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Go green this spring semester at NEIU

November 19, 2019

This spring, NEIU is offering 60 courses across varying disciplines which focus on the issues of climate change. As climate change emerges as a hot topic...

Third Annual Women in Science Conference

Third Annual Women in Science Conference

November 19, 2019

On Nov. 14, NEIU hosted the third annual Women in Science conference which celebrates women's contributions to the field of chemistry. Associate Professor...

Evening of etiquette dinner and fashion show

Evening of etiquette dinner and fashion show

November 19, 2019

The College of Business and Management had its 27th Annual Etiquette Gala on Saturday, Nov. 16. The black tie optional event was held to help students...

DACA under assault from Trump and the U.S. Supreme Court

November 19, 2019

The conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court appears likely to side with the Trump administration's agenda of ending the Obama-era’s Deferred Action...

10th Annual Arts in Response to Violence Conference

November 5, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 18, NEIU held its tenth annual Arts in Response to Violence conference. Each year, speakers from all over the world...

Kids Out of School Take on NEIU

November 5, 2019

As a result of the ongoing Chicago Teachers’ Union (CTU) strike, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has enacted its district contingency plan during normal...

President’s State of the University Address

President’s State of the University Address

November 5, 2019

NEIU President Gloria Gibson became visibly upset during her second State of the University Address when she was interrupted by members of the audience...

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Independent wins fourth place at the national media convention

Independent wins fourth place at the national media convention

November 19, 2019

The Independent, NEIU’s media organization, earned fourth place honors at the Associated College Press (ACP) Best of Show Award Ceremony in the four-year...

Students helping students succeed

Students helping students succeed

November 19, 2019

Most NEIU students are familiar with the Advising and Career Development Center, but not very many know about NEIU’s Power Closet. The Power Closet is...

Campus Life Calendar 11/5-11/18

November 5, 2019

Your weekly dose of campus activities and events.

Verónica Gerber Bicecci’s “Empty Set”

Verónica Gerber Bicecci’s “Empty Set”

November 5, 2019

As part of the Lit & Luz Festival organized by MAKE Literary Productions, the NEIU campus was recently graced with a visit from Argentine-Mexican artist...

Halloween Hang-Out

Halloween Hang-Out

November 5, 2019

The Pedroso Center had a Halloween hang-Oout so that students would be able to celebrate the holiday inside the school. Due to the weather, this was a...

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The era of vanity, insecurity and narcissism

The era of vanity, insecurity and narcissism

November 19, 2019

Social media has infected our view of social interaction.  On one hand, we are indefinitely connected to one another, essentially living online without...

Language learning

November 19, 2019

Whether I am at work, bumping into neighbors, getting to know my classmates or even just watching TV, I have noticed that Spanish seems to be a common...

Followers, follow

November 19, 2019

The next time you are in a crowded public setting, try this experiment: Stop walking and stand still with your gaze studiously fixed on one point in the...

Intolerance runs rampant in the White House

November 19, 2019

White House Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller pushed white nationalist literature, mourned the loss of Confederate symbology following Dylann Roof’s...

A revolutionary end of year for many

November 19, 2019

It has been a revolutionary end to 2019 as the world has witnessed large protests emerge in Oct. across the nations of Iraq, Lebanon and Chile, and watch...

My personal practice in pronouns

My personal practice in pronouns

November 5, 2019

I don’t want people to make assumptions about who I am. I may look like a middle-class Asian American woman who is good at math, bad at driving (“bad”...

Chicago Teachers Union strike

Chicago Teachers Union strike

November 5, 2019

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) decided to go on strike in pursuit of higher compensation, smaller classroom sizes and increased access to academic and...

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WWE Survivor Series predictions

WWE Survivor Series predictions

November 21, 2019

WWE returns to the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Ill., for its annual Survivor Series pay-per-view. Following the theme of brand supremacy that has dominated...

White Sox ink All-Star Yasmani Grandal to four-year deal

White Sox ink All-Star Yasmani Grandal to four-year deal

November 21, 2019

The Chicago White Sox signed All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal to a four-year, $73 million  contract, the team announced Thursday. The contract is the...

The Independent’s top 10 NFL logos

November 20, 2019

Who has the best logo in the NFL?

Rick Hahn’s five worst free agent signings

Rick Hahn’s five worst free agent signings

November 20, 2019

White Sox’ fans celebrate general manager Rick Hahn as the man who finally convinced team owner Jerry Reinsdorf to abandon mediocrity in favor of a long-awaited...

Can the Chicago Bears still make the playoffs?

Can the Chicago Bears still make the playoffs?

November 20, 2019

Expectations were high for the Chicago Bears coming into this season. The team was fresh off an NFC North Division Title and a 12-4 record in 2018-19....

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‘I was raised on the internet’ reflects on the effects the internet has on today’s society

‘I was raised on the internet’ reflects on the effects the internet has on today’s society

October 9, 2018

Our world as we know it is dominated by the World Wide Web. The lives of many people in the 21st century were profoundly formed and informed by the Internet...

Designing  Art Photo  Gallery

Designing Art Photo Gallery

February 20, 2013

  Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at NEIU, Vida Sacic, is the curator of a group show consisting of work by graphic designers created for...

Junk and Light Capture Social Decay and Renewal

Junk and Light Capture Social Decay and Renewal

February 20, 2013

  What happens when you mix recycling, art, and shadow puppets? Decadence Dance! Decadence Dance is the latest art exhibit by Emmanuel, or...

