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Fill in the blank: The condom tax reduction bill is ____ .

Perspective Staff

March 23, 2017

Illinois Sen. Toi Hutchinson introduced a bill that would lower the sales tax on condoms from 6.25 percent to 1 percent, according to the Illinois General Assembly website.Faith Mellenthin | Columnist... a step in the right direction.Condoms are being taxed as a luxury item and not as a health product, according to a Feb. ...

Don’t be afraid to wrap it up

Don't be afraid to wrap it up

Editorial Board

February 20, 2017

College students should have access to sexual health information and resources, something that the Northern Star Editorial Board believes NIU excels at.“Consistently, the county’s [chlamydia] rates have exceeded the state except Chicago rates and, in some years, have also been above the total state...

NIU ranks 74 for overall sex health

Northern Star Staff

October 27, 2014

NIU has ranked 74th in Trojan’s ninth annual Sexual Health Report Card college rankings for the second consecutive year, according to an Oct. 20 Trojan news release.The widely criticized study, conducted by independent research firm Sperling’s BestPlaces, graded 140 universities on their services ...

Students need to practice safe sex

Kim Randall

February 19, 2014

It is vital for college students to have safe and educated sex.National Condom Week is observed this week to promote safe sex and educate young adults about the health risks that accompany unprotected sex.This week helps to promote the idea of safe sex, and it helps reiterate a great point for students in ensuri...

NIU offers free condoms to promote a safer-sex environment

Faith Healy

September 20, 2011

Students looking to get intimate and keep it safe can rest easy; Health Enhancement provides condoms for free. "Our goal was to remove barriers so that students who wanted to use condoms could get them quickly and cheaply," said senior health educator Steve Lux in an email. "NIU has a vested interes...