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A Clapperboard with the words Happy Thanksgiving sit in front of an orange background. Use the holiday break to watch some underrated Thanksgiving films. (Getty Images)

Escape family with these Thanksgiving movies

By Lindsay Curtis, Lifestyle Writer | November 21, 2023

Falling in the middle of the two biggest holidays of the year, Thanksgiving is often forgotten by many, especially in movies.  Here is a list of some films with plotlines featuring Turkey Day. “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” One of the many...

Cameras point towards the set for the Central Perk cafe from the hit ‘90s show “Friends.” Which “Friends” Thanksgiving episode is the best? (Clément Proust | Pexels)

Poll: Which ‘Friends’ Thanksgiving episode is best?

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor in Chief | November 20, 2023

The iconic ‘90s sitcom “Friends” had one Thanksgiving episode in each of its 10 seasons; but unfortunately, all of them could not be included in this poll.  Which of these five “Friends” Thanksgiving episodes is the best?  “The One...

A family sits around a table at a Thanksgiving meal. Americans should be aware of the dark past Thanksgiving has. (Getty Images)

The dark past of Thanksgiving

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter | November 11, 2023

Thanksgiving is a tradition that dates back to the pilgrims. For most Americans it includes gathering around with friends and family, saying thanks and enjoying turkey and other great food. But the holiday of Thanksgiving actually has a dark past that...

Even while on the decline, gas prices this Thanksgiving will be the highest ever recorded.

Thanksgiving gas prices projected to reach record high

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | November 15, 2022

DeKALB – This Thanksgiving, gas prices will be the highest they’ve ever been during this time of year. On Thanksgiving, drivers will experience an approximate 58 cent increase statewide and about a 30 cent increase across the nation since last...

Huskies in the NFL: week 13 performance recap

By Kyle Mathas | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Week 13 of the NFL season featured multiple former Huskie football players who represented NIU in big ways.Guard Max Scharping once again played every offensive snap when on Sunday night the Houston Texans defeated the New England Patriots...

Senior guard Eugene German drives to the basket Monday during NIUs home victory against Oakland University at the Convocation Center.

Huskies win sixth-straight, German climbs up all-time scoring list

By Mike Knapp | November 27, 2019

DeKALB — Forgive the men’s basketball team for being a little defensive about its efforts Monday against Oakland University.Actually, that is a good thing, as it was the Huskie defense in the second half that paved the way for a 74-50 win. The victory...

Five-minute penalty cripples Huskies in hockey’s loss to Illinois State

By Matt Boecker | November 24, 2019

DeKALB — Hockey was unable to complete the two-game sweep Saturday against Midwest College Hockey rival Illinois State University.After taking game one on Friday, the Huskies weren’t able to keep their foot on the gas to win consecutive games for...

Fire Department reinstates Red Wreath Program

By Northern Star Staff | November 29, 2018

DeKALB — On Thanksgiving, wreaths were placed at the DeKalb fire stations and will remain on display through Jan. 1, 2019.The DeKalb Fire Station is operating the program and delivered a news release to explain what the program is and the motive behind...

Easy recipes with five ingredients or less: Thanksgiving Leftover Egg Rolls

By Sarah Fischer | November 27, 2018

Welcome back, college chefs! Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the memories of the delectable dishes that cover the dining table remain with us; sometimes for longer than we’d like. As college students on a budget, however, we’re determined to make...

Police deserve student gratitude

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 16, 2017

There’s a big difference between saying thank you and demonstrating gratitude, and the Northern Star editorial board urges students to show their support for the efforts made by university officials to keep their students safe.Concerns arose as a result...

Junior nursing major Jasmine Dobbs looks at the puzzle books at Book World, 858 W. Lincoln Highway.

Local shops stay closed Thursday

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 21, 2016

Junior nursing major Jasmine Dobbs looks at the puzzle books at Book World, 858 W. Lincoln Highway.

Students redefine holidays

By Clarissa Hinshaw | November 21, 2016

Sim Chin, director of the International Student and Faculty Office, discusses how international students can celebrate Thanksgiving even though they are native to other countries.