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Greek Row gets lights to improve security

By Brennan Schneider | November 11, 2014

Sixteen lighting fixtures will be added to Greek Row in an effort to improve safety in the area.The lights are expected to be installed over Thanksgiving or winter break so the streets will be clear of students’ cars, said 1st ward Alderman David Jacobson....

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...

Tugs delayed due to weather conditions

By Northern Star Staff | April 23, 2014

Tugs matches, originally scheduled for today, will be postponed to Friday due to severe weather conditions, said Interfraternity Council President Trevor Morrison Wednesday.In the first match Wednesday, Phi Kappa Psi defeated the Fratastic Four. Phi Kappa...

Tugs see attendance increase for day 2

By Northern Star Staff | April 22, 2014

Interfraternity Council President Trevor Morrison said a later start and nicer weather led to a slight increase in attendance at Tugs Tuesday.In the first match, Sigma Nu defeated Delta Chi while defending champion Phi Sigma Kappa defeated Alpha Kappa...

The Fratastic Four, which includes members from Theta Chi, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Delta Upsilon and Sigma Phi Epsilon, face off with Alpha Kappa Lambda during the first round of Tugs Monday on the east side of Huskie Stadium. Alpha Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Theta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon took home victories during the first day of the tournament.

AKL, Phi Kapps, SAE take home Tugs victories for day 1

By Northern Star Staff | April 21, 2014

The first day of Tugs started off with a delay due to rainy weather conditions, said Interfraternity Council President Trevor Morrison.The tournament’s first match started with Alpha Kappa Lambda beating the Fratastic Four, a team made up of Theta Chi,...

Greek Row gears up for Tugs

Greek Row gears up for Tugs

By Keith Hernandez | April 16, 2014

Everyone has their reasons for tugging.Tugs is a weeklong tug-of-war competition between fraternities and it will start on April 21.Alpha Kappa LambdaJunior economics major Matt Cavanaugh, Alpha Kappa Lambda president and tugger, said his team is ready...

Members of Phi Sigma Kappa pull their way to victory in the finals of the NIU IFC Tugs competition during last years competition.

Tugs: A history of brotherhood, tradition among Greeks

By Keith Hernandez | April 10, 2014

There is a sound every tugger longs to hear from the start of training in January: “This is for real! High bank, are you ready? Low bank, are you ready? Tuggers ready. Tuggers set. Tug!”There is a long history behind these words, which have been announced...