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Thumbs up: To the 307 Northern Illinois University students who volunteered their time to help tidy up nearby homes as part of Rake Across DeKalb on Nov. 10. The event, in which NIU students help rake leaves at homes where the residents would have difficulty doing so for themselves. Event organizer Destiny McDonald, the assistant director for community service at NIU, said that participation more than doubled from last year. The event shows another way that NIU and the students it brings to the DeKalb community truly are an asset. We thank the students who volunteered their time to help.