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Pass/Fail: NIU enrollment push pays off for diversity; Do research on charities before donating

Blake Glosson

October 5, 2014

Pass: NIU enrollment push pays off for diversityAs the vice president of the Student Advisory Council for the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, I know firsthand how much focus is being directed toward retaining students while attracting new ones — especially international students...

Top 3: Warnings you need a break

Holly New

October 22, 2013

No. 3: Sleeping problemsIf you find yourself having trouble sleeping because your mind just won’t shut off, take it easy.We all know sleep is important, but it is especially so in the winter months. According to Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler of the Mayo Clinic, “Studies show that people who don’t get...

Success, experience valuable from sources outside the classroom

Anthony Szudarski

August 26, 2013

What are you going to do now?Classes are starting and while that’s the most important thing to keep in mind, many of us are going to be left with free time to fill between classes, studying and work.Now, you could spend that time playing video games, catching up on your favorite Netflix shows or even readi...

Involvement fair introduces students to clubs

Erin Kolb

August 26, 2013

The Student Involvement Fair had more space than ever to showcase student organizations this year.Brandon Hunter, graduate assistant for Leadership & Student Organizational Services, said Sunday was the first time the fair was in the Regency Room and the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Studen...

Guest Column: NIU students need a nightlife in DeKalb

Elliot Echols

October 4, 2011

With homecoming right around the corner, I believe it's safe for me to say I'm concerned. Of course you might ask, "Why?" and the reason is simple: WHAT ARE STUDENTS GOING TO CELEBRATE AND WHERE WILL THEY DO IT? It's no secret the social scene that represents NIU and the surrounding DeKalb community ma...

Students are responsible for making NIU what they want it to be

Students are responsible for making NIU what they want it to be

May 3, 2011

While readying myself for my upcoming graduation, I can look back on my four years at NIU as a satisfying experience overall. All of the clubs and opportunities I had wanted were available to me, with maybe the exception of a Beard Appreciation Club.But I'm not going to fool myself into thinking tha...

The negative effects of going Greek outweigh the benefits

The negative effects of going Greek outweigh the benefits

Jack Baker

February 2, 2011

Fraternities are just not for me. In my time at NIU, I have never once considered joining one. Sure, a lot of people see them as a way to make new friends, have fun or get more out of their college experience, but I just do not see the appeal. I have always believed that everything that fraternities ...