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Students feel effects of changing weather

By Perri Killam | April 9, 2012

Illinois’ weather has brought both chills and heat to NIU recently. After some unseasonably warm weather, and then a bout of cold weather shortly after, students and staff are wondering how the air conditioning on campus operates. “Mother Nature doesn’t...

Graduate Arts Association to hold auction

By Perri Killam | April 2, 2012

The Graduate Arts Association (GAA) will hold an auction Tuesday through Friday, according to a press release. The auction will include works of art by NIU graduate student members of the GAA. Anyone can go to the auction, which will take place across...

Mega Millions causes ‘national uproar’

By Perri Killam | April 1, 2012

Mega Millions, mega hopes, mega letdowns and even mega indifference: The recent record-breaking jackpot of the Mega Millions lottery caused a national uproar last week as the prize money exceeded $600 million. Tenita Williams, full-time Road Ranger employee,...

Asian Awareness Week is ‘seeing through the haze’

By Perri Killam | March 26, 2012

Armed with informative posters and a megaphone, the sisters of Alpha Phi Gamma raised their voices Monday in the MLK Commons to raise awareness of the harmful effects of bullying as part of Asian Awareness Week. Shouting out statistics like “Asian Americans...

Invisible Children sees support, criticism in KONY 2012 campaign

By Perri Killam | March 19, 2012

Invisible Children’s fight to bring justice to the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony has received both support and criticism in recent days. Invisible Children, a nonprofit organization, has been working to stop Kony since 2005. Their campaign, KONY 2012,...

Freshman nursing major Catie Kulhan (left) and Samantha Coleman freshman health science major (right) eat dinner at A Night at The Oscars in Lincoln Halls food court Wednesday night.

Housing and Dining holds special Oscars-themed dinner event

By Perri Killam | March 7, 2012

Chicken Carbonara, carved beef, sparkling grape juice, chocolate covered strawberries and red velvet cake - not your typical college food. The Oscars may have ended over a week ago, but NIU’s Housing and Dining celebrated Wednesday night at dining halls...