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Nathan Lupstein, Voice of Change presidential candidate, talks to students in front of DuSable Hall on Wednesday. The Voice of Change ticket has been disqualified from the 2015 SA executive elections.

Lupstein’s Voice of Change ticket wins 2015 Student Association executive election

By Northern Star staff | March 31, 2015

The Voice of Change ticket has won the 2015 Student Association executive election after its disqualification was lifted Tuesday at an SA Supreme Court hearing.Nathan Lupstein’s Voice of Change ticket won every SA executive position. Lupstein gained...

Freshman psychology major Lwam Mekonen votes online in the Student Association executive elections Tuesday at the Holmes Student Center polling station.

Donovan ticket calls for disqualification of Lupstein ticket in SA elections, citing intimidation

By Kelly Bauer | March 25, 2015

The Standing for Every Student ticket has called for the Voice of Change ticket to be disqualified from the 2015 Student Association executive elections for intimidating voters, disrupting an academic environment and littering, among other charges.Robert...

Presidential candidate

2015 Student Association executive election guide

By Northern Star staff | March 24, 2015

It's Election Day at NIU as seven candidates vie for positions in the Student Association executive branch.Follow @NIUNorthernStar on Twitter for 24/7 updates. Read below for information on voting, candidate profiles and more. WHEN IS VOTING?9 a.m. Tuesday...

(From left) Ben Donovan, Student Association presidential candidate on the Standing for Every Student ticket, listens as Nathan Lupstein,  SA presidential candidate on the Voice of Change ticket, speaks during the candidates night and debate March 19.

Student Association executive candidates share plans at debate

By Ashley Morse | March 23, 2015

The Student Association Executive Elections Candidates Night and Debate allowed for candidates to discuss what the SA could do in light of proposed cuts in state allocation to NIU.The Thursday debate was held between Voice of Change ticket members Nathan...

Treasurer candidate

2015 Treasurer candidate: Gladys Sanchez

By Alex Nugent | March 23, 2015

Major: Junior special education majorInvolvement: We Care for NIU vice president, NIU College Parents Group treasurer, Career Services intern, Alpha Phi Omega member and Black Student Union memberQ: Why do you think you are the right candidate for this...

NIU Student Association executive elections debate 2015: play by play in tweets

By Northern Star staff | March 23, 2015

Get a play by play of the 2015 NIU Student Association executive elections debate. // <![CDATA[ // ]]> [View the story "NIU Student Association executive elections debate 2015" on Storify]

Student Association 2015 executive elections guide

By Northern Star staff | March 5, 2015

Candidates for the Student Association executive elections were posted Wednesday, kicking off campaigning up to the election days on March 24 and 25.CandidatesPresident: Benjamin Donovan and Nathan LupsteinVice president: Reginald Bates Jr. and Robert...

Gladys Sanchez, junior special education major, stands in front of her burned-out apartment building on Third Street. Sanchez and her son, Buddy, 6, lost their home and most of their possessions in a Jan. 7 fire, but the DeKalb community has raised more than $8,000 to help them start over.

After fire, student Gladys Sanchez, son rebuild

By Kelly Bauer | January 22, 2015

Gladys doesn’t know if it was the screaming or smoke that woke her.She remembers sitting up in bed and seeing her friend batting at a patch of fire spreading across a painting on her apartment wall. She ran to the extinguisher and turned around to use...

SA voter turnout zooms past last year’s

By Keisha Howerth | March 25, 2014

More than 1,600 students voted in Tuesday’s Student Association executive elections, which is about 100 more than voted over two days in last year’s elections.More than 1,500 students voted in the 2013 elections. About 750 students voted in 2012,...

Holiday event spreads joy to children, parents

By Jeanette Fritz | November 24, 2013

The holiday season is my favorite time of the year because it’s all about spending time with those you love and spreading a little cheer along the way.For some lucky kids, the holidays came early thanks to an event hosted by the College Parents Group.The...

Author speaks of building interfaith bridges

By Jack Manning | October 30, 2013

Eboo Patel, author of “Acts of Faith,” spoke to students Tuesday night about coming of age and finding themselves, themes that appear in his book.Patel came not only to discuss his book, but to talk about his movement in the Interfaith Youth Core...