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Editorial: Tornado relief efforts show communities care

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 24, 2013

The DeKalb-Sycamore community has stepped up in the wake of Illinois’ recent storms and tornadoes.On Nov. 17, one of several tornadoes in the Midwest destroyed much of Washington, which is about two hours from DeKalb. The tornado ravaged buildings and...

A neighborhood in the Devonshire subdivision of Washington, Ill., is left in ruins after a tornado tore through the northern part of the town on Sunday. Members of Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity, are collecting items for care packages to send to the victims of the tornado. Student volunteers will also work with the Red Cross.

Students reach out to help tornado victims

By James Green | November 19, 2013

In response to the weekend’s outbreak of tornadoes in Illinois, Alpha Phi Omega will collect donations for relief packages for the victims.Will Wight, Alpha Phi Omega member and junior mechanical engineering major, has been storm watching for five years,...

Fraternity gives away free hugs to all

By Jack Manning | November 4, 2013

Service fraternity members from Alpha Phi Omega gave out hugs to passersby Monday to commemorate the organization’s national service week.Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service fraternity that dedicates one week out of the year to community service....

Student Spotlight: Advice: Help out, volunteer on campus

Student Spotlight: Advice: Help out, volunteer on campus

By Jack Manning | October 17, 2013

Krista Fassola, junior special education major, likes to volunteer and help others almost as much as she likes sushi.Northern Star: Why did you choose the major that you did?Krista Fassola: I had a friend who ended up having an aneurism rupture in her...

Tom Stanton, Danny Did Foundation representative, and his grandmother throw rubber ducks into the Kishwaukee River on Sunday for the Alpha Phi Omega 12th Annual Duck Race which helped raise money for the Danny Did Foundation. The Danny Did Foundation is dedicated to help prevent deaths caused by seizures.

Service fraternity hosts annual duck race

By Guadalupe Lopez | April 14, 2013

Ducks of the plastic variety raced down the Kishwaukee River to help a student organization raise money. Alpha Phi Omega (APO) hosted its 12th Annual Duck Race on Sunday outside the WNIJ radio station building, 801 N. First Street. All proceeds from the...

(From left to right, across table) Rachel Udley (left), sophomore family social services major, Shelbey Lippeth, junior elementary education major, and Manas Chug, freshman biology major help serve food Wednesday night at the Relay For Life benefit dinner in the basement of the Newman Center.

Fraternity holds pasta fundraiser for cancer research

By Newell Miao | April 3, 2013

Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity gathered students to raise money for Relay for Life through a pasta dinner fundraiser on Wednesday night. Pasta, cupcakes and lemonade made by the brothers and sisters of Alpha Phi Omega was served alongside bread donated by...

Silent auction benefits Relay for Life

By Aymie Telinski | March 20, 2013

A silent auction couldn’t live up to its name at a Monday event, with attendees cheering as baskets were sold off to raise money for the upcoming Relay for Life. The service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega hosted the auction. It included baskets of various...

Event offers the chance to chase or be chased

By Ludwig Gerdes | October 21, 2012

Saturday’s Zombie Dash 5K run, sponsored by the Clinton Rosette Middle School Parent Teachers Associate, marked the first of its kind to take place in DeKalb. Runners arrived at 8 a.m. to register at Clinton Rosette Middle School (CRMS), 650 N. First...

Members of S.I.S.T.E.R.S. celebrating their Powder Puff win Sunday.

S.I.S.T.E.R.S. take home Powder Puff crown

By Northern Star Staff | October 10, 2012

Campus Activities Board hosted the annual Powder Puff football tournament Sunday, according to a Black Student Union (BSU) press release. The championship game was played against the Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega (APO), who were the champions of the...

Sophomore business administration majors Michelle DiVita (left) and Nick Nudo (right) study at Founders Memorial Library.

University Council to vote on grading policy

By Felix Sarver | October 9, 2012

A plus/minus grading system which has faced opposition from some students may be vetoed at a University Council (UC) meeting today. After nearly two years of discussion and debate, the Undergraduate Coordinating Council (UCC) submitted their meeting minutes...

Barb City Manor gives students chance to volunteer with elderly

By Maria Ahmad | August 30, 2012

Students volunteering at Barb City Manor (BCM), 680 Haish Blvd., can expect to do a variety of activities with the residents while learning more about the senior population. Various student groups at NIU host special volunteer sessions at the retirement...

Feed ’em Soup, APO, PRSSA to host week-long event

By Felix Sarver | April 23, 2012

Feed ’em Soup is sharing its unique services in DeKalb this week. The non-profit community project does not merely put food on the tray and usher people out the door when the service is over, said Derek Gibbs, Feed ’em Soup marketing and branding...