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Cadet Brandon Antonia walks across a log bridge as his fellow cadets support him. This station, which was part of a five-station series, was set up between the Holmes Student Center and the Founder’s Memorial Library.

ROTC hosts year’s first Leadership Lab

By Jessie kern | September 5, 2017

A cadet hangs from a rope as she is assisted by cadet Morgan Neece and cadet Jared Galvan. Participants were required to pull their bodies across a creek while suspended.

A DeKalb police cruiser.

Man charged in stabbing of ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend is NIU student

By Northern Star Staff | October 19, 2014

The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct is working with the DeKalb Police Department to handle the status of student Mustafa C. Sahin, who is charged with attempted first degree murder (Class X Felony), said NIU spokesman Paul Palian.Sahin,...

Mission training for spotlight as mascot

By Rhea Riley | January 16, 2014

Since Mission arrived at NIU, the husky mascot has been training with the ROTC to prepare for events.NIU’s previous husky, Diesel, retired in November after nine years of appearances at sports games and events. The job was passed onto Mission, who was...

Veterans honored by students at flag raising ceremony

By Rachel Scaman | November 12, 2013

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who has served in the military, spoke at Monday’s Veterans Day flagraising ceremony to honor those who have served.The Veterans Day Ceremony, which was held at the flag pole by the lagoon outside Altgeld Hall, is an annual event...

Pass/Fail: Troops to receive holiday surprise, Cullerton says no pension crisis

By Danny Cozzi | October 22, 2013

Pass: Troops to receive holiday surpriseThe ROTC program is set to send soldiers in eastern Afghanistan care packages for Thanksgiving, according to today’s Northern Star article.I’ve had relatives overseas during holidays in the past, and holidays...

ROTC collects care packages

ROTC collects care packages

By KeAndre Worthy | October 22, 2013

ROTC is trying to lead the way when it comes to supporting American troops.Huskie Battalion is collecting supplies for care packages as a Thanksgiving surprise to troops in eastern Afghanistan. The public is welcome to donate, and the donation collection...

A female ROTC cadet crouches during a ROTC field exercise.

No ROTC spending during shutdown

By James Green | October 7, 2013

NIU’s Reserve Officers Training Corps has not seen drastic challenges yet, but may face complications as the government shutdown continues.The shutdown entered its second week Monday with negotiations for a resolution ongoing. While students may not...

War in Syria: repeating past mistakes

By AJ Edwards | September 10, 2013

Congress remains split on a vote to authorize President Barack Obama with the use of military force to intervene in Syria.Despite strong opposition, Obama has asked Congress to consider military strikes against Syria after its president, Bashar al-Assad,...

Huskie Battalion alumnus promoted to general

By KeAndre Worthy | September 3, 2013

A Huskie Battalion alumnus chose the place where his career began to host a milestone for him and NIU.Col. Brian Alvin is being promoted to brigadier general in an on-campus ceremony Saturday.His military career started when he was a student at NIU.“This...

ROTC program to hold weekend retreat

By Newell Miao | April 17, 2013

The black helicopters are coming, why we shouldn’t be afraid. Students participating in the ROTC program have the opportunity to catch a ride on military UH-60 Blackhawks Thursday. ROTC has teamed with the Air National Guard as well as the university...

US Senator Dick Durbin speaks highly of NIU’s military programs

By Ryan Chodora | April 3, 2013

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) discussed NIU’s nationally recognized military programs with students and faculty from NIU’s Military Student Services (MSS) Wednesday. MMS is a department within Student Services that provides resources for veteran...

NIU’s ROTC rifle team prepares for competition

By Kevin Steiger | February 19, 2013

The ROTC Huskie Battalion Rifle Team is practicing its marksmanship skills to prepare for its competition against ISU on Saturday. “The rifle team is a group of skilled ROTC cadets that have proven their marksmanship skills,” said freshman business...