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Health Department offers lifestyle survey

By Northern Star Staff | October 9, 2014

The DeKalb County Health Department is offering a survey to assess lifestyle factors that can lead to breast cancer.The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment will take into account factors such as smoking, weight and physical activity. About 30 women will then...

Campus wears pink for breast cancer walk

By Roxana Moraga | October 6, 2013

Students marched across campus, pink balloons in hand, to raise breast cancer awareness Saturday.The John H. Clarke Honors Society, along with other campus organizations, held a breast cancer walk in celebration of those who are fighting the disease or...

Miss DC doesnt deserve hate

Miss DC doesn’t deserve hate

By Holly New | January 16, 2013

Sometimes looks aren’t everything. Allyn Rose isn’t the typical woman. Aside from holding a B.A. in government and politics from the University of Maryland, being a four-sport All-Conference player and a champion a competitive ice skating, she was...

Delta Zeta wins 6th consecutive Tugs championship

By Erin Kolb | October 7, 2012

The Delta Zeta sorority won their sixth consecutive Tugs championship against Alpha Phi on Saturday. Tugs takes place in the fall for sororities and in the spring for fraternities, said Mike Wahlund, Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity member and host of the event....

Women’s Tugs Against Breast Cancer competition begins this weekend

By Erin Kolb | October 3, 2012

Sororities will be tugging to fight breast cancer this weekend. The Pi Kappa Alpha (PKA) fraternity is hosting the Women’s Tugs Against Breast Cancer 2012 tournament. Tugs is the largest philanthropy event on campus with about 300-500 people each day,...

Wellness program helps audience celebrate youth, overcome fear and laugh

By Olivia Willoughby | October 26, 2011

Sherry Lebed Davis filled the audience with chuckles, fruit-scented bubbles and smiles during her Humor Creates Wellness program at Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, Tuesday night. Davis created the Humor Creates Wellness program in 1980 and...

Breastival aims to raise money for Cancer Center

October 5, 2011

The name may be misleading: Pierce Harley-Davidson's annual Breastival isn't just a celebration of female anatomy.This Saturday, those at Pierce Harley-Davidson, 969 N. Peace Rd., will host their annual Breastival to raise money for the Cancer Center...

NIU Bridal Expo helped young brides plan their big day

By Kimberly Salton | January 17, 2011

Pink champagne and pearls was the theme of this year's NIU Bridal Expo and it greeted the brides as soon as they walked through the door. The Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center was filled with pink beads, balloons, displays, and other...

For breast cancer awareness, take action, not update Facebook statuses

By Katie Trusk | October 6, 2010

I like it disassembled and carried around in my pockets. Again, awareness has struck. I am now even more aware of the stupidity of others. On Monday I received a Facebook message from a friend explaining this year's viral campaign for breast cancer awareness....