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Models pose nude for artists’ practice at art building

By Lucas Skye | September 12, 2019

Public nudity, when not considered a criminal offense, can conjure up images of a common nightmare: being caught naked among peers. For Life Drawing models, this nightmare is a comfortable reality.The College of Art and Design held its first community...

NIU alumna speaks to mental healths effect in education

NIU alumna speaks to mental health’s effect in education

By Samanta Echevarria | October 11, 2018

DeKALB - NIU alumna Lisa Kay delivered a presentation about art and education Wednesday in the Jack Arends building, teaching about the psychological effect of art.Kay spoke about stress and how it affects millions of children and adults. She spoke of...

The medias portrayal of women imposes an impossible standard

The media’s portrayal of women imposes an impossible standard

By Kathryn Minniti | February 23, 2011

Fashion designer Ralph Lauren recently fired a female model because she was "too fat," even though she was a size 4. Stories like this point to a problem across our country with women and their body image. According to the American research group Anorexia...