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NIU lacks fun events for summer break residents

By Angela Pagan | June 29, 2015

Campus is always busy during the fall and there are events to attend almost every day but during the summer, most events are geared towards incoming students.While the majority of students leave DeKalb for the summer there is still a portion of the student...

Top 5: Take road trips, go camping during summer

By Anthony Szudarski | April 30, 2014

The semester is just about over, and I’m extremely grateful for that fact.Here are my top five suggestions on what to do with your summer vacation.No. 5: Just relaxTake the time to catch your breath and do nothing for a while.While some of us will be...

InFocus: What are you most excited about for summer break?

By Perspective Staff | April 29, 2014

See what the Perspective Staff has to say about summer plans.Jeremiah CaterinaAlthough my break is shortened due to summer classes, I plan to pack my free time with fun.First, I look forward to restarting my favorite hobby. I love power-lifting, a strength...

InFocus: What’s stressing you out about this semester’s last few weeks?

By Perspective Staff | April 21, 2014

Jeremiah CaterinaManaging my time effectively becomes more stressful with finals looming.My wife tells me I am a masochist. After all, she says, who else would think working two jobs and commuting an hour to school five times a week while taking 17 credit...

Blog: Important lessons learned from summer break

By Taurean Small | August 22, 2011

As I was approaching the end to an intense school year filled with term papers, Powerpoint presentations, and final exams (oh my), I realized summer employment was the last thing on my to do list. Unfortunately, procrastination brought me missed opportunities...