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The Huskie Den in Holmes Student Center is reopening after being remodeled and shuttered due to COVID-19.

Activities for students to try while on campus

By Quade Evans, Opinion Columnist | January 27, 2022

Campus has reopened to students this week following the low COVID-19 positivity rates. For first-years and transfer students who still have to get used to NIU’s campus it can be challenging to step outside of your comfort zone and make connections....

A photograph of a variety of masks intended for use against COVID-19.

Coping with COVID-19 on campus

By Quade Evans, Opinion Columnist | January 25, 2022

The COVID-19 outbreak shut down a lot of things, from essential services to social venues. The campus was hit particularly hard by the lack of campus activities. While NIU is returning to in-person classes this week, things are still far from normal....

A door in Gilbert Residence Hall shows a sign stating No Visitors Allowed

Firsthand account: Living in a dorm during a pandemic

By Summer Fitzgerald | September 13, 2020

Attending college during a pandemic was assuredly not on my bucket list for this lifetime, but it is now a reality that I have had to face and make the best of while living in Stevenson Residence Hall at NIU. Ever since March, I have been dreaming...

Study: DeKalb yields low percentage of students living on campus

By Erin Kolb | April 1, 2013

A housing study has shown DeKalb has an oversupply of rented properties, Mayor Kris Povlsen said. Rented properties make up 56 percent of DeKalb dwellings, and an undersupply of owner-inhabited properties makes up 44 percent of DeKalb dwellings. The NIU...

Students take advantage of grace period registration, early voting

By Jack Baker | October 24, 2010

Some NIU students took advantage of the grace period registration and early voting held in the Holmes Student Center last week. There were 195 early voters at NIU, said Lynne Kunde, the deputy clerk of elections for DeKalb County. Kunde added that 128...

Campus blotter for 10/08/10

By Northern Star Staff | October 7, 2010

The following was taken from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at finfacil.niu.edu/PublicSafety. WEDNESDAY At 4:10 p.m.,...