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A door in Gilbert Residence Hall shows a sign stating No Visitors Allowed

Firsthand account: Living in a dorm during a pandemic

By Summer Fitzgerald | September 13, 2020

Attending college during a pandemic was assuredly not on my bucket list for this lifetime, but it is now a reality that I have had to face and make the best of while living in Stevenson Residence Hall at NIU. Ever since March, I have been dreaming...

Dorm Decorating Tips for Students

By Kaylee Stangle | August 23, 2019

Between seeing one’s living space for the first time and getting to know neighbors, the first few days back on campus can seem more like a spinning blur than reality. Here are some crafty tips to make decorating a dorm room simple, without sacrificing...

3 ways to eat free on campus this week

3 ways to eat free on campus this week

By Northern Star staff | October 18, 2016

1. All students are welcome to Chai Chat 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday in Campus Life Building, Room 100. There will be free tea and international snacks.

2. Second-year NIU Law students are invited to a brief pancake breakfast 8 to 11 a.m. Friday in Swen Parson Thurgood Marshall Gallery.

3. Students can enjoy free caramel apples 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Holmes Student Center Promenade Lounge.

Black Male Initiative to host basketball tournament

By Northern Star staff | September 9, 2016

Black Male Initiative is bringing excitement to the courts by hosting their annual basketball tournament 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Stevenson basketball courts.Teams are allowed eight players and the games will be five on five. Registration is...

Indulge in coffee flavored ice cream

By Northern Star staff | September 1, 2016

Ice cream and coffee lovers, rejoice! It’s National Coffee Ice Cream Day on September 6.Students can visit Gilbert, Neptune, New Hall, or Stevenson from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to eat special coffee flavored ice cream.               These dining...

Students get taste of early tailgating

By Ryan Chodora | October 9, 2013

Students got an early Huskie tailgate experience Wednesday night.Graduate students Anne Weber and Veronica Skradzinski orchestrated a special tailgate event in the Stevenson dining hall Wednesday.Special menu items were implemented for the evening, including...

Blotter 9/25

By Northern Star Staff | September 26, 2012

The following was taken directly from area police and fire department records, or from DeKalb County court records. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.

Sept. 25, 2012

William M. Boelcke, 31, turned himself in to DCPD on an active warrant for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

New Residence Hall has positive reaction

By Erin Kolb | September 9, 2012

The New Residence Hall Complex has been gaining a positive reaction from students. The still-unnamed residence hall offers students services and features that separate it from other residence halls. Students are able to use a fitness center, study with...

Letter to the editor: We can still move forward, together forward

November 27, 2011

I entered NIU in August of 2009. All I knew about the violence at NIU was that there was a shooting the year before in Cole hall, where six students died (yes, I acknowledge the shooter). As my freshman year started, I quickly immersed myself within the...

Kevin Choi, freshman electrical engineering major purchases a
sub from Subway.

Students have a variety of dining options around campus

By Hailey Kurth | September 27, 2011

Going home for lunch during the week can be tough, especially for students with back-to-back classes. For those students, there are a number of food options available across campus. "We try to give students options," said Michael Stang, executive director...

Christian Smith (left), Johnny Tran (left center) junior time
arts majors, Alex Beach (right center), and Mike Lundgren (right)
senior new media technology majors talk on the stairs of Gilbert
Hall Tuesday evening.

Gilbert Hall renovations set to take effect

By Matthew Frierdich | August 25, 2011

Plans to renovate Gilbert Hall are moving forward. Gilbert closed its doors as a residence hall in 1995, at that time it started to house university offices. The building is set to open in 2013. The new Gilbert will be targeted to upperclassmen. "We wanted...