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A wild mushroom is uprooted in the grass of the main pathway through the woods on campus, just beyond the west lagoon. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Corner to Corner: Into the woods

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | September 22, 2022

The East Lagoon, where students, faculty, and community members take in the warm and sunny weather this Thursday afternoon. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Corner to Corner: Across Campus September 15

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | September 15, 2022

DeKALB – When walking across campus from class to class, it may be difficult to appreciate the many things that happen around us. In the gallery above, Multimedia Editor Sean Reed spends an hour walking across campus, capturing the everyday occurrences...

Senior defense Adrian Lara in possession of the ball during NIU mens soccer on September 12th against UIC. (Milly Landa | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Men’s soccer takes on UIC

By Milly Landa, Photographer | September 14, 2022


ARTD 464 students design the worlds largest paper snowflake breaking the world record. The snowflake measured measured the snowflake at a groundbreaking 44 feet and 6.6 inches.

Photo class Guinness World Record bound

By Abby Byer | March 30, 2022
NIU students designed the largest paper snowflake breaking the world record. The snowflake measured 44 feet and 6.6 inches

Extend the Trend: Bare Lashes and Eyeshadow

By Abby Wisecarver | March 14, 2018

Makeup trends the past few years can be described in one word: bold. Black winged eyeliner, thick false eyelashes and deep smoky eyeshadow have made up most of the looks. However, looks are changing in the wake of a trend making a comeback: bare eyelashes...

NIU President Lisa Freeman speaks during a Board of Trustee meeting Dec. 11, 2017.

Board approves fee reductions, freezes tuition

By Batul Cutlerywala | December 11, 2017

DeKALB — The Board of Trustees voted to lower fees and not increase tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year.The Board decided to once again lock in tuition at the same rate the university has charged since the 2015-2016 academic year during a Thursday...

Linda Saborio, Faculty Senate president and University Council executive secretary,  speaks during a Wednesday University Council meeting. Saborio is one of the five females who represents a shared governance group. 

Female leaders take spotlight on campus

By Lindsey Slavatelli | December 11, 2017

DeKALB — Representatives of shared governance groups had already been elected by their councils when it was announced acting President Lisa Freeman would take office July 1, making for NIU’s first entirely female leadership team.Shared governance...

Freshman forward Gairges Daow drives to the lane in the Huskies’ 61-55 home win Saturday against Central Connecticut State. Daow made his first start of the season. 

Q-and-A with Gairges Daow

By Khobi Price | December 11, 2017

DeKALB — After leading his high school team at Victory Rock Academy to a National Championship with a 27-8 record this past season, freshman forward Gairges Daow is one of six freshmen who joined the men’s basketball team for the 2017-18 season.He’s...

Huskies finish seventh in Florida

Huskies finish seventh in Florida

By Julian Nunnery | November 25, 2017

The men’s basketball team picked up a 70-86 win against Manhattan College Wednesday after a game-winning floater by junior forward Levi Bradley.The Huskies concluded play in the Gulf Coast Showcase Wednesday in Estero, Florida. The team finished 1-2...

Midwest Museum of Natural History shows off its new
photographic exhibit Frogs, a natural history.

Midwest Museum of Natural History holds exhibit of frog photography

By Ryan Felgenhauer | August 31, 2011

The Midwest Museum of Natural History (MMNH), 425 W. State St., is holding a photo exhibit showcasing the lives of frogs. The Natural History of Frogs exhibit represents many kinds of frogs in a wide variety of different situations. "The photos are of...

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...

Healing injuries in club sports can get creative

By Korey Peterson | November 29, 2010

Injuries are an inevitable part of the sports world. Athletes from pee wee to professional leagues use their bodies for competition, making these injury risks unavoidable. As players get older, faster, bigger and stronger, injuries become regular, if...