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Attendees listen as Trevada Redmond, of DeKalb, asks police leadership how they plan to hold themselves and their officers accountable.

Police chief promises daily updates on arrest statistics at community meeting

By Noah Thornburgh | September 5, 2019

At a community meeting Wednesday night, DeKalb Police Chief John Petragallo agreed to post a daily breakdown of arrests by race and economic status to the department’s social media, following a demand by a resident.DeKalb community members filled New...

Cassandra Kamp, Deputy Speaker of the Senate, (left), Brandon Lesnicki, Election Commissioner, and Ian Pearson, Speaker-elect, listen to prospective executive cabinet members at the Saturday night Senate meeting.

SA updates policy following proposed censures

By Noah Thornburgh | May 1, 2019

Cassandra Kamp, Deputy Speaker of the Senate, (left), Brandon Lesnicki, Election Commissioner, and Ian Pearson, Speaker-elect, listen to prospective executive cabinet members at the Saturday night Senate meeting.

Sandra Puebla, senior political science major, introduces herself to the audience as a panelist for Tuesday evening’s discussion with Project Orange.

Project Orange works to raise domestic violence awareness through conversation

By Sophia Mullowney | March 25, 2019

Sandra Puebla, senior political science major, introduces herself to the audience as a panelist for Tuesday evening’s discussion with Project Orange.

Mystery comment leaves Cross upset, possible conflict between student leaders

Mystery comment leaves Cross upset, possible conflict between student leaders

By Kierra Frazier | February 21, 2019

Sunday’s Student Association meeting sparked heated remarks resulting from an unrevealed comment made at an earlier candidate’s meeting.During his executive report, SA President Khiree Cross said while he’s been in the SA for five years, he’s...

SA launches #ProjectOrange to target domestic violence and sexual assault awareness

SA launches #ProjectOrange to target domestic violence and sexual assault awareness

By Sophia Mullowney | February 21, 2019

Junior hospitality major Tori McCracken (from left), senior nursing major Ariel Tate, freshman nursing major Starr Scott, Jameria Washington, freshman early education major, and junior hospitality major Tatyana Coleman pose for a picture in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room during the #ProjectOrange launch Tuesday.

Presidential candidate

2015 Presidential candidate: Benjamin Donovan

By Augustin Zehnder | March 23, 2015

Major: Senior history and political science major and Spanish and philosophy minorInvolvement: SA director of Governmental Affairs, College Democrats president, University Honors Program fellow, Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society senior adviser and...

Pass/Fail: Roads around Greek Row get brighter; SA gives out too much money for food

By Mohammed Taha Faridi | November 11, 2014

Pass: Roads around Greek Row get brighterGreek Row is not well-lit, but that’s going to change soon.ComEd plans to install additional street lamps in the Greek Row area later this month, which will make it safer for students to walk home at night.The...

SA voting a responsibility

By Jeremiah Caterina | March 25, 2014

Today begins students’ chance to vote for next year’s Student Association executives.The people elected speak for students, so it’s imperative students take part in choosing those leaders.I can’t emphasize enough the importance of every student...

NIU scores high on drug policy reform

NIU scores high on drug policy reform

By Ross Hettel | August 31, 2011

NIU was named the number one college for drug policy activism in the nation, according to the October 2011 issue of High Times. High Times is a magazine focusing on marijuana and the surrounding lifestyle and drug policy issues. The ranking was given...

Elliott Echols elected Student Association President

By Jacqueline Evans and Danny Cozzi | March 30, 2011

DeKALB | After two days of voting throughout the campus, the results are in for the 2011-12 Student Association and Campus Activities Board elections.This year, a total of 1,189 students voted in the SA and CAB election. The turnout was lower than last...

Mike Theodore explains the allegations against Josh Venaas, chief of staff for the Student Association.

SA Senators did the right thing by censuring directors

By Northern Star editorial board | March 27, 2011

Kudos, Student Association Senators. For as long as we can recall, SA directors and executives have been able to get by doing the bare minimum, skating by with little to no accountability whatsoever, and getting paid with student money to do it. This...