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Acquitted

Daily Chronicle News Report:  Brenton Cleveland Acquitted in Rape Trial (LINK) It has taken us a while to write about this case because it's a very difficult and emotional topic.  We'd like to say we can always trust our court system.  ...

The Mistakes Dress

***Guest Post*** Like many people in college, my friends and I were young, broke, and sometimes stupid.  We made dumb decisions about how much to spend on sushi, how long that political econ homework actually take, and what kind of shoes ...

Sorry Not Sorry

Public apologies: the quickest way to say you're sorry without having to actually show any remorse. We've seen a slew of public apologies since the #MeToo movement began, but if we think back, we can see they're really nothing new.  ...

#MeToo, Madigan

Timothy Mapes Harassment Scandal (LINK) Does the #MeToo movement still matter?  Haven't we talked about this enough?  Surely everyone knows and understands how unacceptable sexual harassment in the workplace is by now! If you're like many Americans, you've heard these questions.  Maybe ...

Bachelorette Background

Our American obsession with reality TV says a lot about us as a culture.  Some people love reality TV.  Some people love to judge those people.  But with a reality TV star sitting in the Oval Office, we can't deny ...

It’s not your fault. Ever.

Content note:  discussion of violent sexual assault and victim-blaming. . . . . . A student was violently sexually assaulted by an acquaintance this weekend at NIU (LINK to article).  The student was working on a final project for school when the attacker stopped by, physically ...

I’m not throwing away my shot

My partner and I went to see Hamilton last night.  For those of you who aren't familiar, Hamilton the Musical is the story of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who came to America as an immigrant, fought in the Revolutionary ...

le consentement

France has recently proposed a new sexual assault law which includes a provision for the country's first ever minimum age of consent.  Set to go into effect next year, President Macron and other leading French politicians hope to see the ...

Own Your Mistakes

We all have reasons why we are the way we are:  bad habits we picked up from a roommate, a passive-aggressive attitude we learned from a parent; a coping mechanism we learned from a character on TV.  Maybe we were ...

2018 Nonprofit Organization Award

Last night the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual awards banquet.  For the first year ever, an award was given honoring an exceptional nonprofit organization operating in DeKalb County.  The honorees included many outstanding organizations including the DeKalb County ...