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5 vegan drinks to try at Starbucks

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | December 30, 2021

Starbucks has a good amount of vegan options, including hot drinks, iced drinks and frappuccinos. The chain offers almond, oat, coconut and soy non-dairy milk substitution as well. These five vegan Starbucks drinks are perfect for those who do and...

University kicks off 125th anniversary with exhibition

University kicks off 125th anniversary with exhibition

By Dan Doren, News Reporter | February 2, 2020

DeKALB — Students, faculty, staff and alumni turned out in droves to enjoy food, history, entertainment and speeches at the 125th anniversary kick-off event 3 p.m. Thursday.The 125th anniversary celebration will feature a year-long series of events...

Bar opens in Holmes Student Center

By Kurt Bitting | January 22, 2020

DeKALB — The bar in the Holmes Student Center is open and serving alcohol to students, faculty and staff age 21 and over.The bar, located on the upper level of the Huskie Den, opened Jan. 13 and serves single servings of beer and wine. John Boswell,...

Above is a rendering of the Huskies Den after the proposed renovations have been completed. The renovation would include a staircase to the Black Hawk Cafe and a sports grill. 

Holmes Student Center Renovations move along with set timeline

By Kierra Frazier | November 4, 2018

Above is a rendering of the Huskies Den after the proposed renovations have been completed. The renovation would include a staircase to the Black Hawk Cafe and a sports grill. 

Image Courtesy Pixabay

Starbucks Sheds the Straw

By Maddie Barrett | July 16, 2018

Image Courtesy Pixabay

Starbucks sets positive example by working to reduce waste

By Lucas Skye | July 16, 2018

America should follow Starbucks’ lead by banning disposable plastic straws.Starbucks is setting a great example by eliminating plastic straws from their locations globally by 2020, according to a July 9 press release by the company. The change stems...

Best Cup of Joe in DeKalb, IL

By Autumn Kilgus | September 29, 2017

Do you drink way too much coffee to help you get through your day? Well, today is a perfect opportunity to drink as much coffee as you want! September 29 is National Coffee Day. Hot coffee, iced coffee, frappes whatever it may be, keep on drinking!Coffee...

New From Starbucks…The Maple Pecan Latte

By Cayli Mitchell | September 26, 2017

Starbucks released the Maple Pecan Latte on the first day of fall, September 22. This flavor is another option for those who don’t like their Pumpkin Spice Latte #PSL, released on September 5. The Maple Pecan is the first fall drink to accompany the...

My First #PSL Experience

By Eve Grunauer | September 18, 2017

Autumn means anything and everything will be mixed with pumpkin spice. Something about the cold weather just makes you crave something pumpkin and delicious. Also, nothing gets you more into the Halloween spirit than a pumpkin spice flavored drink. I...

Easter gifts for students

By Tatianna Salisbury | April 13, 2017

Easter baskets conjure up images of chocolate bunnies, plastic eggs and weird, multicolored, drugstore socks no one would wear in their lifetime. Skip the sweets this year and keep in mind these little additions that make a big difference during this...

New coffee vendor gets SA approval

By Morgan Fink | January 26, 2017

DeKALB — A Just Brew is opening up shop on the main level of the Holmes Student Center today and will serve craft-brewed coffee to students on a budget.Its mission is to serve quality coffee on campuses at donation-based prices. This means that if a...

DeKalb cafes celebrate National Coffee day

By Northern Star staff | September 29, 2015

Today is a day many coffee-addicts have been waiting for. It's National Coffee Day, and coffee shops across DeKalb are celebrating.Dunkin' DonutsDunkin' Donuts, 1101 W. Lincoln Highway, is giving away free medium cups of hot or iced dark roast coffee...