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Rickey Layfield, graduate adult and higher education student, discusses the first openly gay NFL footballer, Michael Sam, Wednesday in the Holmes Student Center. Layfield was presenting at Inside the Fishbowl.

Fishbowl shows growing acceptance of LGBT people

By Rhea Riley | April 24, 2014

Inside the Fishbowl, an LGBTQ Awareness Month event, brought to light the LGBT community’s growing acceptance in music and professional sports.The event, hosted by the LGBT and Women’s Resource Center, was held Wednesday in the Heritage Room of the...

The NIU Cheerleaders Perform at the Yell Like Hell competition.

Yell like Hell allows students to display creativity, school spirit

By Cierria McPerryman | October 10, 2012

Yell like Hell can be a way for students to fully enjoy their college experience. The competition is a friendly and competitive cheer and dance competition, said Rickey Layfield, president of Campus Activities Board (CAB). “I really feel like Yell like...

SA Senate makes changes to the bylaws

By Jacqueline Evans | March 20, 2011

Student Association directors will now be confirmed at the end of the spring semester rather than the fall semester. The SA Senate approved an amendment to Part I, Article III, Section 4.A of the SA Bylaws during its Sunday night meeting. In previous...

BSU bring’s back NIU’s “Lifeline” magazine

By Katie Zak | August 24, 2010

The Black Student Union will revive an on-campus magazine starting in September. Lifeline magazine was last published in 2006 and will be brought back to NIU with the help of several members of the BSU. "The first issue will be a trial issue," said Deldric...