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Northern PACT photo contest now open

By Jessi Haish | January 15, 2013

The Northern PACT photo contest, hosted by NIU’s Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, will be accepting student submissions until 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 15. The photo should depict the student’s vision of a disciplined community. Winners...

Vice President Debate Photo Poll

Vice President Debate Photo Poll

By Northern Star | October 10, 2012

Maria Ponomareva - Economics Professor “It can go either way depending on the topics that are covered. If they touch the topics of proposed tax cuts and Ryan chooses to avoid giving details on it, it may cause Biden to do better if that issue is rised....

Local photo club holds informal competition

By Ryan Felgenhauer | September 7, 2011

The Sycamore Public Library Photography Club held an informal photo competition Wednesday. The competition challenged members to bring their best photographic interpretation of the theme "The Dog Days of Summer." The club gives monthly assignments, and...

Lauren Nix, sophomore English major, reads an art history book by the East Lagoon on April 12.

Study space series: Venture outside to study

By Kyla Gardner | May 8, 2011

Stress and anxiety can be high during finals week, so soak up some vitamin D outside in the sun. Outdoor, grassy areas and benches can be the best places to study on NIU's campus, weather permitting. This is the last installment of the Northern Star's...

Telecommunicator Heide Durham answers phone calls at the DeKalb Police Department, 200 S. 4th St., on Tuesday.

Under staffed police dept. still able to respond to emergencies

By Meaghen Harms | April 26, 2011

DeKalb | The DeKalb Police Department is understaffed, but still equipped to answer emergency calls. Police Chief Bill Feithen said police were understaffed before the recession based on a check that was done with other university towns. DeKalb has gone...

Study Space Series: A home away from home

Study Space Series: A ‘home away from home’

By Kyla Gardner | April 20, 2011

Group projects can be the bane of some students' existence. Where to meet? At what time? Who's going to get stuck making the PowerPoint? This week's featured study space is one of the best places for group work on campus. Follow the Northern Star through...

Jerry Burnes | Northern Star
A window at 1009 Aspen Dr. is broken after gunshots were fired at the building Tuesday night. Neighbors confirmed Wednesday that the window was at Apartment 3, the intended target of the gunshots. A bullet penetrated the glass and struck NIU line backer Devon Butler.

Some blame shooting on lack of safety, others on mere nature of society

By Thomas Verschelde | April 6, 2011

DeKALB | Mixed feelings flowed through the minds of students in the wake of Tuesday night's shooting. The shooting left NIU football linebacker Devon Butler in critical condition after he was struck by a bullet while visiting friends at an apartment building...

Tahera Ahmed speaks at Women in Islam Tuesday night in Room 506 of the Holmes Student Center.

Misconceptions of Muslim women exposed

By Candice Beasley | March 29, 2011

DeKALB | There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to women in Islam, said Tahera Ahmad."I was very impressed that NIU has a community that wants to learn," Ahmad said.Ahmad is an associate university chaplin at Northwestern University. The Muslim...

Dorm Destination Series: Living in Stevenson

By Leah Spagnoli | February 23, 2011

Stevenson Hall is located on the western most part of campus, closest to the convocation center. Stevenson is like Grant Hall in the sense that there is a north and south side, but both sides are connected by the Main Street Food Court. Stevenson's Main...

Lexy Rux, sophomore communications major, and Jordan Boyer, MBA graduate student, participate in the Hip Hop Hustle class at the Recreation Center on Nov. 8, 2011. The rec offers a variety of classes throughout the week which are free for students to participate in.

Dance, fight or bike to get fit in 2011

By Amy Kreeger | January 19, 2011

Each semester, NIU's Recreation Center hosts over 30 free group fitness classes during the first week of school, and some students are taking advantage of the opportunity. Fitness and wellness director Eric Appiah said retention is not an issue. He said...

Facebook is starting to get really, really creepy

By Jessica Jenks | November 28, 2010

If an alien landed on Earth and said, "Take me to your leader," who would you take it to? Maybe President Barack Obama? Would there be some sort of United Nations conference, or maybe the alien would create a Facebook page and contact Mark Zuckerberg?...

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