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Paramedics Respond to Resident in Distress at The Nest
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Paramedics Respond to Resident in Distress at The Nest
Jack Poskus, Monty Stites, and Erwin Lopez Rada September 28, 2021

Editor's note: In an earlier version of this article, photos included have been removed out of concern for privacy.  An undressed resident...

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Interim Campus Covid and Contact Tracing Policy
Monty Stites, Opinions Editor • September 25, 2021

The NEIU Covid Task Force and Student Health Services (SHS) have created a contact tracing program; students and faculty have an active role...

Missing NEIU Student Armaan Ahmed Found!
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Missing NEIU Student Armaan Ahmed Found!
Jack Poskus, Campus Life Editor • September 21, 2021

Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) student Armaan Ahmed, 23, who reportedly went missing on Monday, Sep. 13, was located safely in Texas...

NEIU’s “Black at Work” Virtual Panel
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NEIU’s “Black at Work” Virtual Panel
Jack Poskus, Campus Life Editor • September 10, 2021

On Aug. 31, NEIU’s Career Development Center held a virtual event where three individuals provided profound insight on their work history,...

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News
New Study Suggests Strategies to Improve Recycling and Reduce Waste in Chicago
Ryland Pietras, Writer • August 26, 2021

Chicago has one of the worst recycling rates in the country. In fact, the percentage has dropped 1.5 percent in the last five years and now sits...

Billion Dollar Deal between President Biden and Former Ukrainian President Poroshenko
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Billion Dollar Deal between President Biden and Former Ukrainian President Poroshenko
Nozanin Farrukhzoda, Writer • April 27, 2021

Photo by Markus Spiske from Pexels
News
Climate Action in Biden’s First 100 Days
Ryland Pietras, Writer • April 20, 2021

President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is an opportunity to tackle the climate crisis as well as invest in American infrastructure and innovation,...

Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse-Khan Cullors Called For Investigation
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Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse-Khan Cullors Called For Investigation
Nozanin Farrukhzoda, Writer • April 20, 2021

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, cofounder of the Black Lives Matter movement, has come under fire for buying a $1.4 million home in a predominantly white...

Commentary on political image. The metamorphosis of Greg Abbott
Opinions
Commentary on political image. "The metamorphosis of Greg Abbott"
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • September 25, 2021

Texas’ Governor Greg Abbott was never shy about his intentions to embrace policies promoted by the most radical members of his constituency.  By...

How Do You Think We Should Tackle Climate Change? by americaspower is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Opinions
“Baby, It’s Getting Hot Up In Here”: Climate Change Code Red: Is It Too Late
Angela Ybarra, Writer • September 10, 2021

The United Nations latest report on climate change states the world will most certainly face climate crises for decades, if not centuries to...

Opinions
Letter To The Editor by David Cerda
September 10, 2021

To whomever cares enough to read this email.   The lack of communication from the provost office is extremely concerning. I have yet to...

An Overly Cautious Return
Opinions
An Overly Cautious Return
Monty Stites, Opinions Editor • August 26, 2021

The NEIU campus is reopening for in-person learning with a host of both useful and theatrical precautions against further transmission of the...

U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland by Public Citizen is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Opinions
For The People Act: What You Need To Know
Angela Ybarra, Writer • August 26, 2021

John Sarbanes, U.S Democratic Representative for Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District is the author of the For The Peoples Act also known...

United We Conquer by Michael Elleray is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Opinions
Letter to the Editor: Nagasaki Remembrance by Stewart E. Brekke
August 26, 2021

The anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki resulting in the surrender of Japan in August 1945 ending...

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Opinions
Suicide: The Ultimate Intentional Last Action
Angela Ybarra, Writer • August 26, 2021

We can only speculate why someone commits suicide.  They seemed so happy,  they seemed to have it all,  and it was so selfish of them to do...

The Hope Is Foundation Seeks to Empower Courageous Scholars at Northeastern Illinois University
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The Hope Is Foundation Seeks to Empower Courageous Scholars at Northeastern Illinois University
May 14, 2021

CHICAGO — David D. Robertson, founder of Hope Is Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that promotes volunteerism, mentorship, access to health and wellness...

House-Studio replication and some posters of Carlos A. Cortez Koyokuikatl (1923-2005)
Arts & Life
Celebrating Latino heritage at the National Museum of Mexican Arts
Almudena Yebra Romanillo, Writer • October 3, 2021

More than just a gallery or a traditional museum, the National Museum of Mexican Arts is a reflection of Mexican identity and its development...

The Operations Management class line up with Engine Company #89 in front of the engine.
Arts & Life
Engine #89 Demonstrates to Students of the College of Business and Technology
Ryland Pietras, Writer • September 22, 2021

For the sixth time in seven years, Engine Company #89 came to the NEIU campus to demonstrate to Pat Delaney’s Operations Management class the...

Illustration by Savannah Owens
Arts & Life
NEIU Welcomes More Than 100 International Students
Almudena Yebra Romanillo September 10, 2021

The newly welcomed students come from more than 10 different countries: France, South Korea, Japan, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, etc....

Kanye West walking out of the replica house, on fire.
Arts & Life
The 3rd Time's The Charm!
DeShawn Clay, Writer • September 10, 2021

After producer and artist Kanye West performed two listening parties for his upcoming album, DONDA, he plans to perform a third listening party...

“Hello, My Twenties!” Review
Arts & Life
“Hello, My Twenties!” Review
Leslie Lozada September 10, 2021

“Hello, My Twenties!” is an interesting college-age drama that is set in Seoul, South Korea. On the surface, it appears to be a slice of...

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Arts & Life
Upcoming: “The City that Recycles”
Ryland Pietras, Writer • August 26, 2021

While in grade school, most of us learned about the concept of the Three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Of these three, recycling is the...

