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First hand account of maintaining a ketogenic diet

By Jordan Radloff, Sports Editor | January 15, 2020

Going into the new decade I wanted to make a major change to my personal health. I looked up many methods on how to lose weight and decided on a diet that would be easy for me to keep. My experience following a ketogenic diet has been successful so far.Keto...

Pizza Pros to host Democratic primary kick-off event for Warren

Pizza Pros to host Democratic primary kick-off event for Warren

By Northern Star Staff | August 28, 2019

DeKalb County for Warren, in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, will have its free kick-off event at 7 p.m. Thursday at Pizza Pro’s, 1205 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. It will last about two hours, according to Mark Pietrowski,...

Catherine Carter and her friend, Alex, sit in front of the Keepers restaurant sign.

Day 27 and 28 – Several delightful dinners: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | August 6, 2019

Day 27: A night outGood morning everyone! With just one week left here in Oxford, I decided to visit all the places that I can. Tonight, some of the girls and I went out to a restaurant called Be At One. While everything was great, we really enjoyed the...

National Deep Dish Pizza Day

National Deep Dish Pizza Day

By Sarah LaLond | April 5, 2019

Few foods bring people together like pizza does. Hearing the doorbell signaling the arrival of the pizza guy or seeing the waiter bring the pizza to your table is a wonderful experience. With April 5 being National Deep Dish Pizza Day, there are a variety...

NIU President Lisa Freeman sits with students to get acquainted with them Monday during Pizza with the Presidents in the Holmes Student Center.

Freeman and SA President get to know student needs

By Kierra Frazier | November 7, 2018

DeKALB — NIU President Lisa Freeman and Student Association President Khiree Cross joined students for lunch Monday to become better acquainted with one another and the student body.Pizza with the Presidents was held in the Regency Room of the Holmes...

Top 5 Recipes Dorm Room Recipes

By Sara Rasmussen | October 5, 2017

Question: Do you live a dorm and struggle to satisfy your cravings? I have the perfect recipes for you.Living in a dorm myself, I know it isn’t easy to find satisfying food that is easy to microwave. You can forget about making a pizza in your dorm...

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ways to eat free on campus

By Northern Star staff | November 28, 2016
1. The Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality will host an end of semester potluck at 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Friday in Reavis Hall, Room 103. 2. President Doug Baker and Dr. Dana Stover will celebrate the holiday season with the president's annual holiday luncheon 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom. The luncheon is free for the entire campus community.
History of the week: Pizza stand generates controversy; approved

History of the week: Pizza stand generates controversy; approved

By Northern Star staff | September 14, 2016

NIU Bill Wylie asked for the city's permission to sell Pizza Villa pizza and pizza nuggets, according to a Sept. 15, 1986 Northern Star article.Wylie requested a 30-day trial period to sell the food on a stand between first and second streets. The council...

Create simple variety of foods for football games

By Kathryn Minniti | September 16, 2013

It’s time to put on your favorite jerseys, grab some beer and spend the day wrapped around the TV with your favorite game-day appetizers.“The foods I like to see and eat at football parties would be generally finger foods that do not take long to...

History of pizza, slice by slice

By Thomas Verschelde | March 21, 2011

Pizza, a staple of college students everywhere, was born in ancient Greece. But the pizza people know and love today was not introduced until 1889 in Italy when cheese was added to the flattened bread, according to For the longest time...

Not quite pizza, but just as good

By Connor Rice | March 21, 2011

Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Pizza and college. Pizza has become a stereotypical staple of the time spent pursuing a higher education. But even its biggest fans can find themselves seeking alternatives to the same old pie, and I can speak...

Pizza delivery driver held at gunpoint

By Northern Star Staff | November 10, 2010

A pizza delivery driver was held up at gunpoint at Suburban Apartments, 1305 N. Annie Glidden road, early Wednesday morning, according to press release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. The robbery occurred at about 12:10 a.m., after the driver...

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