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NIU men’s golf: Huskies face Big Ten, MAC opponents at Boilermaker Invitational

By Steve Shonder | April 17, 2015

Men's golf will try to get momentum in its last tournament before the MAC Championships.The Huskies will get their shot in the Boilermaker Invitational on Saturday and Sunday on the Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette,...

Ben Donovan, Student Association director of Governmental Affairs, talks to senators at a Jan. 25 SA Senate meeting about a proposal to lower DeKalb’s bar entry age from 21 to 20. Donovan said the SA will give a statement about the idea at today’s City Council meeting.

Lower bar entry age gaining support: Student Association

By Ashley Morse | January 26, 2015

The Student Association Senate held a reading and discussion Sunday for a resolution to support lowering the entrance age to bars from 21 to 20 in DeKalb.Ben Donovan, Student Association director of Governmental Affairs, said the SA is aiming to change...

Redshirt junior center Pete Rakocevic cheers as the Huskies (13-14, 7-8 MAC) head toward an upset victory over the Toledo Rockets (23-5, 11-4 MAC), 74-66, last season in the Convocation Center. The crowd rushed the court following the win.

Men’s hoops to battle DePaul

By Steve Shonder | December 2, 2014

After countering a 21-point deficit with a 28-2 run, men’s basketball is looking to continue its success when it invades DePaul’s home court.The Huskies (3-1) will face off against the DePaul Blue Demons (3-1) 8 p.m. today at the Allstate Arena in...

U of I Wildlife Clinic looking after an injured golden eagle

By Northern Star Staff | October 31, 2012

Experts from the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic are treating an injured golden eagle that appeared to have been lost, according to the Associated Press. The eagle has a broken bone in its left wing, according to the Associated Press. The...

Ohio head coach John Groce directs his team during the first half of an NCAA tournament Midwest Regional college basketball game against North Carolina, Friday, March 23, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

U of I isn’t the destination it’s being made out to be

By Jimmy Johnson | March 26, 2012

You think the NIU men’s basketball program is a joke? Just take the 169.7-mile trip on I-39 South and I-74 East down to Champaign and you’ll discover the latest embarrassment of late in the Land of Lincoln: U of I. Pegged by many as a “top-25 job...

NIU sees decline of graduate student enrollment

By Chelsey Boutan | September 21, 2011

The official 10th day enrollment count shows NIU continued a steady decline of graduate students. This year's graduate enrollment of 5,365 is lower than last year's 5,633. A steady decrease of graduate students started in 2003, when enrollment was 6,651....

Kevin Hamilton, senior computer science major, recently revived
a subreddit forum for NIU through the website

Student revives forum for NIU through

By Ross Hettel | September 5, 2011

DeKALB | NIU has a budding online community in its midst - and no, it’s not Facebook. A user-driven, social news website called Reddit hosts an NIU-specific forum, otherwise known as a subreddit. With 53 student members as of press time, the website...

Gov. Quinn cancels NIU visit, 3 other Ill. universities

By Northern Star Staff | October 18, 2010

Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn has cancelled his trip to the NIU campus as well as three other Illinois universities scheduled for today. Brenna Conway, college coordinator of Quinn’s campaign, said Quinn also canceled trips to the University of Illinois at Chicago,...

NIU parking system works…compared to other schools

By Aaron Brooks | October 10, 2010

Bill Vaughan, a former columnist for the Kansas City Star, once wrote, "A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works." While I see the logic in his statement, I, for one, did not. For the past two and a half...

NIU football team set to fight Illini

By Jerry Burnes | September 16, 2010

Last year NIU added Purdue to the list of "Boneyard" victories with a 28-21 decision, the Huskies' first win over a Big Ten school in 21 years. On Saturday, they look to add in-state rival Illinois to that list when the Huskies travel to Memorial Stadium...

C’mon Huskies, let’s show the Illini some real school spirit

By The Editorial Board | September 15, 2010

On Saturday, the Huskies will take on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in some good ole' fashioned football. While we think school spirit is essential for every sporting event, we think that, for this game, it's time to pull out all the...