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Shooting survivors united during wreath laying ceremony

By Lindsey Salvatelli | February 15, 2018
A flower laid on top of Ryanne Mace’s memorial on the 10-year anniversary of the Cole Hall shooting Wednesday Feb. 14.
Former Student Association director of Governmental Affairs.

Directors Donovan, Martin resign SA

By Margaret Maka & Keith Hernandez | April 9, 2015

Two Student Association directors resigned from the SA shortly after the 2015 SA executive election was decided April 1.Governmental Affairs Director Ben Donovan resigned April 1 and Academic Affairs Director Alex Martin resigned at the end of last week,...

Ben Donovan, Student Association director of Governmental Affairs, talks to senators at a Jan. 25 SA Senate meeting about a proposal to lower DeKalb’s bar entry age from 21 to 20. Donovan said the SA will give a statement about the idea at today’s City Council meeting.

Student Association directors Ben Donovan and Alex Martin resign from SA

By Margaret Maka | April 8, 2015

Two Student Association directors resigned from the SA shortly after the 2015 SA executive election was decided April 1.Governmental Affairs Director Ben Donovan resigned April 1 and Academic Affairs Director Alex Martin resigned at the end of last week,...

Senior communication major Marguerite Mallory votes online in the Student Association executive elections Tuesday at the Founders Memorial Library polling station.

Student Association to postpone election results until tickets’ appeals are heard

By Northern Star staff | March 25, 2015

The Student Association will not release the results of Tuesday and Wednesday’s executive elections due to pending appeals from both tickets, according to an SA news release.Both the Voice of Change and Standing for Every Student filed petitions to...

SA should do more to recruit candidates

By Northern Star Editorial Board | March 18, 2015

The Student Association should have done more to recruit candidates for this year’s executive elections.Executive elections will decide the SA’s president, vice president, treasurer and student trustee. Students must attend a candidates’ meeting,...

Ben Donovan, Student Association director of Governmental Affairs, talks to senators at a Jan. 25 SA Senate meeting about a proposal to lower DeKalb’s bar entry age from 21 to 20. Donovan said the SA will give a statement about the idea at today’s City Council meeting.

Student Association wants role in program prioritization

By Augustin Zehnder | February 16, 2015

The Student Association Senate criticized the exclusion of student input in program prioritization and the shared governance process in a resolution’s first reading Sunday.The resolution, authored by Ben Donovan, SA director of Governmental Affairs,...

Kaitlyn King (left) and Joe Palmer, recipients of the 2014 Forward, Together Forward Scholarship, lay flowers by Gayle Dubowski’s memorial stone at a ceremony Saturday. The ceremony honored those lost when gunman Steven Kazmierczak killed five students before killing himself on Feb. 14, 2008, in Cole Hall. The scholarship is given to students who best embody the qualities of the shooting victims.

Community honors Feb. 14 victims

By Nick Smith | February 16, 2015

Kaitlyn King (left) and Joe Palmer, recipients of the 2014 Forward, Together Forward Scholarship, lay flowers by Gayle Dubowski’s memorial stone at a ceremony Saturday. The ceremony honored those lost when gunman Steven Kazmierczak killed five students...

Participation required for SA to gain results

By Tegan Rogers | February 12, 2015

The Student Association is taking a risk by relying on student participation to deliver results, and community members must come through by giving input on HUSKIELINE.The SA has plans to restructure the Huskie Bus Line, modernize access to student groups...

Sophomore kinesiology major Mitchell Rodriguez waits for the No. 11 weekend break circle route bus on Blackhawk Road Sunday. Huskie Bus Line routes will be revamped with input from students who will participate in focus groups. New routes will be introduced in the fall.

Huskie Line faces route, design revamp

By Augustin Zehnder | February 9, 2015

The Huskie Bus Line will see widespread changes involving student input on routes and possible student-created designs for the buses.The changes are being implemented as part of the Student Association’s spring strategic plan, which focuses on experience,...

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 should have mentioned senator’s offense

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 5, 2014

The Student Association, the decision-making body representing students, must strive to be more transparent with its organization’s actions, beginning with the suspension and charge against Senator Yandi Farinango.On Sept. 26, Farinango, 19, was charged...

Senator suspended after liquor charge

By Northern Star Staff | October 2, 2014

Student Association Senator Yandi Farinango, who was charged with liquor consumption as a minor Friday, will be suspended from the SA Senate until Oct. 12.SA Senate Speaker Dillon Domke consulted Kelli Bradley, SA legislative branch adviser, and spoke...

SA senator charged with drinking while underage

By Northern Star Staff | September 30, 2014

Student Association Senator Yandi Farinango, 19, of Chicago, was charged with liquor consumption as a minor Friday.Farinango, elected in last week’s Senate election with 204 votes, serves the fourth district, which according to the SA Bylaws covers...