Breaking Hours

Breaking Hours

February 7, 2013

  - [post-date] - Take a break from the negative news of the world by walking through ‘Breaking Hours,’ Zeenat Ismail’s Senior Art...

Untrusted Connections

February 7, 2013

  - [post-date] - ‘Untrusted Connections,’ the Senior Art show by NEIU student Carrie Sill explores the darker side of the human experience....

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Eight Criminally Underrated Bands You Need To Hear

Eight Criminally Underrated Bands You Need To Hear

November 19, 2019

STARSET Some might argue that STARSET isn’t underrated at all considering that they’ve had two Billboard top-five hits and six top-20 singles....

Royal Coda strikes a chord with “Compassion”

Royal Coda strikes a chord with “Compassion”

November 19, 2019

“Because we have compassion, happiness is no longer hard to find.”  Piggybacking off a common theme promoted by vocalist Kurt Travis and lead guitarist...

Otherwise, ‘Defy’ album review

Otherwise, ‘Defy’ album review

November 15, 2019

“Defy” marks the evolution of Las Vegas hard rockers Otherwise from a true blue rock quartet to a multidimensional act. “Defy,” Otherwise’s fifth...

Men In Black International Review

Men In Black International Review

July 23, 2019

Abbey and Chuck went to a press screening of Men in Black International (MIBI). Rather than do a normal review they decided to have a conversation. This...

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

July 23, 2019

For the first time in Spring Awakening history, the venue was held at Poplar Creek in Hoffman Estates. The walk from the parking garage was long, but it...

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‘The Institute’ review

‘The Institute’ review

November 5, 2019

Stephen King’s new book, “The Institute,” tells the story of Luke, a 12-year-old boy who is kidnapped and brought to a facility, the Institute, because...

‘The Testaments’ Review

‘The Testaments’ Review

October 8, 2019

After 34 years, Margaret Atwood answers the many questions left by one of her most famous books, “The Handmaid's Tale,” in her newest work. “The...

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu: a feminist anthem for young readers

April 18, 2019

Moxie tells the story of Vivian, a high school sophomore, who is tired of the sexist behavior from her high school’s  football team and the school officials...

Five Love Stories That Don’t Suck

February 14, 2019

In spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are five love stories with more substance than just being a fluffy romance or a hot and steamy story. In other...

The Book Nook: ‘The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue’ by Mackenzi Lee

The Book Nook: ‘The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue’ by Mackenzi Lee

November 6, 2018

I knew this book was going to be a new favorite when within 50 pages I encountered LGBTQ+, Feminism, Race and Disability representation. To me, an author...

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Jazz Musician Chloe Feoranzo Gives Beautiful Performance

March 26, 2019

Chloe Feoranzo, a popular jazz musician, has returned to grace the NEIU’s Jewel Box stage with her beautiful clarinet. This is her second time...

NEIU Math Department Holds Pi Day Celebration

March 26, 2019

Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter...

HARAMBEE

November 14, 2017

The Harambee Celebration that took place at the Angelina Pedroso Center on Oct. 25 was a celebration of African Diaspora’s culture and life. The event...

School Spirit

School Spirit

September 9, 2014

There is a little known area on campus—a small field between the P.E. complex and the WTTW building where a curious collection of artifacts and structures...

Service Day Improves Children’s Quality of Learning

October 17, 2012

Service Day was initiated by the Student Leadership Development (SLD) office of Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) to increase civic engagement...

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FINNEAS Concert

FINNEAS Concert

November 19, 2019

Finneas is an upcoming artist who has spent most of his career behind the booth. He just released his first EP titled “Blood Harmony” on Oct. 4. His...

Wrapping up ‘Rhythm + Flow’

Wrapping up ‘Rhythm + Flow’

November 19, 2019

“Rhythm + Flow,” Netflix’s first music competition, made its debut on Oct. 9. With appearances from famous artists like Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, Quavo...

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” review

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” review

November 5, 2019

Out comes the horn

‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ review

‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ review

October 22, 2019

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is a prequel series to Jim Henson’s 1982 cult favorite film “The Dark Crystal”. It is a truly ambitious...

El Camino review

El Camino review

October 22, 2019

Six years after the finale of one of the most critically acclaimed TV shows “Breaking Bad,” showrunner Vince Gilligan pairs with Netflix to tell the...

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‘DarkSiders III’ Review

‘DarkSiders III’ Review

October 8, 2019

“Darksiders III”(DS3), developed by THQ Nordic, is a throwback to AA games of yore. It ranks somewhere between the AAA titles gamers have come to expect...

‘Last of Us Part II’ gets a release date

‘Last of Us Part II’ gets a release date

September 30, 2019

February 21, 2020. That will be the day one of the most beloved games in history gets its sequel, “The Last of Us Part II”(LOU2). Developer Naughty...

Powerful storytelling in gaming

Powerful storytelling in gaming

September 24, 2019

The last few games I’ve played had disappointing narratives. I had to ask myself if I was being too hard on videogame storylines? Though there is a place...

Gears of War 5 campaign review

Gears of War 5 campaign review

September 24, 2019

Gears of War 5 (GOW5), developed by The Coalition, is the first party exclusive that Xbox and their streaming service Game Pass needed to compete with...

Days Gone review

Days Gone review

September 24, 2019

‘Days Gone,’ a PlayStation exclusive developed by SIE Bend Studio, is a perfectly adequate gaming experience that could have been so much more. It...

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