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DeKalb County Red Cross helps displaced residents

By Demarcus Robinson | October 31, 2010

Students who were displaced from a building at 916 Greenbrier Road Wednesday night, after the roof was blown off in high winds, received help from the DeKalb County Red Cross and NIU. "We provided comfort care kits [for building residents]," said Rona...

Students take advantage of grace period registration, early voting

By Jack Baker | October 24, 2010

Some NIU students took advantage of the grace period registration and early voting held in the Holmes Student Center last week. There were 195 early voters at NIU, said Lynne Kunde, the deputy clerk of elections for DeKalb County. Kunde added that 128...

Huskies United members (from left) Liz Yee, Danielle Bowen and Melissa Idstein work on making ribbons to raise awareness of missing student Antinette Keller Thursday night in the Holmes Student Center. Huskies United members, students, and others made cards and fliers as well as ribbons to help the cause.

Huskies United finds ways to help spread word of missing student

By David Matz | October 21, 2010

Students and residents came together Thursday night in the Holmes Student Center to help spread the word about Antinette "Toni" Keller by making ribbons and cards for Keller's family. "We are just trying to spread the word and stay as positive as possible,"...

Grace period and early voting come to NIU

By Shaun Zinck | October 17, 2010

Starting today, the DeKalb County Clerk's Office will be on campus to register NIU students, faculty and DeKalb residents to vote in the county. Grace period and early voting will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the main level of the Holmes Student Center...

Foster deserves the support of NIU students during early voting

By Letter Writer | October 17, 2010

NIU students can early vote at Holmes Student Center Oct. 18 to 21. Two forms of ID required with current address. This is your opportunity to easily participate in the democratic process. Congressman Bill Foster deserves support from NIU students. Rep....

Members of the DeKalb Fire Department and NIU Police participate in an Emergency Response Drill Thursday evening as members of Phi Kappa Theta and Alpha Phi participate as student actors for the event.

Annual mock DUI staged

By Alex Fiore | October 14, 2010

NIU and DeKalb Police Departments provided students with an all-too-realistic reminder of why drinking and driving is a poor decision Thursday evening in front of the Convocation Center. NIU staged its annual mock DUI, which is a homecoming tradition...

CAAR helps students with disablities

By Jalen Cobb | October 7, 2010

For Ed Rietveld, getting around campus can prove to be difficult sometimes. Rietveld, junior journalism major, has cerebral palsy and uses an electric wheelchair to get around. "Not all the buildings have [handicap accessible] doors," Rietveld said. "Montgomery...

NIU campus sees increase in diversity

By Ryan Griesmeyer | September 20, 2010

Throughout the years, NIU's population has grown and evolved by welcoming different ethnic groups and cultures to the campus. "NIU has a very diverse population," said Residence Program Coordinator Gregory Ross. "If you walk across the campus on any day,...

Military Student services hosts ice cream social

By Sarah Raila | September 9, 2010

The Military Student services held an ice cream social for veterans and students affected by the Feb. 14 tragedy to come together and hang out. The event was held on Thursday from 1-4. It was an open forum for the veterans to come in and get ice cream,...

KISS FM Intern MJ Slykas (left) competes against sophomore psychology major Melissa Jennings in a game of Wii Fencing as junior biology sciences major Jennifer Zambrano (right) watches during the Kiss FM/AMP College Tour Wednesday afternoon in the MLK Commons. The event, hosted by CAB, included free food and beverages as well as raffles for gift cards and other prizes.

Students play video games against DJs for prizes

By Troy Doetch | August 25, 2010

The AMP/KISS FM Promotional Event College Tour drew crowds of students to MLK Commons on Wednesday. The event, hosted by the Campus Activities Board, combined entertainment from the 103.5 KISS FM Street Team, prizes and giveaways as a part of the college's...