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SA wants Holmes use made cheaper

By Northern Star Staff | November 6, 2014

Student Association President Joe Frascello said at University Council Wednesday that he would like to see more affordability for student organizations that host events at the Holmes Student Center.During the SA’s report for University Council, Frascello...

It’s On Us preps for Action Week

It’s On Us preps for Action Week

By Jackie Nevarez | November 4, 2014

Community, university and student leaders gathered Monday to brainstorm ways to promote the It’s On Us sexual prevention campaign in time for the Week of Action, which starts Nov. 17.The Student Association announced its involvement with It’s On Us,...

VP Chavez helps lead It’s On Us campaign

By Jackie Nevarez | September 30, 2014

Raquel Chavez, Student Association vice president, is spearheading a sexual assault prevention campaign using her research and experience in the area.The SA announced its involvement with It’s On Us, a presidential task force that aims to work with...

SA Senate approves of gen. ed changes

SA Senate approves of gen. ed changes

By Lauren Cliffe | September 28, 2014

The Student Association Senate passed a resolution to approve NIU Progressive Learning in Undergraduate Studies, a general education reform program, Sunday.Brandon Phillips, a member of the NIU PLUS task force; Anne Birberick, vice provost of Academic...

DeKalb residents line up outside of Feed’em Soup, 122 S. First St., Sept. 9, 2014, to receive food donations. 

Feed’em Soup still in debt, but getting help

By Linda Loya | September 24, 2014

Feed’em Soup is still struggling to make ends meet, but it will use fundraisers and student help to pay off its debt, according to its executive director.In April, the community service project, which feeds community members in need at a reduced cost,...

What goals should the Student Association make in the fall?

By Northern Star Staff | July 27, 2014

Kevin BarteltThe Student Association must improve its communication with the public.It’s very important members actively reach out to the university with their goals at the beginning of the semester.The SA should also focus on its communication within...

Q&A: Frascello talks SA plans for fall

By Rhea Riley | July 27, 2014

Senior political science major Joe Frascello was elected Student Association president in early May; as the summer comes to a close, he address what the SA has been up to and its plans for the fall semester.Rhea Riley: What have you done as president...

Joe Frascello, newly inaugurated Student Association president, gives thanks to the SA Senate and discusses his plans to bring small electric buses to campus during the SA Inauguration May 2.

Frascello focused on involvement, transit

By Betsy Mathew | May 4, 2014

Student Association President Joe Frascello said he has big plans for his presidency, including working on student involvement, student engagement and transparency.Frascello, Vice President Raquel Chavez and Treasurer Husam Salem were inaugurated as the...

Increase bus route funding

By Kim Randall | April 23, 2014

Many students rely on the Huskie Bus system to get around campus and DeKalb. That should be well-reflected in every bus route schedule.Over the past few years, the bus system has seen quite a few changes. Just last semester, many of the bus routes were...

Joe Frascello, then the Student Association president-elect, talks about the Huskie electric buses to be implemented as one of the “10 goals for five years” plan during the SA Senate meeting April 13.

SA Senate approves $55K for subcommittees

By Keith Hernandez | April 14, 2014

Student Association Senate approved a projected $54,345 in annual funding for the Academic and Professional subcommittee and General Programming and Activities subcommittee for the 2015 fiscal year.Annual funding for subcommitteesThe Academic and Professional...

Students enter a Huskie Bus on April 10, 2014, in front of the Holmes Student Center.

Bus system to be improved

By Shikha Duttyal | April 10, 2014

Students will be able to voice their concerns and give feedback on the Huskie Bus Line April 29.The Huskie Bus Line runs on funds from student fees. It costs about $3.7 million annually to operate the Huskie Buses. With a decline in student enrollment,...

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...