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Left to right: Jordyn Crosby, Tashay Brown,
De’Aushea Usher, Amaiya Bailey, Tyler Lawson. S.I.S.T.E.R.S organizations purpose is to empower and inspire women.

Student organization meets to empower young women

By Ellie Craighead, News Reporter | March 8, 2022
S.I.S.T.E.R.S is a student organization open to all female students and is a safe space where they can feel empowered and inspired.
Kayla Bryant wears her crown like a true leader after receiving the Ms. Black President award.

Student organization honors black women

By Lindsey Salvatelli | March 10, 2018

Black women who go above and beyond within the community were honored and celebrated during a tribute event Thursday.The “Tribute to Black Women,” was organized by Brothers Reaching Out To Help Enlighten and Rejuvenate Self-consciousness, or B.R.O.T.H.E.R.S,...

Senior Novella Blackmon creates a poster for a rally held Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons. Students at the rally called for unity and an end to inequality and police brutality. “The purpose of this rally is to awaken the ones who are sleep and bring light to darkness,” Blackmon said.

Black students rally for safety, equality

By Kelly Bauer & Andre Phillips | April 30, 2015

Students are seeking ways to unify DeKalb’s black community and put an end to inequality, topics which were discussed at a Tuesday rally.The rally was organized by Stephen Samuels, graduate adult and higher education student, to spread awareness of...

Students to honor Apollo Theater in NIU talent show

By Shikha Duttyal | March 27, 2014

Black Male Initiative and S.I.S.T.E.R.S. are bringing a little bit of New York to NIU with their annual Apollo Show.The show is based on the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y. As a form of entertainment for the campus and the community, students...

Campus wears pink for breast cancer walk

By Roxana Moraga | October 6, 2013

Students marched across campus, pink balloons in hand, to raise breast cancer awareness Saturday.The John H. Clarke Honors Society, along with other campus organizations, held a breast cancer walk in celebration of those who are fighting the disease or...

Members of S.I.S.T.E.R.S. celebrating their Powder Puff win Sunday.

S.I.S.T.E.R.S. take home Powder Puff crown

By Northern Star Staff | October 10, 2012

Campus Activities Board hosted the annual Powder Puff football tournament Sunday, according to a Black Student Union (BSU) press release. The championship game was played against the Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega (APO), who were the champions of the...

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