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Columnist Derek Bos captured what it looked like at the top of Angels Landing at Zion National Park.

That Time I… took a road trip to Utah

By Derek Bos, Opinion Columnist | September 15, 2022

Our story out west begins as every good road trip story does — in a tightly packed SUV unable to see out the back window. My three public school besties and I, with our freshly shaven faces, set off west from DeKalb to Utah: The Beehive State.  21...


Destination Procrastination

By Samantha Manahan | March 8, 2018

It’s finally March, the month of midterms, t-shirts and spring break. This year you decided to wait to plan a trip after your big tests, but now there’s not a decently-priced flight, and you’re left with broken dreams and no plans. Never fear! -...

Top 5: Take road trips, go camping during summer

By Anthony Szudarski | April 30, 2014

The semester is just about over, and I’m extremely grateful for that fact.Here are my top five suggestions on what to do with your summer vacation.No. 5: Just relaxTake the time to catch your breath and do nothing for a while.While some of us will be...

InFocus: What are you most excited about for summer break?

By Perspective Staff | April 29, 2014

See what the Perspective Staff has to say about summer plans.Jeremiah CaterinaAlthough my break is shortened due to summer classes, I plan to pack my free time with fun.First, I look forward to restarting my favorite hobby. I love power-lifting, a strength...

Diverse diets are best

Diverse diets are best

By Blake Glosson | February 27, 2014

When it comes to eating on campus, there doesn’t seem to be much diversity in students’ diets.Unfortunately, many students don’t realize the benefits of deviating from eating routines every once in a while. A diverse diet can improve your nutrition...

Huskies take pair from KU

By Korey Peterson | October 26, 2010

NIU hockey made the nine-hour bus trip to Kansas University worthwhile this past weekend, as it picked up a pair of victories over its division rival. The victories give the Huskies four straight, with all of those games being against MACHA Gold division...