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First-year forward Nick Gonzalez celebrates with his team Sept. 27 during NIU’s home loss against Western Michigan University at the Canlan Ice Sports. 

Huskies work through tough season to build program foundation

By Matt Boecker | December 10, 2019

DeKALB — Bob Dylan once said anything worth doing takes time.This sums up the first half of NIU’s first season at the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s D1 level. The team’s record currently sits at 3-12 and 3-5 in Midwest College Hockey...

Wrestling falls short of upset win against Illinois

Wrestling falls short of upset win against Illinois

By James Krause | December 7, 2019

DeKALB — The wrestling team split its 10 matchups Friday against the University of Illinois, but two major decision losses and a forfeit in the Illini’s favor kept the Huskies from taking an upset win.Despite the loss, Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said...

Wrestling takes first conference win in Purdue Duals, takes two of three matchups

By James Krause | November 26, 2019

DeKALB — Winning two of three matchups isn’t bad for the wrestling team, who came out of the Purdue Duals with a 4-2 overall record, and its first win in Mid-American Conference play, on Sunday.The Huskies won their conference matchup with Clarion...

Hockey edges Waldorf in its second victory of the season

By Matt Boecker | November 3, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies bounced back Saturday with a nail-biting 5-4 victory against Waldorf University after a 4-1 loss Friday to the Warriors.The Huskies traveled to Albert Lea, Minnesota where they split two weekend matches at the Albert Lea City Arena.After...

Poverty Simulation helps illustrate what millions go through every day

By Payton Higgins | September 24, 2019

Live Healthy DeKalb County Food Security Council and the University of Illinois extension worked together to host a Poverty Simulation on Friday at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Building. The simulation taught participants about the harsh realities that...

Cannabis market could aid DeKalb

By Payton Higgins | September 22, 2019

DeKalb’s decision to allow the cannabis market into the county could ultimately revitalize DeKalb’s economy and NIU’s appeal to current and prospective students.The DeKalb City Council met Sept. 9 for a Committee of the Whole meeting, where it discussed...

Vaccines should be mandatory

By Ashley Hines | February 6, 2019

Choosing not to vaccinate a child has deadly consequences for the family making the decision and the population. With recent preventable outbreaks, it is imperative to public safety for the U.S. to make vaccinations mandatory for all individuals.In 2018,...

Wrestling falls to Illini

By Marcel Carrasco | December 10, 2018

DeKALB — The wrestling team dropped its second home loss of the season Friday against the University of Illinois 24-9.“The guys competed hard,” Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said. “They have a good mindset, and we are always looking for more.”NIU won...

Officials host inaugural First-Generation Student Success Conference

By Taher Zeitoun | November 12, 2018

DeKALB — NIU and professors from surrounding colleges gathered to discuss the success of the CHANCE [Counseling Help and Assistance Necessary for a College Education] program and share ideas on how to best serve first-generation students. A first...

Timothy Killeen, University of Illinois System president, addresses the crowd Tuesday, in announcing the Illinois Innovation Networks partnership with NIU in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center.

NIU to build $22.9M research center for sustainability

By Jessie Kern | October 11, 2018

DeKALB - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner joined NIU President Lisa Freeman, among others, to announce the construction of a $22.9 million facility in partnership with the Illinois Innovation Network.The University of Illinois System-led Illinois Innovation...

Students must remain hopeful for Freeman’s presidency

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 19, 2018

Lisa Freeman was approved for contract negotiations Thursday as NIU’s first female president, and the Northern Star Editorial Board would like to express a cautiously optimistic attitude.Despite disagreeing with the override, the Editorial Board recognizes...

New coffee vendor gets SA approval

By Morgan Fink | January 26, 2017

DeKALB — A Just Brew is opening up shop on the main level of the Holmes Student Center today and will serve craft-brewed coffee to students on a budget.Its mission is to serve quality coffee on campuses at donation-based prices. This means that if a...