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Folklórico dancers perform for a crowd Wednesday at the Latino Resource Center at El Grito. El Grito is celebrated on the eve of Mexican Independence Day, but was celebrated in honor of all Latino heritage at the event. (Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon | Northern Star)

NIU celebrates its 24th El Grito

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | September 13, 2023

DeKALB – Food, games and dancing were all part of the 24th celebration of El Grito at NIU and was hosted by the co-ed Latino fraternity Alpha Psi Lambda at the Latino Resource Center. “El Grito” translates to “the cry” which refers to the...

Family weekend event to showcase Greek life

By Northern Star Staff | September 23, 2016

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment will host a free event open to all parents and students called the Greek Stroll/Showcase 7 p.m. Saturday. The Greek Stroll/Showcase is one of 35 events that will be featured during Family Weekend that lasts...

Alpha Psi Lambda to hold blood drive

By Northern Star staff | April 4, 2016

Alpha Psi Lambda will hold a blood drive 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25 in the Chick Evans Field House.Alpha Psi Lambda is a co-ed Latino fraternity.To schedule a time to donate, send a text message to 847-305-998 with your name, email and the desired time...

Petition fights to allow student to finish school

By Keith Hernandez | October 29, 2014

A petition signed by almost 1,300 people calls for NIU to allow a student charged with aggravated battery to finish his engineering degree.Juan Rodriguez, 22, of DeKalb, is charged with the Oct. 12 stabbing of a DeKalb man on College Avenue after a fight...

Employers, groups reverse roles at fair

Employers, groups reverse roles at fair

By Brian Guttman | October 2, 2013

Student groups and employers switched roles for NIU’s first Reverse Career Fair.The Tuesday event gave employers the chance to interview student organizations on criteria that companies are looking for. About 20 student organizations and nine businesses...

Alpha Psi Lambda to kick off Latin Heritage Month

By Megan Healy | September 14, 2011

DeKALB | Latino fever hits DeKalb with a celebration of El Grito to begin Latino Heritage Month.El Grito is the celebration of Mexican Independence Day and is hosted by Alpha Psi Lambda coed fraternity. The words El Grito translate to "the shout" in Spanish."The...

NIU celebrates Mexico’s independence

By Jeremy Piscoran and David Matz | September 14, 2010

Latino Heritage Month at NIU will kick off with an event, El Grito, named after the speech in which the first leader of Mexico, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, called the people to rise up against Spain. Mexican Independence Day is a celebration of...