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

SGA limits student applications for Senate

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | October 16, 2022

The Student Government Association passed a bill Friday afternoon ensuring that those applying to the senate cannot apply more than twice in a school year. Prior to the bill being passed, there were no limits to the amount of times that a student could...

Pi Sigma Epsilon offers tools and networking opportunities to members

Pi Sigma Epsilon offers tools and networking opportunities to members

By Parker Otto | February 11, 2020

Pi Sigma Epsilon, while centered in marketing and sales, is a co-ed fraternity that offers tools and networking opportunities for students of any major looking to increase their chances of gaining employment after graduating.NIU’s Gamma Zeta chapter...

Phi Rho Eta to host Lip Sync Competition

By Jacob Roushia | October 23, 2019

DeKALB – Phi Rho Eta is hosting the 11th annual Lip Sync Competition 8  p.m. Thursday, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium at the Holmes Student Center.The organizations competing include Phi Rho Eta Fraternity Inc., Present Perfect Modeling Organization,...

SA sees budget reduction in reflection of declining enrollment

By Kierra Frazier | February 13, 2019

DeKALB — The Student Association [SA] is creating an ad-hoc committee for finance policy revision after seeing a decrease in its budget due to low enrollment over the past year.The committee was approved by the Senate at Sunday night’s meeting and...

Pass/Fail: Roads around Greek Row get brighter; SA gives out too much money for food

By Mohammed Taha Faridi | November 10, 2014

Pass: Roads around Greek Row get brighterGreek Row is not well-lit, but that’s going to change soon.ComEd plans to install additional street lamps in the Greek Row area later this month, which will make it safer for students to walk home at night.The...

Pass/Fail: University’s Anywhere Printing a godsend; Quit blaring music inside MLK Commons

By Carl Nadig | September 17, 2014

Pass: University’s Anywhere Printing a godsendI’m grateful I don’t have to participate in “the waiting game” anymore. The objective of the game was simple: be the first one to the printer.Before Anywhere Printing, all university computers were...

Involved at NIU: Resources for parents, Pagans and engineers

By Aaron Brooks | October 30, 2011

NIU has over 400 student organizations. In the first installment of my "Involved at NIU" series, I highlight three of these organizations.College Parenting GroupCollege Parenting Group (CPG) meetings are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Northern View...

Freshman Survival Survival Guide

Freshman Survival Survival Guide

By Taurean Small | August 21, 2011

Congratulations: you're officially a freshman again. While it sucks starting over at the bottom of the totem pole, you should at least feel relieved knowing you are approaching the finish line of your educational career. Adjusting to college might be...

NIU needs more events like Zombies vs. Humans

By Nathan Fulkerson | April 10, 2011

It might benefit the NIU campus to be overrun by zombies more often. Well, maybe only games with zombies. Two weeks ago, 135 NIU students took part in a game of Humans vs. Zombies, a college game of "moderated tag," according to the official website....

How to make students care about the SA

How to make students care about the SA

By Aaron Brooks | March 29, 2011

Students should not vote for student representatives. Instead, NIU should have a democratic oligarchy. Currently, Student Association elections are a hybrid of a beauty pageant and a networking convention. Hang up a couple signs, create a Facebook page,...

Lichine Williams, sophomore FCNS major, picks out a free sweatshirt at the Winter Resource Fair Tuesday inside the Duke Ellington Ballroom. Students received a free sweatshirt for signing up at six tables at the fair.

Organizations pitch to students at Winter Resource Fair

By Alex Fiore | January 19, 2011

Students made their way around the Duke Ellington Ballroom during the Winter Resource Fair, which was held in the Holmes Student Center on Wednesday. Over 90 student groups and university organizations were represented, each with an informational booth....