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Dr. Gibson Holds Virtual Open Office Hours Ahead of Spring Semester
News
Dr. Gibson Holds Virtual Open Office Hours Ahead of Spring Semester
Ryland Pietras, Writer • January 20, 2022

Dr. Gloria J. Gibson, Northeastern Illinois University president, held a virtual open office hour in the afternoon of Tuesday Jan. 18, 2022. From...

Student Government Association hosts its first NEIU Appreciation Day
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Student Government Association hosts its first NEIU Appreciation Day
Ankush Vyas, Editor-in-Chief • November 16, 2021

Northeastern Illinois University’s Student Government Association (SGA) recently passed a resolution celebrating NEIU Appreciation Day. SGA...

Return To Campus Update Reports Above National Average Vaccination Rate
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Return To Campus Update Reports Above National Average Vaccination Rate
Monty Stites, Opinions Editor • November 3, 2021

On Oct.19, Northeastern Illinois University released a Return To Campus Update.  It reported that 85 percent of students and 91 percent of faculty...

News
15 Afghan students get placement at NEIU. How is school going to pay for them?
Almudena Yebra, Writer • October 28, 2021

NEIU will receive 15 Afgan students for the Spring Semester Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) President, Gloria Gibson announced during...

Police Blotter
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Police Blotter
Ankush Vyas, Editor-in-Chief • October 28, 2021

Police Blotter   The NEIU police blotter is requested from our campus police for every issue of NEIU Independent because this publication...

News
Northeastern Illinois University’s 2020-2021 Finance & Administration Report Released
Monty Stites, Opinions Editor • October 22, 2021

Northeastern Illinois University’s 2020-2021 Finance & Administration Report Released  Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) released...

Promotion for Seeds Launch
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Promotion for Seeds Launch
Savannah Owens, Illustrator • October 22, 2021

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

Feminist Activism Letter to the Editor
Opinions
Feminist Activism Letter to the Editor
December 23, 2021

Dear NEIU community: We write to raise awareness about the dismal state of all-gender bathroom access on our Campus and demand all-gender...

Native American heritage celebration by The U.S. Army is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Opinions
The History of Thanksgiving Right or Wrong? What is the National Day of Mourning?
Angela Ybarra, Writer • November 25, 2021

The turkey and all the trimmings. A long weekend. Black Friday deals. Playing a pilgrim or Indian warrior in the school play. That is what Thanksgiving...

Letter of Leadership: Chess Club is Back!
Opinions
Letter of Leadership: Chess Club is Back!
November 19, 2021

My name is Anthony Gunderson, an art student at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). I am the new President of the Chess Club. Chess is a...

Letter of Leadership: URO Club
Opinions
Letter of Leadership: URO Club
Josselyn Cruz November 19, 2021

My name is Josselyn Cruz and I am an ally and the currently the Vice President of Undocumented, Resilient, and Organized (URO) Club. Our URO...

Opinions
Chappelle Is Not Transphobic
Monty Stites, Opinions Editor • October 28, 2021

“The Closer” by Dave Chappelle has been labeled by many groups and individuals as transphobic and harmful to the LGBTQ community. The hour...

No Information Means Disinformation
Opinions
No Information Means Disinformation
Almudena Yebra, Writer • October 5, 2021

I've been waiting all day for a message, an official statement, an email or even a post on social media. What happened Sept 27 around 9 pm at...

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...

Howard Beach. A Climate Change Cautionary Tale.
Arts & Life
Howard Beach. A Climate Change Cautionary Tale.
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • December 15, 2021

Howard Beach, located along the north shore of the city, has always had a personal significance to me. It was where I met Lake Michigan—and...

Eternals Assemble Eternals reviews
Arts & Life
"Eternals Assemble" "Eternals" reviews
Leslie Lozada, Writer • December 15, 2021

Eternals (2021) is a new Marvel movie about a group of super beings known as Eternals who were sent to Earth thousands of years ago by the Celestial...

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Review
Arts & Life
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Review
Angie Ybarra, Writer • November 30, 2021

A great read.  I highly recommend that you read this coming-of-age young adult book.  Take that well-deserved break from studying, curl up...

