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From Left to right: Laura Heideman, Alex Sosenko and Andy Bruno were among the six faculty members who participated in Tuesday’s Teach-In about the War in Ukraine in 148 DuSable Hall

Ukraine teach-in: ‘Putin had a plan’

By Parker Otto | March 10, 2022
On Tuesday, a panel discussed the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia and how both sides are affected.

NIU Philharmonic combines English and Russian melodies

By Chris Plumery | November 23, 2019

DeKALB – “From Russia to London” was the theme of NIU’s Philharmonic performance 8 p.m. Wednesday inside Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted by Benjamin Firer, an assistant professor at NIU. The show began...


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...

From Russia to DeKalb, Osman Cholak is here to play

By Matt Boecker | October 25, 2019

DeKALB — Every corner of the U.S. is represented in NIU’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 1 hockey roster. There are two players from California, two more from Alaska and one from Virginia. But one player had to travel 5,246 miles...

Egyptian Theatre welcomes ‘Swan Lake’ by Russian Ballet

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | October 24, 2019

At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will host “Swan Lake,” a Russian Ballet.The ballet will be Russian Ballet Theatre’s new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet, a story about a beautiful swan princess...

Michael Cohen should have received a longer sentence

By Ali Qazi | December 17, 2018

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, was sentenced to three years in prison for campaign finance violations on Dec. 12th. In other words, Cohen got a slap on the wrist with three years when, in all honesty, he should have gotten a longer...

FIFA World Cup tightly contested

By Roland Hacker | July 2, 2018

The knockout stage is set and the 2018 FIFA World Cup champions will be one of the remaining teams.The reigning FIFA World Cup Champion, Germany, has already been eliminated from contention after a disastrous showing in the group play stage.The very first...

Fill in the Blank: The idea WWIII is on the way ________?

By Northern Star Staff | May 4, 2017

Recent missile tests conducted by North Korea have put the idea of World War III in the heads of many Americans. ... should concern people.Faith Mellenthin | ColumnistJust as the travel ban affected students at NIU, we should realize that the potential...