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DogHouse DeKalb co-founders Jordan Delegal (left), Elliot Echols and Keith Otis prepare food at the 2014 Homecoming football game. 

DogHouse food truck hiring students

By Northern Star staff | October 16, 2015

The DogHouse food truck is hiring students from all majors for various jobs on the truck.The DogHouse — absent a truck — was introduced during the 2014 Homecoming game by alumni Jordan Delegal, Keith Otis and Elliot Echols. Gourmet grilled cheese...

NIU food truck to open Saturday

By Alexander Chettiath | April 9, 2015

The DogHouse, an alumni-owned food truck, will debut Saturday at the Huskie Bowl and Communiversity Block Party.The DogHouse is operated by alumni Keith Otis, Elliot Echols and Jordan Delegal. They plan to move to a student-operated food truck as their...

The founders of the DogHouse DeKalb, which would be NIUs first food truck, stand with NIU President Doug Baker (in red) at Homecoming in October.

DogHouse DeKalb gets $10,000 pledge, is $3,000 short of goal with 5 days to go

By Northern Star Staff | November 20, 2014

The DogHouse DeKalb, which is using a Kickstarter to fund what would be NIU's first food truck, received a $10,000 pledge today.The "large" pledge -- which makes up half of the $20,000 sought by the Doghouse DeKalb -- was more than DogHouse co-founder...

DogHouse to raise food truck money

By Northern Star Staff | October 22, 2014

Fundraising for the DeKalb DogHouse, a campus food truck, is being done through a Kickstarter campaign with a $20,000 goal.The DogHouse, created by alumni Jordan Delegal, Keith Otis and Elliot Echols, was introduced Homecoming weekend at the Martin Luther...

Alumni food truck to launch Kickstarter

By Mitchell Spence | October 14, 2014

The alumni behind Hungry Huskies Inc. will start fundraising Monday to purchase a food truck that will provide meals during football games.Jordan Delegal, Hungry Huskies Inc. cofounder, said the goal for the company is to gain $25,000 through a crowdfunding...

Alumni fundraise to buy NIU’s 1st food truck

By Deanna Frances | September 21, 2014

Alumni are raising money to open NIU’s first food truck, the DogHouse, at the Homecoming football game.Jordan Delegal, Keith Otis and Elliot Echols created Hungry Huskies, Inc., which would manage the food truck, to align with NIU President Doug Baker’s...

A crowd gathers around a plaque memorializing student Steven R. Agee II, who was shot and killed November 2011 off-campus. Agee was honored during a Monday ceremony. Chaz Thrailkill, 21, accepted a 30-year murder plea agreement in Agee’s death on April 1.

Slain student Agee honored as mentor

By Betsy Mathew | April 15, 2014

The life of student Steven R. Agee II was commemorated by a plaque and conference room, named in his honor, in a dedication ceremony Monday.On Nov. 23, 2011, Agee, 22, was shot and killed at an off-campus party about a mile north of campus. On April 1,...

BSU gets supplemental funding from SA Senate

By Betsy Mathew | April 7, 2014

Student Association Senate passed a resolution to provide $8,925 in supplemental funding to the Black Student Union at Senate’s Sunday meeting.The BSU is an umbrella organization that supports at least 22 organizations on campus.“We focus on unity...

Frascello ticket sweeps SA

By Carlos Galvez | March 27, 2014

Joe Frascello’s “A Better NIU” ticket took every Student Association executive position following Wednesday’s elections, with Frascello claiming the top spot as president.Frascello tallied 1,343 votes while presidential candidate Randiss Hopkins...

SA voting a responsibility

By Jeremiah Caterina | March 25, 2014

Today begins students’ chance to vote for next year’s Student Association executives.The people elected speak for students, so it’s imperative students take part in choosing those leaders.I can’t emphasize enough the importance of every student...

Senator Dillon Domke told the Student Association Senate at its meeting Sunday that he wants to focus on increasing student involvement as a way to improve NIU’s retention rate. Domke was elected as the spring Senate speaker.

Domke takes Senate’s top spot

By Shaz Sheikhali | November 25, 2013

Dillon Domke was elected as the spring Student Association Senate speaker at the group’s Sunday meeting.Domke took 17 votes to beat Senator Ben Donovan’s 12 votes and Senator Alonte Holliday’s two votes. Senators Brandon Phillips and Cassie Dodd...

Student Association Speaker James Zanayed speaks at an Oct. 6 Student Association Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Centers Skyroom. The Student Association will hold elections during this Sundays meeting.

SA Senate seeks new speaker in elections

By Shaz Sheikhali | November 21, 2013

The Student Association Senate will review five candidates as it looks to elect a speaker Sunday.The SA Senate will elect its next speaker during its meeting at 6 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center. Board of Trustees members like chair John Butler and...