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A judgemental society is not productive

By Cody Laplante | October 29, 2012

How many times a day are you judged based on your looks? How many times a day do you judge someone’s appearance? In both cases, the numbers are probably too high to count. When I walk to class, I know that I judge everyone I pass, putting them into...

Studies show correlations, not causations

By Kayla Nebel | October 16, 2012

Have you ever heard of a study you can’t believe is true or that seems completely random? Scientists are researching everything these days, trying to find a relation between two things and claim they found it. The way studies are progressing, scientists...

Class teaches students how to help blind, visually impaired people

By Christopher Gibbs | April 25, 2011

DeKalb | Advanced orientation and mobility teaches students who are studying to enter the special education field what it’s like to be blind by walking around NIU campus with goggles that obscure vision.  Eric Sticken, orientation and mobility specialist,...