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Scouts Honor to show at Egyptian, but only if enough tickets sell

‘Scouts Honor’ to show at Egyptian, but only if enough tickets sell

By Margaret Maka | February 4, 2015

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story said Shelby Devitt was an administrative intern. Devitt is an administrative assistant.The Egyptian Theatre will host a screening of the documentary “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood” Feb....

Scene writer performs with Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra

By Shelby Devitt | November 12, 2012

Saturday afternoon, I loaded my car with weekend road trip essentials: blankets, my trombone and a case of beer (a gift for friends hosting me over the weekend). My first stop was The Metro, a venue near Wrigleyville in Chicago. About a week before, I...

Perks has both heart, message

‘Perks’ has both heart, message

By Shelby Devitt | October 29, 2012

At 23, I’m beginning to worry that my love for tales of adolescent disenfranchisement is becoming misplaced. I have to carefully consider my identification with high school-aged characters when I’m at a point in my life where I pay my own bills, live...

Comic Book Club to host costume party Wednesday

By Shelby Devitt | October 28, 2012

The newly-formed NIU Comic Book Club is hosting a Halloween costume contest during their regular meeting time 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at New Game in Town, 811 W. Lincoln Highway. The contest is one in a series of events the club and comic book store are co-sponsoring,...

Literary magazine offers students a chance to shine

By Shelby Devitt | October 9, 2012

Students with creative minds have the opportunity to share their work. Having work publicly acknowledged is an important part of the learning process, and Towers literary magazine offers that chance. Towers was formed in 1939 by students as a way to self-publish...

Open mic celebrates LGBT history month

By Shelby Devitt | October 7, 2012

In celebration of LGBT History Month, CAB Café and the LGBT Resource Center presented Express Yourself, an open mic event that encouraged students to share their poetry and songs Friday night in the Diversions Lounge. Rockford slam poet Amelia Garcia...

Movie sends audiences for a loop

By Shelby Devitt | September 30, 2012

From what I understand, ladies love Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He looks good in suits, plays mild, non-threatening characters like Tom in (500) Days of Summer and is generally an artistic soul. Will they love him more or less as a drug-addicted hit man from...

Local musicians release compilation album

By Shelby Devitt | September 26, 2012

For the love of the DeKalb punk rock music scene, stick around this weekend. Local musicians have collaborated on a compilation album, DeKalb Brawl City, which will be available at the release show 5 p.m. Sunday at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway....

Comedian Demetri Martin, best known for Important Things with Demetri Martin and his recurring role on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, has a stand-up comedy special, Demetri Martin: Stand-Up Comedian, which will air 9 p.m. Saturday on Comedy Central.

Demetri Martin promotes TV special

By Shelby Devitt | September 24, 2012

Armed with a giant doodle pad and one-liners, Demetri Martin’s new stand-up comedy special will air 9 p.m. Saturday on Comedy Central. Martin participated in a conference call with journalists from college newspapers across the country. In the midst...

The crowd gets excited at last years Pygmalion Festival. This year, the festival takes place September 27 through 29 in Champaign-Urbana.

Pygmalion Festival returns to Champaign

By Shelby Devitt | September 19, 2012

Champaign-Urbana’s Pygmalion Music Festival has been growing steadily for eight years, said festival creator Seth Fein. This year, the festival will take place Sept. 27 through 29 in various venues, both indoor and outdoor, in downtown Champaign, downtown...

What to see during Riot Fest

By Shelby Devitt | September 12, 2012

One of a concert festival-goer’s worst nightmares is scheduling conflicts. With this weekend’s three-day Riot Fest in Chicago’s Humboldt Park, I face difficult decisions. To solve your predicaments, here’s who to see when you find yourself double-booked....

Potter no more

Potter no more

By Shelby Devitt | September 11, 2012

J.K. Rowling, author of the much-beloved Harry Potter book series, is releasing her first novel since 2007, when readers said goodbye to the cast of magical characters our generation grew up with. The releases of the last few Harry Potter films has kept...