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Organization must be made to clean campus

By Angela Pagan | April 22, 2015

Students should make it a priority to create an organization dedicated to cleaning up as snow melts around campus and trash becomes visible.With the weather improving students can be seen walking around campus and enjoying the fact that it is not negative...

Lupstein ticket needs to earn students’ trust

Lupstein ticket needs to earn students’ trust

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 12, 2015

Nathan Lupstein and the members of his Voice of Change ticket need to apologize for their role in collaborating unethically with a Board of Elections member during the controversial Student Association executive election.SA Senator Jake Swick, who served...

Students have no excuse to not vote

By Northern Star Editorial Board | March 22, 2015

Students have no excuse not to vote in this year’s Student Association executive elections now that voting is online.Polling stations across campus will now have laptops where students can vote. Students can also vote using their phones or other electronic...

2 Chainz’s debut at Convo suggests double standard

By Jeremiah Caterina | April 22, 2014

NIU students are living a double standard.I’m talking about those who were up in arms about the Circus Spectacular performing at the Convocation Center but have voiced no opposition to this Sunday’s 2 Chainz performance.Earlier this year, some students...

Pass/Fail: Candidates’ info easily accessible, Douglas Hall not opening next fall

By Danny Cozzi | March 23, 2014

Pass: Candidates’ info easily accessibleIf you’re frantic to decide on who to vote for in the Student Association executive elections this week, worry no more.You can do a quick search for candidates’ information on the SA website. So, instead of...

Voting in SA elections a student duty

By Kim Randall | March 2, 2014

Voting in the upcoming Student Association executive elections is vital to get students’ voices heard.On March 25 and 26 students can vote for candidates running for the positions of president, vice president, treasurer and student trustee. Voting will...

Student Association holds job fair

By Guadalupe Lopez | March 31, 2013

Students who missed last month’s job fair had a chance to attend the Student Association’s (SA) on-campus job fair Friday. Employers from across the university participated in this event in search of potential student workers, including the SA, Campus...

Student Association President Jack Barry

Students choose new CAB, SA representatives

By Robert Baird | March 28, 2013

Voter turnout for the Student Association (SA) and Campus Activity Board (CAB) elections more than doubled this year. More than 1,500 students voted in the elections held Tuesday and Wednesday. About 750 students voted in 2012, and there were 1,189 votes...

University Council lets plus/minus grading system through

By Felix Sarver | November 7, 2012

Plus/minus grading will soon go into effect at NIU. The option to veto the plus/minus grading policy was brought up again at a University Council (UC) meeting Wednesday. The UC decided during an Oct. 10 meeting to send the policy to the Undergraduate...

Faculty Senate discusses state retirement legislation, hears from SA about grading

By Erin Kolb | October 31, 2012

A Student Association (SA) representative urged NIU to stop actions toward a plus/minus grading system at a Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday. SA Senate Clerk Chad Harris came to Faculty Senate to bring up a resolution the SA passed at their Sunday meeting...

President of the Student Association Delonte LeFlore speaks to students and members of SA about having a strong strategic plan for Student Association. He also states that he wants Northern Illinois University to be a more student centered campus, and that there was a 30% increase in the turnout of the organizational expo.

SA outlined improvements, student involvement at first address

By Felix Sarver | October 30, 2012

The Student Association (SA) outlined strategies for improving its organization and increasing student involvement at its first address Tuesday. SA President Delonte LeFlore said the SA wanted to hold an address to unify the students. Addresses have been...

Mike Theodore explains the allegations against Josh Venaas, chief of staff for the Student Association.

Senators debate censures of 5 directors, chief of staff

By Jacqueline Evans | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | The Student Association Senate hotly debated the performance of SA executives Sunday night. SA Chief of Staff Josh Venaas and directors Deldric Henderson, Alandis Phillips, Arlieta Hall, Alyssa Ford and Elliot Echols were all up for censure by...