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Common Grounds to host a happy little Bob Ross paint night

Common Grounds to host a ‘happy little’ Bob Ross paint night

By Parker Otto | February 17, 2020

DeKALB – Patrons of Common Grounds Coffeeshop, Books and Beans will be able to emulate Bob Ross at the Bob Ross Night event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.The event is open to the public at Common Grounds, 131 E. Lincoln Highway, and the cost to participate...

Common Grounds to host Freestyle Art Night

By Parker Otto | January 22, 2020

Coffee lovers of DeKalb will be able to make their own works of art while drinking locally brewed coffee at Common Grounds. The local coffeehouse will be hosting a Freestyle Art Night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday which will be open to all and will provide...

Redshirt senior forward Ally May finds space for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Fourth-quarter struggles cripple Huskies in loss to Milwaukee

By Justin Kelley | December 6, 2019

DeKALB — Turnovers and an inability to score in opportune situations Thursday led to the demise of the women’s basketball team. NIU lost 78-65 to the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Panthers, falling to 3-5 on the season.NIU had control most of...

German anchors a talented roster, defensive improvements key for team success

By Jarrett Huff | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team has been having a historic run the past couple weeks, winning six consecutive games after starting the season 0-2. This marks the longest win streak since the 2015-16 season, when the Huskies won seven straight games...

Sophomore guard Darius Beane drives to the basket Monday during NIUs 65-48 victory against Longwood University at the Convocation Center.

Defense and depth key to men’s basketball’s success this season

By Jarrett Huff | November 21, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s basketball has been on a tear lately, winning its last three games in four days, against Coppin State University, Rockford University and Longwood University. The team’s defense and depth have been the brightest over the three-game...

Try out a new craft this Halloween: DIY paint dripping pumpkins

By Sarah Fischer | October 27, 2018

Halloween is just around the corner and we’ve all got a case of spooky fever. That means visiting haunted houses, going above and beyond on decorating and most of all, pumpkin carving. It’s a tradition nearly everyone participates in this time of...

Pass/Fail: Blue book exams save print fees; Protest bombs Friday afternoon

By Carl Nadig | October 1, 2014

Pass: Blue book exams save print feesAs the cost of printing passes from the university to the student body, it’s a good thing not every student has to pay seven cents a page to take an exam.Many students are beginning to take their first round of exams....

Postcards from DeKalb: Artists reminisce

By Jessi Haish | February 6, 2013

Thousands of people have gone through DeKalb. Some stay for four years, others a lifetime. However, one thing remains the same: DeKalb is rich with history and has a story that warrants being told. The summer of 1999, a group of artists and volunteers...

How to keep your paint one color, NIU parking tips

By Aaron Brooks | February 19, 2012

The primal pavements of the parking lots are NIU's ghetto. Commuter students are pinned against one and other to compete for a limited resource: a parking spot. "The man" tells us that there are plenty of parking spots to go around. We must work with...

Angela Dreessen is the subject after controversy after the director of student involvement and leadership development sent a group of NIU Cares Day volunteers to paint her house.

Editorial: Dreessen deserves to be reprimanded

By The Editorial Board | May 8, 2011

People expect a lot from their leaders. People, understandably, demand even more from leaders who are tasked with teaching people how to lead. These expectations make it all the more disappointing when a leader really drops the ball. On Saturday, the...