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Masters of Disaster Are Back! Why?

Jeff Dutton, Staff Writer
February 7, 2011
Filed under Opinions

After holding the presidency for eight years and controlling both houses of Congress for four of those eight years, the Republican Party by 2008 had effectively lead this nation into the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, and started one absolutely needless war while mismanaging another...

Man On The Street

January 25, 2011
Filed under Golden Perspectives

  NEIU Independent Taiwan NEIU Independent Tiffany NEIU Independent Amber "I couldn't get into certain classes…they should have handled that more quickly being that they are a university not a junior college. It was real time-consuming." -Taiwan, Junior   "It dropped me from classes I was registered for…when the system came back up, I lost those classes. I'm actually still having problems with that. Now there's the departmental approval, so now I have to go through more obstacles." -Tiffany, Freshman   "It was really a big pain, because you couldn't trade your classes. They shut down one of our classes and we couldn't sign up for the next one." -Amber, Senior...

Are Guns Safe in the Hands of all Citizens?

Ashley Hovde, Contributor
January 25, 2011
Filed under Opinions

    A year ago I discovered that I'm a great shot a natural with a 9mm. I emptied a clip into my first target – never missing the orange "person" and achieving five "kills." Although I was proud of my unexpected talent and my ability to conquer my fear of guns, a nagging sense o...

Graduate School: To Enroll or Not to Enroll Commentary

Agustin Flores
January 25, 2011
Filed under Opinions

As undergraduates entering our last semesters we may already feel the frigid and austere wind of the real world sneaking through the sheltered halls of academia here at NEIU. Short of an existential crisis, most of us are wondering if there will be a good job or even a decent livelihood waiting, and...

First things first…

Patrick O'Brien, Staff writer
September 28, 2006
Filed under Opinions

There were several NEIU presidential candidates on campus this past week to meet with students and staff, to press the flesh, so to speak, and answer questions about what they would do in the top job at this university. I missed those sessions, but I had few questions of my own for whoever is the next...

All-time low attendance

Felicia Maxa, Staff writer
September 26, 2006
Filed under Opinions

During student activity hour on Sept. 19, the Free Speech Taskforce held an open forum. Only three students attended. It is this number, the number three, that brings to mind the searing question: do the students of such great ethnic, racial and cultural diversity seriously care about their rights...

The obesity culprit: fast food

Jennifer Maciuba, Staff writer
September 26, 2006
Filed under Opinions

The perception of the number calories in fast food is skewed in the American mind, as found by a study recently published by the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported by msnbc.com. People, in general, seem to have an easier time guessing the number of calories in a portion when it is smaller. The...

Sizing up: vanity sizes

Martii Kuznicki, Staff writer
September 26, 2006
Filed under Opinions

Ladies, take a look in your closet. Okay, maybe you're reading this before class or in your office, but think about your closet. Think about the sizes of clothes in your closet. Chances are those sizes will vary a lot in some cases. Welcome to the world of vanity sizing. It's a marketing tool...