The Independent

Interactive ombuds workshop delves into conflict resolution

Interactive ombuds workshop delves into conflict resolution

October 16, 2019

In celebration of International Conflict Resolution Month and Ombuds Day, recently hired university Ombuds, Tyler Smith, gave an interactive exploratory...

10/08 Police Blotter

10/08 Police Blotter

October 8, 2019

The following Incidents occurred on NEIU campus property for the dates of Sept. 12 to Oct. 8 Sept. 12 – Parking Lot C* Police responded to a report...

Meningitis vaccine now mandatory for students

October 8, 2019

NEIU sent out an email on Sept. 23 informing the student body that it is now mandatory for all students under the age of 22 to have been vaccinated for...

NEIU’s nurse Lasko discusses vaping

NEIU’s nurse Lasko discusses vaping

October 8, 2019

There has been a recent outbreak of vaping related deaths and lung illnesses across the country, including one case in Illinois. There have also been over...

Rainbow reception kicks off LGBTQ+ History Month

October 8, 2019

Founded in 1994, LGBTQ+ History Month has been an established annual tradition for 25 years. NEIU kicked off this year’s history month with the Rainbow...

Student green fee helping global climate

Student green fee helping global climate

October 8, 2019

Between Sept. 20-27, over 7.6 million people in 185 countries around the globe took to the streets in defense of the future during the Global Climate Strike. In...

President Gibson explains herself at town hall

President Gibson explains herself at town hall

October 8, 2019

President Gloria J. Gibson affirmed that she herself had picked former White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, as a speaker in the Daniel L. Goodwin...

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Nuevas Voices Review

Nuevas Voices Review

October 16, 2019

Nuevas Voces is a play contest that was created by NEIU Professor Jim Blair as a platform for new playwrights in the NEIU and larger Chicago community....

NEIU Letters of Leadership: Developer Student Club

NEIU Letters of Leadership: Developer Student Club

October 8, 2019

Are you looking to be part of a team that will give you a head start on beginning your career? Are you interested in career/personal development, social...

NEIU Letters of Leadership: PIN@Y at NEIU

NEIU Letters of Leadership: [email protected] at NEIU

October 8, 2019

[email protected]: Filipinos in NEIU is an organization that educates the community on Filipino culture, history, values and tradition. We welcome everyone interested...

Students reaction to president’s town hall

Students reaction to president’s town hall

October 8, 2019

Some students indicated that they believed the Student Town Hall with President Gloria Gibson on Sept. 24 came too late to effectively address the anguish...

Meet your new university ombuds

Meet your new university ombuds

October 8, 2019

If you have noticed a number of new staff hires around campus, you are correct that NEIU is finally (after budget cuts in recent years) getting around...

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Letter to the editor: You didn’t die. Get over it.

October 8, 2019

Brian Langenberg is an NEIU Instructor in the Department of Accounting, Business Law and Finance Some thoughts on our Spicer “crisis.”  Dr....

‘I was unaware’

‘I was unaware’

October 8, 2019

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, university President Gloria Gibson finally presented herself to face her students at a town hall meeting. The discussion was enlightening....

Cancel culture: use responsibly

Cancel culture: use responsibly

October 8, 2019

Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate. In 2019, we are able to share our thoughts and opinions from the intimacy of our own homes while...

Shooting down gun law misconceptions

Shooting down gun law misconceptions

September 24, 2019

“The intensive, three-week Kinderguardian course introduces specially selected children from 12 to 4 years old to pistols, rifles, semiautomatics and...

Cuccinelli as Trump’s secret weapon is terrifying

Cuccinelli as Trump’s secret weapon is terrifying

September 24, 2019

In an era of Trumpian appointments who bear little to no qualifications, such as Rick Perry (Department of Energy), Betsy Devos (Department of Private...

A good win for civic engagement

A good win for civic engagement

September 24, 2019

On Aug. 22, at 1:06 p.m., President Gloria J. Gibson sent an email to students and faculty at NEIU, announcing that former White House Press Secretary...

