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Editorial: NIU should solve problems, not roll with them

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 1, 2012

When NIU receives a positive ranking for any number of programs, schools or athletic teams, media relations seems to scream their success from the rooftops. However, when NIU received an unflattering review this semester, media relations would have much...

Dep. Provost sees flaws in UNWR rank

By Felix Sarver | March 19, 2012

The U.S. News and World Report (UNWR) receives media attention for ranking the best colleges, but NIU does not rely it for advertisement, said Brad Hoey. The director of communications and marketing said the guide can be a useful tool but visiting the...

Sycamore rich with history

By Junae Bennett | March 28, 2011

SYCAMORE | Sycamore is one of the oldest cities in the area, established in 1835. Carlos Lattin built the 1st home in Sycamore in 1835, said Mayor Ken Mundy. Farmers settled the area and opened several stores after Eli Barnes built the 1st commercial...

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Freshman biology major Vanessa Gonzalez runs on a treadmill Wednesday night at the NIU Recreation Center.

Study space series: Recreational studying

By Kyla Gardner | March 23, 2011

It's time to get up before noon. It's time to look at a book. The inside part. Yes, it's that time: spring break is over. Follow the Northern Star through its weekly installment of the best places to study on campus and around DeKalb to find a new place...