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Sigma Alpha Epsilon gives back to community

By Amy Geldean | April 24, 2019

Fraternal organization Sigma Alpha Epsilon spent their time giving back to the community during their “True Gentlemen Week of Service” which lasted from April 15 to April 19.In years past the chapter has done a single day of service but this year...

Sigma Alpha Epsilon to host softball tournament Sunday

By Amy Geldean | March 24, 2019

Members of Greek Life are invited to step up to the plate at Paddy Murphy from noon to 5 p.m. March 31 at the University Plaza Field. The softball philanthropy tournament, hosted by Sigma Alpha Epsilon, will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, which...

Junior sociology major Pat Kreis of Sigma Alpha Mu scrambles out of the pocket.

‘A’ league heats up prior to playoffs

By Eddie Garcia | October 3, 2016

DeKALB | This is the final week of the Greek ‘A’ league flag football tournament before it is win or go home time.Teams fought vigorously through the gloomy fall evening Thursday as Sigma Alpha Epsilon (2-1-0) faced Sigma Alpha Mu (2-1-0) in what...

‘A’ league plays in downpour

By Eddie Garcia | September 26, 2016

Eddie GarciaStaff WriterDeKALB | You can still feel the energy in the air after Thursday night’s flag football double header with Omega Delta (0-2-0) versus Sigma Alpha Epsilon (1-1-0) and Sigma Alpha Mu (2-0-0) versus Tau Kappa Epsilon (1-1-0).Omega...

PSK beats SAE in Tugs rematch

By Northern Star staff | May 2, 2016

After falling to Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the Tugs championship last year, Phi Sigma Kappa beat Sigma Alpha Epsilon on Saturday to claim the 2016 title.The last day of the tournament featured four matches, including Delta Chi versus Sigma Nu, Phi Kappa...

Men’s Tugs underway in 33rd year of competition

By Northern Star staff | April 26, 2016

The 33rd annual Men's Tugs Tournament held by the Interfraternity Council kicked off Monday with three matches throughout the day.Phi Kappa Theta and Alpha Kappa Lambda competed in the first match of the competition Monday, followed by matches featuring...

Phi Kappa Theta returns after year away from Tugs

By Krystal Ward | April 21, 2016

Phi Kappa Theta heads into men’s Tugs as a ninth seed this year after the team was not allowed to participate in the event last year due to an internal conflict within the fraternity.Matt Green, Phi Kappa Theta president, has been tugging since his...

A DeKalb police cruiser.

Nine men face charges after large fight at fraternity leads to head, face injuries: cops

By Northern Star Staff | October 7, 2014

Nine men, including six students, face charges after participating in what police described as a large fight at Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 919 Greenbrier Road.On Sept. 6, a large group of people tried to enter the fraternity, which was hosting a party, but...

Police: Increase presence in Greek Row

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 22, 2014

After reports of a Sept. 6 fight involving at least 20 people on Greek Row, the DeKalb Police Department must permanently boost police surveillance in the area.The fight occurred at 12:30 a.m. at Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 919 Greenbrier Road, after SAE members...

A DeKalb police cruiser.

More cops patrolling Greek Row after fight breaks out at fraternity

By Keith Hernandez | September 21, 2014

Greek Row has seen a larger police presence due to a fight that resulted in several injuries earlier this month.The fight occurred at 12:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house, 919 Greenbrier Road, after members denied entry to a group of more...

Members of Phi Sigma Kappa tug in the championship match April 26. Phi Sigma Kappa defeated Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the Tugs Championship on the east side of Huskie Stadium.

Phi Sigs crowned Tugs champs

By Northern Star Staff | April 28, 2014

Phi Sigma Kappa defeated Sigma Alpha Epsilon to take the Tugs Championship title Saturday outside Huskie Stadium.Sigma Alpha Mu beat Delta Chi to earn fifth place Saturday.Phi Kappa Theta won against Sigma Nu to go on and earn third place Saturday.The...

Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Alpha Epsilon to face off in Tugs Championship

By Northern Star Staff | April 25, 2014

Phi Sigma Kappa defeated Sigma Nu to advance to the Tugs Championship, where they will face Sigma Alpha Epsilon 4:30 p.m. Saturday.In the first match, Sigma Alpha Mu beat Phi Kappa Psi and in the second match, Delta Chi defeated Alpha Kappa Lambda Friday.All...