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‘Lady Doritos’ another example of distasteful gendered products

‘Lady Doritos’ another example of distasteful gendered products

By Savannah Eadens

February 10, 2018

Women are asking for equal pay, reproductive freedom and an end to workplace discrimination and harassment. The world is hearing these requests, but “Lady Doritos” and other ridiculous gender-specific produc...

US cannot be casual about increasing airstrike casualties

US cannot be casual about increasing airstrike casualties

By Arabella Breck

April 3, 2017

As many as 200 civilians have been killed in airstrikes in Mosul, Iraq, in recent weeks, including a strike March 17 that may have killed more than 100 people. These could be some of the highest death to...

South Korea emerging as democracy’s dark horse

South Korea emerging as  democracy’s dark horse

By Arabella Breck

March 13, 2017

A president embroiled in accusations of bribery, coercion and abusing their authority was impeached March 9. President Park Geun-hye made history as South Korea's first female president in 2013. However, her preside...

Chicago named top city for corporate investment

Chicago named top city for corporate investment

By Jackie Murray

March 13, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, the Chicagoland area was named the top location for corporate investment by Site Selection magazine, a resource for corporations and investors.Winning the “top Metro...

Hijab is not a symbol of misogyny

Hijab is not a symbol of misogyny

By Arabella Breck

February 27, 2017

On a recent trip to Iran to negotiate economic deals, 11 Swedish female politicians, including Trade Minister Ann Linde, wore hijabs.The Washington Post, U.N. Watch and the International Business Times w...

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

November 28, 2016

Like something out of “WALL-E,” smart gadgets and gizmos are poised to invade every aspect of life, leaving some fearful of a dystopian nightmare and others excited for an automated future. While n...

Emanuel’s sincere anti-violence plan needs more outreach

October 3, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is under fire for announcing a plan to hire almost 1,000 new police officers within the next two years as a way to curb the growing violence problem that threatens the entire city. In addition to the new officers, Emanuel’s plan, announced in a Sept. 22 speech, also includes de-escalation training for current and newly-hired officers to decrease police brutality and increase productivity, partnerships ...

Science sizes up the competition

Science sizes up the competition

March 19, 2015

One of the most common questions men ask Google is: “How big is my penis?” With more than 3,000 monthly searches, the quest to see how men measure up to each other has migrated from the Internet to the l...

Women report more concussions than male athletes

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 23, 2015

The NFL concussion litigation by retired players who sustained lasting injuries has sparked discussion about male athletes and the effects of sustaining a concussion at a young age. However, the sporting world seems to have overlooked female athletes.In recent weeks, commentators, like The Washington Post’s Marjorie Snyder, have called for greater awareness of the statistical finding that young female athletes are more like...

White Lung’s anti-sexism stands stumbles on deaf ears

White Lung’s anti-sexism stands stumbles on deaf ears

By Features Editor

September 15, 2014

Punk rock is making headlines again, but this time, it is not to warn parents of their kids’ impending bad haircuts. At the forefront of the movement is Perfect P--sy frontwoman Meredith Graves, w...

Turning a positive into a negative

Turning a positive into a negative

February 17, 2014

Seven years ago, the only thing Rashid Bashir, leading developer and head of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his researchers needed to revolutioni...

Journalists bowing to sources, betraying readers

By Tyler Davis

October 7, 2012

“Journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public’s right to know,” states the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. Yet some reporters have been allowing their sources to comb through transcripts and decide what they do and do not want published.Traditionally, politicians have spoken carefully in the company of journalists because the press has the power to expose th...

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