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Chris English, president of NIU’s Mars Rover club, spoke to a group of students during a Rover club meeting. The NIU Mars Rover Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays in the Engineering building, Room 254. (Courtesy of Chris English)

Rover Club tinkers for a tussle

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter | April 29, 2024

DeKALB – Gaining experience working on technology and engineering, competing in competitions and working with groups to build rovers are some of the things that are going on with NIU’s Mars Rover Team. The NIU Mars Rover Club meets at 5:30 p.m....

Three people stand a podiums gesturing and speaking. SGA on Friday voted against supporting the Indigenous Resource Center petition and Senator Demetri Anastopoulos was dismissed from the senate. (Northern Star graphic)

SGA senate fails to support indigenous resource center petition

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | April 22, 2024

DeKALB – At Friday’s Student Government Association senate meeting, the senate failed to support a petition for the founding of an indigenous resource center, while Senator Demetri Anastopoulos was dismissed from the senate. SGA SENATE FAILS TO...

Three people stand at podiums gesturing and speaking. SGA on Friday discussed two potential bills that would adjust the Supreme Court Justice appointment process. (Northern Star graphic)

SGA Senate discussed two new constitutional bills

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | April 8, 2024

DeKALB – Following the Student Government Association Senate’s controversial attempt to appoint two new justices last week, two new constitutional bills were read at Friday’s meeting that could impact the process of appointment and selection for...

A group of students crowd around a table and make different types of art. NIU’s Makers Club offers a place for NIU students to use their creativity to develop different art projects as group and individually. (Courtesy of Chris English)

Student club makes tinkering fun

By Brandon Clark, News Reporter | February 25, 2024

DeKALB – A club focused on hands-on creativity and collaboration encourages students to make something of their ideas.  Founder Chris English, a graduate student majoring in mechanical engineering, started Makers Club last year after other clubs...

Three students stand at a podium talking and gesturing. The Student Government Association met at 2 p.m on Jan. 26 where they appointed a new director of academic affairs, gave seven organizations recognition and a senator violated the University Student Conduct policy. (Northern Star Graphic)

SGA recognizes seven student organizations

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | January 29, 2024

DeKALB – In the Student Government Association’s first senate meeting of the year, the senate granted recognition to seven student organizations. SEVEN NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS RECOGNIZED “Some of these orgs are from last semester, some of them...

The Student Government Association sign located in the Holmes Student Center ground floor in the OASIS space in 2022. SGA Senator Chris English was elected the new deputy speaker for the 2023-2024 school year on Sept. 15, at the SGA meeting. (Northern Star File Photo)

SGA: Appoints deputy speaker; passes 2 bills

By Brandon Clark, News Reporter | September 17, 2023

DeKALB – The Student Government Association started the semester with a new deputy speaker who left no doubt that change was on the horizon.  SGA Senator Chris English became the new deputy speaker after making his bid and receiving full endorsements...

Sid Kincaid (left), an alum and former SGA senator, Speaker Dallas Douglass and Senator Chris English sitting during Fridays SGA meeting. Douglass announced he will be stepping down from the position of speaker. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

Dallas Douglass steps down as speaker of senate

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | April 15, 2023

DeKALB – After nearly four years of service, Speaker Dallas Douglass has announced his plans to step down as speaker of the Student Government Association. Serving as speaker of the senate since March 2021, Douglass announced his departure at Friday's...

Student Government Association candidate profiles

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | March 27, 2023

DeKALB – The Student Government Association is the organization of representatives elected by the student body, who are responsible for funding and supporting student events and organizations on campus. The following candidates are running for student...

The Student Government Association Speaker of the Senate, Dallas Douglass (left), converses with newly appointed Clerk of the Senate, Chris English, near the end of Friday’s SGA meeting in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. (Cheyanne Quintanilla | Northern Star)

SGA appoints election commissioner, deputy speaker and clerk

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | January 29, 2023

DeKALB – Following the appointment of the board of elections, the Student Government Association has appointed its election commissioner and appointed senators to fill missing spaces in the Senate. Senator Ethan DeMuse was appointed to the role of...