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How to clean your shoes

By Kennedy Jones | February 6, 2020

With all the snow and ice melting, shoes need a little extra care this time of year. There are many different ways to clean shoes; however, the appropriate cleaning method may vary based on the material of the shoe. These tips and tricks can be used any...

Fit Facts: Artificial sweeteners still better than sugar

Fit Facts: Artificial sweeteners still better than sugar

By Blake Glosson | September 29, 2014

Despite disagreements among health enthusiasts, evidence declares its own verdict that artificial sweeteners are still a smart option as substitutes for added sugars.It’s important to understand the relative risks of sugar and artificial alternatives....

Treatment Plant Operator, Danny Wells explains daily inspections, routine checks, and emergency backup systems essential to the successful operations of the Dekalb pumping station and water filtration on Tuesday afternoon.

DeKalb keeps water treatment plants up-to-date

By Ryan Chodora | February 20, 2013

DeKalb takes water treatment seriously, as providing fresh, clean water is an essential part of the city’s duties. DeKalb’s water supply is treated by five water treatment plants. One of these plants is located at 1522 W. Lincoln Highway; the water...

Will Wilson, senior pre-physical therapy major, refills his water bottle from a water fountain in February 2013.

DeKalb water passes IEPA regulations

By Ryan Chodora | February 6, 2013

DeKalb’s drinking water is safe and meets all Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) regulations, regardless of student speculation otherwise, according to reports published by the agency. Questions about the contents and possible contaminants...

Anthropology Museum Docent, Paige Drauden, senior anthropology major, poses in front of a section of the Water for Life Exhibit in NIUs Anthropology Museum located in Cole Hall Friday afternoon. The exhibit explores the multiple ways societies have utilized water throughout history.

Anthropology Museum hosts exhibit on water

By Kevin Bartelt | November 11, 2012

There are more than 326 million trillion gallons of water on Earth. If 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, then it is important to know more about it. Water for...Life is an exhibit in the Anthropology Museum that offers very interesting...

A school of dead fish are floating the East Lagoon after being washed ashore on April 21.

Dead fish wash ashore in East Lagoon

By Danny Ciamprone | May 2, 2011

DeKALB | The smell of dead fish has recently filled the air by the East Lagoon with many washed up on shore. Mike Saari, director of the NIU physical plant, said the main cause of this is when a body of water, such as the lagoon, thaws out during the...

What you drink may be the biggest danger to your diet

What you drink may be the biggest danger to your diet

By Logan Short | January 18, 2011

Every New Year, many people make it their resolution to get back in shape by working out and dieting. There are plenty of advertisements that may trick you into thinking you can get abs in two weeks, which cannot be considered as false advertising only...