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The entrance to the Asian American Resource Center. NIU is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month during April. (Evan Mellon | Northern Star)

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, April celebrations

By Daniel Massa, Lifestyle Writer | March 29, 2023

DeKALB – NIU is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in April. Throughout the month, there will be a number of events at NIU to attend and experience to learn more about Asian American heritage, hosted by the Asian American...

Father Kyle Manno reads and voices a few petitions during the 9 p.m. mass Sunday at the Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road.

Association of Campus Religious Organizations works to connects students to religious resources

By Taher Zeitoun | January 21, 2019

Father Kyle Manno reads and voices a few petitions during the 9 p.m. mass Sunday at the Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road.

Senior biology major Afreen Varsi discusses the former travel ban enforced by President Donald Trump.

Panel held about travel ban

By Clarissa Hinshaw | February 16, 2017

Senior biology major Afreen Varsi discusses the former travel ban enforced by President Donald Trump.

NIU vet: ‘Treat your neighbors with kindness’

By Keith Hernandez | November 23, 2015

Nickolaus Hammack stood among almost 50 students and community members last week as he spread a message he said was more radical than abhorring terrorism. That message was “We are not afraid.”A vigil was held on Thursday in the Martin Luther King...

Student fast raises funds for shelter

By Jack Manning | November 24, 2013

Students fasted Friday in honor of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, raising about $400 for Hope Haven, a shelter in DeKalb.Members of the Muslim Student Association, the Anthropology Club and Student Involvement & Leadership Development organized...

Thanksgiving

Offer time, money to community for holiday

By Jackie Nevarez | November 20, 2013

Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude, and with just a week until the big feast, students have many opportunities to give back to NIU and the surrounding community.It’s important for students to take the time to look around campus and find volunteering...

Fast held to raise awareness of hunger

By KeAndre Worthy | November 20, 2013

Students will go hungry Friday to raise awareness of homelessness and the hardships that come with it.The Muslim Student Association and the Anthropology Club are signing up students to fast from sunrise to sunset Friday for Fast-A-Thon. Participants...

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Amitabh Pal, managing editor of Progressive Magazine, speaks about violence in Islam Wednesday night at Hertiage Room of the Holmes Student Center.

Islam stands for peace, says Progressive magazine editor

By Candice Beasley | March 9, 2011

"Islam has a very strong strand of peace," said Amitabh Pal, managing editor of Progressive magazine. Pal spoke about his first book titled "Islam Means Peace," and also touched on some misinterpretations of Islam Wednesday evening. DeKalb Interfaith...

Students learn story of Malcolm X

By Amy Kreeger | February 23, 2011

About 25 people learned about the life of Malcolm X Wednesday night. The Muslim Student Association hosted "Life of Malcolm X" by Abu Atallah, Loyola University PhD graduate and Muslim convert. "It's interesting to see how much has [not] changed," Atallah...

MSA to host fast-a-thon

By David Matz | August 31, 2010

The old adage suggests that people "put themselves in another person's shoes."This saying is taken to heart by the members of Northern Illinois University's Muslim Students Association (MSA) who will host a fast-a-thon event this Thursday."The fast-a-thon...