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A photograph of a line of customers waiting to get into Insomnia Cookies during the stores grand opening PJ party.

Insomnia Cookies opens new location downtown DeKalb

By Bailey Eschbach and Kyron Lewis | January 30, 2022

DeKALB — Insomnia Cookies hosted its grand opening at the chain’s new location in downtown DeKalb, 203 E. Lincoln Highway, on Saturday. The chain is known for having warm, delicious cookies available late at night and offers a delivery service.  This...

A photograph of three vegan drinks from Starbucks.

5 vegan drinks to try at Starbucks

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | December 30, 2021

Starbucks has a good amount of vegan options, including hot drinks, iced drinks and frappuccinos. The chain offers almond, oat, coconut and soy non-dairy milk substitution as well. These five vegan Starbucks drinks are perfect for those who do and...

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Five Days of Eating Vegan: Day Five

By Sarah Lalond | December 6, 2018
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Courtesy Brandless 

‘Brandless’ Review: A (Not So) Taste Test

By Lindsey Krysinski | February 28, 2018

Brandless is an online grocery store boasting an impressive promise - any item on their website is $3. How can they get away with such an outrageous claim? Well, all of the items they sell are free of branding and flashy packaging, making the price true...

NIU needs closer Asian stores

By Mohammed Taha Faridi | October 8, 2014

One of the most discouraging problems of being an international student is not getting to eat food from your culture.With international student enrollment increasing from 847 to 1,090 students from fall 2013 to this semester, Asian restaurants and stores...

Chlorissa Saint Arbor, freshman English and Spanish major and freshman sociology major Jessica Jimenez sit in the Douglas Hall dining area Sept. 9 and enjoy the newly implemented vegetarian menu.

Douglas food caters to vegans, vegetarians

By Jennifer L. Collins | September 16, 2013

While some meat-lovers have balked at new dining options in Douglas, vegetarians have rejoiced.Douglas Hall now serves a vegan/vegetarian menu, and the only time meat is served is when it’s on the hall’s international menu. The vegetarian choices...

Jon Bockman of St. Charles, 28, NIU Alumnus and Executive
Director of Justice for Animals, hands out Vegan Outreach pamphlets
Wednesday near DuSable Hall to raise awareness about animal

Vegan activist talks animal rights, activism

By Hailey Kurth | February 5, 2012

NIU alumnus Jon Bockman, executive director of Justice for Animals and founder of AllVeg Delights, handed out pamphlets about animal cruelty to students in front of Cole Hall Wednesday. Bockman aimed to shed light and awareness on animal cruelty and the...

Culinary educator cooks up some vegan recipes

By Meaghen Harms | April 20, 2011

Vegan dishes are on the menu for culinary educator Jo Cessna's Occasionally Vegan class tonight. The class teaches its student how to make several vegan dishes. "It is a class for those wanting to occasionally eat animal-product free or explore what it...

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