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Supporters of the Sigma Sigma Sigma tugs team cheer from the barricade of the trenches awaiting the first round’s start on Saturday afternoon on campus. All proceeds from the Women’s Tugs event are set to be donated to the charity Circle of Sisterhood. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Tri Sigma hauls to retain ‘Tugs Champion’ title

By Mingda Wu, Photographer | October 23, 2022

DeKALB – The Panhellenic Council’s Women’s Tugs tournament came to a wrap on Saturday afternoon, with Sigma Sigma Sigma reigning as victors for the second consecutive tournament.

The first-rope tuggers from Sigma Sigma Sigma battle for leverage on the rope during Saturdays championship match against Alpha Phi. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Sigma Sigma Sigma defends title, wins 2022 PHC Women’s Tugs Championship

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | October 23, 2022

DeKALB – Conditioning played a vital role in Sigma Sigma Sigma’s hour-long stand that allowed it to become repeat champions in the 2022 PHC Women’s Tugs Championship. The first-rope tuggers for Alpha Phi and Sigma Sigma Sigma battled at the rope...

Tim Thomas picks up trash at the corner before crossing with the group.

Students clean up DeKalb during NIU Cares

By Joey Trella, Marketing Team Coordinator | May 2, 2022
NIU students and DeKalb organizations went around cleaning up campus and surrounding areas on April 29 for NIU Cares Day.
Sophomore education major Tori Schauner (left) and senior sociology major Ryan Hackbarth accepted their award as the winners of Sigma Soulmates.

Greeks raise 4 grand

By Victoria Lunacek | March 30, 2017

Sophomore education major Tori Schauner (left) and senior sociology major Ryan Hackbarth accepted their award as the winners of Sigma Soulmates.

Sorority recruitment

Sorority recruitment

By Xavier Ortega | September 12, 2016

DeKalb’s Gangs: Word of gang violence leaves Greek Row residents uneasy, but what truth is there to rumors?

By Rachel Scaman | April 3, 2014

Read a scroll version of this story online here.It’s 5 a.m. on a school night in late March and members of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity are just heading to bed.The fraternity brothers were up all night protecting their house from the gang violence rumored...

Pass/fail: Sorority hosts charity event, Flapy Bird game was distracting

By Shaz Sheikhali | February 13, 2014

Pass:Charity event Sigma Soulmates was hosted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Carl Sandburg Auditorium.Sigma Soulmates is hosted by the NIU Sigma Sigma Sigma chapter. It is a fantastic event that raises money for the Robbie Page Memorial, which funds play...

Delta Zeta wins 6th consecutive Tugs championship

By Erin Kolb | October 7, 2012

The Delta Zeta sorority won their sixth consecutive Tugs championship against Alpha Phi on Saturday. Tugs takes place in the fall for sororities and in the spring for fraternities, said Mike Wahlund, Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity member and host of the event....

Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Sigma Alpha took first place at
Yell Like Hell at the Convocation Center Thursday night.

NIU makes some noise for homecoming at ‘Yell Like Hell’

By Hailey Kurth | October 13, 2011

The Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Alpha Epsilon team was crowned the winner of Thursday night's Yell Like Hell at the Convocation Center. The annual homecoming event is a competition in which teams prepare cheer and dance routines. "It's a perfect opportunity...

Delta Zeta raises $4K with Dream Man and Greek Goddess event

By Leah Spagnoli | March 8, 2011

DeKALB | Over $4,000 was raised in the 16th annual Dream Man and Greek Goddess philanthropic event Delta Zeta sorority hosted the event Tuesday night in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium in the Holmes Student Center. Andrew Cinelli of Delta Chi was named the...

Hopeful girls participate in soroity rush

By David Matz | September 16, 2010

Girls throughout campus have begun the pledging process after completing rush Sunday. The three-day long formal process of the College Panhellenic Council (CPC) sorority rush allowed potential new members to tour the house and meet the girls behind the...