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Take advantage of the opportunities Housing and Dining offers

By Martha Lueck | November 30, 2011

Drop the books and let the jousting begin! Usually I wouldn't say this, but when flyers advertise a trip to Medieval Times for only $25, I just can't resist, especially with stress of finals. Usually when trips like this come around, I tend to ease up...

NIU’s printing policy doesn’t make sense

By Jack Baker | October 2, 2011

I hate NIU's policy that allows students to only print one copy of a document at a time in the computer labs on campus.It is just annoying, and because it is so easy to get around, it serves no purpose.I have forgotten about the rule multiple times and...

Should students live in the residence halls for 2 years? Yes.

By Parker Happ | August 31, 2011

Knowledge is power not only while in class, but also when deciding on a major or getting involved in campus activities. Students who invest two years living on campus could become more involved in campus activities and feel an overall belonging to the...

Should students live in the residence halls for 2 years? No.

Should students live in the residence halls for 2 years? No.

By Alyssa Pracz | August 31, 2011

With the addition of a new residence hall currently being built, I wonder what will inspire NIU students to live in the residence halls after the mandatory one-year sentence is up? NIU could make it mandatory for students to live on campus for two years....

Internet security a cause for concern at Res Halls

By Christopher Gibbs | May 8, 2011

DeKALB | Before NIU began using Cisco Clean Access Agent for Internet connections in residence halls, there was more damage done to students’ computers, said Jim Fatz, director of Information Security and Operations. “Prior to Clean Access, it was...

NIU needs to provide recycling options for students in the dorms

NIU needs to provide recycling options for students in the dorms

By Jack Baker | March 29, 2011

Currently, there is no way for students on their floors to recycle. This is pretty sad. NIU needs to implement a structured recycling program in its residence halls. I don't even want to think about the amount of recyclable materials that are thrown away...

NIU Dorm Life: Living in Douglas

By Allyson Martin | February 3, 2011

DeKALB | With room self selection starting up this month, the Northern Star will be looking at what each residence has to offer. Check back over the next several issues to read about which hall would fit you best. Douglas Hall is located across from the...

Gilbert Hall goes back to its roots as residence hall

By Kyla Gardner | December 1, 2010

The trek from Stevenson to the Jack Arends Art Building with large art portfolios can be as daunting for art students as the trek to Barsema Hall for business students. Gilbert Hall could offer these students a convenient answer. Plans for the renovation...

Dorm of the Month: Decorations color dorm

By Jack Baker | November 11, 2010

An explosion of color was the best phrase freshman nursing major Amy Wilson could use to describe her’s and Katie DeVita’s, freshman special education major,  Lincoln Hall room.The room just kind of came together, Wilson said. She and DeVita did...

$135M in infrastructure project bonds approved

By Kyla Gardner | October 21, 2010

The Board of Trustees voted in unanimous approval for the issue of $135 million worth of bonds for the renovation of several residence halls and Holmes Student Center, the construction of an intramural sports complex and the improvement of roads and bike...

Community discusses roommate problems

By Jack Baker | September 28, 2010

Residence hall students discussed problems between roommates and within the community Tuesday night. Housing and Dining hosted Conflict Management/Roommate Mediation program in the Lincoln Commons Room to help students know how to handle mediation situations....

Students critique NIU dining options

By Hanna Glaser | August 29, 2010

Part of the appeal of attending NIU are the dining halls available to students living on campus, which are located in each residence hall. Every year, the university houses new and returning students in dorms that provide them with a place to sleep, relax,...