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NIU celebrates National Eating Disorder Awareness week

By Jamie O'Toole l Senior Reporter | February 21, 2020

Upon entering the residence halls around campus and the Holmes Student Center, students will find a display of mannequins accurately portraying faulty “ideal” body types that society has instilled in many people’s minds. The traveling display will...

At Weinstein trial, defense takes aim at accusers’ memories

By TOM HAYS and MICHAEL R. SISAK | February 7, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — With Harvey Weinstein’s fate hinging largely on what his accusers remember about alleged sexual assaults years ago, his lawyers Friday turned to an expert known for studying false, repressed and unreliable memories.“It doesn’t...

Culture revolution continues under Colhoff as the head coach looks to the future

By Jarrett Huff | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — On a snowy Halloween afternoon, the women’s soccer team had one last chance to close the season on a high note, putting everything out on the field.The wind chilled to the bone, dispersing snow flurries all over the field and into the faces...


A first-hand account of living with depression

By Anthony Parlogean | October 30, 2019

“Stop feeling sorry for yourself,” I was told. “There are people far worse off than you.”The world is obviously full of suffering and misery, and someone complaining about feeling “blue” might come across as annoyingly frivolous, but it’s...

NIU Preventing and Addressing Bullying in Schools Conference

NIU Preventing and Addressing Bullying in Schools Conference

By Ahyen Labanan | October 16, 2019

The ninth annual NIU Preventing and Addressing Bullying in Schools Conference will take place 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Skyroom of the Holmes Student Center. The conference consists of lectures and presentations by Christine Malecki, NIU school...

Stress can be motivational to students

By Haley Galvin | August 25, 2019

The semester has begun, and I could not be more stressed. Classes are piling up over my head, and I have not attended any of them yet. I have dug myself into a hole of syllabi stress, and I feel like I will never find my way out.Stress is the worst enemy...

Fill In the Blank: My unconventional study habit is …

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 29, 2019

Haley Galvin | Perspective EditorMy weird study habit is listening to music I do not know or instrumental music. I have a hard time staying focused on studying and sometimes find it hard not to get distracted. I have found listening to music helps me...

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Impending Finals: De-stress with ASMR

By Sarah Lalond | November 29, 2018

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Manage Your Stress this Semester

By Sarah Lalond | October 22, 2018

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), 61 percent of college students report feeling anxious. The percentage is likely higher, as these are the students who sought counseling and were able to report their feelings.Stress is building...

Diverse writing center staff aids students

By Roxanne H. | April 19, 2018

 The writing center is well equipped to assist a unique student body because of their diverse staff.The writing center is a wonderful on-campus resource for those who need assistance writing. There are boot camps available all throughout the summer for...

Social media can be damaging to esteem

Social media can be damaging to esteem

By Mackenzie Meadows | March 22, 2018

Social media should not dictate how someone feels about themselves, but it seems to be becoming more and more common.Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook all have one thing in common and that is the negative effect each platform has on its users.More...

Alumni of the week: Barbara Andree

Alumni of the week: Barbara Andree

By Northern Star staff | September 12, 2016

This week's alumni of the week is Barbara Andree:Major: Psychology with a minor in sociologyCareer: Office manager in the College of Education Deans OfficeQ: What is your favorite memory at NIU?A: Being in theater productions and lounging at the...