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Senior wide receiver Martel Moore (1) dives and scores during Tuesdays Orange Bowl game against FSU.

Huskie fans celebrate team’s homecoming

By Joe Palmer | January 2, 2013

“It was a great experience. We gave it our all and our fans were incredible.” That’s what junior quarterback Jordan Lynch had to say to all the NIU students, alumni, professors and DeKalb residents who lined up in the cold to welcome the Huskies...

Student Association (SA) Senator Mike Theodore (left), James Zanayed (center), new SA Senate Speaker, and Senator Kelsey Shockey (right) enjoy a meal after the SA held its last meeting of the semester Sunday at the Campus Life Building, Room 100.

SA Senate welcomes new speaker

By Felix Sarver | December 9, 2012

The Student Association (SA) Senate welcomed a new speaker at a meeting Sunday. SA Senate Speaker Austin Quick, who’s served in the SA since 2009, passed the torch to former Senator James Zanayed. He was sworn into his new role by John Jones III, SA...

Zanayed named next Speaker of SA Senate in second election

By Erin Kolb | December 2, 2012

James Zanayed won the position of senate speaker at the Student Association (SA) Senate meeting Sunday. The senator won against his opponent Senator Mike Theodore. As the SA senate speaker, Zanayed will manage all the affairs of the Senate. The Senate...

SA to redo Speaker election

By Erin Kolb | November 19, 2012

After voting on a new speaker for the Student Association (SA) Senate at a Nov. 11 meeting, the senators must decide who will be the speaker yet again. SA Senate Speaker Austin Quick said the re-election is happening because the original results of the...

Senator Domke and Senator Frank listen in on the Bill to appropriate Supplemental funds to the MAC championship in the Senate meeting on Sunday. Approximately $9000 will be used towards providing a bus ride to Detroit and food for NIU students. The game will take place on November 30th vs. Kent State at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

SA Senate to provide funds for bus trips to MAC championship, eliminates SA position

By Erin Kolb | November 18, 2012

The Student Association (SA) will fund a trip for students for the upcoming MAC Championship game. The SA Senate passed a bill to give $8,000 to help provide bus trips to the game at its meeting Sunday. The game will take place on Nov. 30 in Detroit....

Senators Mathew Dunn, Blake Goldman, and Derek Koegel bowed their heads and closed their eyes after Speaker of the Senate Austin Quick requested for a moment of silence to pay respect to Huskie David Bogenberger who passed away this past Friday November 2, 2012.

SA Senate discusses future of Huskie Bus system

By Felix Sarver | November 4, 2012

The Huskie Bus system may face a financial crisis. Student Association (SA) President Delonte LeFlore called on the SA’s senators to help with the bus system at the SA meeting Sunday. LeFlore said the SA may withstand additional costs for maintaining...

Students voice opinion about paper waste through art

By Jessi Haish | October 30, 2012

The MLK Commons benches were covered in sheets of paper after two students decided to voice their opinions through an art project. Junior ceramics major Eric Oslos and junior sculpture major Jessica Benson spent more than 20 hours scrounging recycling...

President of the Student Association Delonte LeFlore speaks to students and members of SA about having a strong strategic plan for Student Association. He also states that he wants Northern Illinois University to be a more student centered campus, and that there was a 30% increase in the turnout of the organizational expo.

SA outlined improvements, student involvement at first address

By Felix Sarver | October 30, 2012

The Student Association (SA) outlined strategies for improving its organization and increasing student involvement at its first address Tuesday. SA President Delonte LeFlore said the SA wanted to hold an address to unify the students. Addresses have been...

SA to give state of the students address today

SA to give state of the students address today

By Carrie Morris | October 29, 2012

The first state of the students address will be held today by the Student Association (SA). SA President Delonte LeFlore will outline goals for the student government body and reach out to students in order to represent them better on campus for the address....

SA discusses campus safety, grading policy Sunday

SA discusses campus safety, grading policy Sunday

By Felix Sarver | October 28, 2012

Student Association senators received encouragement from the DeKalb County state’s attorney to help keep the campus safe during their meeting Sunday. Clay Campbell came to the SA Senate to explain his work and his goals. He said he’s tasked with keeping...

Joshua Venaas, senior geology major, speaks at a S.A Senate meeting by updating the senate with the senates budget.

SA Senate voted to fix 2013 budget issues Sunday

By Felix Sarver | October 21, 2012

The Student Association (SA) Senate approved a bill to fix their budget for fiscal year 2013 at a meeting Sunday. In his presentation of the bill, SA Treasurer Joshua Venaas told the Senate there were errors in last year’s budget that required fixes....

SA Senate works with DKPD to focus on off-campus crime

By Brian Singer | October 14, 2012

DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery visited the Student Association (SA) Senate to discuss growing concerns about off-campus crime Sunday. During the meeting, Lowery told the Senate he was not happy with the northwest corridor of DeKalb. He indicated the...