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Misfits DEA.D. or ALIVE!

Misfits DEA.D. or ALIVE!

February 20, 2013


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3.5 stars By Jon-Paul Kreatsoulas – Staff Writer - [post-date] - Fans of the horror punk band, Misfits, are not new to the idea of a live album. They understand and thrive in the gritty, unpolished nature of recordings like Evilive (1987) from the Glenn Danzig-era and Evilive II (1998...

Stand Up Guys

Stand Up Guys

February 20, 2013


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3 Stars By Matthew Greenberg – Sports Editor - [post-date] - Stand Up Guys stars Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin, the only three reasons necessary to see this movie. Add in some fast cars, handguns, and a chemically-induced boner and the entertainment qualities of this film succ...

Letter to the editor – Students Voice in NEIU Campus Dining Experience

February 20, 2013


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- [post-date] - Many students know what it feels like to have an empty stomach or to have their last few dollars in their wallet or bank account to spend on a snack or a small meal to hold them over until class that day. The Aramark contract was signed over the university’s winter break and made...

JRPGs Live On

February 20, 2013


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By Lauren Gugwor - Staff Writer - [post-date] - Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will release in autumn 2013, but not many people know that since the 7th generation of gaming, mainstream interest in Japanese Role Playing Games (JRPGs) has been in decline. As gaming becomes more of a common...

Republicans Say the Darndest Things

Republicans Say the Darndest Things

February 20, 2013


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Juan Gonzalez-Staff Writer - [post-date] - Republicans have always been known for their right winged ideologies, but recently they have become infamous for their idiotic comments. It all became too much to ignore in August 2012 when on the campaign trail, Todd Akin uttered his cringe inducing take on abortion. He stated that “If it...

Putting a Crack in the Silver Spoon

February 20, 2013


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Desiree Dylong – News Editor - [post-date] - Remember the days when the tooth fairy used to dish out 50 cents or a dollar in exchange for a lost tooth? Well, these days, it seems that kids are getting $5, sometimes even $10 per tooth from the tooth fairy, and it’s not because she’s more generous...

Standing up to the Monster Called Standardized Testing

Standing up to the Monster Called Standardized Testing

February 20, 2013


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By Amanda Lingwai - Staff Writer  - [post-date] -   “What’s really the purpose of education,” when education is teaching to the test? That is a valid question posed in a Chicago Sun-Times article by a CPS parent, Rhoda Gutierrez, who is petitioning standardized testing and joining a coalition b...

Wearing ROSE-Colored Glasses?

Wearing ROSE-Colored Glasses?

February 20, 2013


Filed under Archives, Sports

By Peter Targos – Staff Writer - [post-date] - As Chicago Bulls fans anxiously wait for point guard Derrick Rose to return from a torn ACL, the Chicago Bulls and Head Coach Tom Thibodeau remain focused on what Thibodeau has preached since he came here in 2010: not looking ahead and for t...

NBA Fans Bawling Over Injuries

February 20, 2013


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By Greg Adler – Staff Writer - [post-date] - At a critical point in the NBA season, fans everywhere are wondering what lies ahead for their favorite team. Many fans are wiping away tears, as the idea of a post season slips further and further out of reach. It seems that teams nowadays rest on...

Wrestling Gets Pinned Out of 2020 Olympic Games

Wrestling Gets Pinned Out of 2020 Olympic Games

February 20, 2013


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By Matthew Greenberg  –  Sports Editor - [post-date] - Wrestling has been a staple of the Olympic Games since their re-establishment in Athens in 1896. Greco-Roman wrestling, as well as freestyle, combined for a total of 18 medal events in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The 2020 Games in Rio de Janeiro will have zero. The Interna...

NFL: Free Agents and Retirement

NFL: Free Agents and Retirement

February 20, 2013


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By Ari Guttman – Distribution Manager - [post-date] - The NFL season is over. The Baltimore Ravens have won the Super Bowl, and the awards are sent out to the winners throughout the NFL from the team’s awards to individual players. Now it is time to consider the action that will occur dur...

New Provost Joins NEIU

February 8, 2013


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By Melissa Brand – Staff Writer - [post-date] - Richard J. Helldobler, Ph.D. was named the new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs effective Jan. 2, 2013 at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). Helldobler filled the vacant position after a team of faculty, staff and students narrowed...

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