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Russian military officers suggested that Kremlins objectives had extended up to Transnistria, in Moldova.
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NEIU Event Addresses Brutality of War, Future Scenarios in Ukraine
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • April 29, 2022

“We have not seen something like this in 80 years.” That is the most common thing you hear on the streets about Ukraine. “I thought we...

Old Irving Co. is one of the Breweries participating in the event. Old Irving Brewing Co. by howderfamily.com is marked with CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
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News Nuggets No. 2
Erwin Lopez Rada and Monty Stites April 27, 2022

NEIU Administration Will Discuss 2023 Budget With Community in April 27 Town Hall   NEIU President Dr. Gloria Gibson’s administration...

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Candidates Election Information - 2022
April 12, 2022

Candidates and Running Positions: Brian Tran Chief of Staff Destiny Davis COC Representative Glenisha white COC Representative Hannah...

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President Gibson Responds to “Mass Exodus” of Faculty, “Microaggressions” to Students at State of University Speech Q&A Session
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • April 5, 2022

NEIU President Gloria Gibson defended her administration’s handling of NEIU’s Human Resources department and addressed Diversity, Equity...

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Building Bridges in Selma
Ryland Pietras, Managing Editor • March 28, 2022

Normally, students use spring break as a time to recharge and regroup for the remainder of the semester. During the week of March 13-20,...

Remembering the first week of the invasion of the Crimea by Russian forces by Jordan Busson is marked with CC BY-NC 2.0.
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NEIU Community Shares Perspectives on Putin’s Regime Invasion to Ukraine
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • March 12, 2022

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article had sensitive information related to Ukraine contained in a quote, it has been amended and...

Northeastern Illinois University Police File Station Information Report on Anonymous Letter Demanding End to Mandates
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Northeastern Illinois University Police File Station Information Report on Anonymous Letter Demanding End to Mandates
Monty Stites, Editor In Chief • March 1, 2022

NEIU staff members received an anonymous two-page on Jan. 23, 2022, voicing frustration with the campus mask mandate and the vaccine requirement...

NEIU Administration Plans for Spring 2022 Campus Recreation Revival
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NEIU Administration Plans for Spring 2022 Campus Recreation Revival
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • February 17, 2022

During Fall 2021, former Associate Director of Campus Recreation Christian Kopp left his position and the services provided to students were...

Your Vote Does Count: What Is Needed to Register to Vote
Opinions
Your Vote Does Count: What Is Needed to Register to Vote
Angie Ybarra, Writer • April 29, 2022

“My one vote doesn’t count anyway.” Have you said that before? Do you know anyone who has said that? Think about that statement. Elections...

Navalny Review
Opinions
Navalny Review
Elizaveta Kildishova, Writer • April 29, 2022

“Navalny” is a 2022 documentary about Alexei Navalny, a Russian opposition leader, Putin’s enemy, and threat number one. After his successful...

Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton Visits NEIU Talks About Importance of Teachers And Education
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Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton Visits NEIU Talks About Importance of Teachers And Education
Eterniti Wiley, Writer • April 29, 2022

Juliana Stratton, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Illinois, paid a visit to NEIU on April 21, 2022 and spoke about the issues of education...

Believing Sexual Assault Survivors
Opinions
Believing Sexual Assault Survivors
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • April 14, 2022

“Believe all survivors” was one of the many things said at a recent NEIU panel regarding sexual assault. You would think that is a given,...

Alternative Spring Break:  Selma, Alabama – A Reflection
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Alternative Spring Break: Selma, Alabama – A Reflection
Angie Ybarra, Writer • April 4, 2022

I was not expecting the trip to Selma, Ala. to be the way that it turned out. I was surprised, saddened, and angered. I laughed, cried, and was...

Photos provided by Sarah Fabian
Opinions
“Babel,” and the Search for the “Perfect Human Being”
Almudena Yebra Romanillos March 12, 2022

The search for the perfect world, the perfect civilization, the perfect human being is a recurring theme, a fundamental question and perhaps...

Unsplash- Anna Shvets.
Opinions
NEIU Frustratingly Persists in On-Campus Mask Requirements
Monty Stites, Editor In Chief • March 12, 2022

NEIU continues to mandate masks on campus in contradiction to new federal, state and local guidelines updated as of Feb. 28, 2022.  NEIU...

Anti-Vaccine Mandate Letter Should Not Have Been Reported to NEIU Police
Opinions
Anti-Vaccine Mandate Letter Should Not Have Been Reported to NEIU Police
Monty Stites, Editor In Chief • March 1, 2022

On Jan. 23, 2022, NEIU faculty members received copies of a letter voicing opposition to the mask and vaccine mandates. The letter was, worrisomely,...

Arts & Life
My Dark Vanessa Book review
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • April 30, 2022

“My Dark Vanessa,” written by Kate Elizabeth Russel, is a book concerning the long-term effects of childhood sexual assault. The year is...

Arts & Life
Michael Pollan Demonstrates Humanity's Love for Psychoactive Plants
Monty Stites, Editor In Chief • April 30, 2022

“This is Your Mind on Plants,” is journalist and author Michael Pollan’s second consecutive book to cover the topic of drugs, in this case...

Arts & Life
“Can you guess what every woman's worst nightmare is?” Promising Young Women Review
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • April 30, 2022

“Promising Young Woman,” a film that was released in late-2020, is centered around how people respond to sexual assault and how rape culture...

Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos Pay Tribute to Selena on the Biopics 25th Anniversary
Arts & Life
Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos Pay Tribute to Selena on the Biopic's 25th Anniversary
Enrique Cerros, Writer • April 30, 2022

Twenty-five years after "Selena" hit theaters on March 21, 1997, Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos celebrated the film’s re-release and...

