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NEIU recognizes Black History Month, honors Harambee tradition

NEIU recognizes Black History Month, honors Harambee tradition

February 13, 2020

In Kiswahili, Harambee means “to pull together.” During NEIU’s celebration of Black History Month, the university hosted its annual Harambee event...

2/11 Police Blotter

2/11 Police Blotter

February 11, 2020

The NEIU police blotter is requested from our campus police for every issue of the Independent because this publication exercises its right to do so, courtesy...

Campus police services for  NEIU community

Campus police services for NEIU community

February 11, 2020

In the early morning hours of Jan. 14, NEIU officers responded to and arrested an individual trespassing on campus. This individual was listed on the university’s...

Penny wars build scholarships

February 11, 2020

 “All is fair in love and war”, penny wars that is. The third annual “All is Fair in Love and (Penny) Wars” will be held Thursday, Feb. 13 from...

Students urged to partake: Census 2020

Students urged to partake: Census 2020

February 11, 2020

On Jan. 30, the director of Career Development and Community Partnerships, Kris Pierre along with student organizer Susana Ortiz, held a campus-wide meeting...

Highschool students experience  College of Education

Highschool students experience College of Education

February 11, 2020

With the teacher shortage in our state, NEIU decided to help the College of Education grow. This fall, NEIU partnered with Ridgewood High School to start...

Alumni speak in series of Hindsight

February 11, 2020

On Jan. 29 the NEIU psychology department hosted the first in an event series titled Hindsight 2020, featuring NEIU alumni speaking on post-graduation...

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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: The Democrats are going to lose the 2020 election. Here’s why.

Opinion: The Democrats are going to lose the 2020 election. Here’s why.

February 11, 2020

On the surface, the Democratic Party had a strong case when it initiated an investigation into President Donald Trump’s alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine....

Opinion | It’s time we punish false accusations

February 11, 2020

With so many high-profile cases of false accusations surfacing, the public’s trust in victim narratives is at an all-time low. Society has been conditioned...

Opinion: We are hosting them, why aren’t we attracting them?

February 11, 2020

Northeastern Illinois University hosted the annual Regional Chicago Public High School Science Fair on Jan. 17 at Alumni Hall.  As a transfer student...

Opinion | Social media must monitor harmful content

January 28, 2020

On March 15, 2019, Brenton Harrison Tarrant committed the worst mass shooting in New Zealand in the last 20 years. On that fateful day, he opened fire...

Opinion | Trump impeachment at a standstill.

Opinion | Trump impeachment at a standstill.

January 28, 2020

The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump began with a debate and vote on the rules of impeachment on Jan. 21. As with every vote on amendments to...

Different Angles of the Same View: WWIII

January 25, 2020

As the world celebrated the new decade, President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, major general of the Islamic Revolutionary...

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...

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Bulls’ rookie makes NBA history

Bulls’ rookie makes NBA history

February 23, 2020

Chicago Bulls' guard Coby White etched his name in the record books by becoming the first rookie in NBA history to score 30 or more points in consecutive...

REPORT: NFL to make major change to playoff format

REPORT: NFL to make major change to playoff format

February 20, 2020

According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the NFL is progressing toward finalizing a new collective bargaining agreement that would include major changes...

REPORT: Bears quietly interested in disgruntled quarterback

REPORT: Bears quietly interested in disgruntled quarterback

February 20, 2020

A Thursday morning tweet by Las Vegas Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr set off a social media firestorm. The photo, which shows Carr embracing current...

After Lillard no-call, NBA needs to revisit replay standards

After Lillard no-call, NBA needs to revisit replay standards

February 19, 2020

The use of replay in the NBA has been greatly expanded upon over the past few seasons. This season, more controversial plays are reviewable, as the NBA...

Zach Lavine highlights NBA All-Star snubs

Zach Lavine highlights NBA All-Star snubs

February 11, 2020

With the announcement of the NBA All-Star Game reserves, it’s time to indulge in our annual tradition of highlighting deserving players who were left...

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Fine Arts gallery displays Marina Kuchinski’s ‘Unbecoming Animals’

Fine Arts gallery displays Marina Kuchinski’s ‘Unbecoming Animals’

January 28, 2020

“They live with us, but they’re not us,” says visual artist Marina Kuchinski, who will be exhibiting her show, “Unbecoming Animals,” at the...

‘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...

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Concert Review: Alter Bridge use beauty, calamity to exorcise The Rave’s demons

Concert Review: Alter Bridge use beauty, calamity to exorcise The Rave’s demons

February 17, 2020

Over the last 16 years, Alter Bridge have emerged as titans of rock n’ roll. Once perceived as an imitation of Creed--guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer...

CONCERT REVIEW: Dirty Honey heats up the Windy City

CONCERT REVIEW: Dirty Honey heats up the Windy City

February 13, 2020

On a cold Tuesday night, Los Angeles hard rockers Dirty Honey brought their modern interpretation of classic rock to Bottom Lounge in Chicago, Ill. Touring...

Part II: Ten (more) bands from the 2000s still producing great music

Part II: Ten (more) bands from the 2000s still producing great music

February 10, 2020

With mainstream rock radio expanding its parameters in an attempt to recruit fans of neighboring genres, many of the artists who helped solidify rock’s...

INTERVIEW: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus discusses new EP, upcoming tour

INTERVIEW: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus discusses new EP, upcoming tour

February 9, 2020

On Jan. 31, Florida punk rockers The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (TRJA) released “A Long Time Ago In a Galaxy called LA,” the first single off their upcoming...

Like Machines release new EP, brand new single

Like Machines release new EP, brand new single

January 31, 2020

At the stroke of midnight on Jan. 31, Atlanta hard rockers Like Machines made good on their ominous promise, releasing, Hear Freedom Ring, their first...

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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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