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Letter to the Editor: Relay for Life event succeeds

By Kathy Neal | October 1, 2015

As the event lead of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Northern Illinois University event, I would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support.This year, 32 teams participated in the Relay For Life event and raised $40,000...

Fraternity raises money for charity walk

Fraternity raises money for charity walk

By Alissa Jacob | March 20, 2014

Alpha Phi Omega raised money for American Cancer Society by providing a pasta dinner and silent auction Wednesday to support the Relay For Life walk.The event was held at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road. All proceeds go to the April 5-6...

(From left to right, across table) Rachel Udley (left), sophomore family social services major, Shelbey Lippeth, junior elementary education major, and Manas Chug, freshman biology major help serve food Wednesday night at the Relay For Life benefit dinner in the basement of the Newman Center.

Fraternity holds pasta fundraiser for cancer research

By Newell Miao | April 3, 2013

Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity gathered students to raise money for Relay for Life through a pasta dinner fundraiser on Wednesday night. Pasta, cupcakes and lemonade made by the brothers and sisters of Alpha Phi Omega was served alongside bread donated by...

Silent auction benefits Relay for Life

By Aymie Telinski | March 20, 2013

A silent auction couldn’t live up to its name at a Monday event, with attendees cheering as baskets were sold off to raise money for the upcoming Relay for Life. The service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega hosted the auction. It included baskets of various...

Relay for Life to take place on NIU’s north 40 field

By Ian Gough | April 18, 2012

Everyone is welcome to attend Relay for Life’s Red Carpet Affair this weekend at NIU. This year Relay for Life will be hosted at NIU. Activities will begin 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and will be held at the North 40 field behind Barsema Hall and the College...

Alpha Phi Omega is DNA of NIU

By Letter to the editor | February 20, 2012

I would like to express my disappointment in the Northern Star for the article published on Feb. 20 titled "Fundraising raises eyebrows Thursday: Service fraternity uses inappropriate language to gain attention and money." I am a bit confused as to why...

Fraternity apologizes to community

By Letter to the editor | February 20, 2012

To the NIU Community: I would like to formally apologize on behalf of the members of Alpha Phi Omega's Eta Chapter for any offense taken from the slogans used at the Relay for Life fundraising tables.While many of the phrases that were used to encourage...

Members of co-ed service fraternity Alpha Pi Omega shout
provocative phrases to attract students during a bake sale
Thursday. The group is raising money for Relay For Life.

Alpha Phi Omega shouts provocative phrases for Relay For Life fundraiser

By Jessica Wells and Linze Griebenow | February 19, 2012

"Don't let cancer be a cock block!" This was just one of the many phrases Alpha Phi Omega [APO] members were using to encourage students in the Holmes Student Center to donate to Relay For Life Thursday. Seana Winner, junior sociology major and APO member,...

Colleges Against Cancer to host Relay for Life kick-off

By Felix Sarver | February 6, 2012

Registration for Relay for Life this year will begin Wednesday.Colleges Against Cancer will host a "kick-off" from 4-7 p.m. at Neptune Hall. The event is a preview for Relay for Life and will provide games, free food, information on cancer and connection...

Northern Star Heather Olson (left), and Brittney Ginter, members
of Colleges Against Cancer, lead the clubs meeting Tuesday

Campus organization fights to eliminate cancer

By Chelsey Boutan | February 5, 2012

When Mary Cozad went in for a routine check up 14 years ago, her nurse mentioned that Cozad hadn't gotten a mammogram in awhile. The nurse scheduled an appointment for Cozad, who wasn't concerned; no one in her family had cancer. But after having a mammogram...

Sweet Dream Desserts hosts Tasting for Charity

By Meaghen Harms | March 6, 2011

Sweet Dream Desserts, 1969B DeKalb Ave., will host its fourth annual Tasting for Charity from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Memorial Hall, 244 Waterman St. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of DeKalb County....

Unconvential shirts sold at Relay for Life

By Danny Ciamprone | March 2, 2011

In the fall of 2009, Sycamore resident Ian Steczo's best friend lost his life to colon cancer. One week before that, his father was diagnosed with lung cancer and given six months to live. "It's just like an impending doom when they give you a time limit,"...