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The Birds at the Nest: An Exchange Student’s Experience

The Birds at the Nest: An Exchange Student’s Experience

February 12, 2019

Living at the Nest is quite comfortable. You can wake up half an hour before your class and you still...

Netflix’s ‘You’ Normalizes Abusive Relationships and We Fell For It

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2019

As a typical college student, I usually pick a show to binge watch on Netflix between classes and homework. My last victim was “You” starring the-ever-so-misunderstood Penn Badgley, better known as Dan Humphrey from the CW’s hit show “Gossip Girl.” The show centers around Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager who be...

Gillette Combats Toxic Masculinity With New Ad

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

February 12, 2019

Gillette’s new ad campaign is urging men to stand up against toxic masculinity. The ad depicts several anxious men looking at themselves in the mirror and listening to news about bullying, the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment while a voiceover asks: “Is this the best a man can get?” The ad goes on to challenge “...

Valentine’s Day is a Capitalistic Scam: Love In Another Way

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

February 10, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a scam designed for people to spend money; it is a multi-billion-dollar industry. Yes, really, for every Valentine’s Day card you buy, capitalism is winning and as history tells us, capitalism only serves those on the very top. I’m all for love and showing it in many ways, but what I’m not for is makin...

Singer R.Kelly at a Pre-Grammy party.

Why Do Celebrities Get Away With Sexual Assault?

January 22, 2019

After Lifetime aired “Surviving R. Kelly,” a docuseries focusing on years of abuse, sexual assau...

Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

One CCICS Student’s Experience

January 22, 2019

I was starting a serious journey in my life; yet, it didn't feel like it. During high school, I was l...

Gibson’s Silence on LWH Tells Us All We Need To Know

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

January 22, 2019

"His actions have made a major component of the NEIU student body feel unsafe and marginalized. It is the president’s duty to ensure the safety and well-being of all students at NEIU. She is failing in that charge."

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