The Craft Review
Arts & Life
The Craft Review
Leslie Lozada, Writer • October 28, 2021

What do you get when you have a trio of high school girls, one newcomer, and magic? Well, you’ll have “The Craft”!   “The...

Arts & Life
Candyman (1992) review
Leslie Lozada, Writer • October 28, 2021

“Candyman” is a 1992 classic of a film. This film, about the mythological figure called Candyman, centers on Helen as she is writing a thesis...

A Book Worth a Read: “The Anarchist Handbook” by Michael Malice
Arts & Life
A Book Worth a Read: “The Anarchist Handbook” by Michael Malice
Monty Stites, Opinions Editor • October 28, 2021

“The Anarchist Handbook,” organized by Michael Malice, the author of “Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il” and...

Repo The Genetic Opera Review
Arts & Life
Repo The Genetic Opera Review
Leslie Lozada, Writer • October 22, 2021

“Let your life be your dream Integrity, honesty, its too late for me Don't look back till your free to chase the morning” From “Repo!...

Do You Hear What I Hear?
Arts & Life
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Angie Ibarra, Writer • October 22, 2021

  www.Internationalpodcastday.com Podcasts have been around for a while now. In fact, the first podcast to air was actually called...

Dos a Cero: USMNT Defeats Mexico in Cincinnati.
Sports
Dos a Cero: USMNT Defeats Mexico in Cincinnati.
Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor • December 15, 2021

Tickets for the USA vs Mexico soccer game held on Nov. 12 sold out weeks before the event. Usually, US soccer fans are outnumbered by Mexican...

Pedroso Centers La Copa
Sports
Pedroso Center's La Copa
Almudena Yebra October 20, 2021

Angelina Pedroso’s Team Wins La Copa   As part of the “Latino Heritage Month” celebrations, the Angelina Pedroso Center organized...

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...

Dr. Gibson Holds Virtual Open Office Hours Ahead of Spring Semester
Campus Life
Dr. Gibson Holds Virtual Open Office Hours Ahead of Spring Semester
Ryland Pietras, Writer • January 20, 2022

Dr. Gloria J. Gibson, Northeastern Illinois University president, held a virtual open office hour in the afternoon of Tuesday Jan. 18, 2022. From...

Friendsgiving Dinner
Campus Life
Friendsgiving Dinner
Almudena Romanillo Yebra, Writer • November 30, 2021

Celebrating Friendship with [email protected] Club and Psychology Club Thanksgiving is a day to spend quality time with our loved ones and to be grateful...

Graduate Interview
Campus Life
Graduate Interview
Leslie Lozada , Writer • November 30, 2021

With the end of the semester comes the end of someone’s journey. For the Fall 2021 graduates, it has been a long journey for them, but they...

A Sampling of Culinary Goodness and Media: The Diversity Food Fest
Campus Life
A Sampling of Culinary Goodness and Media: The Diversity Food Fest
Leslie Lozada, Writer • November 19, 2021

For one of the last events of National Transfer Week, NEIU’s Student Leadership Development, with the help of the NEIU Student Media Board,...

Miguel Del Valle: A Lider For The Community
Campus Life
Miguel Del Valle: A Lider For The Community
Almudena Yebra Romanillos, Writer • November 19, 2021

A few words, a couple of gestures were all it took to realize that Mr. Miguel del Valle is no ordinary leader. Del Valle is one of those few...

The Funerals Director Son: Interview to Brandon Koskiewicz
Campus Life
The Funeral's Director Son: Interview to Brandon Koskiewicz
Almudena Yebra Romanillos, Writer • November 19, 2021

We usually picture people working in funeral parlors as serious, cold-hearted and impassible. The widespread image is somewhat similar to the...

NEIU Clubs Host Bake Sale to Raise Funds for Refugees
Campus Life
NEIU Clubs Host Bake Sale to Raise Funds for Refugees
Jack Poskus, Campus Life Editor • November 16, 2021

On Nov. 10, various NEIU student-run clubs and organizations hosted a bake sale to raise proceeds for refugees that have been entering the U.S.....

6 Degrees of Connection: A Social/Networking event
Campus Life
6 Degrees of Connection: A Social/Networking event
Leslie Lozada, Writer • October 22, 2021

With the new semester comes opportunities for connection. For the past year at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) and other colleges and...

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