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Anna Scanlan (from left), Olivia Zapf and Nick Glover in the Northern Star podcast room. Episode 5 of Star Notes discusses the upcoming Dune movie. (Anna Scanlan | Northern Star)

‘Dune’ is very sandy

By Olivia Zapf, Anna Scanlan, and Nick Glover | February 21, 2024

Anna and Nick teach Olivia all about "Dune." This video covers all you need to know before jumping into the second installment in the franchise. "Dune: Part 2" comes out on March 1.

Brynn Krug (left) and Sarah Rose sit at a podcast set up and converse. This week’s episode of “The Trend” covers social media phenomena from the week of Feb. 12. (Brynn Krug | Northern Star)

No one likes ‘Madame Web’

By Sarah Rose and Brynn Krug | February 19, 2024

Join Sarah and Brynn as they discuss this past week in pop culture. From Madame Web, to Kanye West's album being taken down to the Dune 2 premier outfits, get the rundown here. What are your thoughts on these topics? Are they "in" or are they "out"?

Logo for ‘All-Star: A Huskie Sports Podcast’ (Graphic by Harrison Linden | Northern Star)

‘All-Star: A Huskie Sports Podcast Episode 32’ – Looking toward the rest of the semester

On this episode of All-Star, Sports Editor Ethan Gonzales is joined by Sports Reporter Skyler Kisellus and Sports Reporter Eddie Miller. They discuss NIU sports to come this semester and play some games. This episode was produced by Ethan Gonzales and...

Angelina Padilla-Tompkins (left), Anna Scanlan and Sarah Rose sit around a table. The second episode of “StarNotes” discusses Sarah J. Mass and her catalog of published and upcoming work. (Anna Scanlan | Northern Star)

StarNotes: A Huskie media podcast – Sarah J. Mass, preparing for new ‘Crescent City’

January 26, 2024

In the second episode of StarNotes: A Huskie Media Podcast Anna, Angelina, and Sarah discuss all there is to know about Sarah J. Mass before the release of her new "Crescent City" book on Jan. 30.

Logo for All-Star: A Huskie Sports Podcast (Graphic by Harrison Linden | Northern Star)

‘All-Star: A Huskie Sports Podcast,’ Episode 4: A conversation with women’s tennis

By Northern Star Sports Staff | October 26, 2022

On this week’s episode of “All-Star: A Huskie Sports Podcast.” sports editor Skyler Kisellus hosts alongside a special guest host, Northern Star copy chief and co-host of “The Culture Pop”, Bridgette Fox. The full episode can be listened...

A crowd of Britney Spears supporters hold up signs for the media in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Jamie Lynn Spears has no right to capitalize off of #FreeBritney

By Summer Fitzgerald | January 27, 2022
Giving an abuser a platform is not the feminism that Alex Cooper thinks it is.

Northern Star adds ‘Pass the Aux’ to podcast lineup

By Northern Star Staff | September 28, 2018

In the Northern Star’s continuing push to expand multimedia content, the entertainment section would like to introduce “Pass the Aux,” a music podcast hosted by managing editor Sam Malone and Northern Star contributor Ryan Janovic.“Pass the Aux”...

3 Podcasts Every College Commuter Should Listen To

By Victoria Lambton | October 1, 2017

Almost every college commuter student knows what it feels like to make the journey to class day after day. Whether it's the interminable ride to school or the long, treacherous walks from building to building, commuting daily can be a tedious act. Spotify...

Campus Live Radio is a great resource for students

Campus Live Radio is a great resource for students

By Portia Kerr-Newman | February 20, 2011

Every campus has a group of things to compliment the campus, whether they be fraternities, sororities, sports teams or academic programs. But what NIU does not have is its own radio station. Being new to NIU this year, it was somewhat difficult for me...