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Aromatherapy tips to improve health

By Kennedy Jones | February 11, 2020

Aromatherapy is used to improve the health of the body, mind and spirit with aromatic essential oils. Aromatherapy has gained popularity among young adults over the years in forms of diffusers, bathing products, lotions and more. Every essential oil...

Youth-led committee to host community outreach event

Youth-led committee to host community outreach event

By Northern Star Staff | October 16, 2019

DeKALB — Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, a program of the DeKalb County Community Foundation, is looking for 10 high school volunteers for its second My Pantry Express food distribution event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the northeast parking lot...

Knitting DIY: Winter Hat

By Sarah Lalond | December 14, 2018

Brace your friends against the cold DeKalb winter by crafting a cute, homemade Christmas present with a knit hat. Grab Your ToolsKnit hats are typically made with bigger, chunky stitches. Choose a skein that needs at least a nine mm needle.Walmart has...

Festive on a Budget: Christmas Holiday Table

By Sarah Lalond | December 12, 2018

There is a light at the end of the long tunnel of the semester. Exams are wrapping up, final papers are being drafted and break is almost here! Celebrate the end of the year by throwing a chic holiday bash on a budget.Sarah LaLond/Northern StarFor inexpensive...

Extend the trend: Battle of the blender

By Abby Wisecarver | December 12, 2018

We all have different ways of applying makeup, and makeup applicators come in all different forms and at different costs; however, the foundation is a key step in the makeup process and can either make or break a look.Most people today use a beauty sponge,...

20 signs you might be a NIU huskie

By Abby Wisecarver | November 16, 2018

When thinking of going to college, I never thought I would end up at NIU.You may feel the same way, but after reading these 20 signs, you might decide you are a Huskie at heart.1. You don’t mind living in the middle of a corn field.via GIPHY 2. A million...

Easy recipes with five ingredients or less: Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers

Easy recipes with five ingredients or less: Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers

By Sarah Fischer | November 15, 2018

Welcome back, college chefs! Start your party planning because this week, Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers are on the menu.This quick and easy recipe only requires five ingredients and 15 minutes in the oven. This food choice adds a creative twist to...

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6 Pen Brands to Make Taking Notes Fun

By Sarah Lalond | October 13, 2018

No matter what class you take, you’ll find most of your professors start the first day with the same speech: “Go to class, study and take notes by hand.” At this point in your academic career, hopefully you’ve put the first two tips into practice....

Holmes Student Center construction is an inconvenience to students

By Chris Grask | September 12, 2018

The Holmes Student Center renovations are underway, and the construction could not have happened at a worse time. NIU is moving the bookstore experience into more of an online pickup experience, and it’s a nightmare.Due to construction in HSC, students...

Huskie Bus Line Improves to Ease Student Headaches

Huskie Bus Line Improves to Ease Student Headaches

By Haley Galvin | August 29, 2018

The Huskie Bus Line has joined together with TransVAC, making student life easier by providing a more user friendly experience, especially for students who don’t have a car and rely on the Huskie Bus Line to get around campus. NIU’s previous bus...

Lily Provost, 5, of DeKalb, with father Tim Provost makes a donation toward Feed’em Soup while David Gordon (right), junior organization and corporate communication major, mans the donation table in front of Walmart, 2300 Sycamore Road. Rent and utilities have made it difficult for the charity, which provides locals with cheap food, to pay its bills.

Debt threatens Feed’em Soup

By Joseph Dench | April 13, 2014

To make up for finding itself with 30 percent less supplies than it had in the fall and $10,000 in debt, Feed’em Soup has teamed up with Pi Sigma Epsilon to put together a drive to collect food, cleaning supplies and cash donations.Feed’em Soup, founded...

Spend smart with college budget for holiday gifting

By Kim Randall | December 4, 2013

’Tis is the season for giving, but holiday season and a college student’s funds don’t always mix.Don’t let the broke college student blues get you down. Instead of spending tons of money on things you can’t afford, try finding ways to stretch...