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NIU students art works with green paint smeared on them sit on a cart. The paint ruined students art work. (Courtesy of Abbie Hultquist)

Art building vandalized, students demand change

By Devin Oommen, News Reporter | September 8, 2023

DeKALB – A string of vandalism in the Jack Arends Art building has left art students questioning how much NIU values their work and security. At around 8 p.m. on Sept. 2 in the art building, a group of teenagers ripped apart student artwork and graffitied...

Plaque marking site of slave auctions missing in Virginia

February 7, 2020

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A plaque marking the site of slave auctions was reported missing and vandalism was found nearby in a Virginia city where a deadly white nationalist rally was held in 2017.An employee with WVIR-TV told police Thursday that...

The red paint can witnesses said the woman used to vandalize the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons Friday.

Woman paints MLK Commons trees in protest: witnesses

By Northern Star Staff | September 28, 2014

A woman used red paint to vandalize trees and cement in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons Friday, according to witnesses.Two witnesses, who did not wish to be identified, said they saw the woman shouting at passersby about students wasting their time...

Junior business major Joe Moczydlowski, a member of Phi Kappa Theta, explains the fraternitys new security system Thursday night at their house 910 W. Hillcrest Drive.

Greek Row sees vandalism

By David Matz and Alex Fiore | October 14, 2010

Imagine a Saturday night in DeKalb at home with a couple of friends hanging out and listening to some loud music. Now, imagine that a large group of angry strangers start throwing bottles at the house, breaking windows and attempting to force entry through...