Charli XCX. Photo Credit: Emily Lipson

Rating: 4/5 Genre: Pop Length: 45:28 

Released: March 18, 2022 Label: Atlantic Records
Arts & Life
Anti-Pop Star Charli XCX Embodies Her Main Pop Girl Status on ‘Crash’
Enrique Cerros, Write • April 30, 2022

  British singer-songwriter, Charli XCX released her fifth studio pop album, “Crash” on March 18, 2022. The deluxe-version of the...

NEIU Artist Interview
Arts & Life
NEIU Artist Interview
Savannah Owens, Production Manager • April 29, 2022

What’s your background and how do you think it has affected your work? I became interested in art when I was 6 years old and my younger...

Navalny Review
Arts & Life
Navalny Review
Elizaveta Kildishova, Writer • April 29, 2022

“Navalny” is a 2022 documentary about Alexei Navalny, a Russian opposition leader, Putin’s enemy, and threat number one. After his successful...

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Surpass $3 Million Refugee Campaign Goal for Ukraine
Arts & Life
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Surpass $3 Million Refugee Campaign Goal for Ukraine
Enrique Cerros, Writer • April 28, 2022

Celebrity couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher launched a GoFundMe fundraiser last month to support Ukrainian refugees. The couple promised to...

NEIU Artist Interview
NEIU Artist Interview
Savannah Owens, Production Manager • April 14, 2022

What’s your background and how do you think it has affected your work? I am a Mexican American that didn't grow up with much pride in Mexican...

Sports Snacks
Sports
Sports Snacks
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • April 30, 2022

Bulls Suffer Crushing Defeats Against Milwaukee In Playoffs Weekend    The Chicago Bulls disappointed the fans that packed the United...

This is par of the community members that showed up for the tournament.
Sports
Sports Snacks
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • April 28, 2022

NEIU Community Felt Basketball 3 v 3 Pick Up Tournament Like Homecoming For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, sport...

Chicago Fire Tops MLS Defense Rankings, In a Dreamed Start of Season
Sports
Chicago Fire Tops MLS Defense Rankings, In a Dreamed Start of Season
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • April 14, 2022

Ezra Hendrickson’s team had only allowed two goals in six games this season. Chicago Fire FC and FC Dallas played a scoreless game last...

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Draw Results in Less Competitive Groups
Sports
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Draw Results in Less Competitive Groups
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • April 14, 2022

This year’s competition is marked by the absences of Italy, Nigeria and Chile national teams. Beginning at the 1970 Mexico FIFA World...

Opinion: Tiki Taka Takes Over NEIU 4 v 4 Soccer Tournament
Sports
Opinion: Tiki Taka Takes Over NEIU 4 v 4 Soccer Tournament
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • April 14, 2022

Months after the Pedroso Cup, the Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) soccer community gathered to compete on March 30, 2022, at the P.E...

Team 5, the winners of the pick up tournament.
Sports
NEIU Community Felt Basketball 3 v 3 Pick Up Tournament Like Homecoming
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • April 4, 2022

For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, sport activities organized by the school were held at the NEIU P.E. Complex. More...

New Campus Recreation Director Expects to Revitalize Activities at PE Complex
Sports
New Campus Recreation Director Expects to Revitalize Activities at PE Complex
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • March 6, 2022

For this installment of our series about Campus Recreation, we interviewed Dr. James Ball, Interim Associate Director of Campus Recreation and...

Tristan Thompson Lands on Chicago Bulls to Provide Size and Defense
Sports
Tristan Thompson Lands on Chicago Bulls to Provide Size and Defense
Adrian Ortega, Writer • March 1, 2022

On Feb. 17, 2022, the Indiana Pacers announced that they would be waiving power forward Tristan Thompson. News came after that he was expected...

Interdisciplinary Climate Change Stories
Campus Life
Interdisciplinary Climate Change Stories
Ryland Pietras, Managing Editor • April 29, 2022

Spring not only brings life back to all of those who have laid dormant over the winter, but it also brings revitalization back to the NEIU campus...

Campus Life Calendar April 26 - May 10
Campus Life
Campus Life Calendar April 26 - May 10
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • April 29, 2022

“Together we Heal” CCICS’s Poetry Slam
Campus Life
“Together we Heal” CCICS’s Poetry Slam
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • April 29, 2022

Poetry is in everyone. There are only a selected few that can broadcast it into the world.   Carruthers Center for Inner City...

K(no)w More Interview
Campus Life
K(no)w More Interview
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • April 29, 2022

There are several issues that never make it to the forefront of people’s minds or are not talked about in public spaces. Some of those issues...

Russian military officers suggested that Kremlins objectives had extended up to Transnistria, in Moldova.
Campus Life
NEIU Event Addresses Brutality of War, Future Scenarios in Ukraine
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • April 29, 2022

“We have not seen something like this in 80 years.” That is the most common thing you hear on the streets about Ukraine. “I thought we...

Campus Life
NEIU Delegation to Model of Illinois Government Brings Back Award, Advice for Future Participants
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • April 27, 2022

A group of NEIU students competed in the Model of Illinois Government (MIG) during the weekend of March 4, 2022 in Springfield, Illinois.   The...

Campus Life
Campus Life Calendar April 12 - 26
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • April 14, 2022

NEIU Student Art Juried Exhibition
Campus Life
NEIU Student Art Juried Exhibition
Ryland Pietras, Managing Editor • April 14, 2022

Sometimes life has a funny way of bringing you back to where you started. Millicent Kennedy, a 2015 NEIU graduate, is the new curator...

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