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College Life Hacks: Prepare grilled cheese, chicken and more without a stove

By Walter Douglas | March 2, 2015

In this addition of College Life Hacks, I’ll show you how to make delicious stoveless versions of grilled cheese, poached chicken and fried eggs. The new age of coffee making food has arrived.Grilled cheeseI know everyone loves a grilled cheese sandwich...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies come up short at Eastern Michigan Eagles

By Walter Douglas | February 28, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (11-15, 7-9 MAC) fell to the Eastern Michigan Eagles (16-11, 9-7 MAC), 60-52, Saturday at the EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich.How it happenedEagles sophomore guard Janay Morton made a layup to push the lead...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies end 4-game skid

By Walter Douglas | February 26, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (11-14, 7-8 MAC) stopped its four-game losing streak by beating the Central Michigan Chippewas (12-14, 7-8 MAC), 69-62, Wednesday at the Convocation Center.It was the Huskies’ first win over Central Michigan since 2011.How...


College Life Hacks: Day-old pizza, hot dogs, fancy ramen

By Walter Douglas | February 23, 2015

Whether you prefer pizza, hot dogs or ramen, these life hacks will help you prepare the highest quality of your favorite college foods.PizzaWe all love pizza. The only problem is pizza tends to only taste good when it’s fresh, but it’s a mess after...

Sophomore Ally Lehman (31) shoots a free throw Feb. 11 in the game against the Western Michigan Broncos at the Convocation Center. Lehman has played in 53 games, starting 50 of them, during her two seasons at NIU.

NIU women’s basketball: Ally Lehman aims high for future role

By Walter Douglas | February 19, 2015

Women’s basketball’s sophomore Ally Lehman is preparing to have a larger role offensively and leadership-wise next season.The focus is on Lehman because the graduating class of 2015 includes four key players: guards Danny Pulliam and Amanda Corral...

NIU women’s basketball: Amanda Corral reaches scoring plateau in loss

By Walter Douglas | February 19, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (10-13, 6-7 MAC) lost its third-straight game to the Toledo Rockets (14-10, 7-6 MAC), 73-57, Wednesday at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio.How it happenedToledo went on an 8-2 run at the 3:38 mark to finish the half with...

College Life Hacks: How to cook and make coffee with limited means

By Walter Douglas | February 16, 2015

Cooking in college with limited supplies can be hard, but using these life hacks will make it simple for anyone.One of my favorites breakfast food is scrambled eggs, but you can only make them on the stove — until now. I have found a way to make scrambled...

Freshman Kelly Smith (25) shoots the ball over a Western Michigan defender Wednesday at the Convocation Center. The Huskies saw their four-game wining streak come to a close with a 60-51 loss to the Broncos. Now, they hit the road for two games looking to start another win streak.

NIU women’s basketball beaten at the buzzer: Huskies left wondering as Kent State sinks winner

By Walter Douglas | February 16, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (10-12, 6-6 MAC) lost its second game in a row as it fell to the Kent State Golden Flashes (4-19, 2-10 MAC), 54-52, Saturday at the M.A.C. Center in Kent, Ohio.How it happenedThe Golden Flashes went on a 13-5 run with...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies fall late to Western Michigan

By Walter Douglas | February 12, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (10-11, 6-5 MAC) had its four-game win streak stopped by the visiting Western Michigan Broncos (16-7, 9-3 MAC), 60-51, Wednesday at the Convocation Center.How it happenedIn the first half the Huskies controlled the Broncos...

College Life Hacks: Clean your face, avoid dandruff, clean your microwave

By Walter Douglas | February 9, 2015

Do you have acne and don’t want to spend money on gimmicky face wash products? Do you have dry hair and dandruff care products won’t relieve your scalp? Is your microwave filled with the leftovers? If you said "yes" to one of those questions then...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies extend streak to 4 as they cut down Akron Zips

By Walter Douglas | February 9, 2015

Women’s basketball (10-10, 6-4 MAC) picked up its fourth-straight win as it beat the Akron Zips (17-5, 7-4 MAC), Saturday at the Convocation Center.How it happenedThe Huskies trailed by as many as 15 points, 51-36, with 8:38 to play before they began...

Senior guard Amanda Corral drives to the basket Wednesday in the game against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks at the Convocation Center. Corral scored six points in the Huskies’ 60-49 win, their third-straight victory.

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies win 3rd in a row

By Walter Douglas | February 5, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (9-10, 5-4 MAC) picked up its third-straight victory as it beat the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (3-18, 0-10 MAC), 60-49, Wednesday at the Convocation Center.How it happenedThe RedHakws finished the first half on a 23-7 run...