The Trump administration has adopted the Southern Strategy…And it’s working to perfection

The Trump administration has adopted the Southern Strategy…And it’s working to perfection

September 10, 2019

Once perceived as a political outsider, Donald Trump burst onto the national scene when he insinuated that migrating Mexican nationals entering the U.S....

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Race For The Hardware – MLB Awards 2019

October 8, 2019

Now that the MLB regular season is over, it is time to coronate the players and managers that have made a significant impact for their teams and made themselves...

Ranking the NBA logos

October 8, 2019

10. New Orleans Pelicans: The New Orleans Pelicans secured the final slot for best NBA logo. Their logo shows a confident pelican with its wings spread,...

AEW Dynamite Grades and Analysis

AEW Dynamite Grades and Analysis

October 8, 2019

For the first time since 2001, professional wrestling returned to TNT. Ushering in a brand new era, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) unveiled “Dynamite” in...

50-50 booking ensures no one gets over

50-50 booking ensures no one gets over

October 8, 2019

WWE has a star problem. No, this isn’t a job for Space Force, this is a problem for the bookers. Ask most fans about what is holding back WWE from reattaining...

Armchair Creative: Reviving Braun Strowman

Armchair Creative: Reviving Braun Strowman

October 8, 2019

This time last year, Braun Strowman seemed to be teetering on the precipice of greatness. Once the fourth member of an expiring Wyatt Family faction, Braun...

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‘I was raised on the internet’ reflects on the effects the internet has on today’s society

‘I was raised on the internet’ reflects on the effects the internet has on today’s society

October 9, 2018

Our world as we know it is dominated by the World Wide Web. The lives of many people in the 21st century were profoundly formed and informed by the Internet...

Designing  Art Photo  Gallery

Designing Art Photo Gallery

February 20, 2013

  Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at NEIU, Vida Sacic, is the curator of a group show consisting of work by graphic designers created for...

Junk and Light Capture Social Decay and Renewal

Junk and Light Capture Social Decay and Renewal

February 20, 2013

  What happens when you mix recycling, art, and shadow puppets? Decadence Dance! Decadence Dance is the latest art exhibit by Emmanuel, or...

Breaking Hours

Breaking Hours

February 8, 2013

  - [post-date] - Take a break from the negative news of the world by walking through ‘Breaking Hours,’ Zeenat Ismail’s Senior Art...

Untrusted Connections

February 8, 2013

  - [post-date] - ‘Untrusted Connections,’ the Senior Art show by NEIU student Carrie Sill explores the darker side of the human experience....

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Men In Black International Review

Men In Black International Review

July 23, 2019

Abbey and Chuck went to a press screening of Men in Black International (MIBI). Rather than do a normal review they decided to have a conversation. This...

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

July 23, 2019

For the first time in Spring Awakening history, the venue was held at Poplar Creek in Hoffman Estates. The walk from the parking garage was long, but it...

‘Venom’ had potential but fails to deliver

‘Venom’ had potential but fails to deliver

November 6, 2018

If you are looking for an “okay” time at the movies without much cinematic expectation, “Venom” is the right movie for you. A Venom movie has...

Chicago music fans get treated a multi-venue music festival

Chicago music fans get treated a multi-venue music festival

October 8, 2018

Most weekends in Chicago present difficult decisions for live music lovers. This past weekend was no exception as it gave debut to “The Big Weekend,”...

‘ASTROWORLD’: The Roller Coaster Ride of a Lifetime

‘ASTROWORLD’: The Roller Coaster Ride of a Lifetime

September 11, 2018

Before pressing play, keep your head, hands, arms and legs inside the ride at all times. Be prepared to hang on for dear life because this album will knock...

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‘The Testaments’ Review

‘The Testaments’ Review

October 8, 2019

After 34 years, Margaret Atwood answers the many questions left by one of her most famous books, “The Handmaid's Tale,” in her newest work. “The...

