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Letter to the Editor: 2 Chainz not same issue as Circus Spectacular

Otis Buckley

April 29, 2014

When was the last time you saw PETA protest a rapper?One has nothing to do with the other. I think it was highly irresponsible and unethical for a journalist to write from such a one-sided perspective.Jeremiah Caterina never reached out to any of the organizations, officers or individuals that signed the petitio...

2 Chainz’s debut at Convo suggests double standard

Jeremiah Caterina

April 22, 2014

NIU students are living a double standard.I’m talking about those who were up in arms about the Circus Spectacular performing at the Convocation Center but have voiced no opposition to this Sunday’s 2 Chainz performance.Earlier this year, some students called for the cancellation of the Circus Sp...

SA votes ‘no’ to circus

SA votes 'no' to circus

Ryan Ocasio

February 19, 2014

A group of students stand in support of a resolution to end Circus Spectacular’s March 4 Convocation Center appearance due to animal rights concerns during Sunday’s Student Association Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center’s Sky Room. The circus canceled its appearance on Tuesday, citing...

Circus appearance canceled by weather

Circus appearance canceled by weather

Rachel Scaman

February 18, 2014

The show will not go on for the Circus Spectacular, whose planned Convocation Center performance drew ire from some students and faculty members.The George Carden circus visit — which had been set for March 4 — was canceled because of “inclement weather and travel conditions,” according to a Tues...

SA votes ‘no’ to circus show

A Student Association Senate standing vote was almost unanimous as senators voted to pass a resolution that asks NIU to cancel Circus Spectacular. The vote was part of the SA Senate’s meeting Sunday in the Holmes Student Center.

Rachel Scaman

February 17, 2014

The Circus Spectacular will not come to the Convocation Center if the Student Association Senate has its way.SA Senate decided on a new Board of Elections Committee as well as a resolution to show the Senate does not support the Circus Spectacular coming to NIU. The Senate voted during its 6 p.m. Sunday...

Voice concerns at SA meeting

Shaz Sheikhali

February 13, 2014

Students who are passionately for or against the upcoming circus show can sway the opinions of their Student Association senators at the Senate meeting Sunday.SA Senate will debate Circus Spectacular and a petition that was started by anthropology assistant professor Mitch Irwin. At last Sunday’s ...

Petition challenges coming circus act

Allison Krecek

January 30, 2014

Some students and faculty are hoping a petition could stop an upcoming circus show at the Convocation Center.Anthropology assistant professor Mitch Irwin created a petition to “Cancel the ‘Circus Spectacular’ scheduled for March 4” because it features animal performers. By Tuesday night, more than 780 ...

Circus to bring tigers and elephants to Convocation Center performance

Northern Star Staff

January 21, 2014

Circus Spectacular will bring elephants, tigers and high-flying performers to the Convocation Center in March, according to a release from the Convocation Center.The circus, to be held at 7 p.m. March 4, will showcase a new score and new costumes."Every year, we scour the world to find the best perf...