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Battle of the Sexes moves to Cole Hall

By Darius Parker | April 16, 2015

Phi Rho Eta will switch things up for the Battle of the Sexes competition with a new location.Battle of the Sexes is a competitive event that crowns whichever gender excels in performing arts. The event is free and will be held at 6 p.m. in the Cole Hall...

New plus, minus system criticized

By Jack Manning | January 14, 2014

The plus and minus grading scale, implemented for the first time in the fall, received mixed reviews from students.In the previous system, a student who earned 91 percent would receive the same grade as another who earned 100 percent. Under the new scale,...

Zanayed named next Speaker of SA Senate in second election

By Erin Kolb | December 2, 2012

James Zanayed won the position of senate speaker at the Student Association (SA) Senate meeting Sunday. The senator won against his opponent Senator Mike Theodore. As the SA senate speaker, Zanayed will manage all the affairs of the Senate. The Senate...

SA to redo Speaker election

By Erin Kolb | November 19, 2012

After voting on a new speaker for the Student Association (SA) Senate at a Nov. 11 meeting, the senators must decide who will be the speaker yet again. SA Senate Speaker Austin Quick said the re-election is happening because the original results of the...

SA discusses NIU Police Department changes, elects next Speaker

By Felix Sarver and Erin Kolb | November 11, 2012

According to Austin Quick, students need to demand better of NIU. At the Sunday Student Association (SA) meeting, the SA Senate speaker expressed disappointment with various issues currently affecting the university. Among them were the allegations of...

Senators Mathew Dunn, Blake Goldman, and Derek Koegel bowed their heads and closed their eyes after Speaker of the Senate Austin Quick requested for a moment of silence to pay respect to Huskie David Bogenberger who passed away this past Friday November 2, 2012.

SA Senate discusses future of Huskie Bus system

By Felix Sarver | November 4, 2012

The Huskie Bus system may face a financial crisis. Student Association (SA) President Delonte LeFlore called on the SA’s senators to help with the bus system at the SA meeting Sunday. LeFlore said the SA may withstand additional costs for maintaining...

Black Male Initiative hosts Aerotek, discusses involvement

By Kyle Boyd | October 8, 2012

Homecoming safety procedures, career opportunities and community involvement were some of the things discussed at the Black Male Initiative (BMI) meeting Monday. The BMI promotes the academic success of its members and the creation of young male leaders...

Representative Bob Pritchard (R-Hinckley) speaks with a group of
NIU students during Wednesdays March on Springfield. The students
asked Pritchard questions about why the state has delayed paying
NIU the money it owes the university.

Students rally in Springfield to support MAP grant funding

By Kelly Bauer | October 26, 2011

College students need grant money, and they're willing to fight for it. NIU students marched on Illinois' capitol Wednesday, intent on gaining support for increased - or, at least, a stabilization - of monetary award program (MAP) grant funding. Delonte...