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Ja’kobe Jones, SGA presidential candidate, speaks at a podium during the March 22 SGA debates. Jones won the SGA presidential ticket with 1,124 votes. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

SGA announces election winners

By Gabby Crabtree, News Editor | April 5, 2024

DeKALB – The Student Government Association announced election winners eight days after voting closed. The election had the most votes in over 10 years with 1,999 students voting, according to Deputy Speaker Chris English. PRESIDENT  Ja’kobe...

Deputy Speaker of the Senate Chris English (from left), Speaker Cole Hensley and Eddie Guerrero, the seat for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences attend the SGA Supreme Court hearing on Wednesday. The SGA Supreme Court held a hearing for members of the “NIU United” ticket who were accused of bribery and campaigning in the wrong areas during the SGA election. (Emily Beebe | Northern Star)

SGA Supreme Court overturns NIU United sanctions

By Emily Beebe and Rachel Cormier | April 3, 2024

DeKALB –  The “NIU United” ticket will not be punished after the Student Government Association Supreme Court overturned two sanctions that formerly accused members of the ticket of bribery and improper campaigning. The cases were back-to-back...

An angry jolly rancher battles a cranky QR code in front of a sign that reads Vote in the Student Government Association Elections. The recent SGA race was highly unprofessional. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Editorial: SGA elections too unprofessional

While last week’s Student Government Association elections witnessed a record-breaking number of votes, the SGA elections last week were disappointingly unprofessional. Even if national politicians often act careless and childish, SGA should hold...

Student Government Association Supreme Court Justices Tyler Murray (from left), Elliot Weiskopf and Maximilian Jarmula listen to complainant Ethan Pesaventos remarks Monday. The Court heard Pesaventos complaint of being excluded from the ballot, to which the court ruled in his favor. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Excluded candidate added to SGA ballot

By Sean Reed, Photo Editor | March 25, 2024

DeKALB – The Student Government Association Supreme Court heard an appeal from a student who claimed he was unfairly excluded from the ballot for the spring SGA election. The justices deliberated for three hours – to the minute – before they reached...

Aidan O’Brien, a junior marketing major and student trustee candidate, stands and addresses the crowd. The Student Government Association held a debate on Thursday for students to get to know the candidates. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Students go head-to-head during SGA Debate

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | March 22, 2024

DeKALB – The Student Government Association held its elections debates from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium where about 100 students attended from various student organizations. Certain candidates noted they have aligned themselves...

Alexia Musgraves, a junior public health administration major, speaks at the SGA debate Thursday. The Northern Star Editorial Board endorses Musgraves for SGA President, as well as James Innis for Vice President, Aiden O’Brien for Student Trustee and Ryan Kramer for Treasurer. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Editorial: Northern Star endorses Musgraves, Innis, Kramer, O’Brien

By The Northern Star Editorial Board | March 22, 2024

Editor’s note: The Northern Star Editorial Board Staff communicated to every student running for a Student Government Association Executive Board position via email to represent themselves in a filmed interview regarding their campaign for their positions....

Junior meteorology major and Trustee Tim Moore stands at the podium during the trustee debate before the SGA elections Monday on stage the Carl Sandburg Auditorium. Prior to elections, Moore sent a mass-email titled “VOTE NOW TO PREVENT DECREASE IN ATHLETIC FUNDING,” encouraging students to vote for the NIUnited ticket, resulting in a reprimand for members of the ticket. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

4 SGA candidates reprimanded for mass-email campaign

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | April 1, 2023

DeKALB – Just as the Student Government Association elections came to a close, a coalition of four SGA candidates received a sanction as a result of a mass-email campaign on behalf of their ticket. An email was sent by student trustee candidate Tim...

The Student Government Association Speaker of the Senate, Dallas Douglass (left), converses with newly appointed Clerk of the Senate, Chris English, near the end of Friday’s SGA meeting in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. (Cheyanne Quintanilla | Northern Star)

SGA appoints election commissioner, deputy speaker and clerk

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | January 29, 2023

DeKALB – Following the appointment of the board of elections, the Student Government Association has appointed its election commissioner and appointed senators to fill missing spaces in the Senate. Senator Ethan DeMuse was appointed to the role of...

The Student Government Association is located in the Holmes Student Center ground floor in the OASIS space.

SGA elections closed, winners announced

By Abby Byer | April 3, 2022
SGA announced the winners for the executive and legislative branches.
Sign within the SGA OASIS space in the Holmes Student Center promoting for students to vote in the Spring 2022 Student Government Election.

What to expect on the SGA election ballot

By Elisa Reamer and Ellie Craighead | March 29, 2022
SGA is having its elections Tuesday and Wednesday for legislative and executive branches, which includes the different colleges on campus.
Raaif Majeed, a senior pre-med student majoring in psychology, hopes to push NIU in a new direction and implement changes that will leave a legacy on campus.

SGA presidential candidate hopes to support all students

By Elisa Reamer and Abby Byer | March 29, 2022
Raaif Majeed is running for the president position in the upcoming SGA elections and hopes to push NIU in a new direction.
Montez Soliz, a junior political science major, is running for president and will increase transparency and communication with students.

SGA presidential candidate hopes to increase campus involvement

By Parker Otto | March 27, 2022
Montez Soliz is running for the president position in the upcoming SGA elections and hopes to increase transparency and communication with students.