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Aidan O’Brien, a junior marketing major and student trustee candidate, stands and addresses the crowd. The Student Government Association held a debate on Thursday for students to get to know the candidates. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Students go head-to-head during SGA Debate

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

DeKALB – The Student Government Association held its elections debates from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium where about 100 students attended from various student organizations. Certain candidates noted they have aligned themselves...

Montez Soliz, a junior political science major, is running for president and will increase transparency and communication with students.

SGA presidential candidate hopes to increase campus involvement

By Parker Otto | March 27, 2022
Montez Soliz is running for the president position in the upcoming SGA elections and hopes to increase transparency and communication with students.
Student Association speaker Dillon Domke speaks at the Feb. 23 Student Association meeting in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. SA will host a debate among this year’s executive candidates at 8 p.m. today in the Holmes Student Center’s Regency Room.

SA candidates debate ahead of election

By Jackie Nevarez | March 19, 2014

Student Association will host a debate among this year’s executive election candidates today.The debate will be held at 8 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center Regency Room. Candidates for the executive positions of the SA including president, vice president,...

Black Student Union holds elections debate

By Guadalupe Lopez | April 11, 2013

Members of the Black Student Union (BSU) gathered to hear from its executive board candidates on Wednesday at the Holmes Student Center, Room 405. NIU’s Black Student Union elections will be held on Wednesday and April 18. During the debate, current...

Candidates for Student Associations executive branch debate

Candidates for Student Association’s executive branch debate

By Logan Love | March 21, 2013

With the Student Association (SA) executive branch elections next week, candidates spoke out at a two-hour debate Wednesday night. It featured candidates running for the positions of president, vice president, treasurer and student trustee. Presidential...

SA holds mayoral debate

By Newell Miao | March 21, 2013

With less than three weeks until the April 9 election, the city’s mayoral candidates shared their views at a Student Association-hosted debate. The Student Association hosted the mayoral candidates debate on Wednesday, with less than three weeks until...

Vice President Debate Photo Poll

Vice President Debate Photo Poll

By Northern Star | October 10, 2012

Brandon Richards senior finance major“Paul Ryan. I’ve seen some of Biden’s speeches and not only does he not seem to inspire me, but he seems to lack the fuel to express. Paul Ryan is much more charismatic and has rational arguments.”

Get involved during election season

By Joe Palmer | September 16, 2012

Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the September Slump. It’s that special time of an election year when everyone who isn’t a diehard politico or wannabe correspondent tunes out all things politics. The primaries came and went and the conventions fizzled...

SA executive candidates debate activity fees, campus safety

SA executive candidates debate activity fees, campus safety

By Felix Sarver | March 20, 2012

Huskie spirit, student activity fees and campus safety were three of the issues Student Association executive candidates debated Tuesday. Elections Commissioner Jasmine Harvell moderated the debate in the Sky Room at the Holmes Student Center and asked...

Republican GOP Debate: Winners and Losers

By Parker Happ | October 12, 2011

Tuesday, The Washington Post and Bloomberg sponsored the third Republican Presidential Debate at Dartmouth College. Columnist Parker Happ weighs in on the winners, losers, and surprise finisher at the debate. Losers Rick Perry Perry was not the cool,...