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Away games are crucial in tennis

By Thomas Hiley III | March 26, 2013

When it comes to playing at home and playing away, most people think the only difference is being home you have the crowd advantage, but that isn’t the only thing. When it comes to having to go to an away match there’s a lot of things that have to...

NIU’s 2013 football schedule is disappointing

By Matt Hopkinson | March 5, 2013

The football program is coming off its most successful run in school history, repeating as MAC champions and earning the first BCS game in MAC history but the 2013 season schedule seems less than desirable, especially considering what happened over winter...

There’s no place like home

By Kayla Nebel | October 1, 2012

After coughing up my weight’s worth of mucus and being curled up at home on a couch for six days, returning back to the dorm life was something I was looking forward to. I felt the warm feeling of coming home to a loving community and a fantastic room...

huskie briefs

huskie briefs

By Northern Star Staff | September 17, 2012
NIU women's track and field won 11 events at the IWU Invitational. The Huskies went on record-breaking binge as they broke six meet, five track and two program records."The ladies continue to impress me with their competitive effort," said NIU coach Connie Teaberry in a press release. "Compared to last year, we doubled our first-place finishes, which shows improvement. We are definitely heading in the right direction."For the 4x200 relay team, NIU's Janay Mitchell took part in the record setting day, as she broke her own record with a time in 7.55 in the 60 meters and took first place.Mitchell's teammate, Chanel Kellyman, finished right behind her with a time of 7.65.In the 200 meters event, Mitchell was one of the five Huskies to finish in the top six places, setting a new record time with 25.03. Following Mitchell was Kellyman (second place 25.25), Rasheta Butler (third 25.37), Roneisha Frye (fourth 25.95) and Megan Gregory (sixth 26.01).The trio of Gregory, Frye and Jenelle McCalla helped NIU finish with the top three spots in the 60 hurdles. Gregory took first place with a time of 8.77, while Frye and McCalla finished in second and third, respectively.NIU's next event will be the Iowa State Classic from Feb. 10-11. Women's tennis defeats SIU Edwardsville A doubles victory ended up being the deciding factor as NIU women's tennis defeated SIU Edwardsville 4-3.In singles play, the Huskies split with SIU Edwardsville 3-3. NIU's Sara McLaughlin took home the top spot in singles play, as she defeated Kali Donner with scores of 6-1 and 6-3.The doubles tandems of McLaughlin/Emily Rodgers and Arantza De La Torre/Mary Malkin blanked their opponents 8-0. Nelle Youel and Haley Dekkinga helped seal the victory for the Huskies with an 8-5 win over SIU Edwardsville.    

Online classes are a necessity for some NIU students

By Kiara Herring | September 13, 2011

As of lately, I realized how ridiculously long my days are becoming. I'm on campus by 9 a.m., stuck in classes until 4 p.m., and ambushed by countless meetings and extra-curricular activities that usually keep me on campus until 9 or 10 p.m. Most days...

NIUs semester schedule works just fine

NIU’s semester schedule works just fine

By Jack Baker | April 27, 2011

There are a number of colleges that employ a trimester schedule as opposed to the semester schedule (which NIU uses). While some people may want to switch, I don't see any benefit that would come from it.Knox College in Galesburg, IL uses a trimester...

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