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Newborn’s death could have been prevented

By Da Yeon Eom, Columnist

August 9, 2016

“Have you heard about the baby?” It was the question asked by many who heard or read the news about the incident that occurred on campus March 13. A student at the University secretly gave birth to a child in a bathroom of Bousfield Hall and hid the baby in a backpack to conceal the act. The baby wa...

Gender inclusivity important to UI

By Imogen Lindsley

October 6, 2015

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly referred to Alex Nelson, intern at the Women’s Resource Center and graduate student in social work, as Alexandria. Additionally, the article referred to Nelson using female pronouns and should have used gender neutral pronouns. The article in...

Work out, don’t stress out

Work out, don’t stress out

By Isabella Jackson

December 11, 2014

With final exams quickly approaching, the stress levels on campus are quickly rising. However, before wallowing in self-pity and a growing pile of class notes, students should look for healthy ways to deal with their stress.  This can be as simple as taking a short break from studying or homework to work out. Ac...

Man Talks creates safe discussion space

November 19, 2014

While some male students on campus may not always feel comfortable discussing their masculinity, they now have the opportunity to speak openly about the subject at “Man Talks.” The free events are held the first, third and fifth Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Women’s Resource Center...

Lean In RSO focuses on closing gender gap

Lean In RSO focuses on closing gender gap

By Saher Khan

October 20, 2014

At a UN conference on Sept. 20, Emma Watson said, “Feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.”  She was there to speak about gender inequality and the HeForShe campaign taking hold on...

Healing through Art: Project Unbreakable spreads awareness in campus lectures

Healing through Art: Project Unbreakable spreads awareness in campus lectures

April 14, 2014

Words and photographs are capable of sending powerful messages. For survivors of sexual assault, these pictures can have a deeper meaning: providing special healing powers. Participants of Project Unbreakable, an organization that seeks to raise awareness of sexual assault, are photographed with a m...

Anna Kaszuba aids on campus sexual assault awareness education

Anna Kaszuba aids on campus sexual assault awareness education

By Mara Shapiro

April 13, 2014

Anna Kaszuba, sophomore in LAS, became involved with sexual assault awareness on campus after attending a FYCARE seminar during her freshman year. The class acted as a catalyst for Kaszuba’s work, and after attending, she took a class to become a facilitator.  “I like educating people and opening...

Ninth “Walk A Mile” event to promote sexual assault awareness

Ninth “Walk A Mile” event to promote sexual assault awareness

By Raymond Sobczak

April 9, 2014

The sound of galloping heels will soon strut across the Quad. Students, faculty members and community members will whoop and holler as the ninth annual “Walk A Mile” event begins. On Friday, an estimated 500 men will gather on the Main Quad at 5 p.m. to walk four laps around the Quad while wearing...

Women’s History Month lacks visibility on campus

March 4, 2014

As the calendar flips from the month of candy hearts and valentines, President’s Day and Black History to the month of Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day, dreaded midterms and the long-anticipated spring break, students may not realize that March has been recognized for more than 100 years as Women’s...

Adopting unified language would cause a stir in the melting pot

September 26, 2011

In this year’s GOP debates and the presidential debates of the previous election year, there is deliberation among the candidates about whether to pass legislation creating an official language for the United States. Several states have passed statutes and legislation that declared the official lang...