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Faculty Member Proposes Call for Immediate Intervention from Board of Trustees
Dan Maurer and Leslie Lozada January 26, 2023

NEIU’s Faculty Senate met on Jan. 17, 2023 for the first time this calendar year amid an administrative shake up and ongoing enrollment crisis...

News
University Administration Confirms Loaded Weapon Brought Into The Nest at NYE Party
Scott Andrews, Writer • January 26, 2023

Chicago Police Department (CPD) and NEIU Police on New Year’s Day recovered a gun while they were responding to an altercation at The Nest,...

News
President Gibson Allegedly Says Members of Faculty Senate “Individually Responsible” for No Confidence Vote
Erwin Lopez Rada, News Editor • January 26, 2023

NEIU’s institutional crisis evolved quickly. A failure of the school to meet enrollment and retention goals for Fall 2022 triggered a no confidence...

Vice President Kimberly Buster-Williams
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NEIU Vice President Buster-Williams Hired Someone As Her Interim Associate Vice President Who Allegedly Works Two Full-Time Jobs in Michigan
Erwin Lopez Rada, News Editor • January 19, 2023

Diane Fuselier-Thompson wrote in the acknowledgments to her dissertation to obtain a Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...

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Faculty Assembly Vote on Gibson Takes Over Faculty Senate Agenda
Dan Maurer, Writer • January 19, 2023

The Faculty Assembly met on Wednesday, Nov. 22 having at the top of their agenda the reactions of President Gloria J. Gibson and the Board of...

News
University Professionals of Illinois Serve Pizza, Teach About Their Rights
Dan Maurer, Writer • January 19, 2023

UPI, the union representing faculty, librarians and advisors at NEIU held a teach-in in Village Square at the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Professors...

News
BREAKING: Faculty Assembly Delivers Vote of No-Confidence in Board of Trustees
Dan Maurer, Writer • December 5, 2022

NEIU’s Faculty Assembly has voted, 188-16, that they have no confidence in the Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor of Illinois.   According...

News
BREAKING: Board of Trustees will Not Renew President’s Contract in June, 2023
Dan Maurer, Writer • November 30, 2022

As of Nov 30, The NEIU Board of Trustees announced that they will not be renewing President Gloria J. Gibson’s Presidential Employment Contract...

Opinions
A Call for Having a Fall Break Just Like the Notorious Spring Break
Ananth Prabhu, Writer • January 19, 2023

As students, you are probably familiar with spring break that takes place sometime during the month of March or April depending on the junior...

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Opinions
The NEST – You’ve Never Lived Like This!
Mariana Silva Lindner, Arts & Life Editor • November 15, 2022

Inside the NEST, Friday morning, 10 a.m.. Absorbed in thoughts, I'm just about to get on with my day's work when a blaring alarm jolts me out...

Rock-Climbing Is Like Playing A Platforming Adventure Video Game
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Rock-Climbing Is Like Playing A Platforming Adventure Video Game
Ananth Prabhu , writer • November 1, 2022

NEIU Campus Recreation hosts open climbing sessions on Thursdays from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gymnasium of the Physical Education Complex....

Military Conflict Between Russia and Ukraine: partial Mobilization, 1% of a Pack of Marmalade, Talks About the Important, and Whats Wrong With Navalny.
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Military Conflict Between Russia and Ukraine: "partial" Mobilization, 1% of a Pack of Marmalade, "Talks About the Important," and What's Wrong With Navalny.
Olga Shalaeva, writer • November 1, 2022

In all my years as a responsible citizen, I have not watched Russian propaganda TV channels and have spoken out against the regime. Instagram,...

CXLXNXXLXSMX: How American Oversensitivity and a Desire for Inclusivity Trigger a Quasi-Colonization of Language
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CXLXNXXLXSMX: How American Oversensitivity and a Desire for Inclusivity Trigger a Quasi-Colonization of Language
Erwin Lopez Rada, News Editor • October 18, 2022

The United States is definitely a country of contrasts. While some people celebrate the beginning of the Hispanic Heritage month, which marks...

Student Loan Forgiveness: A Good First Step
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Student Loan Forgiveness: A Good First Step
Dan Maurer, writer • October 4, 2022

On Aug. 24, 2022, President Joe Biden announced that he would be canceling thousands of dollars in federal loan debt for individual students....

Reviving the Campus
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Reviving the Campus
Ananth Prabhu , writer • October 4, 2022

NEIU needs further revival due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a public health student, it is important to me to remind the reader...

CTA
Opinions
CTA is Late on Customer Service: No U-Pass for Part-Time Students 
Scott Andrews, writer • October 4, 2022

CTA is Late on Customer Service: No U-Pass for Part-Time Students  By Scott Andrews Are you one of the 2,809 students at NEIU enrolled...

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Arts & Life
"The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson
Ananth Prabhu, Writer • January 19, 2023

The play “The Revolutionists” was written by Lauren Gunderson, who has had seven years of playwriting experience. John Bliss directed the...

Arts & Life
Inoculous, a Local Band - Interview, Concert, and EP Review
Edgar Martinez, Writer • January 19, 2023

Labeling music genres has become hard for listeners. Musicians and music listeners have developed a taste for hybrid genres. Rock music is not...

