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In this February file photo, Senator James Holmes grips a microphone during an SA senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center.

SA fills supreme court, senator posts

By Kierra Frazier | September 23, 2019

The Student Association Senate voted to fill the last SA supreme court associate justice seat and three senator seats at Sunday night’s Senate meeting.All four supreme court associate justice positions have been filled, while the SA supreme court chief...

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 appoints three senators to serve student body

SA appoints three senators to serve student body

By Northern Star Staff | January 28, 2019

DeKALB — The Student Association moved to approve three new senators-at-large Sunday, approving, junior business major Jonathon Peters, sophomore environmental sciences major Mia Griffin and economics graduate student Masud Alam.Speaker Tristan Martin...

Congress should be mindful of anti-Semitic bill proposals

By Ali Qazi | January 13, 2019

Majority of Americans are focusing on the shutdown while majority of Republican senators are focusing on foreign policy. Israel’s sharp eye on Capitol Hill is not anything new. History tells us Israel has always wanted one thing: the rights of Americans...

Government shut down shows the presidents true priorities

Government shut down shows the president’s true priorities

By Ali Qazi | January 6, 2019

"I would build a great wall—and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me—and I'll build them very inexpensively; I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall," Donald Trump said in 2015 during...

Student Association discusses safety on Greek row

By Tom Burton | October 14, 2018

DeKALB — The Student Association Senate filled two senator positions and opened discussions for the Annie Glidden North Corridor Revitalization Plan in its weekly meeting Sunday.Tristan Martin, speaker of the Senate, led parliamentary procedure in electing...

SA approves new position holders

By Tom Burton | September 17, 2018

The Student Association Senate filled vacancies of primary directors and other key positions during its meeting Sunday.Tristan Martin, Speaker of the senate, led parliamentary procedure in electing six individuals to take on new roles in SA. “We have...

Physical Plants flood cleanup applauded I want to congratulate and thank the staff of the NIU Physical Plant for all they have done and are continuing to do in the aftermath of campus flooding. They have been working around the clock to get all classrooms and office space on campus ready for the start of classes. The Art Building was particularly hard-hit, and the crews are continuing their efforts to ready the classrooms for later this week. I am deeply humbled by their dedication and tireless efforts. My hats off to all involved in the massive cleanup effort. Rich Holly Acting director, School of Art

Letter to the Editor: Christine Wang, an irreplaceable speaker

By Stuart Nissenbaum | April 26, 2018

I would like to bring praise to [Student Association Senate] Speaker Christine Wang as her time as Speaker draws to a close. I had the fortune of working with Speaker Wang in my short tenure as NIU’s first director of Environmental Affairs. At the time,...

Board of Trustees carelessness comes at heavy costs

Board of Trustee’s carelessness comes at heavy costs

By Editorial Board | April 19, 2018

 The Northern Star Editorial Board finds the outcome of the NIU Board of Trustees vs Misty Haji-Sheikh case to be costly and unnecessarily difficult when compared to a lawsuit filed by Sid Kincaid in 2016.Sid Kincaid, former Student Association senator,...

How to make students care about the SA

How to make students care about the SA

By Aaron Brooks | March 29, 2011

Students should not vote for student representatives. Instead, NIU should have a democratic oligarchy. Currently, Student Association elections are a hybrid of a beauty pageant and a networking convention. Hang up a couple signs, create a Facebook page,...

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...

SA bylaws clarify some groups’ purpose

By Letter Writer | November 10, 2010

In response to the letter Wednesday regarding recent changes in the SA bylaws, the letter writer must understand that the only thing we have done is clearly spell out what qualifies a group to be classified as a "religious or political." There were no...