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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...

Men’s golf has top five finish

By Tom Burton | October 13, 2016

DeKALB | The Huskies (310-299-301 — 910) tied for their best finish in the history of the Northern Collegiate with its fifth place finish over the weekend.The Huskies represented themselves well in their event over the weekend, earning their first top...

Two Big Ten schools reviewed NIU Athletic Director for hire

By Northern Star staff | May 11, 2016

Athletic Director Sean Frazier was passed up by the University of Minnesota as a candidate for its athletic director position.The director of athletics oversees the entire athletics program in aspects like budget coordination, public relations, fundraising...

Nadia Ramos, freshman medical laboratory science major, studies using flashcards Oct. 14 in the Founders Memorial Library Cafe. 

Durbin: Bill could lower textbook costs

By Keith Hernandez | October 15, 2015

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) reintroduced a bill last week that could save higher education students millions of dollars in textbook costs.The Affordable College Textbook Act would encourage universities to support pilot programs that create digital...

Tuition waiver’s repeal opposed by Baker, NIU

By Alexander Chettiath | April 6, 2015

Geography professor David Changnon said a 50 percent tuition waiver, which is at risk of being repealed, influenced his children’s decision to go to Illinois universities.Changnon has worked at NIU since 1992. His children attend Illinois State University...

Printing not worth cost to NIU

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 28, 2014

The university must prioritize saving money over giving students a higher printing quota.Students are allocated $7 per semester — or about 100 pages — in printing, a drop from last year’s $14 per semester, which was equivalent to printing 200 pages....

Editorial: Safety should be top priority with Convo alcohol sales

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 19, 2013

When it comes to selling alcohol at the Convocation Center, the Editorial Board wants to make sure it doesn’t take away from safety, which should always be a priority.The addition of alcohol, if approved, will be used in an effort to raise attendance...

Student insurance too pricey

Student insurance too pricey

By AJ Edwards | September 18, 2013

NIU is charging more than 50 percent more for its student and dependent health insurance than University of Illinois or Illinois State University.According to ISU’s Student Health Services website, ISU charges its students $218 per semester. U of I,...

The crowd gets excited at last years Pygmalion Festival. This year, the festival takes place September 27 through 29 in Champaign-Urbana.

Pygmalion Festival returns to Champaign

By Shelby Devitt | September 19, 2012

Champaign-Urbana’s Pygmalion Music Festival has been growing steadily for eight years, said festival creator Seth Fein. This year, the festival will take place Sept. 27 through 29 in various venues, both indoor and outdoor, in downtown Champaign, downtown...

Four years of NIU in review

By Aaron Brooks | April 24, 2012

My decision to attend NIU was influenced by three factors: location, cost and reputation. After four years at NIU I have found other aspects more important. Reflecting on what has been important to me as a student, four factors come to mind: atmosphere,...

Mens, Womens rugby place 2nd at Tournament of Champions

Men’s, Women’s rugby place 2nd at Tournament of Champions

By Ed Rietveld | April 22, 2012

Men's Rugby NIU’s men’s rugby finished second in the Tournament of Champions Saturday with a 4-1 record. The Huskies first game was against the Shamrock rugby club. NIU got off to a slow start, trailing 5-3, but it was able to respond and come back...

NIU men’s hockey falls to Fighting Illini, Rugby overpowers Northwestern

By Ed Rietveld | October 16, 2011

NIU's Division II men's hockey dropped a pair of games against Illinois this weekend. On Friday night, the Huskies (2-3-1) lost 4-2 against the Fighting Illini (5-2-1). NIU's nine penalties were the main reason for its defeat. NIU senior captain Mike...