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How a high school artist uses music during social distancing

How a high school artist uses music during social distancing

March 31, 2020

Like the rest of his classmates, Connor Byrne saw his first year at Oak Park River Forest High School cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, rather...

WATCH: Doja Cat’s ’70s psychedelic disco dream “Say So,” plus check out her latest effort ‘Hot Pink’

WATCH: Doja Cat’s ’70s psychedelic disco dream “Say So,” plus check out her latest effort ‘Hot Pink’

March 30, 2020

Society has entered the era of the quarantine as those living through the COVID-19 pandemic are living through an unfortunate-yet-historic moment in world...

INTERVIEW: Defoe discusses debut album, mental health

INTERVIEW: Defoe discusses debut album, mental health

March 9, 2020

It’s been a little over eight months since up-and-coming artist Defoe released her debut effort Too Soon to Cry, a 10-song collection that lulls listeners...

INTERVIEW: Silverstein talks ‘A Beautiful Place to Drown,’ 20-year evolution

INTERVIEW: Silverstein talks ‘A Beautiful Place to Drown,’ 20-year evolution

March 9, 2020

Update: Silverstein, Four Year Strong and I, The Mighty postponed their tour amid concerns surrounding coronavirus COVID-19 At the turn of the millennium,...

INTERVIEW | Four Year Strong talks Brain Pain, upcoming tour

INTERVIEW | Four Year Strong talks Brain Pain, upcoming tour

February 28, 2020

Following a five-year hiatus from music production, anthemic punk rockers Four Year Strong returned energized, rejuvenated and ready to take the pop punk...

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NEIU provides update regarding Spring 2020 Commencement

NEIU provides update regarding Spring 2020 Commencement

March 31, 2020

On March 20, Northeastern Illinois University notified students via email that the commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 4 were canceled due to concerns...

Creating respect for natural hair

Creating respect for natural hair

December 3, 2019

On Nov. 14, Timothy Mays collaborated with NEIU sociology students to plan an event titled “Her Hair Is Her Crown,” a discussion event which called...

Congrats, grads!

December 3, 2019

We have come to the finish line, graduates. After the stress of deadlines, assignments, staying up late and toiling in the library for endless hours, the...

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

December 3, 2019

NEIU participated in its annual National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week on Nov. 18 through Nov. 23. While the annual tradition was held, assistant...

A classic tradition at our campus

A classic tradition at our campus

December 3, 2019

For the last 22 years, the Ruth Page Civic Ballet has performed E.T.A Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker” in NEIU’s auditorium, where dancers of all ages...

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The 82: A reading by Julie Iromuanya

The 82: A reading by Julie Iromuanya

February 25, 2020

Novelist Julie Iromuanya read some of her work during the “82” event that took place on Thurs., Feb. 20 in the Pedroso Center. Coordinator Amanda Goldblatt...

‘The Institute’ review

‘The Institute’ review

November 5, 2019

Stephen King’s new book, “The Institute,” tells the story of Luke, a 12-year-old boy who is kidnapped and brought to a facility, the Institute, because...

‘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...

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WATCH: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot plays guitar, basketball to ‘save lives’

WATCH: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot plays guitar, basketball to ‘save lives’

March 31, 2020

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot displayed her many talents in a lighthearted public service announcement aimed at encouraging Chicagoans to "stay home and...

NEIU provides update regarding Spring 2020 Commencement

NEIU provides update regarding Spring 2020 Commencement

March 31, 2020

On March 20, Northeastern Illinois University notified students via email that the commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 4 were canceled due to concerns...

$2 trillion coronavirus package passed, omits some immigrants

$2 trillion coronavirus package passed, omits some immigrants

March 30, 2020

Since the Senate passed the $2 trillion relief bill on Wednesday, immigrants and U.S.-born children with undocumented parents are struggling to survive...

COVID-19: The impact on the lives of NEIU students

COVID-19: The impact on the lives of NEIU students

March 30, 2020

The new decade saw the deaths of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and up-and-coming rapper Pop Smoke before a fatal pandemic claimed the lives of over 20,000 and...

