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An April 9 tornado left a path of destruction on April 9 along Route 251 and Route 64. 

Graduate student raises money for friend with Lollapalooza ticket raffle

By Sabreena Saleem | April 27, 2015

Graduate student Jesus Fulgencio is using his Lollapalooza tickets to raise money for a friend whose house was destroyed in a tornado April 9.The tornado destroyed the home of Tianna Calderon, 19. Fulgencio, a graduate human anatomical sciences student...

‘Game of Thrones’ should be won by Stark kids

By Sabreena Saleem | April 9, 2015

Winter is still coming in “Game of Thrones,” but the Starks may be on the come-up in season five, too.The show is filled with shocking deaths of key characters (warning: Spoilers ahead). Between the deaths of King Joffrey, Tywin Lannister and even...

Anime conference Karoshi-Con caters to gamers

By Arthur Aumann & Sabreena Saleem | March 26, 2015

The fifth Karoshi-Con will feature 11 panels, including voice actor Lucas Schuneman’s revamped presentation on anime and video games.The convention is run by the Anime Association, is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Holmes Student Center. The 11...

‘Catfish’ co-hosts will reel in fans

By Sabreena Saleem | February 23, 2015

Unusual plotlines and celebrity guests will muddy the water in a unique season four of MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show,” which premieres Wednesday.The show usually follows hosts Yaniv “Nev” Schulman and Max Joseph as they help people with online...

Alumna bakes for $10K in competitive Donut Showdown

Alumna bakes for $10K in competitive ‘Donut Showdown’

By Sabreena Saleem | February 12, 2015

Alumna Kari Bereczky competes for $10,000 in today’s episode of the Cooking Channel’s “Donut Showdown.”Bereczky will appear on a Mardi Gras-themed episode as a baking assistant to her sister, Kris Wallace. The episode premieres 7 p.m. today.Wallace,...

Walk the Moon puts new twist on old-school sound

By Sabreena Saleem | December 2, 2014

Talking may be hard for indie rock group Walk The Moon, but its third album, which was released Tuesday, proves making listeners dance is easy.The album “Talking Is Hard” combines the energy from Walk The Moon’s self-titled album and “I Want!...

DogHouse DeKalb co-founders Jordan Delegal (left), Elliot Echols and Keith Otis prepare food at the 2014 Homecoming football game. 

DogHouse DeKalb plans to buy truck after raising $20K

By Sabreena Saleem | November 30, 2014

The owners of The DogHouse DeKalb are preparing to purchase their food truck after getting more than $20,000 pledged through their Kickstarter campaign.The food truck, which would be NIU’s first and which would serve cheese sandwiches, had 36 days to...

In Focus: What’s the worst Thanksgiving food?

By Northern Star Staff | November 24, 2014

Arthur AumannCasseroleThe worst Thanksgiving food is without a doubt casserole.It doesn’t even matter what kind of casserole — broccoli, ham, cheese — because it’s all the same. There’s always that obscure relative who claims he or she has the...

Members of hacker-activist group Anonymous are known for their Guy Fawkes masks, which they wear during protests and interviews. The group hacked into a Ku Klux Klan Twitter account Sunday as part Operation KKK, one of its elaborate social media statements.

Anonymous proves: Take hacks seriously

By Sabreena Saleem | November 18, 2014

Hacktivist group Anonymous reminded the Internet of its existence in one of its boldest hacking operations Nov. 16.Anonymous is a group comprised of international hacker-activists who use their skills to make statements about civil rights and freedom.The...

Top off your outfit this winter with thick, monochromatic knit beanies. These cozy accessories keep you warm and stylish.

Winter jackets, accessories complement trendy outfits

By Sabreena Saleem | November 10, 2014

Stay warm this winter with cozy coats and accessories that don’t compromise your style.ScarvesThough scarves have always been a cold weather essential, these accessories change with seasonal and yearly trends.This winter is all about wool and knit scarves...

English professor Melissa Adams-Campbell is finishing editing her book, “New World Courtship: Transatlantic Alternatives to Companionate Marriage,” which is about cultural differences and romantic relationships in early American literature. The book will be released next fall.

Professor focuses book on courtship in novels

By Sabreena Saleem | October 21, 2014

English professor Melissa Adams-Campbell is putting the final touches on her first academic book, “New World Courtship: Transatlantic Alternatives to Companionate Marriage.”The book, which will be released in fall 2015, focuses on American fiction...