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Senior guard Eugene German gets up and under defenders Nov. 25 during NIU’s home win against Oakland University at the Convocation Center.

Huskies falter in second half during loss against Aggies

By Mike Knapp | December 8, 2019

DeKALB — For the second game in a row, the men’s basketball team fell into an early-game hole and had to play from behind the entire game.After trailing 19-5 Thursday night in the first half against Saint Mary’s College – California, the Huskies...

Sophomore guard Trendon Hankerson pulls up for a 3-point shot attempt during the Huskies´ home win against Oakland University at the Convocation Center.

Six-match win streak ends with a mens basketball loss to the Gaels

By Mike Knapp | December 6, 2019

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team headed to the west coast for the first time since 1997 for a two-game California swing, but they won’t be bringing back an extension of their six-game winning streak with them.The Huskies first game on the trip...

Bowers flips the script on past injuries, adversity

By James Krause | October 3, 2019

DeKALB — When first asked by the Northern Star in August about why he chose to transfer to NIU from University of California – Berkeley, senior quarterback Ross Bowers met the question with humor. “First and foremost, my favorite food is corn,...

Scandal brings to light inequalities in education

By Ashley Hines | March 25, 2019

The recent college admissions scandal highlights deep-seated issues of inequality in higher education. The opportunity to attend a university should be achieved through an impartial process — not given to the highest bidder.Federal investigators revealed...

Physical Plants flood cleanup applauded I want to congratulate and thank the staff of the NIU Physical Plant for all they have done and are continuing to do in the aftermath of campus flooding. They have been working around the clock to get all classrooms and office space on campus ready for the start of classes. The Art Building was particularly hard-hit, and the crews are continuing their efforts to ready the classrooms for later this week. I am deeply humbled by their dedication and tireless efforts. My hats off to all involved in the massive cleanup effort. Rich Holly Acting director, School of Art

Letter to the Editor: Student Governance

By Sid Kincaid | March 1, 2018

  In 1968, a President’s Committee published a "Final Report On Student Governance." This committee had three tasks: identify the rights and responsibilities of students in regard to conduct and academic pursuits; recommend structures and procedures...

Men’s basketball closes season with loss to Santa Barbara

By Krystal Ward | March 31, 2016

Men’s basketball (21-13, 9-9 MAC) fell to the University of California, Santa Barbara 70-63 on Monday, ending the Huskies’ season.NIU’s season comes to a close with 21 wins, tying the second-most wins in school history. Baker finished his remarkable...

Guest speaker discussed Latin American history Thursday

By Franz Varga | October 11, 2012

Eric Van Young displayed his knowledge of Latin American history at the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies on Thursday. Van Young, a professor from the University of California, San Diego, gave a seminar on the decolonization of Mexico. He then...

The main floor of the Holmes Student Center, pictured here, is not only useful for studying, but some students say it is an ideal location to nap on campus.

Top 5 napping spots at NIU

By Ryan Chambers | October 24, 2010

Napping is a critical aspect of every college student's life. It is a time for students to get away from studying as well as the everyday stresses of life on campus. And with that, the Northern Star presents the top places to nap on campus. Holmes Student...