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Breaching the BDSM barrier

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

February 25, 2015

The line between pain and pleasure is drawn by mutual consent. BDSM— or bondage, discipline, domination, submission, sadism and masochism—is becoming a widely discussed topic after the release of “Fifty Shades of Grey” o...

Coal safety researchers rewarded

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

February 22, 2015

An SIU coal safety research team has been nationally recognized for their development of a spraying system that reduces the amount of breathable dust in coal mines.The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration has given its Health and Safety Research and Educational Excellence Awar...

Tragedies drive fight against inequality

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

February 10, 2015

Talk of racial equality sounded through SIU’s Student Center auditorium Tuesday evening.John Gaskin III—NAACP’s youngest member on the national board of directors—along with SIU President Randy Dunn and various leaders of ...

Disability-friendly dog park in the works

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

February 9, 2015

SIU architecture students and Supporting Independence through Teamwork Service Dogs are joining forces to create a dog park accessible to those with disabilities. The national organization trains and provides service dogs for ...

Pair with potential interviews for SIU’s top scholarship

By Jessica Brown @BrownJessicaJ, Daily Egyptian

February 9, 2015

SIU may be seeing double in Fall 2015.William and Matthew Galik, 17-year-old Carterville High School seniors, interviewed this past weekend for the Chancellor's Scholarship at SIU.Being born 16 minutes apart is about the only ...

‘Victim-blaming’ may explain rape and sexual assault study

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

February 4, 2015

College rapes in the U.S. decreased from 1995 to 2013, according to a study by the Department of Justice.Or have they?The December 2014 study states while the 18 to 24 year-old age group had the highest rate of rape and sexual ass...

Pulling apart apartheid

By Jessica Brown

February 1, 2015

The civil rights problem is not just an American issue.Corne Prozesky, an associate director of facilities at the Student Recreation Center, knows this all too well.Prozesky was born in Pietersburg, South Africa in 1976. He lived...

Polar Bear guests left out in the cold

By Jessica Brown

January 28, 2015

Fewer people may participate at Polar Bear—an annual drinking event—this year thanks to a new university policy.Non-University Housing visitors will not be granted access to residence halls or Wall and Grand Apartments from...

Sisters are not always by blood

By Jessica Brown |@BrownJessicaJ, Daily Egyptian

January 22, 2015

A little-known southern Illinois women’s group is no longer a secret.The Secret Sisters Society of Southern Illinois, an organization that embraces women’s versatile personalities, is gaining traction.The group–created in 2013...

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