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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 28, 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

The Northern Star Editorial Board applauds both local and large businesses for keeping its doors closed on Thanksgiving.Thanksgiving is a time for family and giving thanks. The holiday is not meant to be experienced sitting outside a store, waiting to...

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.
‘Friendsgiving’ builds seasonal connections

‘Friendsgiving’ builds seasonal connections

By Darius Parker | November 14, 2016

Thanksgiving can be celebrated in many ways, whether it’s traveling home to be with family or staying back with friends to form a makeshift meal.The term “friendsgiving” is what it sounds like; it’s a celebration of the holiday among friends who...

InFocus: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

By Northern Star staff | November 23, 2015

Morgan Carrigan | @morgancarriganThere is something about being surrounded by family eating a ridiculous amount of food that is just so comforting. Maybe it’s because I am homesick or sick of eating Ramen noodles; nonetheless, Thanksgiving is such a...

DeKalb residents line up outside of Feed’em Soup, 122 S. First St., Sept. 9, 2014, to receive food donations. 

Free meals to be provided on Thanksgiving

By Northern Star staff | November 11, 2015

Homemade Thanksgiving meals will be available to low income families, those in shelters and students who will remain on campus for the holiday.New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and Feed’em Soup will provide Thanksgiving meals 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and...