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The struggle and miracle of Pitt Hopkins Syndrome

The struggle and miracle of Pitt Hopkins Syndrome

January 15, 2020

“A mother’s love knows no bounds.” Such a phrase is often applied liberally, almost to the point of hyperbole. Oftentimes such praise is unearned,...

Legalized.

Legalized.

January 14, 2020

The turn of the new year signaled the beginning of the Stoned Age for Illinoisans.  For residents of the Prairie State, Jan. 1, 2020, will forever...

Killing of an Iranian major general

Killing of an Iranian major general

January 14, 2020

Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian major general of the Quds Force (Jerusalem Force), was assassinated on Jan. 3 near Baghdad International Airport. A U.S....

The aftermath of a missile mayhem

January 14, 2020

2020 began with  an explosive start when on Jan. 3, one of Iran’s ranking military members, Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic...

Counselor Educator of the Year: NEIU’s Dr. Laura Tejada

Counselor Educator of the Year: NEIU’s Dr. Laura Tejada

January 14, 2020

Northeastern Illinois University’s very own Dr. Laura Tejada has been recognized by the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling in Illinois (ACACI)...

BREAKING: U.S. to deploy 3,000 additional troops to Middle East

January 3, 2020

Following violent protests outside of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the United States of America is deploying 3,000 additional soldiers to the Middle East,...

BREAKING: Donald Trump becomes third U.S. President to be impeached

December 18, 2019

In an historic vote Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 230-197 to impeach Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power, making him the third...

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Creating respect for natural hair

Creating respect for natural hair

December 3, 2019

On Nov. 14, Timothy Mays collaborated with NEIU sociology students to plan an event titled “Her Hair Is Her Crown,” a discussion event which called...

Congrats, grads!

December 3, 2019

We have come to the finish line, graduates. After the stress of deadlines, assignments, staying up late and toiling in the library for endless hours, the...

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

December 3, 2019

NEIU participated in its annual National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week on Nov. 18 through Nov. 23. While the annual tradition was held, assistant...

A classic tradition at our campus

A classic tradition at our campus

December 3, 2019

For the last 22 years, the Ruth Page Civic Ballet has performed E.T.A Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker” in NEIU’s auditorium, where dancers of all ages...

Green Conservation Group prepares to strike

Green Conservation Group prepares to strike

December 3, 2019

Students from the Green Conservation Group alongside youth from Sunrise Movement Chicago organized an Art Build on NEIU's campus just before Thanksgiving...

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Opinion | Rejecting discrimination against LGBTQ+ community

Opinion | Rejecting discrimination against LGBTQ+ community

January 14, 2020

As a straight male, I do not understand the social standards and norms of the LGBTQ+ community. I do not understand the concept of same-sex attraction...

Opinion: Real Reason Behind A Smile

January 14, 2020

In the social, professional and political realms, women are perceived as friendly and easy to approach. We always have smiles on our faces regardless of...

Opinion | Trump’s economy is an extension of Obama’s

Opinion | Trump’s economy is an extension of Obama’s

January 14, 2020

When under scrutiny, President Donald Trump often champions his flourishing economy. In fact, falling back on his economic achievements, which Trump claims...

Opinion | El Hefe’s legal defense is disgusting

January 1, 2020

In what has devolved into a case of victim blaming, lawyers representing El Hefe Super Macho Taquiria in River North contend that a woman who was allegedly...

Opinion | Lizzo is judged by her behavior, not her race or sex

December 17, 2019

Grammy Award nominee Lizzo sparked controversy when she appeared at the Staples Center for the Los Angeles Lakers' matchup against the Minnesota. From...

Black Wednesday

December 3, 2019

The earliest record of the term “Blackout Wednesday” surfaced on the internet back in 2014 and most millennials that have been of legal drinking age...

America’s desensitization to mass shootings

December 3, 2019

Editor's Note: Since we published this article three days ago, America has endured two more high-profile mass shootings. On Dec. 4, a shooting spree at...

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Patrick Kane 90th player to 1,000 points

Patrick Kane 90th player to 1,000 points

January 19, 2020

When Patrick Kane provided Ryan Carpenter with a perfect feed in the slot, he initiated a sequence of events that would engrave his name in NHL history. Following...

The NFL must remove Michael Vick from the Pro Bowl

The NFL must remove Michael Vick from the Pro Bowl

January 14, 2020

The NFL selected former Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick to serve as an honorary captain for the 2020 Pro Bowl, despite...

Dominik Kubalik is leading the Blackhawks’ youth movement

January 14, 2020

The emergence of Blackhawks’ rookie Dominik Kubalik has been a rare bright spot in a season plagued by injuries and inconsistency. As of Jan. 14, Kubalik,...

An Inquiry into Trans in Sports by Montgomery Blair

An Inquiry into Trans in Sports by Montgomery Blair

January 14, 2020

There has been an increasingly prevalent discussion in the wider culture surrounding those who are transgender and their participation in sports. However,...

BREAKING: Bears extend Eddie Jackson

January 3, 2020

The  Chicago Bears signed Pro Bowl safety Eddie Jackson to a four-year, $58.4 million extension with $22 million guaranteed, according to Ian Rapoport...

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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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Ranking: NEIU’s Top 10 rock concerts of 2019

Ranking: NEIU’s Top 10 rock concerts of 2019

January 15, 2020

In honor of the many great concerts we were fortunate enough to attend over the past year, the NEIU Independent ranked the top 10 concerts of 2019. Please...

September Mourning talks new EP, bringing fantasy to life

September Mourning talks new EP, bringing fantasy to life

January 14, 2020

Transmedia project September Mourning uses their unique brand of heavy metal to fuse the inventiveness of comic books with the calamity of gothic metal....

Concert review: Pop Evil and Like Machines rock the new year

Concert review: Pop Evil and Like Machines rock the new year

January 6, 2020

Pop Evil concluded their abbreviated, four-date tour at The Rave/Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee Saturday, revisiting old hits while ushering in a new era...

All Time Low celebrates the 10-year anniversary of ‘Nothing Personal’ in Chicago

All Time Low celebrates the 10-year anniversary of ‘Nothing Personal’ in Chicago

December 23, 2019

When All Time Low released "Nothing Personal" in July of 2009, the album operated as a modernized interpretation of a withering punk rock genre. Experimenting...

Concert Review: 311, Highly Suspect and The Glorious Sons tear the house down

Concert Review: 311, Highly Suspect and The Glorious Sons tear the house down

December 16, 2019

101WKQX concluded their annual The Nights Before Christmas concert series Sunday with its most balanced lineup when 311, Highly Suspect and The Glorious...

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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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“Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer” recap and review

“Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer” recap and review

December 30, 2019

"Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer," Netflix's three-part docuseries that narrates the harrowing devolution of Canadian killer Luka Magnotta,...

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...

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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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