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Office designed to improve graduation, retention rates

By Brian Singer | October 17, 2012

There’s an office on campus dedicated to making sure students graduate. The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL), a Vision 2020 initiative, was put into place to help improve graduation and retention rates among students to...

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...

Campus Activities Board receives funds from SA

By Brian Singer | October 1, 2012

Oct. 2 correction: In an Oct. 1 Northern Star article titled “CAB receives funds,” the Northern Star incorrectly reported that Bill Nicklas’s title was executive director of the president’s office. His title is associate vice president for university...

Deja Manuel, a sophomore undecided major, votes for the student senate elections Tuesday in the Holmes Student Center. Alberta Dequin, (center) a retired teacher and Kelli Bradley (right) from student affairs worked the voting booth next to the bus turn around.

Voter turnout speculation marks SA elections

By Brian Singer | September 25, 2012

Speculation of the voter turnout has marked the first day of the Student Association (SA) Senate elections. The SA opened the polls Tuesday for students to vote for senators to be in the SA Senate. The Senate is one of the three branches of the SA. The...

Student Association elections coming soon

By Brian Singer | September 23, 2012

Students will get the chance to vote for people to represent their concerns at the Student Association (SA) Senate elections Tuesday. The SA acts as a governing body at NIU and handles anything involving students, said SA Senate Speaker Austin Quick....

Teens with special needs present Beauty and the Beast Jr.

By Brian Singer | September 16, 2012

DeKalb High School gave children with special needs the chance to perform Beauty and the Beast Jr. on stage Thursday. The play was held through the Penguin Project, an organization that gives children with physical or social handicaps the opportunity...

Brandon Hunter and Alandis Phillips of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity Inc. strolling at the stroll competition in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium hosted by the women of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority Inc. The winners of the stroll competition were the women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Fraternities, sororities participate in stroll competition

By Brian Singer | September 9, 2012

Music, lights and screaming fans filled the Carl Sandburg Auditorium for the stroll competition Friday. Participants from eight fraternities and sororities threw themselves onto the stage and performed dance routines to impress the judges and the crowd....

The NIU Convocational Center is more than a venue for parties and sporting events. The Convocational Center also serves as a safe meeting place for students and the DeKalb community during emergency situations.

Convocation Center has shelter plan for emergencies

By Brian Singer | September 4, 2012

While the Convocation Center is home to concerts, job fairs and basketball games, it is also home to emergency response efforts. Natural disasters and major crimes in the community are all included under the umbrella of the Convocation Center’s state-wide...

Letter to the editor: Columnist applies stereotype to self

By Letter to the editor | March 26, 2012

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to your publication of “(White) parents just don’t understand”, written by Linze Griebenow. “White people have what I like to call an alibi complex…when white people watch film or television and see someone...

The Tony Martin challenge: Emmaus College Boys christmas pictures

The Tony Martin challenge: Emmaus College Boys christmas pictures

By Tony Martin | February 7, 2011

So, we have our first submission up for review. Today’s submission comes from the “Emmaus College Boys,” who’s Brian Singer sent me their Christmas pictures for review. He wrote:Hey Tony, These pictures me and my roommates and next-door neighbors...