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Oscar Buzz Turns into Major Drag

March 6, 2013
Filed under Archives, Arts & Life

By Matthew Greenberg – Sports Editor - [post-date] - The build-up to this year’s 85th Academy Awards was filled with some of the greatest films of the modern era. Snubs were plentiful in major categories due to the vastness of high quality films up for nominations, most notably Ben Affleck an...

Dropkick Murphys Drop the Ball

Dropkick Murphys Drop the Ball

March 6, 2013
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By Matthew Greenberg – Sports Editor - [post-date] - Commonly known as Flogging Molly’s harder, more punk-esque counterparts, the Dropkick Murphys have been demolishing the Irish Hard Rock scene since 1996. These guys are straight off of the streets of Boston, and they make sure every person who hears them play knows it. Strangely though, their show at...

Remembering Sound City and the Art of Real Music-Making

Remembering Sound City and the Art of Real Music-Making

March 6, 2013
Filed under Archives, Arts & Life

By Linda E. Monacelli - Staff Writer - [post-date] - In this wonderful age of Auto-tune and Garage Band, people everywhere are making “music.” Take 15-year-old Rebecca Black, for example. Her 2011 single “Friday” became a hit practically overnight, and within a week she earned about $1.4 million from iTunes downloads alon...

Big Trouble in Little Brother

Big Trouble in Little Brother

March 6, 2013
Filed under Archives, Arts & Life

By Gary Soriano – Arts and Life Editor - [post-date] - The book Little Brother looks at issues of privacy and the power of technology in a seemingly paranoid computer-driven dystopian society where the freedom to move is permitted but constantly monitored. It has gained great popularity and a following that expands well beyond the young ...

Resuming from the Save Point: Video Game Preview Part 2.

Resuming from the Save Point: Video Game Preview Part 2.

March 6, 2013
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By Greg Adler – Staff Writer - [post-date] - Professors and parents alike are often happy to know that game systems in the past several years have extensive save modes and game progress markers. However, what they may not know is online mode very rarely, if ever, has a save mode. Combine t...

Small North Park Chocolate Shop is Still a Big Hit

Small North Park Chocolate Shop is Still a Big Hit

March 6, 2013
Filed under Archives, Arts & Life

By Melissa Brand  - Staff Writer - [post-date] - The name Beijo de Chocolat is part Portuguese and part French and means “Kiss of Chocolate.” And that is exactly what you’ll get when you visit this sweet shop on Foster Avenue. Open for close to four years, Beijo de Chocolat is well known for their award-winning signature choc...

Tarragon Chicken and Pasta with Cream Sauce

Tarragon Chicken and Pasta with Cream Sauce

March 6, 2013
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By Joseph Daddario – Staff Writer - [post-date] - Ingredients Salt Black pepper 2 Cups Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs One lemon for fresh lemon juice Two chicken breasts   Tarragon cream sauce (for the pasta) Ingredients 3 Cups white wine 1 large yellow onio...

Safety Issues At NEIU

Safety Issues At NEIU

February 21, 2013
Filed under Archives, News

By Christos Liardakis – Opinions Editor - [post-date] - Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is experiencing an increase of student complaints and concerns about safety problems on campus. Fire safety protocol was called into question shortly after 8 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2013, when the fire...

President’s Pen – NEIU International Business Conference

February 21, 2013
Filed under Archives, News

- [post-date] - “Opportunities are global.” That is the tagline used by Northeastern Illinois University’s (NEIU) International Business Conference (IBC). With business changing constantly and exchanges occurring between businesses all over the world, it is important for students to be aware...

Campus Police Offer Safety Tips

Campus Police Offer Safety Tips

Melissa Brand
February 21, 2013
Filed under Archives, News

Crime and security threats happen at schools all around the nation, including Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). While the current crime issues around the NEIU campus are relatively benign, recent history has shown that college students should be apprised of safety procedures and be ready to react...

Police Blotter

February 21, 2013
Filed under Archives, News

January: NEIU campus police encountered six cases of Motor Vehicle Offenses in which the driver’s license was suspended/revoked or there was no driver’s license. There was one case of Theft $300 and Under, involving a stolen purse from inside a desk drawer. There were two cases of Theft ...

From the Desk of the Editor

February 21, 2013
Filed under Archives, News

- [post-date] - The upcoming Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting will address several important items for students and faculty to be aware of. Action Item A, pertains to the recommendation of immediate tenure for the new Provost and Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Richard Helldobler. Helldobler,...