 2011

Jonamac Orchard, located at 19412 Shabbona road in Malta, offers autumnal opportunities for families and students alike. The apple orchard, pumpkin patch and corn maze are a seasonal staple in DeKalb County. “The orchard’s been here since 1984, and...

Utilizing the art of juggling

By Jessica Sabbah | February 28, 2011

DeKALB | Will Petsche, third year law student, began juggling when he was 14. For him, it was only natural to start a club at NIU. After advertising and garnering interest, Petsche created the NIU Juggling Club last fall. The group was recognized by the...

October brings choices of costumes for students

By Allyson Martin | October 26, 2010

The month of October has students wondering what they want to be for Halloween and considering the possibility of making their own costumes. Students may shy away from taking this task, thinking that they do not have the skills or the equipment. However,...