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An end of year comedy show is to be held at the Carl Sandburg Auditorium Wednesday.

NIU graduate to host comedy show

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | April 24, 2023

The NIU Student Veteran Association will be presenting a comedy show at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium. Hosted by NIU student Xavier Smith, the event will feature headliner Jack Baker as well as comedians AJ Leiding and Adriel Compeon....

Fraternity revives ‘Frat Attack’

By Darius Parker | February 9, 2017

DeKALB | Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.’s annual “Frat Attack” competition returns after a four-year hiatus. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host their step competition Friday.“Frat Attack” is a competition unlike any other on NIU’s campus...

Family weekend event to showcase Greek life

By Northern Star Staff | September 23, 2016

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment will host a free event open to all parents and students called the Greek Stroll/Showcase 7 p.m. Saturday. The Greek Stroll/Showcase is one of 35 events that will be featured during Family Weekend that lasts...

Weekend Guide: Oct. 1

By Northern Star staff | October 1, 2015

Northern Star staffDont let the autumn breeze keep you from exploring DeKalb this weekend.TodayAlpha Sigma Omega Latina sorority will sponsor the 10th annual Kermes celebration at 7 p.m. at the Latino Resource Center. Kermes is an event aimed to educate...

Black Male Initiative, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Dodgeball Club hold a fundraiser tournament for the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of America, Inc. at the Chick Evans Field House Saturday. Altogether, $250 was raised.

Clubs dodge balls for sickle-cell

By Dante Ward | February 9, 2015

Five teams squared off in a Saturday dodgeball tournament to raise awareness and $250 for sickle-cell anemia research at the Chick Evans Field House.Black Male Initiative, which held the event with Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Dodgeball Club, drew...

Brandon Hunter and Alandis Phillips of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity Inc. strolling at the stroll competition in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium hosted by the women of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority Inc. The winners of the stroll competition were the women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Fraternities, sororities participate in stroll competition

By Brian Singer | September 9, 2012

Music, lights and screaming fans filled the Carl Sandburg Auditorium for the stroll competition Friday. Participants from eight fraternities and sororities threw themselves onto the stage and performed dance routines to impress the judges and the crowd....

‘Frat Attack’ raises money for scholarships

By Kelly Bauer | February 12, 2012

For a few hours Saturday night, Frat Attack was back. The seventh annual Frat Attack acts as an event to raise money for scholarships. Participating fraternities engage in a "stroll," or dancing competition. Sororities drew fraternity names from a hat,...

A pack of wheelers  parade around downtown DeKalb Saturday morning raising money to help support RAMPs services and helps raise disability awareness in the community.

RAMP Wheel-A-Thon Rolls into the community

By Taylor Thanos | September 19, 2010

The weather did not stop the RAMP organization's 10th annual Wheel-A-Thon Saturday from rolling onward. With plenty of help from the community and volunteers, the Wheel-A-Thon was able to raise over $11,000 in donations and sponsorship support. "With...