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Opinion | Gavin Newsom commutes convicted child murderers, goes too far left

Opinion | Gavin Newsom commutes convicted child murderers, goes too far left

March 31, 2020

On Monday afternoon, California Gov. Gavin Newsom commuted the prison sentences of 21 state prison inmates over fears surrounding the transmission of coronavirus...

Lane: How coronavirus COVID-19 affects oil demand, prices

Lane: How coronavirus COVID-19 affects oil demand, prices

March 30, 2020

As oil prices plummet to levels unseen since the late 20th century, commuting students at Northeastern Illinois University rejoice. But like other campuses...

The dilemma surrounding online-only education

The dilemma surrounding online-only education

March 26, 2020

In response to the current coronavirus pandemic, 272 institutions of higher learning in the United States have either closed or gone online-only, according...

Opinion | Breaking down the effect “Bernie Bros” have on Sanders’ campaign

Opinion | Breaking down the effect “Bernie Bros” have on Sanders’ campaign

March 22, 2020

With 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign reeling, detractors of his coalition are blaming his fall from Democratic frontrunner...

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How a high school artist uses music during social distancing

How a high school artist uses music during social distancing

March 31, 2020

Like the rest of his classmates, Connor Byrne saw his first year at Oak Park River Forest High School cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, rather...

WATCH: Doja Cat’s ’70s psychedelic disco dream “Say So,” plus check out her latest effort ‘Hot Pink’

WATCH: Doja Cat’s ’70s psychedelic disco dream “Say So,” plus check out her latest effort ‘Hot Pink’

March 30, 2020

Society has entered the era of the quarantine as those living through the COVID-19 pandemic are living through an unfortunate-yet-historic moment in world...

BREAKING: Rammstein lead singer spent night in ICU, tests negative for coronavirus

BREAKING: Rammstein lead singer spent night in ICU, tests negative for coronavirus

March 27, 2020

German newspaper Bild reports that Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann is in intensive care after undergoing testing for coronavirus COVID-19. Lindemann...

The Classic Crime talk ‘Patterns in the Static,’ importance of perspective

The Classic Crime talk ‘Patterns in the Static,’ importance of perspective

March 25, 2020

There’s something inherently sincere about The Classic Crime’s approach to music. The Seattle rockers aren’t flashy or over-the-top with their efforts....

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Todd McShay lists only one player as “Tier 1” draft prospect

Todd McShay lists only one player as “Tier 1” draft prospect

April 1, 2020

According to ESPN Senior Writer Todd McShay, the 2020 NFL Draft features only one “Tier 1 prospect.” McShay grades Ohio State defensive end Chase...

WATCH: Austin Theory almost kills Montez Ford

WATCH: Austin Theory almost kills Montez Ford

March 30, 2020

NXT newcomer Austin Theory made his main roster debut on the March 30 edition of Monday Night Raw, replacing United States Champion Andrade, who is reportedly...

Ranking the greatest matches in Wrestlemania history

Ranking the greatest matches in Wrestlemania history

March 30, 2020

From Hulk Hogan’s groundshaking body slam to Seth Rollins’ infamous Money in the Bank cash-in, iconic moments and legendary contests helped morph Wrestlemania...

How Ryan Pace once again whiffed on securing the Bears’ franchise quarterback

How Ryan Pace once again whiffed on securing the Bears’ franchise quarterback

March 29, 2020

Entering the 2020 NFL offseason, the Chicago Bears desperately needed help at the quarterback position. With the winds of regression dancing around incumbent...

Chicago Bears: Five biggest draft busts of the past decade

Chicago Bears: Five biggest draft busts of the past decade

March 28, 2020

Bears general manager Ryan Pace is recognized for his ability to identify late-round talent.  To date, Pace discovered Jordan Howard, Eddie Jackson, Tarik...

PGA Tour offers cash advances to pro golfers ranked in top-150

PGA Tour offers cash advances to pro golfers ranked in top-150

March 28, 2020

A March 27 memo written by Senior Vice President and Chief of Operations of the PGA Tour Tyler Dennis outlines a PGA Tour decision allowing golfers ranked...

It’s time to postpone Wrestlemania

It’s time to postpone Wrestlemania

March 28, 2020

When Drew McIntyre deposited Roman Reigns over the top rope to win the 2020 Royal Rumble, it was a crowning achievement for the once-embattled superstar....

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