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Students dance to film tracks

By Darius Parker | April 6, 2017

DeKALB — For the 26th consecutive “Do It To the Crowd” event, Greek organizations were asked to select a movie or film to base their performances, which included “Mean Girls,” released in 2004, “House Party,” released in 1990, and “Space...

Frat prepares for a ‘positive’ move

By Clarisa Hinshaw | March 27, 2017

DeKALB — As students prepare for the upcoming fall semester, Greek chapter Delta Chi is gearing up to move into a new house.The chapter has been living in their current house, 908 Greenbrier Road, since 2011. Because their chapter has been growing,...

PSK beats SAE in Tugs rematch

By Northern Star staff | May 2, 2016

After falling to Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the Tugs championship last year, Phi Sigma Kappa beat Sigma Alpha Epsilon on Saturday to claim the 2016 title.The last day of the tournament featured four matches, including Delta Chi versus Sigma Nu, Phi Kappa...

Men’s Tugs underway in 33rd year of competition

By Northern Star staff | April 26, 2016

The 33rd annual Men's Tugs Tournament held by the Interfraternity Council kicked off Monday with three matches throughout the day.Phi Kappa Theta and Alpha Kappa Lambda competed in the first match of the competition Monday, followed by matches featuring...

Delta Chi returns after top 6 finish

By Krystal Ward | April 25, 2016

Delta Chi will search for its first championship title in men’s Tugs this week, the highest the fraternity placing being fifth.The fraternity placed sixth in the competition in 2015, its first year tugging as a solo team. Chapter President Jesse Melow...

Members of Phi Sigma Kappa tug in the championship match April 26. Phi Sigma Kappa defeated Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the Tugs Championship on the east side of Huskie Stadium.

Phi Sigs crowned Tugs champs

By Northern Star Staff | April 28, 2014

Phi Sigma Kappa defeated Sigma Alpha Epsilon to take the Tugs Championship title Saturday outside Huskie Stadium.Sigma Alpha Mu beat Delta Chi to earn fifth place Saturday.Phi Kappa Theta won against Sigma Nu to go on and earn third place Saturday.The...

Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Alpha Epsilon to face off in Tugs Championship

By Northern Star Staff | April 25, 2014

Phi Sigma Kappa defeated Sigma Nu to advance to the Tugs Championship, where they will face Sigma Alpha Epsilon 4:30 p.m. Saturday.In the first match, Sigma Alpha Mu beat Phi Kappa Psi and in the second match, Delta Chi defeated Alpha Kappa Lambda Friday.All...

Tugs delayed due to weather conditions

By Northern Star Staff | April 23, 2014

Tugs matches, originally scheduled for today, will be postponed to Friday due to severe weather conditions, said Interfraternity Council President Trevor Morrison Wednesday.In the first match Wednesday, Phi Kappa Psi defeated the Fratastic Four. Phi Kappa...

Greek Row gears up for Tugs

Greek Row gears up for Tugs

By Keith Hernandez | April 16, 2014

Everyone has their reasons for tugging.Tugs is a weeklong tug-of-war competition between fraternities and it will start on April 21.Alpha Kappa LambdaJunior economics major Matt Cavanaugh, Alpha Kappa Lambda president and tugger, said his team is ready...

DeKalb’s Gangs: Word of gang violence leaves Greek Row residents uneasy, but what truth is there to rumors?

By Rachel Scaman | April 3, 2014

Read a scroll version of this story online here.It’s 5 a.m. on a school night in late March and members of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity are just heading to bed.The fraternity brothers were up all night protecting their house from the gang violence rumored...

Delta Chi becomes member of Interfraternity Council

By Hailey Kurth | May 1, 2012

After two years of petitioning to become a member of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Delta Chi was welcomed into the council Monday. Delta Chi petitioned to become full members of IFC multiple times over the years but was denied each time, said Kyle...

Delta Chi Fraternity organizes cancer awareness week

By Chelsey Boutan | April 25, 2012

Cancer has touched the lives of the Delta Chi Fraternity men. Member Justin Larsen said students in the fraternity feel connected with each other because many, including him, have had family members die from cancer. For that reason, Delta Chi has organized...