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Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor: GLFFC Students on Student Pantry Issue
May 31, 2024

Dated: April 22, 2024 To Whom It May Concern: We are writing to bring to your attention an issue that is of great concern to the Great...

Facilities Management white panel van that was located in the parking garage behind the police station on March 26, 2023. The van in the picture is covered in a visible layer of dust and has a flat tire. Words and pictures have been drawn in the dust on the van. One dust tracing, reportedly made be a BSW, changes the logo to Facilities MisManagement.
News
NEIU Janitors Fear for Jobs, Police Presence in Union Meeting
Dan Maurer and Leslie Lozada May 23, 2024

  Updated 5/23/24: This article has been updated with a statement from Chris Childers, NEIUs Executive Director of Marketing and Communications. Janitors...

Several tables full of people at Passing of the Gavel Ceremony on April 23, 2024 hosted in Alumni Hall.
NEIU Star Awards/Elections Recap
Zachariah Simmons, Opinions Editor • May 19, 2024

Recently the NEIU Student Government Association (SGA) Elections were held from Saturday, April 6 until Friday, April 12. After the week of voting,...

a collage of bicycle parts played out in different areas
Cyclists Get Empowered at Campus Recreation
Ananth Prabhu, Health & Sports Editor • May 19, 2024

Campus Recreation hosted the Fix Your Ride (FYR) Workshop for all students and community members to embrace basic knowledge about bicycle repairs...

Digitally created a wrestlemania xl Ad that has a lightening boarder on top, the wrestlemania logo in the center, below is the date and time. Below are wrestlers; The Rock, Roman Reins, Cody Rhodes, and Seth Rollins.
WrestleMania XL Ushers in a New Era
Gabriel Gurrola, Campus Arts & Life Editor • May 19, 2024

 a solitary oak tree is fenced off in NEIUs Arboretum in this north-facing photograph with the WTTW building in the background
GFC Formalizes Spring Plans for Environmental Proposals on NEIU’s Campus
Ananth Prabhu, Health & Sports Editor • May 19, 2024

The Green Fee Committee (GFC) met for the second time in the Spring 2024 semester on Friday, March 8, 2024 to formalize the plans since the prior...

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Presidential Candidate Profile: Dr. Chuck Knepfle
Presidential Candidate Profile: Dr. Chuck Knepfle
Leslie Lozada, Editor in Chief • May 11, 2024

Chuck Knepfle, Ph.D. is one of the four presidential candidates chosen by the NEIU’s Presidential Search Committee. In 1991, Dr. Knepfle...

Presidential Candidate Profile: Dannelle Whiteside
Presidential Candidate Profile: Dannelle Whiteside
Dan Maurer, News Editor • May 11, 2024

Dannelle Whiteside, Esq. is one of the four candidates chosen by the NEIU’s Presidential Search Committee to be presented to the NEIU community...

Interim President Dr. Katrina Bell-Jordan presents statistics on future Target Markets for NEIU expansion during her Town Hall Meeting
Presidential Candidate Profile: Dr. Katrina Bell-Jordan
Zachariah Simmons, Opinions Editor • May 11, 2024

  Dr. Katrina Bell-Jordan is one of four Presidential Candidates to be chosen for consideration by NEIU’s Search Committee. Currently,...

Dr. Wang presents her vision for NEIU, accompanied by a visual of a chart titled Strategic Approach -- Goals.
Presidential Candidate Profile: Dr. Ellen Wang
Jiaming Lou, Special Feature Editor • May 11, 2024

  Dr. Ellen (SK) Wang is the first of four candidates to visit NEIU and engage with the university community. She currently serves as...

Facilities Management white panel van that was located in the parking garage behind the police station on March 26, 2023. The van in the picture is covered in a visible layer of dust and has a flat tire. Words and pictures have been drawn in the dust on the van. One dust tracing, reportedly made be a BSW, changes the logo to Facilities MisManagement.
NEIU Janitors Fear for Jobs, Police Presence in Union Meeting
Dan Maurer and Leslie Lozada May 23, 2024

  Updated 5/23/24: This article has been updated with a statement from Chris Childers, NEIUs Executive Director of Marketing and Communications. Janitors...

Several tables full of people at Passing of the Gavel Ceremony on April 23, 2024 hosted in Alumni Hall.
NEIU Star Awards/Elections Recap
Zachariah Simmons, Opinions Editor • May 19, 2024

Recently the NEIU Student Government Association (SGA) Elections were held from Saturday, April 6 until Friday, April 12. After the week of voting,...

[click to see full image] Military figures each representing a military branch. The third figure is in a wheelchair to represent veterans who were left injured after serving.
NEIU Receives Grant to Create Veterans Resource Center
Gabriel Gurrola, Campus Arts & Life Editor • May 6, 2024

NEIU will receive a federal grant of $145,000 to create a Veterans Resource Center due to the efforts of Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). This...