Book Cover
Arts & Life
Book Review of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism By Robin DiAngelo
Angela Ybarra, Writer • July 7, 2021

You are racist, but do not get upset. I am racist too.  According to Robin DiAngelo’s book, “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White...

Photo by Anusha Manahil
Arts & Life
Cats and Crows: Kafka on the Shore, Book Review
Anusha Manahil, Writer • April 20, 2021

“When I open them, most of the books have the smell of an earlier time leaking out between the pages - a special odor of the knowledge and...

Wrigley Field proudly manifested the Cubs’ achievement during that sweet in October 2016.
Sports
Dropoff in Production by Cubs’ “Core Players” lead to Breakup of 2016 Chicago Cubs Championship Team
Michael Gross, Writer • October 3, 2021

The Chicago Cubs in 2016,  led by National League MVP (Most Valuable Player) Kris Bryant as well as star players Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez...

Messi Illustrated by Savannah Owens
Sports
Leo Messi Plays 25 Unremarkable Minutes in a Remarkable Day for Soccer
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • September 10, 2021

Just a couple of minutes before Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar Kyllian Mbappé had made a run to the far post and connected a ball into...

Campus Recreation Photo by Ankush Vyas
Sports
NEIU’s “Return to Campus Plan” Leaves Intramural Sports, Use of Sports Facilities in Limbo a Week Before Class.
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • August 26, 2021

As we prepare for another semester, the NEIU community acknowledges that there are great risks associated with coming to the different campuses...

“Tiger Woods” by Omar Rawlings is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
Sports
The Importance of Tiger Woods to the Sport of Golf
Jack Poskus, Campus Life Editor • March 9, 2021

For a sport that has always been associated with a smaller following, golf has undeniably never been at the center of attention, foregrounding...

The project for a new crest is part of Joe Maunseto’s quest to improve Chicago’s soccer team brand. (Graphics and photo by Erwin Lopez Rada/ The Independent)
Sports
Chicago Fire FC asks for fan submissions, opinions for new team crest to be used in 2022 MLS Season.
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • February 23, 2021

After debuted a design in 2020 that received a cold reception from the public, Chicago Fire FC owner Joel Mansueto proposed a new team crest...

Fans support Chicago Fire FC at SeatGeek Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, during a 2016 MLS Season match. The Fire was expected to move in 2020 to Soldier Field, in downtown Chicago, but the plan was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.(The Independent/ Erwin Lopez Rada).
Sports
Chicago FIRE FC looking to improve on 2020 highlights for the upcoming 2021 MLS season
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • January 26, 2021

Though the Chicago Fire FC (CFFC)prepares to face 2021 MLS season with a defined identity and established style of play, they must address their...

Players wont be strong-armed; Workplace safety, unfair compensation emerge as concerns among MLB players
Sports
"Players won't be strong-armed"; Workplace safety, unfair compensation emerge as concerns among MLB players
Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief • May 12, 2020

MLB owners approved a plan Monday to restart the suspended MLB season by early July. However, concerns surrounding hazardous workplace conditions...

MLB owners approve plan to start season by July
Sports
MLB owners approve plan to start season by July
Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief • May 11, 2020

Major League Baseball owners accepted a plan Monday endorsing an abbreviated 82-game regular season beginning around Fourth of July weekend. ...

Vegandale Chicago 2021
Campus Life
Vegandale Chicago 2021
Jack Poskus, Campus Life Editor • September 21, 2021

On Sept. 11, the popular vegan festival known as Vegandale returned to Chicago for the third time in four years. Although Vegandale originates...

Yellow Eagles rout Blue Eagles out of the Commons After 45 Minutes of Water Balloon Fight.
Campus Life
Yellow Eagles rout Blue Eagles out of the Commons After 45 Minutes of Water Balloon Fight.
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • September 21, 2021

A battle frenzy took over the commons as the Yellow Eagles broke the resistance of the Blue Eagles and took control of The Commons during this...

Photo by Jack Poskus
Campus Life
How Do NEIU Students Feel About Returning to Campus?
Jack Poskus, Campus Life Editor • August 26, 2021

Perhaps the most widely discussed topic in the last year and a half has been about the feasibility of face-to-face communication, specifically...

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Campus Life
NEIU Faculty Survey on Zoom Etiquette
Jae Kim, Writer • March 9, 2021

It has been almost a year since Northeastern Illinois University transitioned to remote learning experience after the spring break of 2020 due...

Early morning escapades in front of miniature Minar-e-Pakistan, Mianwali. From left to right Fatima, Rafay,Eiman,Amail and Anusha (me).
Campus Life
Experiencing NEIU through the screen!
Anusha Manahil, Writer • February 23, 2021

Working across time zones is a hazard to health—sleep deprivation, a detrimental intake of coffee and, of course, accumulation of bags under...

Not Your Average Student
Campus Life
Not Your Average Student
Theadora Green, Writer • January 12, 2021

It was cut and dry for many Generation X’er’s, very simple even. A blueprint for success: finish high school, go to college, meet your husband/wife,...

NEIU Holds Virtual Graduation Ceremony
Campus Life
NEIU Holds Virtual Graduation Ceremony
Ryland Pietras, Writer • December 22, 2020

Northeastern Illinois University held its 2020 graduation ceremony on Sunday, Dec 13. NEIU decided to wait until it was safe to hold an in-person...

Remote Learning at NEIU and Task Force Update
Campus Life
Remote Learning at NEIU and Task Force Update
Jim Jones, Comic Illustrator • December 2, 2020

The pandemic came to Chicago toward the middle of Spring 2020. NEIU responded in several ways. One way was to offer online instruction. Many...

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