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Pass/Fail: Students diversify Thanksgiving; SA Discussion panel lacked attendance

By Angela L. Pagan | November 28, 2016

Pass:While many students excitedly left campus for Thanksgiving break, others took the opportunity to celebrate the holiday in a non-traditional way that made it even more special to them. More than 1,000 international students attend NIU and not all...

Pass/Fail: NIU working to better food security; Halloween not an excuse for drinking

By Maddie Steen | October 27, 2016

PassNIU working to better food securityThe NIU community will not let its Huskies go hungry; the Husky Food Pantry and the Communiversity Gardens ensure students have food security.Food security is a growing issue on college campuses, according to a Monday...

Pass/Fail: Eco-friendly students /Holmes Student Center

By Kaylyn Zielinski | October 3, 2016

Pass: Students look to make NIU greenerA student research team is researching an eco-friendly way to convert light into electricity, according to a Sep. 29 Northern Star article.This research, if applied to NIU, could eventually save NIU money and make...

Pass/Fail: Video game camp empowers girls; Task force reports taken too seriously

By Angela L. Pagan | May 5, 2016

Pass:The “Just for Girls” video design camp, that will be hosted by the Digital Convergence Lab in June, is a great opportunity for girls to take an interest in technology- based careers.The camp will show girls how to design and play their own video...

Pass/Fail: BSU helps out Flint victims, unlawful assembly ordinance draws small crowd

By Kara Mercer | February 25, 2016

Pass:The Flint water crisis has been on the forefront of the news as residents of Flint wait for the problem to be resolved. It is a crisis that would not seem to directly affect students at NIU, but there are those choosing to make a difference. The...

Pass/Fail: Day after Valentine’s Day best time for cheap candy; NIU Athletics too indecisive

By Kaylyn Zielisnki | February 15, 2016

Pass:Day after Valentine's Day best time for cheap candyValentine’s Day is a great holiday, not only for those in relationships but also everyone else. Valentine’s Day itself is not the best part of the Hallmark holiday, actually the days following...

Pass, Fail: WNIJ provides marijuana forum, state can’t reach budget agreement

By Abby Zaccaria | July 6, 2015

See what’s a pass and what’s a fail as judged by Perspective Columnist Abby Zaccaria.PassWNIJ recently provided public forum to discuss medial marijuana in Illinois.Community members who participated in Context: Medical Marijuana and Illinois had...

Pass, Fail: SA President plans good start to year, Moving SA elections confusing, not good

By Rachel Scaman | May 3, 2015

Pass: SA President plans good start to yearStudent Association President Nathan Lupstein’s plans for next semester will help students get more involved with the SA, which is something to push for.Lupstein said his ticket will look to create an app to...

Pass, fail: Sporadic events help NIU connect, Cold temperature back, disappoints

By Rachel Scaman | April 22, 2015

Pass: Sporadic events help NIU connectCampus events going on during different days of the week are a good way to help students interact, while not interfering with their schedules.Events such as Friends of NIU Libraries’ Annual Meeting and Ice Cream...

Pass, Fail: NIU assists veterans with networking, Insurance fee increase burdens students

By Rachel Scaman | March 2, 2015

Pass: NIU assists veterans with networkingMilitary Student Services’ Bridges to Employment event is a great way to help student-veterans get on their feet after returning from the armed forces.The event is 3-6 p.m. March 18 in Altgeld Hall’s second...

Pass, Fail: SA starting fast with bus changes, NIU spending on Holmes revamp

By Rachel Scaman | February 25, 2015

Pass: SA starting fast with bus changesI am impressed by the speed in which the Student Association is getting the Huskie Line revamp underway.The SA will hold focus groups to get student input on the changes to the Huskie Line. The first focus group,...

Pass, Fail: Awareness week bringing NIU closer, Bad weather causes social media craze

By Rachel Scaman | February 22, 2015

Pass: Awareness week bringing NIU closerActivities for the ninth annual Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which started Sunday, will provide a chance for students to come together for a good cause.Eating disorders are no joke and it’s nice to know students...