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Alpha Phi Omega is DNA of NIU

By Letter to the editor | February 20, 2012

I would like to express my disappointment in the Northern Star for the article published on Feb. 20 titled "Fundraising raises eyebrows Thursday: Service fraternity uses inappropriate language to gain attention and money." I am a bit confused as to why...

Fraternity apologizes to community

By Letter to the editor | February 20, 2012

To the NIU Community: I would like to formally apologize on behalf of the members of Alpha Phi Omega's Eta Chapter for any offense taken from the slogans used at the Relay for Life fundraising tables.While many of the phrases that were used to encourage...

Members of co-ed service fraternity Alpha Pi Omega shout
provocative phrases to attract students during a bake sale
Thursday. The group is raising money for Relay For Life.

Alpha Phi Omega shouts provocative phrases for Relay For Life fundraiser

By Jessica Wells and Linze Griebenow | February 19, 2012

"Don't let cancer be a cock block!" This was just one of the many phrases Alpha Phi Omega [APO] members were using to encourage students in the Holmes Student Center to donate to Relay For Life Thursday. Seana Winner, junior sociology major and APO member,...

Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Sigma Alpha took first place at
Yell Like Hell at the Convocation Center Thursday night.

NIU makes some noise for homecoming at ‘Yell Like Hell’

By Hailey Kurth | October 13, 2011

The Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Alpha Epsilon team was crowned the winner of Thursday night's Yell Like Hell at the Convocation Center. The annual homecoming event is a competition in which teams prepare cheer and dance routines. "It's a perfect opportunity...

John Motley left, junior actuarial science major, and Jordan
Rush right, sophomore mechanical engineering major, return to
shore to take first place in the Recycled Boat Race at the East
Lagoon Tuesday afternoon.

Homecoming activity stays afloat with recyclables

By Lauren Dielman | October 11, 2011

Sigma Alpha Mu beat other contenders to take the first place trophy at the recycled boat race held Tuesday afternoon at the East Lagoon. The recycled boat race is a homecoming tradition. Participants, often in groups, build boats made out of recycled...

Industrial engineering major Alyssa Bramm encourages students to
donate shoes for children in Africa Tuesday afternoon in MLK
Commons. The event was a part of Engineers Without Borders A Day
Without Shoes.

Students go without shoes for a cause

By Faith Healy | October 4, 2011

Tuesday marked the Engineers Without Borders' (EWB) first annual "A Day Without Shoes" event.From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., members of several groups, including EWB, Alpha Phi Omega, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Institute of Industrial Engineers,...