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Inside the Great Outdoors

Inside the Great Outdoors

Rut Ortiz, Editor In Chief
March 15, 2016
Filed under Sports

Your student ID can get you access to a harness, some rope and helmets that have to be worn at all times. The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) is housed within the Physical Education (PE) Complex building on the outskirt of Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). This program has been an on and...

Student Health Services Awareness Table

Student Health Services Awareness Table

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Sports

The freshman 15 is not the only thing that college students have to worry about anymore. The risk of being diagnosed with a chronic health disease, like Type 2 diabetes, has increased over the years for young adults. With the help from Student Health Services (SHS), the NEIU student body could improve...

Bowman Goes All In Again

Bowman Goes All In Again

Christian Gralak
March 15, 2016
Filed under Sports

Stan “The Man” Bowman has once again gone all in for the Stanley Cup, and there's a good chance that this Dynasty continues. The Chicago Blackhawks senior vice president and general manager worked his magic before the Feb. 29 trade deadline. Key additions: Forwards: Andrew Ladd, Matt Fraser,...

Wrigley Renovations

Wrigley Renovations

Mary Kroeck, Opinion's Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Sports

No marquee and no golden arches. As the Cubs train in Arizona, Wrigley Field continues major renovations as part of its 1060 Project. In doing so, the Wrigleyville McDonald’s shut its doors on Mar. 1. The Wrigleyville staple, which was filled with Cubs memorabilia and had parking lot posts with...

Playing Like a Girl

Playing Like a Girl

Robing Bridges
March 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

As we step into Women's History Month it's a great time to recognize those women who have paved the way for female athletes and players alike. Sometimes we take for granted those who have come before us. Great thinkers, mad scientists, bold storytellers and incredible athletes. As children we tend to...

Impact’s of Women’s Wrestling

Impact’s of Women’s Wrestling

Joseph McCaffrey
March 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

At World Wrestling Entertainment’s most recent Pay-Per-View & WWE Network Event, Fastlane, there were two women’s matches on the fight card. For new wrestling fans that’s nothing special, but to a longtime fan this was a sign of progress. For years women rarely got a match got a match on Pay-Per-View....

WNBA Draft Preview

Ashurina Chilmon
March 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

March Madness is right around the corner for women’s college basketball fans. Millions of viewers tune in to see their favorite teams square off for the championship, while WNBA general managers and coaches will also be scouting for new talent. The WNBA Draft 2016 will take place on April 14 in Uncasville,...

No Coverage: The Media’s Disrespect Towards Women’s Sports

No Coverage: The Media’s Disrespect Towards Women’s Sports

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor
March 1, 2016
Filed under Award Winners, Sports

Believe it or not, but 41 years after the first-ever nationally televised women’s college basketball game aired, women are still fighting for media coverage. “Media Coverage and Female Athletes,” a documentary that aired in 2013 on a PBS channel in Minnesota, but is widely available online, also...

Zumba with Stephanie Herrera

Zumba with Stephanie Herrera

Michelle Bright
March 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

Zumba has become one of the most popular aerobic dance classes around the world. It made sense that Stephanie Herrera, NEIU graduate student, Chicago native and fitness enthusiast, would have an opportunity to lead classes on campus. Herrera is a graduate and alumna of Carl Schurz High School. She...

WNBA to make drastic Playoff changes

WNBA to make drastic Playoff changes

Ashurina Chlimon
February 15, 2016
Filed under Sports

As the 20th WNBA season opens on May 14 fans should take note of drastic changes to the playoff formatting. The WNBA’s Board of Governors approved changes to playoff seeding and how to qualify for the postseason. These rules will take effect immediately. The way the playoff picture changes is...

Big Moves coming from the South Side

Big Moves coming from the South Side

Spencer Jones
February 15, 2016
Filed under Sports

Fall of 2008 was the last time the Chicago White Sox were in the postseason. They finished first in the American League Central division behind the play of Paul Konerko, Nick Swisher, Jermaine Dye and newly inducted Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. Since then, Bulls guard Derrick Rose has gone from being...

Campus Recreation Adds Table Tennis to List of Tournaments

Campus Recreation Adds Table Tennis to List of Tournaments

Spencer Jones
February 15, 2016
Filed under Sports

On February 2nd, NEIU’s Campus Recreation hosted its 2nd annual Table Tennis Tournament. The one day tournament took place on court 1 in the P.E. Complex. Only one out of the 18 participants would be able to take home the prize of a Campus Recreation exclusive shirt and the title of single’s champion....