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The wage gap isn’t because of sexism

By Shelby Tomassini | May 3, 2018

When looking at the annual median wages of women and men, it is true men make more money on average than women, however, the reason for this seems to be in the differing jobs women and men choose to pursue.In 2015, the annual full-time earnings for a...

Junior Communications major Jamael Clark recites an original poem entitled: And the Bleed Goes On Wednesday night at the Tunnels of Oppression interactive event on the third floor of Grant Tower B.

Social Justice Initiative Committee holds interactive event on oppression

By Erin Kolb | April 24, 2013

The Social Justice Initiative Committee gave students an opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of the oppressed Wednesday. The Tunnel of Oppression (T.O.O.) event started at Western Illinois University in the early 1990s, and NIU held its first event...

DeKalb Area Women’s Center looking for volunteers

By Maria Ahmad | September 12, 2012

The DeKalb Area Women’s Center (DAWC), 1021 State Street, is an organization run by volunteers whose goal is to eliminate sexism and celebrate all women. The director, Anna Marie Coveny is also a volunteer at the center. According to the DeKalb nonprofit...

Don’t call me a Chick, Chick

By Linze Griebenow | January 31, 2012

When I was little, I remember wearing out tape after tape of Disney movies, blissfully unaware of the pervasive consequences to which their story plots would ultimately help contribute.The Little Mermaid was one of my favorites. I saw Ariel as a rebellious...

Miller Lite ads dim to some

By Tony Martin | August 23, 2010

Nothing completes the pallet of the college experience like a can (or bottle, or 40 ounce) of beer. Beer makes everyone happy (presumably), or possibly angry, flirty or sick. Yet the politics of beer remain somewhat muddled. Watching as much sports as...