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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...

11/05 Police Blotter

11/05 Police Blotter

November 5, 2019

Oct. 16 NEIU Employee walked into the police station to report seeing bugs in building that triggered his phobia, making him very upset. He returned to...

10/22 Police Blotter

10/22 Police Blotter

October 22, 2019

The following Incidents occurred on NEIU campus property for the dates of Oct. 4 to Oct. 22   Oct. 4 - BOB Human resource issue, matter...

NEIU hosts resource fair for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Coming Out Day

NEIU hosts resource fair for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Coming Out Day

October 22, 2019

In honor of both LGBTQ+ history month and domestic violence awareness month, NEIU hosted a resource fair on Thurs. Oct. 10 from 1 – 4 p.m. It was held...

Legacy Walk Tour for LGBTQ+ History Month

October 22, 2019

In honor of both LGBTQ+ history month and domestic violence awareness month, NEIU hosted a resource fair on Thurs. Oct. 10 from 1 – 4 p.m. It was held...

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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...

Campus Life Calendar 10/29-11/5

October 29, 2019

TRIO Leading and Learning Week MONDAY, OCT. 28 - FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Ronald Williams Library (LIB 412) The TRIO Leading and Learning...

Campus Life Calendar 10/22 – 10/29

October 22, 2019

COBM Presents: Executive in Residence Jeff Caselden Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10-11 a.m., Recital Hall (FA 160A) The College of Business and Management invites...

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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...

How is NEIU spending their money?

How is NEIU spending their money?

October 22, 2019

When it was announced that T-Pain would be the headline attraction of NEIU’s Fall Fest, there were two questions that usually followed the news. The...

Renaming Columbus Day just a symbolic gesture

Renaming Columbus Day just a symbolic gesture

October 22, 2019

If you need any indication on how the renaming of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day is coming along, take a look at our country’s capital. While...

Letter to the editor: You didn’t die. Get over it.

October 8, 2019

Brian Langenberg is an NEIU Instructor in the Department of Accounting, Business Law and Finance Some thoughts on our Spicer “crisis.”  Dr....

‘I was unaware’

‘I was unaware’

October 8, 2019

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, university President Gloria Gibson finally presented herself to face her students at a town hall meeting. The discussion was enlightening....

Cancel culture: use responsibly

Cancel culture: use responsibly

October 8, 2019

Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate. In 2019, we are able to share our thoughts and opinions from the intimacy of our own homes while...

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The Independent’s NFL quarterback rankings

The Independent’s NFL quarterback rankings

November 15, 2019

The first half of the 2019 NFL season is in the books, with a number of quarterbacks distinguishing themselves from their counterparts. Some quarterbacks...

Eloy snubbed as Rookie of the Year finalist

Eloy snubbed as Rookie of the Year finalist

November 15, 2019

An impressive rookie campaign positioned White Sox’ left fielder Eloy Jimenez as an A.L. Rookie of the Year (ROY) favorite heading into the MLB’s award...

Keep Calm and Rend-on

Keep Calm and Rend-on

November 5, 2019

I remember 14 years ago when Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that the Montreal Expos were relocating to Washington D.C., where they would be rebranded...

The Chicago Wildfire set the sporting world ablaze

November 5, 2019

Since its inception in 2012, the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) has expanded from eight teams to its current 21-team format in an effort to penetrate...

Crown Jewel Grades and Analysis

Crown Jewel Grades and Analysis

November 2, 2019

Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Cain Velasquez (with Rey Mysterio) for the WWE Championship Summary: Velasquez ambushed Lesnar immediately after the bell rang....

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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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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...

‘Venom’ had potential but fails to deliver

‘Venom’ had potential but fails to deliver

November 6, 2018

If you are looking for an “okay” time at the movies without much cinematic expectation, “Venom” is the right movie for you. A Venom movie has...

Chicago music fans get treated a multi-venue music festival

Chicago music fans get treated a multi-venue music festival

October 8, 2018

Most weekends in Chicago present difficult decisions for live music lovers. This past weekend was no exception as it gave debut to “The Big Weekend,”...

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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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‘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...

Zombie! Zombie! Zombie-ie-ie!

Zombie! Zombie! Zombie-ie-ie!

October 22, 2019

“Zombieland Double Tap,” the long awaited sequel to 2009’s “Zombieland,” is a serviceable film that neither surpasses or meets the expectations...

‘Joker’ review

‘Joker’ review

October 22, 2019

“Joker” is a film with many contradictions. In terms of cinematography, performance and pacing, it is a stunning piece of filmmaking. However, it is...

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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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