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Arts & Life
The Seventh Seal - An Essay about Finding Utopia in Dystopia
Mariana Silva Lindner , Arts & Life Editor • January 19, 2023

The Corona Pandemic, the Ukraine war, the rising inflation accompanied by an impending recession. Society has been in a permanent crisis. But...

Arts & Life
Book Review - Babel
Bella Cardoza, Writer • November 22, 2022

Do you like Dark academia? Are you an avid historian? Do you also love dystopian settings? If you answered yes, then read Babel by R.F. Kuang....

Klaudia Biskup: Artist Of The Week
Arts & Life
Klaudia Biskup: Artist Of The Week
Savannah Owens, Production Manager • November 1, 2022

What’s your background and how do you think it has affected your work?   I was born and raised in Poland. At 18, I moved to Chicago...

Dia De Los Muertos: A Time To Remember
Arts & Life
Dia De Los Muertos: A Time To Remember
Angie Ybarra , Writer • November 1, 2022

The last few years have been a challenge for many families, especially the ones that celebrate Dia De Los Muertos. Yes, the day is dedicated...

Hocus Pocus 2
Arts & Life
Hocus Pocus 2
Bella Cardoza, writer • November 1, 2022

The Sanderson sisters are back in this new sequel everybody! Hocus Pocus 2 is about two girls that accidentally summon the three sisters back...

NEIU Fine Arts Center Gallery: Where She Comes From
Arts & Life
NEIU Fine Arts Center Gallery: Where She Comes From
Dan Maurer, writer • October 18, 2022

Located in the Fine Arts Center Gallery, Where She Comes From, is a new exhibit that will be available to view until Oct. 28. Curated by Pia...

Klaudia Biskup: Artist Of The Week
Klaudia Biskup: Artist Of The Week
Savannah Owens, Production Manager • November 1, 2022

What’s your background and how do you think it has affected your work?   I was born and raised in Poland. At 18, I moved to Chicago...

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Sports
Campus Rec Amenities and Spring Semester Plans
Ananth Prabhu, Writer • January 19, 2023

When considering the commitment of attending a local or campus gym, it is imperative to understand the availability of the features that it offers....

Update: Campus Pool
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Update: Campus Pool
Michael Hale, writer • November 1, 2022

        The reopening of the NEIU’s campus  pool will not be anytime in the near future. Through talking to Dr. Terry Mena, Vice President...

NEIU Boxing Club is a Great Place to Learn the Noble Art of Punching
Sports
NEIU Boxing Club is a Great Place to Learn the Noble Art of Punching
Ananth Prabhu , writer • October 18, 2022

Are you interested in a tool-based self-defense activity? If so, Boxing Club may align with your swagger. Boxing Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays...

Sports Performance Is Not Just for Athletes
Sports
Sports Performance Is Not Just for Athletes
Ananth Prabhu , writer • October 18, 2022

The Sports Performance Group Fitness Class takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. in the...

Upcoming and Ongoing Recreation Center Activities
Sports
Upcoming and Ongoing Recreation Center Activities
Ananth Prabhu, writer • October 5, 2022

The NEIU Recreation Center, also known as the Physical Education Complex (PEC), is a place to hang out and have fun before, after and in between...

Sports Snacks
Sports
Sports Snacks
Erwin Lopez Rada, News Editor • April 29, 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, News 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, News 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...

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Campus Life
NEIU Etiquette Gala 2022: Dress for Success
Ananth Prabhu, Writer • January 19, 2023

NEIU’s College of Business and Technology (CBT) hosted an Etiquette Gala event for students of all disciplines on Friday, Nov 18, 2022. The...

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Campus Life
Through the Eyes of Children: “Mom I don’t want War” Art Installation at Student Union
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • January 19, 2023

If you had walked around the first floor of the Student Union on the Main Campus, one might have seen some interesting artwork, made by children....

Photos by Dan Maurer
Campus Life
Diwali Celebration with Indian Student Association
Leslie Lozada and Dan Maurer November 22, 2022

One of the first events from the NEIU’s Indian Student Association, the Diwali event was something of a marvel. Organized with Dharmik, the...

Campus Life
Campus Events: 11/15 - 12/3
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • November 15, 2022

School isn’t just for classes. Here at NEIU, we have a lot of events from different departments that are around different campuses. From clubs,...

Photo by Dan Maurer, Leslie Lozada reading Robert Frosts The Road not Taken
Campus Life
First Poetry Flex a Relaxing Success
Dan Maurer, Writer • November 15, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, the Student Media Board’s own Events Director, Anthony Gunderson hosted the first Poetry Flex in the Pedroso Center....

Update: Campus Pool
Campus Life
Update: Campus Pool
Michael Hale, writer • November 1, 2022

        The reopening of the NEIU’s campus  pool will not be anytime in the near future. Through talking to Dr. Terry Mena, Vice President...

Dia De Los Muertos: A Time To Remember
Campus Life
Dia De Los Muertos: A Time To Remember
Angie Ybarra , Writer • November 1, 2022

The last few years have been a challenge for many families, especially the ones that celebrate Dia De Los Muertos. Yes, the day is dedicated...

Campus Life
Clubs Going-ons:
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • November 1, 2022

The International Club Every Wednesday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., LWH 1001 Expect to learn a lot from different cultures, travel around Chicago...

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