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Fuzzy handcuffs and a set of keys sit against a red background. BDSM is a normal and healthy form of sexual expression. (Camilla Dziadosz | Northern Star)

Normalize BDSM

By Camilla Dziadosz, Opinion Columnist | February 19, 2024

BDSM – bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism –  has notoriously been considered “other” or “deviant” within society. When practiced healthily, BDSM is simply another form of expression – it’s not weird,...

Break free from college stereotypes

By Annastazia Camarena | April 15, 2013

When most people think of college, the first things that might come to mind are very stereotypical: wild parties, sexual experimentation and ramen noodles. This might be a reality for some, but for most of us it is far from how students spend their college...

New social networking site should not come to NIU

New social networking site should not come to NIU

By Jack Baker | April 5, 2011

The new website eduHookups.com allows college students from select universities to place personal ads looking for casual sexual encounters. Although the website offers a place for students looking for serious relationships as well, that is hardly why...

Texting and Facebook do not lead to risky behaviors

By Kathryn Minniti | November 28, 2010

Warning: Facebook users and texters are in danger. According to a study done at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, people who use Facebook often or text are at a higher risk for "worrisome behaviors." These behaviors include smoking, risky...