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Barstool Sports launches their new platform, TwoYay.

Barstool Sports launches new website, TwoYay

By Tyler Murray, Sports Reporter | September 21, 2022

Barstool Sports officially launched their new platform, TwoYay. Partnering with Stripe, a payment company, the website is a community of advertisers, agents and content creators.  The NCAA changed their name, image and likeness policy in 2021, allowing...

Letter to the Editor: City’s way of enhancing new website bothersome, not right

By Bessie Chronopoulos | February 25, 2015

Because of a deadline set by the U.S. Department of Justice through a settlement agreement to bring the website into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City Council was finally convinced that it was right to authorize an expenditure...

DeKalb website design wins Sunshine Award

DeKalb website design wins Sunshine Award

By Alissa Jacob | April 7, 2014

The DeKalb County government has been awarded the Sunshine Award from the Illinois Policy Institute.Stephen Reid, DeKalb County Board member, said the award is given for DeKalb’s “transparancy, openness and governemnt.”Websites received the award...

Star to ring in change

By Kelly Bauer | December 9, 2013

When the Northern Star returns in the spring, it will be with a plan for a bold new future.The changes we’ll make will be wide-ranging: The Star’s website,, will be updated throughout the day; staff members will be required to utilize...

Website allows students to review their instructors

By Guadalupe Lopez | April 22, 2013

With new class schedules to be made, NIU students are using sites like to find reviews of potential fall professors. History professor Stanley Arnold has a total of 123 ratings and rated 4.1 out of five in overall quality. Arnold...

Jump Into Jobs Pt. 2 – Let’s Play 20 Questions

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | April 22, 2012

Playing a game of 20 questions may be fun on a date, but during a job interview, one wrong question can make the difference between “we want you” and “we’re not interested.” To calm those nerves, NIU professors and Career Services offer tips...

NIU alumnus Alex Broches recently appeared on an episode of
MTVs True Life titled Im being cut off by my parents
after he borrowed $10,000 to launch

NIU alumnus talks about launching, being on MTV

By Chelsey Boutan | November 30, 2011

It has been Alex Broches' and his family's goal for years to save enough money to buy a home together. But when the 23-year-old NIU graduate decided to start an academic website for college students, he borrowed $10,000 that his family saved for a down...

Recent study regarding NIUs safety is not credible

Recent study regarding NIU’s safety is not credible

By Dave Thomas | April 20, 2011

"Did you hear that NIU is one of the 10 most dangerous schools in the country?" I've had a few people ask me this over the past couple of weeks. In light of the April 5 shooting of NIU linebacker Devon Butler, I can see how this designation stands out....

New social networking site should not come to NIU

New social networking site should not come to NIU

By Jack Baker | April 5, 2011

The new website allows college students from select universities to place personal ads looking for casual sexual encounters. Although the website offers a place for students looking for serious relationships as well, that is hardly why...

NIU should not be taking a stance on abortion

By Letter Writer | March 1, 2011

Dear President Peters, I am writing you regarding the Northern Illinois University website. NIU is a great institution and going here has been a great experience. I have no doubt that the investment I made by coming to the university will more than pay...

Good journalism still important as ever

By Lauren Stott | August 24, 2010

The first day of class invokes a lot of emotions: anxiety, excitement, dread. For many Northern Star staff members, fatigue set in this morning, after a long night of creating the first edition of the semester. No matter how you're feeling today, I hope...