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Park, Brady dominate in philanthropy competition

By Rachel Scaman | April 9, 2014

Michelle Park and Scott Brady took home victories at the end of Delta Zeta’s 19th annual Dream Man and Greek Goddess competition.Dream Man and Greek Goddess is a beauty pageant where members from fraternities and sororities compete in formal wear, talent,...

DeKalb’s Gangs: Word of gang violence leaves Greek Row residents uneasy, but what truth is there to rumors?

By Rachel Scaman | April 3, 2014

Read a scroll version of this story online here.It’s 5 a.m. on a school night in late March and members of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity are just heading to bed.The fraternity brothers were up all night protecting their house from the gang violence rumored...

Rauner, Quinn to face off in gov. race

By Rachel Scaman | March 19, 2014

Republican Bruce Rauner and Democrat Pat Quinn will face off in November’s gubernatorial elections, with Illinois’ pension reform set to be a key issue.Rauner took the win among the Republicans in the primary elections Tuesday. The race was between...

Students and locals hit the town Monday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

By Rachel Scaman | March 18, 2014

Students and locals hit the town Monday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.Bars such as Fatty’s, O’Leary’s and Rosy’s Roadhouse had a St. Patrick’s Day atmosphere, with green everywhere to celebrate the Irish-American holiday.Fatty’sFatty’s...

A Student Association Senate standing vote was almost unanimous as senators voted to pass a resolution that asks NIU to cancel Circus Spectacular. The vote was part of the SA Senate’s meeting Sunday in the Holmes Student Center.

SA votes ‘no’ to circus show

By Rachel Scaman | February 17, 2014

The Circus Spectacular will not come to the Convocation Center if the Student Association Senate has its way.SA Senate decided on a new Board of Elections Committee as well as a resolution to show the Senate does not support the Circus Spectacular coming...

A DeKalb police cruiser.

Man shot, killed by police after stabbing father, stepmother

By Rachel Scaman | January 28, 2014

Police shot and killed Cameron D. Lupton, 28, of Malta, after he had stabbed his father Carl, 57, and stepmother Charlotte Lupton, 67, earlier today.Police were on the phone with Charlotte Lupton when a dispatcher heard a disturbance at her home at 1020...

DSW plans to open location in DeKalb Shopping Center

By Rachel Scaman | January 9, 2014

DSW, Designer Shoe Warehouse, will open in the DeKalb Shopping Center at a yet-to-be-announced date, replacing an Old Navy store that closed in early 2012.Mayor John Rey said DSW will complement other apparel and fashion retailers along Sycamore Road....

Demo shows finals brain food

Demo shows finals brain food

By Rachel Scaman | December 4, 2013

Students were shown that foods like prunes and chicken will help their brain function better during finals with a Wednesday “brain foods” cooking demo.This is the first year the Recreation Center and nutrition office had a brain foods cooking demo....

Tattoo shop helps PR class

By Rachel Scaman | November 26, 2013

DeKalb Tattoo Company will decide on winners of its logo contest during Thanksgiving break.Each year, students from Advanced Public Relations help a local business or nonprofit organization with public relations services. This semester, one group decided...

Randi Kennedy, marketing and management major at Kishwaukee Community College, folds shirts at Feed’em Soup’s clothing closet, 122 S. First St., in April 2012. Feed’em Soup, which is in need of some technological updates, lost a contest that could have garnered it a technology makeover.

Local charities lose out in contest

By Rachel Scaman | November 21, 2013

Opportunity House, 202 Lucas St. in Sycamore, won a printer valued at $1,000 in the Make My Non-Profit Run Better online contest by RKDixon.Each competing organization had to get people to vote online. The organization with the most votes won a grand...

Sorority works to give holiday cheer

By Rachel Scaman | November 18, 2013

Alpha Sigma Omega Latina sorority has been able to sponsor 39 people within the first three weeks of its annual philanthropy, Angel Tree.During Angel Tree, sorority members partner with Hope Haven around the holiday season to find sponsors to help fulfill...

Baker’s ‘pillars’ inaugural focus

By Rachel Scaman | November 12, 2013

NIU President Doug Baker’s inauguration speech today is expected to focus on four main pillars: student career success, thriving community, financial and program liability and ethically inspired leadership.The inauguration ceremony will begin at 3 p.m....