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Left to right: Jordyn Crosby, Tashay Brown,
De’Aushea Usher, Amaiya Bailey, Tyler Lawson. S.I.S.T.E.R.S organizations purpose is to empower and inspire women.

Student organization meets to empower young women

By Ellie Craighead, News Reporter | March 8, 2022
S.I.S.T.E.R.S is a student organization open to all female students and is a safe space where they can feel empowered and inspired.
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity promoting their organization at the Feb. 2 involvement fair to attract new members.

COVID-19 stress causes decrease in student engagement

By Ally Formeller | February 28, 2022
NIU clubs and organizations are struggling to recruit new members and getting current members to participate.
Students walk around the Fall Involvement Fair, talking to different student organizations.

SGA to host Spring Involvement Fair

By Elisa Reamer | February 1, 2022

DeKALB – Student Government Association will host a Spring 2022 Involvement Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Holmes Student Center to provide students with the opportunity to find new ways to get involved on campus.  Students will be able to...

The Huskie Den in Holmes Student Center is reopening after being remodeled and shuttered due to COVID-19.

Activities for students to try while on campus

By Quade Evans, Opinion Columnist | January 27, 2022

Campus has reopened to students this week following the low COVID-19 positivity rates. For first-years and transfer students who still have to get used to NIU’s campus it can be challenging to step outside of your comfort zone and make connections....

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

By 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...

Top 3: Warnings you need a break

By 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...

Success, experience valuable from sources outside the classroom

By 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,...

Involvement fair introduces students to clubs

By 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...

Guest Column: NIU students need a nightlife in DeKalb

By 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...

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...

The negative effects of going Greek outweigh the benefits

The negative effects of going Greek outweigh the benefits

By 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...