The Independent

07/23 Police blotter

07/23 Police blotter

July 23, 2019

The following Incidents occurred on NEIU campus property for the dates of May 22 to July 18. 05/22 - NEIU NEIU PD assisted outside agency regarding...

Upcoming state budget decision

May 28, 2019

The NEIU Board of Trustees met in regular session to discuss the 2019 - 2020 budget on May 23. Questions were asked at this gathering, but some of...

05/28 Police Blotter

05/28 Police Blotter

May 28, 2019

The following events happened on NEIU’s campuses from April 15 - May 22, 2019: 4/15 - El Centro Student reports verbal threats made to him...

Chicago’s New Mayor

May 28, 2019

In April 2019, Lori Elaine Lightfoot (Democrat) was elected mayor of Chicago after a runoff election. Lightfoot was sworn in as mayor on May 20, 2019 at...

Spring commencement speaker inspires self-advocacy

Spring commencement speaker inspires self-advocacy

May 28, 2019

Maria Woltjen gave the commencement speech at NEIU’s 2019 graduation ceremony on May 6. The founder and executive director of The Young Center...

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Can we work, pause and thrive for parenthood?

May 28, 2019

Many aspects of American parenthood have changed in only a few decades. However, many, if not most of our systems have not changed. Rather they have...

A call to action: Support higher education

A call to action: Support higher education

May 28, 2019

  As many of you know NEIU has struggled economically in recent years. Many students, including me, pick NEIU because it is local, affordable and...

In the ashes: We need to preserve our cultural landmarks

In the ashes: We need to preserve our cultural landmarks

April 23, 2019

The world has lost another important treasure. On April 15, a fire tore down a big part of Notre Dame Cathedral, located in Paris, one of the oldest and...

How I learned about sex: Sex Ed Matters

How I learned about sex: Sex Ed Matters

April 23, 2019

One day, in my 9th grade health class, my teacher had us do a condom lab. She split us into groups of four and gave each group a wooden dildo and an unlimited...

Latinas in the Media: Reclaiming Sexual Agency

April 23, 2019

Latinas: we are strong, intellectual, powerful…and trying to reclaim our sexuality in the media. The concept of an over sexualized Latina is very...

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See some of the festivals we’ve been to this summer

See some of the festivals we’ve been to this summer

August 11, 2019

Supermen vs Boys

Supermen vs Boys

August 5, 2019

Amazon’s ‘The Boys’ irreverently asks the question “What if Superman was real and didn’t much care for truth, justice and the American way?”...

The King Has Returned

The King Has Returned

August 5, 2019

Disney has once again forayed into the live-action remakes; although, this time with less emphasis on live-action. ‘The Lion King’ has the appearance...

The One Evil The Defenders Couldn’t Conquer

The One Evil The Defenders Couldn’t Conquer

August 5, 2019

You may have heard that Phase 3 of the MCU has come to a close with the release of ‘Spider-Man Far From Home’. Another ending has come to Marvel as...

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 Preview

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 Preview

August 5, 2019

With ‘Spider-Man Far From Home’ officially ending Phase 3 of the MCU, Marvel announced the upcoming films of Phase 4 at Comic-Con. We will be exploring...

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Meet the women of NEIU

Meet the women of NEIU

March 12, 2019

Golden Perspective: Is the NFL Rigged?

Golden Perspective: Is the NFL Rigged?

February 12, 2019

 

IN MEMORIAM: DAME LIBBY KOMAIKO 1949-2019

February 5, 2019

“They say that every dancer dies twice: once when they stop dancing and once when they leave this world,"said Richard J. Helldobler, former Provost and former Interim NEIU President. 

Golden Perspectives: Was ‘Birdbox’ A Good Movie?

Golden Perspectives: Was ‘Birdbox’ A Good Movie?

January 22, 2019

NEIU ‘Halloween Hangout’ fosters community building

NEIU ‘Halloween Hangout’ fosters community building

November 6, 2018

The Angelina Pedroso Center transformed into a scene with skeletons, mummies and bats on Oct. 25 during the “Halloween Hangout.” Ominous background...

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Kicker Wanted Podcast

November 22, 2017

"On this week's episode we rip former Bears kicker Connor Barth for his missed game tying field goal on last Sunday's game, Can the Cleveland Browns go...

Students Reflect on NEIU Flag Football Season

November 14, 2017

After a competitive season, the 2017 NEIU flag football intramural concluded on Nov. 2. The third-year Honey Badgers won decisively in the championship...

Wrestling more real than TV

October 31, 2017

I love pro-wrestling. I believe it is one of the last great pieces of performance art on stage in the world. With a love of pro-wrestling comes many skeptics...

Sports this week

October 23, 2017

Bike Safety

September 27, 2017

Riding a bike in Chicago isn't for the faint of heart. There's this innate animosity that exists between cyclist and motorist – a tug of war over who...

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NEIU ‘Halloween Hangout’ fosters community building

NEIU ‘Halloween Hangout’ fosters community building

November 6, 2018

The Angelina Pedroso Center transformed into a scene with skeletons, mummies and bats on Oct. 25 during the “Halloween Hangout.” Ominous background...

Puerto Rico needs more than prayers

Puerto Rico needs more than prayers

September 27, 2017

Less than three weeks ago I rode out Hurricane Irma in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, the oldest city in the United States. I planned this trip for months...

Mossadegh Initiative to fund scholarships

Mossadegh Initiative to fund scholarships

September 27, 2017

If you have ever been in the College of Business and Management at NEIU, you probably come across the Mossadegh Servant Leaders Hall, where many students...

From SEEDS to Trees: The New Edition of SEEDS Journal

From SEEDS to Trees: The New Edition of SEEDS Journal

March 10, 2015

Experienced writers and aspiring story-tellers, members of SEEDS, faculty and students, stimulated the imagination of the audience in the presentation...

The Exchange Experience

The Exchange Experience

September 23, 2014

  “You have to venture outside your world in order to find yourself. It is good for a person to leave the comfort zone and explore different...

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