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Beatles tribute band coming to Egyptian Theatre

By Parker Otto | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — The end of The Beatles came in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced he was leaving the group, but 50 years later the music of The Beatles lives on and will be performed by The Return, an American Beatles tribute band. The show will be 7:30 p.m....

Pierce remembers time playing in different states, overseas

By Matt Boecker | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — Not many people can say they’ve lived in five states and three countries by the time they were 18 years old. Even fewer can say they played hockey while doing so.Hunter Pierce was born in North Pole, Alaska. When Hunter was eight years old,...

Piff The Magic Dragon to come to DeKalb

By Jacob Roushia | November 11, 2019

DeKALB – Piff The Magic Dragon, a comedic magician who has appeared on “America’s Got Talent” and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” will be performing 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre. Piff’s real name is John Van Der Put, and he...

(From Left) Elizabeth McGovern, Harry Hadden-Paton, Laura Carmichael, Hugh Bonneville and Michael Fox are among the many actors who star in Downton Abbey. 

‘Downton Abbey’ brings new life to groundbreaking series

By Parker Otto | September 24, 2019

Creating a film continuation of a television show is rare. One example is “Serenity,” which was a film sequel to the beloved series “Firefly.” One worry of those who see these kinds of films is that they will be unable to understand the plot and...

Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller (middle), Thursday arrives at The Supreme Court in London, Thursday. The Supreme Court is set to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament Sept. 9, sending lawmakers home until Oct. 14 — just over two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union.

A no-deal Brexit would be detrimental to the U.S.

By Anthony Parlogean | September 24, 2019

A no-deal Brexit would be bad for the U.S.If the United Kingdom chooses a no-deal Brexit, then there will be major economic and political implications. Not only will the UK be negatively affected by a no-deal, but the United States will feel the rippling...

GameStops buyback policy with used games has drawn ire from customers. Customers find themselves cheated by GameStops minuscule prices when gamers sell their games back to the establishment.

Gamestop to close up to 200 locations, DeKalb to remain untouched

By Jacob Roushia | September 17, 2019

DeKALB — Gamestop, a video game store chain, announced Sept. 10 that it will be closing 100-200 stores nationwide and abroad within the next six months. According to CBS Los Angeles, it was “revealed that the company’s total sales declined $315.4...

Vape users should take caution

Vape users should take caution

By Jordan Radloff | September 16, 2019

Vaping is a trend that has grown since 2011, according to Euromonitor International. What started as a method of assisting people to quit smoking cigarettes, as marketed by Juul and other vape manufacturers, has become a new way for non-smokers to be...

Day 32 — Time to say goodbye: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | August 13, 2019

Hello Huskies! Sadly, today is my last day in England and this is my last blog post. After an early breakfast, the last of the group headed to the airport. We split up after the bus dropped us off, and I was not prepared for the sadness that I would feel...

Catherine Carter gets ready to eat brightly colored macarons. She brought them back to England from Paris

Day 21 and 22 – Back in England: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 28, 2019

Day 21 Good morning NIU! It’s my first day back here in England and it’s weird to stop saying ‘merci’ to everyone and go back to saying ‘thanks.’ As sad as I was to leave France, I am just as excited to be back in Oxford. After class this...

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Day 13 – Jet setting back to England: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 15, 2019

Hello! Today was another early morning, or late night depending on what kind of person you are. We got up at 3 a.m. to head to the Dublin airport for our flight back to England. Most of the day was spent in limbo traveling. But as I was scrolling through...

Day 3 and 4 – Shakespeare and rowing: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 10, 2019

Hello Huskie nation! I’m sorry for the delay in getting back, but I was sick yesterday and fell asleep before I could write to you all. So I guess now I can talk about two days! Spending the Fourth of July here in England was so weird! For the first...

Atomic Burger in Oxford, UK is adorned with a comic book theme throughout the entire restaurant. 

Day 2 -The adventure begins: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 3, 2019

To read part 1 CLICK HERE: Heading 'across the pond:' A first hand account of studying abroad Good morning everyone! As I’m writing today’s blog, I am just waking up like most of you probably are, the only difference being I’m waking up from a...