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Letter to the Editor: Relay for Life event succeeds

By Kathy Neal | October 1, 2015

As the event lead of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Northern Illinois University event, I would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support.This year, 32 teams participated in the Relay For Life event and raised $40,000...

DeKalb businesses set to honor mothers during Girls Night Out event

By Northern Star staff | April 6, 2015

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and sponsors will hold a Girls Night Out Mother’s Day Shopping Event 5-8 p.m. April 16 in downtown DeKalb.The event will include shopping and Mother’s Day-themed events at participating local businesses, all of which...

Pass/Fail: NIU enrollment push pays off for diversity; Do research on charities before donating

By Blake Glosson | October 5, 2014

Pass: NIU enrollment push pays off for diversityAs the vice president of the Student Advisory Council for the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, I know firsthand how much focus is being directed toward retaining students while attracting...

Smokeout encourages kicking nicotine habits

By AJ Edwards | November 6, 2013

If you’ve tried to quit smoking before but have had no luck, now is your opportunity to quit for the last time.The American Cancer Society is holding the Great American Smokeout this month, which encourages smokers to set a goal to quit by or shortly...

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...

‘Chase It for Cancer’ charity glasses for sale

By Ali Combs | February 11, 2013

Shot glasses are being sold in an effort to raise money for cancer research. Jesska Lee, sophomore English education major, set out to raise money to be donated to cancer research after witnessing the effects cancer has on those inflicted with the disease...

Local charity group helps fight cancer with T-shirts

Local charity group helps fight cancer with T-shirts

By Jessi Haish | October 24, 2012

A Sycamore charity group is fighting back against cancer the only way it knows how: T-shirts. The team of Ian Steczo and Chris Brown started their fight against cancer in 2010. The two have been friends since kindergarten; Ian’s father Larry was Chris’s...

Organization to hold dodgeball tournament for cancer awareness

By Northern Star Staff | October 21, 2012

NIU’s Colleges Against Cancer is holding a dodgeball tournament, according to a Colleges Against Cancer news release. Protect Your Balls is a dodgeball tournament that will be held at 9 p.m. on Nov. 7 at Anderson Hall. The cost is $30 for teams of 6...

Columnist takes a stand to live longer (possibly)

By Troy Doetch | May 2, 2012

If you’re sitting down to read this, you’re going to die. I, on the other hand, am typing this standing up; therefore, I am going to live forever. I don’t mean to alarm you, but it’s science. Cold, hard, paraphrased science. In a storm of articles...

Relay for Life to take place on NIU’s north 40 field

By Ian Gough | April 18, 2012

Everyone is welcome to attend Relay for Life’s Red Carpet Affair this weekend at NIU. This year Relay for Life will be hosted at NIU. Activities will begin 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and will be held at the North 40 field behind Barsema Hall and the College...

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,...