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Singer Adam Thompson of We Were Promised Jetpacks.

From Scotland to DeKalb: We Were Promised Jetpacks flies through

By Ross Hettel | March 25, 2012

Glasgow, Scotland to DeKalb, Illinois: a road not commonly travelled. Scottish rock group We Were Promised Jetpacks jetted through DeKalb Thursday for one brief night filled with frantic riffs and cascading walls of distortion at the House Cafe, 263 E....

We Were Promised Jetpacks soars into House Cafe

By Ross Hettel | March 21, 2012

If you were to judge a band based on it’s name alone, We Were Promised Jetpacks would be ranked right up there with Butthole Surfers. Much like the Butthole Surfers, WWPJ, a four-piece rock outfit from Scotland, take its greatness beyond its band name....

Men’s soccer recruits four international players

By Brian Thomas | September 18, 2011

The NIU soccer team is used to recruiting players from the Midwest, but that didn't stop it from recruiting four international players this year. Two of the four players are from Oslo, Norway: senior Finn Jor and sophomore Gael Rivera. Jor and Rivera...

NIU athletes travel from far and wide to get to DeKalb

By Katie Leb | September 14, 2010

While many NIU athletes have grown up in Illinois, not every player call this state home. In fact, Huskie athletes come from as far as Kericho, Kenya. Sophomore cross country runner Nancy Maritim traveled over 8,000 miles to be a student athlete at NIU....