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That time I socially distanced myself from technology and the pandemic

By Jack Baudoin | October 9, 2020

It seems no matter where you look today, you will constantly be reminded about the global pandemic. It is on the news, people are posting about it on social media.With the amount of technology that people use in a day, it will never be far from your mind....

NIU football added 14 new members to the roster, including a former Navy SEAL

By James Krause | February 11, 2020

DeKALB — The football team added 14 new members to their roster as part of Signing Day on Wednesday, including a former U.S. Navy SEAL with championship experience.Redshirt senior safety Greg DeLuca will be a walk-on for NIU after spending the last...

Meth, of Chicago, performs Feb. 1 at the Rockness Sound Studio.

Midwest bands bring unforgettable night to Rockford

By Jacob Baker | February 9, 2020

DeKALB — Meth, Greet Death, Quilt Club and Livid delivered an unbelievable night to remember Feb. 1 at the Rockness Sound Studio in Rockford in a genre-mixed show.Meth, the headlining band from Chicago, is a perfect fusion of mathcore, drone, noisecore,...

Redshirt senior forward Ally May finds space for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Fourth-quarter struggles cripple Huskies in loss to Milwaukee

By Justin Kelley | December 6, 2019

DeKALB — Turnovers and an inability to score in opportune situations Thursday led to the demise of the women’s basketball team. NIU lost 78-65 to the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Panthers, falling to 3-5 on the season.NIU had control most of...

Junior forward Riley Blackwell reaches for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

After a two-season pause as rivals, the Huskies will face Milwaukee in Wisconsin

By Marcel Carrasco | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Three years have passed since the last time the women’s basketball team faced the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.On Nov. 16, 2016, the Huskies and Panthers went back and forth at the Convocation Center. The game lasted four quarters...

Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods follows through on a free-throw attempt Nov. 5 against Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Coyotes shoot lights out in women’s basketball loss to South Dakota

By Quentin Wilson | December 1, 2019

DeKALB — The second day of the Huskies’ back-to-back games at the South Point Shootout was nowhere near as graceful as the first. The women’s basketball team suffered from a 91-48 loss Saturday to the University of South Dakota. The Coyotes had...

Football head coach Thomas Hammock is among the 2022 Hall of Fame inductees.

Hammock is an exemplary choice

By Northern Star Editorial Board | January 23, 2019

The Northern Star Editorial Board would like to congratulate Head Football Coach Thomas Hammock and NIU for finding a perfect marriage. In sports, loyalty is never easy to come by, and Hammock exemplifies the Huskies’ “hard way.”Hammock played football...

Guard adapts to US

By Krystal Ward | November 21, 2016

DeKALB | In August 2015, Courtney Woods, women’s basketball sophomore guard and forward, went from living 30 minutes from the beach in the suburbs of Brisbane, Australia, to the corn fields of DeKalb.Culturally, Woods said she’s learned people are...

Then-junior wide receiver Kenny Golladay dives into the endzone for a touchdown on Saturday against Ball State. Golladay leads all Huskies in receiving, catching 34 passes for 529 yards and three touchdowns. (Northern Star File Photo)

Football back on the road to face Miami (Ohio)

By Patrick Smith | October 15, 2015

Football (3-3, 1-1 MAC) will face off against Miami (Ohio) (1-5) after winning its first game in four weeks last weekend against Ball State.The Huskies remain winless on the road through six games this year, posing an 0-3 record thus far. All three of...

March Madness party to be held in Huskies Den

By Northern Star staff | April 6, 2015

The Campus Activities Board and the Huskies Den will hold a March Madness Viewing Party 7:30 p.m. today in the Holmes Student Center.The match will pit the Wisconsin Badgers against the four-time national championship-winning Duke Blue Devils.The event...

Top 5: Take road trips, go camping during summer

By Anthony Szudarski | April 30, 2014

The semester is just about over, and I’m extremely grateful for that fact.Here are my top five suggestions on what to do with your summer vacation.No. 5: Just relaxTake the time to catch your breath and do nothing for a while.While some of us will be...

Track and field completes regular season at Wisconsin

By Northern Star Staff | April 28, 2013

In its final weekend of regular-season competition NIU track and field split up and headed to Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. On Thursday and Friday, a group of athletes competed in the Penn Relays. In the 100 meters, Janay Mitchell clinched a spot in the...