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A child jumps into the busy pool during a summer day.

Hopkins Pool to have flash sale on pool passes

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | January 27, 2023

DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District has announced a flash sale for pool passes at the Hopkins pool, located at 1403 Sycamore Rd in DeKalb.  The sale begins on Monday Feb. 6 and lasts through Monday Feb. 13. For DeKalb residents, a pass for adults...

Tails of the week: Summer

Tails of the week: Summer

By Courtesy Tails | October 28, 2019

Hi there! I'm Summer and I'm 10 yrs. old. I was wandering the streets, searching for a home when someone found me and brought me to Tails. Being homeless is no way for a sweetheart like me to be living, so the shelter is much better. BUT it is nothing...

100 word rant: Summer pressure

By Haley Galvin | May 13, 2019

There’s always this constant pressure to do something with summer break. Whether that be an internship, work, packed travel schedules or summer school, it always feels like something has to be done, even when it’s supposed to be a time for a relaxing...

DIY: Sugar Cookies Recipe

By Ashley Hines | September 4, 2018

It's a hot summer and sugar cookies are a tasty treat that beat the long wait for fall. Here you will find one of the thousands of recipes for making these bad boys. I’ve made this recipe before and it's pretty easy. IngredientsTwo and three fourths...

Arctic Monkeys - “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino”

Top five summer albums

By Peter Zemeske | July 30, 2018

Whether the speakers are pumping out bass-heavy beats from rappers Saba or Kanye, or hazy indie rock from Mac Demarco or Real Estate, everyone has their summer playlists filled with new releases from their favorite artists. Luckily, there have been plenty...

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Journey with Me: My Weight Loss Trip

By Abby Wisecarver | June 27, 2018

Week OneThis summer I’m making a life choice to exercise and lose weight; I’m tired of not feeling comfortable in my own skin and hating the way clothes look on me. I’ve always been self conscious about my weight; even at my thinnest, I thought...

When inviting people over for a bonfire, change it up with different styles of s’mores, do-it-yourself drink options and a unique soundtrack.

Bonfires offer relaxation

By Tatianna Salisbury | July 24, 2017

Bonfires are a hassle-free event that can be held if planning for a classic summer get-togethers like barbecues and pool parties become to stressful.Time by the fire with friends is casual, relaxing and relatively cheap compared to the traditional summer...

DeKalb resident Hershel Thrower through books at the DeKalb Public Library.

Library activities keep minds active

By Tatianna Salisbury | June 26, 2017

DeKalb — It’s important to stay engaged and active in the summer months, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be in the gym. The DeKalb Public Library. 309 OakSt., has fun, interesting and informative events to keep the brain active long after classes...

Staying motivated, managing school through summer break

Staying motivated, managing school through summer break

By Jay Ibarra | July 11, 2016

Having school in the summer sounds like a bad idea — with vacations, work and relationships, how do we manage it?The key is to constantly motivate yourself and if you haven’t clued into that now, you’d better start. Think about how good it’ll...

In Focus: What are some fun things to do over the summer?

By Northern Star Staff | June 15, 2014

Kevin BarteltDeKalb has many scenic nature areas where people can enjoy the views and warm weather. Take a bike ride down the DeKalb Nature Trail during the day.If you’re on the path about an hour before sunset, keep an eye out for deer, raccoons and...

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...

Pass/Fail: Only 4 weeks until spring classes end, Selectin res. hall stressul for students

By Danny Cozzi | April 6, 2014

Pass: Only 4 weeks until spring classes endIt’s finally happening, folks: The days are getting longer and the sun’s warmth is reminiscent of a time when I could feel my fingers after going outside.This summer should come as a triumph over the most...