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Ethan Pesavento, a sophomore operations management and information systems major stands smiling. Pesavento won treasurer for the Student Government Association with 114 votes. (Courtesy of Ethan Pesavento)

Student Government Association Treasurer announced

By Gabby Crabtree, News Editor | April 11, 2024

DeKALB – Ethan Pesavento has been named the 2024-2025 Student Government Association treasurer after a run-off election. Students were allowed to vote from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday at the Holmes Student Center for the runoff election.  Pesavento...

Three people stand at podiums gesturing and speaking. SGA on Friday discussed two potential bills that would adjust the Supreme Court Justice appointment process. (Northern Star graphic)

SGA Senate discussed two new constitutional bills

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | April 8, 2024

DeKALB – Following the Student Government Association Senate’s controversial attempt to appoint two new justices last week, two new constitutional bills were read at Friday’s meeting that could impact the process of appointment and selection for...

Three people stand and gesture while talking at podiums. The SGA appointed a new Supreme Court Justice and approved a bill regarding campaign violations at their meeting Friday. (Northern Star graphic)

Election results await SGA Supreme Court decision

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | April 1, 2024

DeKALB – At Friday’s SGA senate meeting, Sergeant-At-Arms Niko Bereolos announced that results from the SGA election would remain sealed until all sanctions are ruled upon by the SGA Supreme Court. Currently, there are two appeals pending. The...

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...

Three people stand at podiums talking and gesturing. SGA on Friday dismissed Anthony Heavens, the director of student life. (Northern Star graphic)

Director Heavens dismissed from SGA

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | March 25, 2024

DeKALB — At Friday’s Student Government Association meeting Speaker Cole Hensley announced the dismissal of Anthony Heavens, the director of student life. “That dismissal was purely Olivia’s (President Olivia Newman) decision, but obviously,...

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....

Three people stand and gesture while talking at podiums. The SGA passed a new bill, listened to public comments and recognized new student organizations at their meeting Friday. (Northern Star graphic)

First Nations Native Alliance push for SGA sponsorship

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | March 4, 2024

DeKALB – The First Nations Native Alliance provided public comment at the Student Government Association’s Senate meeting, pushing for a sponsorship from the SGA for their petition for an Indigenous Resource Center. “A land acknowledgement is...

Three people stand and gesture while talking at podiums. SGA met on Friday and appointed a new chief of staff, passed a new bill and approved a new club. (Northern Star graphic)

SGA appoints new Chief of Staff

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | February 19, 2024

DeKALB – After three months without a chief of staff, the Student Government Association’s senate voted on senior business major Z’Nyah Johnson. “I think the hardest part was finding someone, just because the chief of staff, you have to have...

Three students stand at podiums talking and gesturing. SGA’s meeting on Friday reduced the number of students required in club, mandated training for club leaders and had an incident with a senator bringing in food. (Northern Star Graphic)

SGA lowers club member requirement

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | February 12, 2024

DeKALB – The required number of students to start a club has been officially reduced to three students from the previous five after a resolution was passed at SGA’s senate meeting Friday. “We believe it's a better number since as Sergeant-At-Arms...

Three students stand at podiums talking and gesturing. SGA’s meeting on Friday discussed new SGA election protocol for campaigning and recognized three new student organizations. (Northern Star Graphic)

SGA campaigning restricted to 100-feet from voting stations

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | February 5, 2024

DeKALB – At Friday’s Student Government Association Senate meeting, two new resolutions were passed altering election protocols. CHANGES TO ELECTION PROTOCOLS Resolution 55037, which clarifies candidates cannot campaign within 100 feet of any building...

Speaker Cole Hensley speaks at Friday’s State of the SGA Address. Hensley noted the SGA’s approval of 22 organizations this year as one of their achievements. (Michael Mollsen | Northern Star)

First State of the SGA, No attendees

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | February 5, 2024

DeKALB – The Student Government Associations’s 8 minute and 35 second long State of the SGA Address took place Friday, where the SGA expressed some of their achievements to no students. The State of the SGA, according to their one Instagram post,...