Letter NEIU in the middle surrounded by circles representing connectivity. The Side of letters contain a broken wheel indicating disruption.
Service Disruption
Jiaming Lou and Dash Vallath May 6, 2024

After multiple schoolwide announcements stated that NEIU’s network would undergo disruption over the span of four-and-a-half days, it turns...

Illustrated an image of a robin holding a note that says Thank you to NEIU
CollidEscape, on Theme with Earth Day
Jiaming Lou, Special Features Editor • May 15, 2024

Birds are dying left and right at the “nest” of all places at NEIU.  In order to tackle the problem of the declining bird population, CollidEscape...

performers are sitting down and smiling during the q&a session with the lights on and the projector behind them is off; Left to Right: Robert Teverbaugh (director),
 Ben Saylor, Mary Hobein, Josh Friedberg, Suzanne Metzel, 
Stephen Donart (director), Joan Afton, Shui Sherard. Stephen Donart is holding a microphone in his right hand.
Embracing Vulernability: Seven-Minute Stories at Stage Center Theatre
Asher Zigler, Contributing Writer • May 15, 2024

In a world that often celebrates perfection and strength, there is immense power in embracing vulnerability. This is especially true when it...

Proyecto Pa’lante Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Gabriel Gurrola, Campus Arts & Life Editor • May 15, 2024

Proyecto Pa’Lante, a program designed to aid freshmen students at NEIU who are from or are interested in learning about Latino communities,...

Domestic students keenly engage in Buddy Program Training, led by Michael Nance, J-1 Coordinator and Coordinator of Partnerships and Student Exchanges, during Orientation at Lech Walesa Hall, Lecture Room 1001, in Chicago on Thursday, February 1st, 2024, fostering cultural understanding and international student integration.
OIP Hosts BP Orientation To Familiarize Domestic Students With International Student Proceedings
Ananth Prabhu, Health & Sports Editor • April 22, 2024

On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, NEIU’s Office of International Programs (OIP) hosted an orientation session for domestic students to learn all the...

Letter to the Editor: GLFFC Students on Student Pantry Issue
May 31, 2024

Dated: April 22, 2024 To Whom It May Concern: We are writing to bring to your attention an issue that is of great concern to the Great...

 A view of the Taco Bell app on an Android phone is shown that displays the six categories of food that could be ordered from Taco Bell with online contactless ordering. The top of the apps view indicates pickup vs. delivery options and the customers desired location for the food to be made. Between the food categories and location option, a search bar exists to search for food items by name. The bottom of the apps view indicates tabs named home, menu, rewards, and profile, as a way to navigate to other parts of the app.
Benefits of Contactless Food Purchases Found by a First Time App User
Ananth Prabhu, Health & Sports Editor • May 15, 2024

Taco Bell is a Mexican-inspired fast food chain that offers multiple ways to order and pay for food at its locations. Taco Bell provides customers...

Power of X: How “X-Men” Saved the Comic Book Genre
Vincent Dilworth, Contributing Writer • May 15, 2024

“Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” Breaks the Ice At the Box Office
Bella Cardoza, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024

“Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” is a good example of how the Ghostbusters’ spirit is with us in the present day and will never disappear. “Ghostbusters:...

a collage of bicycle parts played out in different areas
Cyclists Get Empowered at Campus Recreation
Ananth Prabhu, Health & Sports Editor • May 19, 2024

Campus Recreation hosted the Fix Your Ride (FYR) Workshop for all students and community members to embrace basic knowledge about bicycle repairs...

Digitally created a wrestlemania xl Ad that has a lightening boarder on top, the wrestlemania logo in the center, below is the date and time. Below are wrestlers; The Rock, Roman Reins, Cody Rhodes, and Seth Rollins.
WrestleMania XL Ushers in a New Era
Gabriel Gurrola, Campus Arts & Life Editor • May 19, 2024

 a solitary oak tree is fenced off in NEIUs Arboretum in this north-facing photograph with the WTTW building in the background
GFC Formalizes Spring Plans for Environmental Proposals on NEIU’s Campus
Ananth Prabhu, Health & Sports Editor • May 19, 2024

The Green Fee Committee (GFC) met for the second time in the Spring 2024 semester on Friday, March 8, 2024 to formalize the plans since the prior...

Domestic and international student buddies unite at the Buddy Program Summit, presented by Campus Recreation staff members, held at the P.E. Complex in Chicago on Thursday, February 8th, 2024 through a series of team-building activities.
OIP Hosts BP Summit at Campus Recreation To Unite Domestic and International Students Together
Ananth Prabhu, Health & Sports Editor • April 23, 2024

On Feb. 8, NEIU’s Office of International Programs (OIP) hosted a summit at Campus Recreation for all participating international and domestic...

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