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Local pair supports music with company

By Hayley Devitt | October 16, 2013

Until recently, Camille Piazza and Eric Sterling have been working to plan and host events mainly as volunteer and fundraising efforts.Piazza and Sterling have been prominent volunteer supporters of DeKalb’s music scene. But on Aug. 14, Piazza and Sterling...

Reuse-a-Palooza to encourage environment awareness

By Katie Finlon | April 3, 2013

This weekend will be all about making the world a better place through music and recycled materials. Green Paws Environmental Alliance, a student go-green group, will host its third Reuse-a-Palooza 7 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday at the House Cafe, 263...

Non-profit looks to add bikes lanes to DeKalb

By Logan Love | February 27, 2013

The Green Paws Environmental Alliance (Green PEA) is working on getting bike lanes installed in and around campus and its H2O to Go initiative. “The university would do well to have bike lanes and try to have a more sustainable campus here,” said...

Letter to the editor: Bike laws needed on campus

By Letter to the editor | April 23, 2012

Most college campuses have bike lanes. A noticeable difference from NIU’s campus compared to many others is the absence of said bike lanes. Northern Illinois University’s Vision 2020 initiative is inherently flawed without mention of bicycle lanes....

Students, experts examine cleanliness of bottled, tap H20

By Felix Sarver | February 22, 2012

When it comes to safe drinking water, Joseph Zozzaro chooses bottled water over tap.The senior kinesiology major said he has yet to see a contaminated water bottle. Many of the water fountains offered on campus not only look rusted but taste rusty, he...

Guest Column: An environmentally-conscious addition to student organizations

Welcome back to the red, black...and green! The year 2011 marks the beginning of new partnerships for NIU in the realm of the environment, sustainability and energy. A new student group hit the ground running in the spring, building services started testing...

Concert seeks to promote recycling

By Chris Krapek | March 22, 2011

DeKALB | Reuse-a-palooza, a cell phone, battery and ink cartridge recycling drive, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. Hosted by the NIU Green Paws Environmental Alliance (the Green PEAs), Reuse-a-palooza...