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Student Spotlight: Junior to use skills to open style boutique, form nonprofit group

By Kristin Maglabe | December 8, 2014

Junior Deandre Turner has done visual merchandising for designer company Dooney and Bourke, he but aims to open his own style boutique in Chicago.Tuner, who majors in textiles, apparel and merchandising and minors in marketing, said he has thought about...

New iPhone due out, cell obsession lives on

New iPhone due out, cell obsession lives on

By Anthony Szudarski | September 18, 2013

I’m worried we focus too much on convenience with our phones today.The Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be available to the public Friday. With so many news agencies reporting on the new models, I wonder why the phones are such a big deal.Alexander...

Pinterest board combines Taylor Swift, dictators

By Aymie Telinski | September 9, 2013

Taylor Swift and Adolf Hitler spend more time together than either expected — not in reality, of course.The duo are part of Pinterest board I thoroughly enjoy. Pinterest user Emily Pattinson has taken Hilter, Joseph Stalin and Osama bin Laden quotations...

Playful advice for making a res hall room your own

By Hayley Devitt | August 27, 2013

Students this week have been settling in to their new class schedules, making friends and buying school supplies. In the midst of all this excitement, one must not neglect one’s living quarters.In other words, I would advise NIU’s young adults living...

Pinterest graduation gift ideas

Pinterest graduation gift ideas

By Aymie Telinski | April 30, 2013

I recently realized I--a broke college student--needed some gift ideas for my graduating friends. Pinterest.com is one of my favorite distractions from homework. While procrastinating, I repinned something I realized would be a great gift idea. Gift for...

Favorite thing of the week: H&M

By Kayla Cameron | March 25, 2013

I spend a lot of my time on online fashion blogs, whether it’s free time or procrastinating with homework and studying. I also browse various YouTube channels and hit up multimedia sites like Tumblr and Pinterest, trying to see if there are any ideas...