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One of two properties that the fraternity Sigma Alpha Mu, or Sammys, operates within on a snowy day on Greenbrier Road in the Greek Row neighborhood. Sammys has been in operation with support from the fraternity’s national chapter for the past five years, despite being unrecognized by NIU in 2018. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

‘Sammys’ fraternity seeks return to good standing

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | January 28, 2023

DeKALB – Spring semester brings new change as the Gamma Lambda chapter of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, colloquially known as “Sammys,” begins the process of returning to good standing under the leadership of new president Farzeen Ansari. The...

IFC: cultural renewal plan begins March 19

By Lindsey Salvatelli | March 9, 2018

DeKALB — Students poured outside of the Board of Trustees conference room during a recent meeting in solidarity of Greek life.The March 8 meeting’s scheduled public comment period had 16 requests; 14 of the speakers were Greek life affiliated and...

‘A’ league plays in downpour

By Eddie Garcia | September 26, 2016

Eddie GarciaStaff WriterDeKALB | You can still feel the energy in the air after Thursday night’s flag football double header with Omega Delta (0-2-0) versus Sigma Alpha Epsilon (1-1-0) and Sigma Alpha Mu (2-0-0) versus Tau Kappa Epsilon (1-1-0).Omega...

Intramural softball week three

By Dre Range | September 22, 2016

DeKALB | In week three of the 2016 softball intramural league season, there were a couple key teams to keep track of.One of the teams, Phi Kappa Psi (1-1), was coming off a heart crushing loss last week to Phi Sigma Kappa.Phi Kappa Psi started the game...

Phi Sigma Kappa wins two

By Eddie Garcia | September 19, 2016

DeKALB | This week in the Greek “B” league, Phi Sigma Kappa defeated both Phi Kappa Theta and Phi Kappa Psi in two secure victories, 47-0 and 47-8.

In both games, Phi Sigma Kappa relied on good offense and outstanding defense as the team combined for eight total passing touchdowns and six interceptions, four of which resulted in a pick-six — when the intercepting team returns the interception for a touchdown.

Phi Sigma Kappa, while disappointed on giving up a score in their second game, will look to improve next week.

“We’re trying to work together to keep a shutout every game,” said Noah Tederis, sophomore Phi Sigma Kappa member.

Teams look to work together in hopes of winning the four-week long tournament, which began last week.

The journey to the championship resumes 6 p.m. today with Delta Chi battling Sigma Nu in the Greek “A” league and the other Phi Kappa Sigma versus Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the Greek “B” league on the Outdoor Recreation Sport Complex fields one and two.

PSK beats SAE in Tugs rematch

By Northern Star staff | May 2, 2016

After falling to Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the Tugs championship last year, Phi Sigma Kappa beat Sigma Alpha Epsilon on Saturday to claim the 2016 title.The last day of the tournament featured four matches, including Delta Chi versus Sigma Nu, Phi Kappa...

Men’s Tugs underway in 33rd year of competition

By Northern Star staff | April 26, 2016

The 33rd annual Men's Tugs Tournament held by the Interfraternity Council kicked off Monday with three matches throughout the day.Phi Kappa Theta and Alpha Kappa Lambda competed in the first match of the competition Monday, followed by matches featuring...

Phi Kappa Theta returns after year away from Tugs

By Krystal Ward | April 21, 2016

Phi Kappa Theta heads into men’s Tugs as a ninth seed this year after the team was not allowed to participate in the event last year due to an internal conflict within the fraternity.Matt Green, Phi Kappa Theta president, has been tugging since his...

Greek Row gets lights to improve security

By Brennan Schneider | November 11, 2014

Sixteen lighting fixtures will be added to Greek Row in an effort to improve safety in the area.The lights are expected to be installed over Thanksgiving or winter break so the streets will be clear of students’ cars, said 1st ward Alderman David Jacobson....

Members of Phi Sigma Kappa tug in the championship match April 26. Phi Sigma Kappa defeated Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the Tugs Championship on the east side of Huskie Stadium.

Phi Sigs crowned Tugs champs

By Northern Star Staff | April 28, 2014

Phi Sigma Kappa defeated Sigma Alpha Epsilon to take the Tugs Championship title Saturday outside Huskie Stadium.Sigma Alpha Mu beat Delta Chi to earn fifth place Saturday.Phi Kappa Theta won against Sigma Nu to go on and earn third place Saturday.The...

Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Alpha Epsilon to face off in Tugs Championship

By Northern Star Staff | April 25, 2014

Phi Sigma Kappa defeated Sigma Nu to advance to the Tugs Championship, where they will face Sigma Alpha Epsilon 4:30 p.m. Saturday.In the first match, Sigma Alpha Mu beat Phi Kappa Psi and in the second match, Delta Chi defeated Alpha Kappa Lambda Friday.All...

Tugs delayed due to weather conditions

By Northern Star Staff | April 23, 2014

Tugs matches, originally scheduled for today, will be postponed to Friday due to severe weather conditions, said Interfraternity Council President Trevor Morrison Wednesday.In the first match Wednesday, Phi Kappa Psi defeated the Fratastic Four. Phi Kappa...