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Clothing businesses often advertise clothes as one size fits all when in reality, they only fit a certain type of body shape.

Small businesses are not inclusive

By Summer Fitzgerald | February 9, 2022
While environmental and ethical standards are important factors to consider while shopping sustainably, the idea of size inclusion often goes ignored.
A photograph of the front of a Target store, highlighting the  logo.

Target deals perfect for back-to-school shoppers

By Bailey Eschbach, Lifestyle writer | January 25, 2022

Editor’s note: this article is not sponsored by Target and is not an endorsement from the Northern Star as an organization. Affordable Products at Target You Didn’t Know You Needed If you are a student, likely, you aren’t making that much...

Common Grounds to host a happy little Bob Ross paint night

Common Grounds to host a ‘happy little’ Bob Ross paint night

By Parker Otto | February 17, 2020

DeKALB – Patrons of Common Grounds Coffeeshop, Books and Beans will be able to emulate Bob Ross at the Bob Ross Night event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.The event is open to the public at Common Grounds, 131 E. Lincoln Highway, and the cost to participate...

Aromatherapy tips to improve health

By Kennedy Jones | February 11, 2020

Aromatherapy is used to improve the health of the body, mind and spirit with aromatic essential oils. Aromatherapy has gained popularity among young adults over the years in forms of diffusers, bathing products, lotions and more. Every essential oil...

Festive on a Budget: Christmas Holiday Table

By Sarah Lalond | December 12, 2018

There is a light at the end of the long tunnel of the semester. Exams are wrapping up, final papers are being drafted and break is almost here! Celebrate the end of the year by throwing a chic holiday bash on a budget.Sarah LaLond/Northern StarFor inexpensive...


Conquer Your Curls: 5 Products to Beat Frizz

By Lauren Clohessy | October 26, 2017

Curly hair is a blessing and a curse. I’ve had curly hair my entire life, and I’m not talking wavy strands, I mean thick curls, like the ones on an Irish Dancer’s wig. Fun fact, I was a dancer for 12 years and never wore the wig, so that paints...

Leggo My Pumpkin Eggo

By Eve Grunauer | October 5, 2017

October is the perfect time to eat everything and anything pumpkin spice. The Northern Star created a poll to find out what I should try after my PSL experience, and Eggo Pumpkin Spice waffles were the winner. Should you start your day off with pumpkin...

‘Heroes’ provide presents

By Porsha Stennis | December 1, 2013

The DeKalb Police Department and Target hope to help even more children this year than its Heroes and Helpers program usually does.In 2011, the Benevolent and Protective Association, a group of officers who raise money to sponsor youth groups and events...

Proper planning makes for the perfect Black Friday

By Olivia Rajska | November 19, 2012

I love the feeling I get at this time of the year: thankfulness for family, friends and life. Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate all the joys of life with the ones who matter the most to you. After finishing the last bite of pumpkin pie, it’s officially...

NIU students, staff assist English-language learners through ROAR program

NIU students, staff assist English-language learners through ROAR program

By Mary Diamond | April 24, 2012

Learning to read in English can be difficult for children who grew up speaking another language. English-language learners (ELLs) in DeKalb public schools are receiving help from NIU students and staff. The Reaching Out through Art and Reading (ROAR)...

NIU offers employment and recruiting for students

By Dave Gong | August 23, 2011

Students seeking both on-campus and off-campus employment have several resources at their disposal.Steve Cunningham, vice president of Administration and Human Resources , said the most efficient way to search for and apply for on-campus employment is...

Will Rhode, freshman computer and design tech major, eats a
slice of pizza at the Huskie Bash at Huskie Stadium on Thursday

Welcome days ahead at NIU

By Matthew Frierdich | August 21, 2011

DeKALB | Even with the beginning of a new school year, some things never change. The image of confused freshmen carrying boxes followed by crying parents can be seen every fall. In order for new students to feel more comfortable acclimating to their school,...

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