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Raaif Majeed, a senior pre-med student majoring in psychology, hopes to push NIU in a new direction and implement changes that will leave a legacy on campus.

SGA presidential candidate hopes to support all students

By Elisa Reamer and Abby Byer | March 29, 2022
Raaif Majeed is running for the president position in the upcoming SGA elections and hopes to push NIU in a new direction.
The Student Government Association is located in the Holmes Student Center ground floor in the OASIS space. Elections will occur from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at various locations around campus, or on Huskie Link.

SGA candidates share their qualifications at Thursday’s debate

By Abby Byer, News Reporter | March 28, 2022
SGA debates give three candidates a voice to tell who they are, their leadership experiences and what they stand for to prepare for voting.
First ward alderperson Carolyn Morris speaks to students Wednesday at the Holmes Student Center, OASIS Commons, about getting involved with local government.

Officials discuss public service

By Dan Doren | February 17, 2020

DeKALB — In America, anyone can run for public office, regardless of political background. What is required is the commitment to making a difference, local government leaders said.Four local elected officials offered insight into pursuing a career in...

Pi Sigma Epsilon offers tools and networking opportunities to members

Pi Sigma Epsilon offers tools and networking opportunities to members

By Parker Otto, Columnist | February 11, 2020

Pi Sigma Epsilon, while centered in marketing and sales, is a co-ed fraternity that offers tools and networking opportunities for students of any major looking to increase their chances of gaining employment after graduating.NIU’s Gamma Zeta chapter...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (right), tears her copy of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Trump’s State of the Union address doesn’t unify

By Jack Baudoin | February 5, 2020

President Donald Trump gave his third State of the Union address Tuesday. Meant to show the country that it is in a good state, the address showed that there is a huge divide between the political parties. While the address is given every year, this year’s...

University kicks off 125th anniversary with exhibition

University kicks off 125th anniversary with exhibition

By Dan Doren | February 2, 2020

DeKALB — Students, faculty, staff and alumni turned out in droves to enjoy food, history, entertainment and speeches at the 125th anniversary kick-off event 3 p.m. Thursday.The 125th anniversary celebration will feature a year-long series of events...

A plaque placed below the tree has Holmes name and dedication written on it for students and anyone who walks by.

Namesake: Holmes Student Center tree dedicated to fifth university president

By Parker Otto, Columnist | January 27, 2020

On the East side of the Holmes Student Center, facing Normal Road, is an oak tree with a plaque dedicated to a man named Leslie A. Holmes from 1975. While this tree may go unnoticed at times, the oak and the student center behind it are both named in...

Fashion Industries Organization to hold auditions

Fashion Industries Organization to hold auditions

By Jacob Roushia | January 26, 2020

DeKALB — The Fashion Industries Organization is looking for male and female models to audition for its 12th annual Kohl’s-sponsored spring fashion show.  Auditions will be 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Wirtz Hall, Room 210.Members of the Fashion...

Asking students about their interest in Donald Trump impeachment trial

By Kennedy Jones | January 24, 2020

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has now entered its fifth day according National Public Radio. Several students in DuSable Hall were asked if they had been following the impeachment trial and what their thoughts are on the subject....

Mock Trial uses classroom experience

By Parker Otto, Columnist | January 13, 2020

DeKALB — Mock Trial takes students from the classroom to competitions, allowing them to compete in real-world law scenarios.Members of Mock Trial begin their journey in POLS 419. This course determines who will compete in the mock trial club competitions,...

Sycamore residents Katy Kingren (left) and Mel Roethlisberger stand with protest signs Thursday night at the corner of Lincoln Highway and First Street to oppose the U.S. going to war with Iran.

Residents attend anti-war protest

By Haley Galvin & Kurt Bitting | January 12, 2020

DeKALB — DeKalb and Sycamore residents attended a rally 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the corner of Lincoln Highway and First Street to stand against President Donald Trump’s actions involving Iran, particularly when the administration said it would...

Freeman speaks at Operating Staff Council meeting

By Lisa Freeman | October 7, 2019

NIU President Lisa Freeman spoke at Thursday’s Operating Staff Council Meeting. The following are excerpts from her speech. The speech was lightly edited for clarity and consistency.EnrollmentIn our enrollment management operation, we made a lot of...

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