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NIU parents group ready to celebrate mothers

By Candice Beasley | May 1, 2011

DeKALB | A parents group on campus will be celebrating Mother's Day together. "I hope to relax and spend time with my kids for mother's day," said Sequoia Thomas, sophomore psychology major and member of an organization called College Parents' Group....

Budget priorities statement approved by University Council

By Candice Beasley | April 27, 2011

The Resources, Space and Budget committee statement of budget priorities was approved by the University Council on Wednesday afternoon during its final meeting for the semester. University Council Co-Chair Laurie Elish-Piper presented the budget priorities...

Phi Rho Eta to host annual carnival

By Candice Beasley | April 24, 2011

The Zeta Chapter of Phi Rho Eta Fraternity Inc. will host its annual carnival event Thursday. This is the second year the fraternity has hosted a carnival, and Terrance Hopson, president of Phi Rho Eta Fraternity Inc., said they plan on making it a long-term...

Students’ welfare a top budget priority

By Candice Beasley | April 20, 2011

DeKALB | The Faculty Senate Resources, Space and Budgets committee presented a report to the Senate during its Wednesday meeting on budget priorities if the state continues to defer on its payments to NIU. "CRSB created a statement of what the financial...

Grammy-winning trupeter Randy Breck(left) plays with the NIU Jazz Ensemble Thursday night.

Grammy-winning trumpeter takes the stage at NIU

By Candice Beasley | April 14, 2011

Over 700 people watched NIU's jazz ensemble play with Grammy-winning trumpeter Randy Brecker. Brecker has been playing the trumpet and flugelhorn for over 50 years. He accompanied the jazz ensemble Thursday night in playing some selections he has written...

The piano on the main floor of the Holmes Student Center occasionally serves as a distraction for students studying, as well as the hotel workers.

HSC lounge piano provides creative outlet for students

By Candice Beasley | April 11, 2011

DeKALB | Students may have wondered why the Holmes Student Center has a piano in the lounge. For 10 years, the piano has been sitting in the same spot; located in the lounge at the Holmes Student Center. “It’s used in various places in the building...

Tahera Ahmed speaks at Women in Islam Tuesday night in Room 506 of the Holmes Student Center.

Misconceptions of Muslim women exposed

By Candice Beasley | March 29, 2011

DeKALB | There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to women in Islam, said Tahera Ahmad."I was very impressed that NIU has a community that wants to learn," Ahmad said.Ahmad is an associate university chaplin at Northwestern University. The Muslim...

SA EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS | Student trustee candidate profiles

By Jacqueline Evans | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | Elections for the Student Association executive cabinet are Tuesday and Wednesday. This is the final installment of all candidates running for the four positions: president, vice president, treasurer and student trustee. Jaemin Robertson Year/Major:...

SA vice president candidate profile

By Candice Beasley | March 24, 2011

Elections for the Student Association executive cabinet will be held March 29-30. For the rest of the week, the Northern Star will be profiling candidates for each of the four positions: president, vice president, treasurer and student trustee. Today,...

Echols is a candidate for SA president

SA presidential candidate profiles

By Jacqueline Evans and Candice Beasley | March 22, 2011

Elections for the Student Association executive cabinet will be held on March 29 and March 30. For the rest of this week, the Northern Star will be profiling candidates for each of the four positions: president, vice president, treasurer and student trustee....

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Amitabh Pal, managing editor of Progressive Magazine, speaks about violence in Islam Wednesday night at Hertiage Room of the Holmes Student Center.

Islam stands for peace, says Progressive magazine editor

By Candice Beasley | March 10, 2011

"Islam has a very strong strand of peace," said Amitabh Pal, managing editor of Progressive magazine. Pal spoke about his first book titled "Islam Means Peace," and also touched on some misinterpretations of Islam Wednesday evening. DeKalb Interfaith...

United States treasurer speaks to NIU Tuesday on Latino leadership

By Candice Beasley | March 9, 2011

DeKALB | About 200 people came to hear U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios talk about her life and her influence on the Latino community. Rios is the first Latina treasurer to be appointed by a Democratic president, and the sixth Latina to have served in the position....

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