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Splatoon 3: The Ink-Review
News
Splatoon 3: The Ink-Review
Eterniti Wiley, writer • September 21, 2022

Are you ready to be a Squid and swim your way into the colorful ink? Are you ready to be a kid and splat your way to victory? If the answer is...

Students Need Improved Sleep and It May Be Easier Than Expected To Accomplish
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Students Need Improved Sleep and It May Be Easier Than Expected To Accomplish
Ananth Prabhu , writer • September 21, 2022

In addition to “Walking Wednesdays”, you can do a variety of sports, use gym equipment, or go rock climbing in the Physical Education Complex...

Being an International Student at NEIU: Expectations vs. Reality
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Being an International Student at NEIU: Expectations vs. Reality
Mariana Silva Lindner , writer • September 21, 2022

“What comes to mind when you think of America?”  When you ask this question to various European university students, you will get in...

New COVID Booster!  You Should Get It!
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New COVID Booster! You Should Get It!
Dan Maurer, writer • September 21, 2022

The COVID-19 Pandemic has been going on for over two years now.  The worst is passed, and the danger is certainly winding down: masks are no...

Is the Biden administrations debt relief plan really beneficial to lower, middle-class students?
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Is the Biden administration's debt relief plan really beneficial to lower, middle-class students?
Adrian Lemus, writer • September 21, 2022

The Biden Administration along with the Department of Education has announced a new three step plan to help working and middle-class Americans...

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How to Combat Student Stress
Ananth Prabhu , writer • September 21, 2022

As college students, you may be experiencing stress from a multitude of sources. Some of those sources may be from a job, family members, friends,...

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How to Combat Student Stress
Ananth Prabhu, Writer • September 19, 2022

As college students, you may be experiencing stress from a multitude of sources. Some of those sources may be from a job, family members, friends,...

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News
NEIU Master Student Instagram Hack
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • September 6, 2022

Criminals hacked into a NEIU graduate student Instagram account on Sunday, August 28, 2022 ratcheting up hundreds of dollars and affecting several...

Sandman Review
Opinions
Sandman Review
Bella Cardoza, writer • September 21, 2022

Are you in the mood for something creepy this coming Halloween season? Well look no further, because you can always check out Neil Gaiman’s...

Being an International Student at NEIU: Expectations vs. Reality
Opinions
Being an International Student at NEIU: Expectations vs. Reality
Mariana Silva Lindner , writer • September 21, 2022

“What comes to mind when you think of America?”  When you ask this question to various European university students, you will get in...

A Place Where Cats-Are-Purrsons-Too
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A Place Where Cats-Are-Purrsons-Too
Scott Andrews, Writer • September 6, 2022

Do you have a pet? Are you a generous person who loves to help others? Do you need service or volunteer hours for work, school, or church? Are...

Midterm Elections
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Midterm Elections
Angie Ybarra, Writer • August 17, 2022

Your one vote does matter. Hard to believe, but you must vote, democracy is truly on the line. Imagine if there are others out there who think...

Your Vote Does Count: What Is Needed to Register to Vote
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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
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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
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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,...

Poe,try.
Arts & Life
Poe,try.
Julian Isaza, writer • September 21, 2022

Excuse the title as it was my attempt at sounding profound and snappy. While these do not describe me they certainly do this short book of poems...

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Arts & Life
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Angie Ybarra , Writer • September 21, 2022

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 for immediate assistance.     September...

Splatoon 3: The Ink-Review
Arts & Life
Splatoon 3: The Ink-Review
Eterniti Wiley, writer • September 21, 2022

Are you ready to be a Squid and swim your way into the colorful ink? Are you ready to be a kid and splat your way to victory? If the answer is...

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Arts & Life
Clubs Going-ons:
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • September 21, 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,...

NEIU Hosts First “Walking Wednesday” To Promote Physical Activity on Campus
Arts & Life
NEIU Hosts First “Walking Wednesday” To Promote Physical Activity on Campus
Ananth Prabhu , writer • September 21, 2022

Exercise is often one action that comes to mind for many people. And it may take as little as 35 minutes to be dedicated to the activity at a...

The New Latina’s Bible: The Modern Latina’s Guide To Love, Spirituality, Family and La Vida
Arts & Life
The New Latina’s Bible: The Modern Latina’s Guide To Love, Spirituality, Family and La Vida
Angie Ybarra , Writer • September 21, 2022

I am Mexican/American, born and raised here in Chicago. When I was very young, I was fluent in Spanish but as time went on, and I was sent to...

Pitchfork Music Festival 2022
Arts & Life
Pitchfork Music Festival 2022
Melanie Cartwright, Writer • September 7, 2022

Every summer the music publication Pitchfork holds an annual three day music festival in Union Park, Chicago. Festival goers from all...

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Arts & Life
Banned Books Week
Angie Ybarra, Writer • September 6, 2022

Books open your eyes and mind to the world around you. The words written by an author can transport you to other worlds. The images that form...

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...

New COVID Booster!  You Should Get It!
Sports
New COVID Booster! You Should Get It!
Dan Maurer, writer • September 21, 2022

The COVID-19 Pandemic has been going on for over two years now.  The worst is passed, and the danger is certainly winding down: masks are no...

New Tool to Fight COVID-19: Updated Boosters
Sports
New Tool to Fight COVID-19: Updated Boosters
Scott Andrews, writer • September 21, 2022

The world is nearly three years into the worst pandemic since the Spanish flu of 1918, and COVID-19 does not seem to be going away anytime soon....

Sports Snacks
Sports
Sports Snacks
Erwin Lopez Rada, News 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, 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...

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, News 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, News 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, News 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...

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Campus Life
Clubs Going-ons:
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • September 21, 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,...

Campus Life
Campus Life Events
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • September 6, 2022

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

New to NEIU? We Offer You Some Resources to Thrive
Campus Life
New to NEIU? We Offer You Some Resources to Thrive
Leslie Lozada and Anthony Gunderson August 17, 2022

For new students that are just coming into NEIU for their first semester, there are a couple of things you need to to know to get used to...

A Look at the Spring Graduation of 2022
Campus Life
A Look at the Spring Graduation of 2022
Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor • July 29, 2022

On the morning of May 13, 2022, there was a lot to celebrate for NEIU graduates all around. Only the second in-person graduation ceremony...

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...

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