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SA Senate

SA Senate

By Alexandra Meyer | April 8, 2014

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...

Obama wins another four years in office

By Samantha Brockett | November 7, 2012

America will see four more years with President Barack Obama. The election was decided late Tuesday night with the president receiving 303 electoral votes to defeat Republican challenger Mitt Romney who only had 206, according to CNN news. CNN reported...

Nick Bender, junior business administration major, presents an essay on the importance of voting in the Sky Room in the Holmes Student Center Monday.

Students openly express political views during ‘This I Believe’ event Monday

By Joe Palmer | November 5, 2012

Students overcame social stigmas and openly talked about their political beliefs during a This I Believe event in the Holmes Student Center’s Sky Room on Monday. Teresa Bozikis, graduate assistant for the Orientation and First Year Connections Office,...

SA discusses campus safety, grading policy Sunday

SA discusses campus safety, grading policy Sunday

By Felix Sarver | October 28, 2012

Student Association senators received encouragement from the DeKalb County state’s attorney to help keep the campus safe during their meeting Sunday. Clay Campbell came to the SA Senate to explain his work and his goals. He said he’s tasked with keeping...

(Students names from left to right on couch): Junior communications major Jordan Reed; Andy Vikre, junior political science major; and Delonte LeFlore, senior organizational and computer communications major, watch the first presidential debate from the New Orleans Room of Stevenson C Tower Wednesday night. The debate was between presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

Students divided over who ‘won’ presidential debate

By Alan Kozeluh | October 4, 2012

The first 2012 presidential debate triggered mixed reactions from members of student organizations. Members of the Black Student Union (BSU) gathered in Stevenson C Tower to watch the debate. Phillip Jones, College Democrats president, senior political...

Student Association elections coming soon

By Brian Singer | September 23, 2012

Students will get the chance to vote for people to represent their concerns at the Student Association (SA) Senate elections Tuesday. The SA acts as a governing body at NIU and handles anything involving students, said SA Senate Speaker Austin Quick....

Quick talks about issues on campus at Faculty Senate meeting

Quick talks about issues on campus at Faculty Senate meeting

By Meghan Connell | September 5, 2012

Austin Quick accompanied by Kelsey Shockey speak on behalf of the Student Association at Wednesday's Faculty Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center. Quick talks about many issues on campus, including the need for an updated recreation facility and...

Apathy in the younger generation: a breakdown of factors

By Lauren Dielman | April 24, 2012

According to an April 3 Northern Star article, the Millennial generation is less concerned about caring, community and political engagement. The article stated students who said it was important to have knowledge of current political affairs decreased...

Study finds Millennial generation less focused on caring, community, political engagement

By Felix Sarver | April 3, 2012

Money, image and fame. These are the values people of the Millennial generation or Generation Y - those born in the 1980s and 1990s - focus on more than any other, according to a March 2012 study from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology....