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Senior sprinter bids NIU farewell

By Ed Rietveld | May 5, 2013

Yet another outstanding career for an NIU track and field athlete is about to come to an end: that of senior sprinter Janay Mitchell. Mitchell has had a historic career as a Huskie. At the 2012 MAC outdoor meet she won three titles in the 100 meters,...

Senior track star looks back at career

By Ed Rietveld | May 1, 2013

Megan Gregory, a senior sprinter and hurdler, is nearing the end of an outstanding career as a Huskie. Gregory, a Chicago native, holds the school record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.49, which was good enough to win the conference title at...

Senior wrestler reflects on season close

By Ed Rietveld | February 26, 2013

The wrestling season winding downs means the end of the college career for NIU’s lone senior, Arber Bebo. Bebo, who is the backup at 197 pounds, has spent the last two years at NIU after transferring from Harper College. During his career as a Huskie,...

No senior players in women’s tennis a ‘blessing and a curse’

By Sean Anderson | October 1, 2012

Without any seniors on NIU women’s tennis, someone needed to step up and fill the empty leadership role. It appears that sophomore Nelle Youel and junior Haley Dekkinga are working on becoming the leaders of the squad. “Vocally speaking, the leader...

The University Scholarships Committee seeks an outstanding senior student

By Northern Star Staff | August 29, 2011

The University Scholarships Committee is looking for this year's Lincoln Laureate.The Committee announced Monday it is looking for assistance from faculty and staff to identify an outstanding NIU senior to honor for the 2011-12 academic year, according...

Top 10 Huskies: #9 Marke Freeman

By Jimmy Johnson | May 1, 2011

She might only stand at 5'5", but Marke Freeman packs quite the punch. In her final season as a Huskie, the point guard took the MAC by storm. Freeman ranked in the Top 10 in scoring (eighth, 15.9 ppg), rebounding (ninth, 7.4 rpg), steals (first, 2.5...

USDA encourages lower sodium intake

By Zach Brictson | February 8, 2011

DeKALB | The government released new health guidelines including a call for Americans to consume less salt in their day to day lives. According to the United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HSS), the new dietary...

Huskie Briefs: Xavier Silas, Jordan Delegal and Mo Smunt

By Andrew Singer | November 22, 2010

Xavier Silas has been named MAC West Player of the Week following 22 and 34-point performances against Bradley and Cardinal Stritch, respectively. The senior guard on the NIU men's basketball team shot 64.3 percent from the field while sinking all 12...