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu: a feminist anthem for young readers

April 18, 2019

Moxie tells the story of Vivian, a high school sophomore, who is tired of the sexist behavior from her high school’s  football team and the school officials...

Five Love Stories That Don’t Suck

February 14, 2019

In spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are five love stories with more substance than just being a fluffy romance or a hot and steamy story. In other...

The Book Nook: ‘The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue’ by Mackenzi Lee

The Book Nook: ‘The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue’ by Mackenzi Lee

November 6, 2018

I knew this book was going to be a new favorite when within 50 pages I encountered LGBTQ+, Feminism, Race and Disability representation. To me, an author...

‘Tell me how it ends’ reveals daunting effects of parent deportation on children

‘Tell me how it ends’ reveals daunting effects of parent deportation on children

September 11, 2018

As someone who primarily reads fiction, I’m trying to get into reading more nonfiction and came to the conclusion that nonfiction that tackles social...

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Jazz Musician Chloe Feoranzo Gives Beautiful Performance

March 26, 2019

Chloe Feoranzo, a popular jazz musician, has returned to grace the NEIU’s Jewel Box stage with her beautiful clarinet. This is her second time...

NEIU Math Department Holds Pi Day Celebration

March 26, 2019

Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter...

HARAMBEE

November 14, 2017

The Harambee Celebration that took place at the Angelina Pedroso Center on Oct. 25 was a celebration of African Diaspora’s culture and life. The event...

School Spirit

School Spirit

September 9, 2014

There is a little known area on campus—a small field between the P.E. complex and the WTTW building where a curious collection of artifacts and structures...

Service Day Improves Children’s Quality of Learning

October 17, 2012

Service Day was initiated by the Student Leadership Development (SLD) office of Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) to increase civic engagement...

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Netflix’s ‘Tall Girl’ Review

Netflix’s ‘Tall Girl’ Review

October 8, 2019

“Tall Girl” is a Netflix original film focusing on the life of a -wait for it - tall girl. Directed by Nzingha Stewart, the teen rom-com follows a...

‘Hustlers’ Review

‘Hustlers’ Review

October 8, 2019

Based on the 2015 New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler “The Hustlers at Scores,” “Hustlers” tells the tale of a group of exotic dancers...

Holy Trinity review

Holy Trinity review

September 24, 2019

Holy Trinity possesses a vibrant, diverse color palette both literally and figuratively, but leaves the viewer wishing for richer, more refined character...

IT Chapter 2 review

September 24, 2019

The Losers Club is back in Derry. 27 years after their battle with Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), the members need to go back and finish what they started....

Has Rey Turned to the Dark Side?

Has Rey Turned to the Dark Side?

September 2, 2019

The second trailer for “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” came out of Disney’s D23 expo and audiences were exposed to the next shocking...

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‘DarkSiders III’ Review

‘DarkSiders III’ Review

October 8, 2019

“Darksiders III”(DS3), developed by THQ Nordic, is a throwback to AA games of yore. It ranks somewhere between the AAA titles gamers have come to expect...

‘Last of Us Part II’ gets a release date

‘Last of Us Part II’ gets a release date

September 30, 2019

February 21, 2020. That will be the day one of the most beloved games in history gets its sequel, “The Last of Us Part II”(LOU2). Developer Naughty...

Powerful storytelling in gaming

Powerful storytelling in gaming

September 24, 2019

The last few games I’ve played had disappointing narratives. I had to ask myself if I was being too hard on videogame storylines? Though there is a place...

Gears of War 5 campaign review

Gears of War 5 campaign review

September 24, 2019

Gears of War 5 (GOW5), developed by The Coalition, is the first party exclusive that Xbox and their streaming service Game Pass needed to compete with...

Days Gone review

Days Gone review

September 24, 2019

‘Days Gone,’ a PlayStation exclusive developed by SIE Bend Studio, is a perfectly adequate gaming experience that could have been so much more. It...

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