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Asian American Association gets fashionable for Japan

By Takia Simpson | April 20, 2011

DeKALB | The Asian American Association combines fashion with a good cause. AAA's annual fashion show will be held tonight at 6 p.m. in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium as a part of Asian Awareness Month. This year's theme is "Full House." Proceeds from this...

Black and Yellow meets black and red

‘Black and Yellow’ meets black and red

By Takia Simpson | April 14, 2011

The green carpet was rolled out as Wiz Khalifa performed Wednesday night in the Convocaton Center. Mac Miller, one of Khalifa's artists and a member of his team Taylor Gang, opened the show. Miller, like Khalifa, had no problem with crowd appeal as he...

College Fashionista writer talks trends

March 23, 2011

The Facebook of fashion has arrived at NIU. College Fashionista is a website created to blog the different fashion styles around campuses. The website was created by Amy Levin while she attended Indiana University. Her passion for blogging led her to...

Indy Horror Film Fest to rise from the dead Friday at the Egyptian

By Takia Simpson | March 1, 2011

DeKALB | The Indy Horror Film Festival has risen from the dead. Closed since 2006, Spook Show Entertainment and Festival of Fright have reinstated the fest, which will take place March 5 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. Inside there will be...

Big Sean talks about his past, influences

By Takia Simpson | February 27, 2011

DeKALB | Big Sean claims NIU. The G.O.O.D. Music and Def Jam Island recording artist successfully sold out NIU's Convocation Center in five hours. "I waited in line in the cold for four hours," said Ashley Patterson, junior engineering major, who was...

Big Sean heads to Convo

By Takia Simpson | February 20, 2011

U know Big Sean? His name has been spreading increasingly throughout campus since it was announced that he would perform at the NIU Convocation Center Party at 11 p.m. on Saturday. Rapper Big Sean was born Sean Anderson on March 25, 1988 in Santa Monica,...

Project Prom works to make younger girls’ dreams come true

By Takia Simpson | February 15, 2011

Got prom dresses? The NIU Women's Resource Center is teaming with the NIU Honors Program to collect used prom gowns that will be donated to girls in the DeKalb community. Project Prom will be collecting gowns in the Women's Resource Center until Thursday....

Black History Month calendar

By Takia Simpson | February 7, 2011

DeKALB | February is Black History Month. NIU is hosting several events and attractions to celebrate the history and culture of African Americans. All students are welcome to join the festivities that the campus organizations have created.WHAT: Century...

One fish, two fish, fellows Bluefish

By Takia Simpson | January 30, 2011

DeKALB | Four friends, one band. The Beatles-inspired indie rock band, Bluefish Fellows, brings together a great friendship and lots of fun to create a unique musical style. Their motto, "Now you and your parents have something to talk about," explains...