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One of the pages titled love lasts from author Tatianna Salisburys book words my heart needed to hear being flipped. Salisbury has several dates in the DeKalb and Rockford area in October where she will be promoting her debut poetry collection. (Courtesy of Tatianna Salisbury)

NIU alum showcases book, poetry events

By Sarah Rose, Assistant Lifestyle Editor | September 27, 2023

NIU alum Tatianna Salisbury released her debut poetry collection “words my heart needed to hear” in June. The collection features poems and short stories that express the ugly and dark side of the human experience and the cycle of love.  Salisbury...

Affordable business wear options for women

By Tatianna Salisbury | February 19, 2019

While going to class in sweatpants, oversized athletic hoodies and baseball caps is acceptable, the world of career fairs, job interviews and internships is an entirely different ball game. A clean cut and professional appearance sets the tone and makes...

Late-night study sessions can be tricky to plan with the problems of focus and drowsiness.

How to successfully pull off an All-Nighter

By Tatianna Salisbury | February 8, 2019

Late-night study sessions can be tricky to plan with the problems of focus and drowsiness.

Netflix releases both old favorites and new treasures in February

By Tatianna Salisbury | February 3, 2019

Netflix is taking an interesting approach to February this year; instead of offering the usual slew of nauseatingly romantic comedies and true love tales, the streaming service is favoring stand-up comedy specials, horror films and foreign dramas.Armed...

10 films celebrating anniversaries

By Tatianna Salisbury | January 30, 2019

Time flies when there are hundreds of movies released every year, and the 2019 film season is in full swing with anticipated releases like “Captain Marvel,” “Dumbo” and “Avengers: Endgame” set to arrive within the coming months. With so many...

3 Emmy winning shows to watch

By Tatianna Salisbury | January 29, 2019

Between cable television and streaming services like Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu, it’s difficult to navigate the hundreds of comedy, crime drama, thriller and reality television series out for consumption. Many acclaimed series get overlooked by...

Northern Star Entertainment Staff predicts Oscar wins

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | January 24, 2019

The 91st annual Academy Award nominees were announced Tuesday, and the box office blockbusters of 2018 took the lead in multiple categories. Alfonso Cuarón’s foreign language drama “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark comedy “The Favourite”...

“You” delivers chilling protagonist and dark tone

By Tatianna Salisbury | January 22, 2019

Popular stories are often heroic tales of bravery where the underdog reclaims their humanity and against all odds achieves what they have searched for. However, the air of aspirational heroes is dimming as darker characters steal the spotlight; the psychological...

Egyptian Theatre unveils Best Director Series for awards season

By Tatianna Salisbury | January 17, 2019

Academy Award nominations are right around the corner, and the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St., is celebrating the Oscars with a Best Director film series. The theatre is screening films from past Best Director winners 7 p.m. Tuesdays until Feb. 26,...

Five easy to make breakfasts for the rushed mornings

By Tatianna Salisbury | January 15, 2019

The start of the semester usually means busy mornings and rushing out the door to make 10 a.m. classes, but all the hustle and bustle shouldn’t replace a well balanced and delicious breakfast. If time in the mornings is limited, preparing refrigerator...

Mary Poppins delivers a spoonful of sugar in long awaited sequel

By Tatianna Salisbury | December 26, 2018

“First of all, I would like to make one thing clear: I never explain anything.” While Julie Andrews said it first in the 1964 classic “Mary Poppins,” Emily Blunt continues the nursery rhyme without reason tale in “Mary Poppins Returns.” While...

Four Ways to Gear Up for Spring Semester

By Tatianna Salisbury | December 17, 2018

The weight of final exams, cram study sessions and last-minute extra credit opportunities has been lifted: Holiday break is here. The next four weeks are for spending quality time with family and binge-watching the latest Netflix original series, but...