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(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...

BioLife encourages students’ support

By Erin Kolb | February 21, 2013

Plasma donation is used for a variety of reasons, and at BioLife Plasma Services, 1455 County Farm Road, donors can get paid for the plasma their body generates naturally. Junior business major Dylan Beach started donating plasma as an extra source of...

House Cafe to host salsa dance benefit

By Katie Finlon | February 11, 2013

Salsa DeKalb is hosting a dance benefit event 7 p.m. today with the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. This is the first dance benefit that will be hosted by Salsa DeKalb and the House Cafe. It is open to all ages. Admission is $6 at the door. The cover...

Online teacher evaluations would be more efficient

By Letter Writer | April 11, 2011

Perusing through the paper I came across the article "Evaluating Teaching Evaluations." To my surprise, there was no mention of the student perspective on the matter. It probably takes about 15 minutes for a student to complete an evaluation. If you add...

Why Im giving up Facebook for Lent

Why I’m giving up Facebook for Lent

By Kathryn Minniti | March 8, 2011

Today is Ash Wednesday, a sacred day for many religious people, which begins the 40-day period known as Lent. These 40 days are typically associated with Christians sacrificing a part of their daily lives leading up to Easter as a way of symbolically...