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Small North Park Chocolate Shop is Still a Big Hit

Small North Park Chocolate Shop is Still a Big Hit

March 6, 2013


Filed under Archives, Arts & Life

By Melissa Brand  - Staff Writer - [post-date] - The name Beijo de Chocolat is part Portuguese and part French and means “Kiss of Chocolate.” And that is exactly what you’ll get when you visit this sweet shop on Foster Avenue. Open for close to four years, Beijo de Chocolat is well known for their award-winning signature choc...

Tarragon Chicken and Pasta with Cream Sauce

Tarragon Chicken and Pasta with Cream Sauce

March 6, 2013


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By Joseph Daddario – Staff Writer - [post-date] - Ingredients Salt Black pepper 2 Cups Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs One lemon for fresh lemon juice Two chicken breasts   Tarragon cream sauce (for the pasta) Ingredients 3 Cups white wine 1 large yellow onio...

Safety Issues At NEIU

Safety Issues At NEIU

February 21, 2013


Filed under Archives, News

By Christos Liardakis – Opinions Editor - [post-date] - Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is experiencing an increase of student complaints and concerns about safety problems on campus. Fire safety protocol was called into question shortly after 8 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2013, when the fire...

President’s Pen – NEIU International Business Conference

February 21, 2013


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- [post-date] - “Opportunities are global.” That is the tagline used by Northeastern Illinois University’s (NEIU) International Business Conference (IBC). With business changing constantly and exchanges occurring between businesses all over the world, it is important for students to be aware...

Campus Police Offer Safety Tips

Campus Police Offer Safety Tips

Melissa Brand

February 21, 2013


Filed under Archives, News

Crime and security threats happen at schools all around the nation, including Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). While the current crime issues around the NEIU campus are relatively benign, recent history has shown that college students should be apprised of safety procedures and be ready to react...

Police Blotter

February 21, 2013


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January: NEIU campus police encountered six cases of Motor Vehicle Offenses in which the driver’s license was suspended/revoked or there was no driver’s license. There was one case of Theft $300 and Under, involving a stolen purse from inside a desk drawer. There were two cases of Theft ...

From the Desk of the Editor

February 21, 2013


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- [post-date] - The upcoming Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting will address several important items for students and faculty to be aware of. Action Item A, pertains to the recommendation of immediate tenure for the new Provost and Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Richard Helldobler. Helldobler,...

To ComEd or Not to ComEd?

February 21, 2013


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By Meghan Joost - Staff Writer - [post-date] - Energy companies Integrys and Spark Energy have several things in common. Sales phone calls, frequent unsolicited letters and salespersons coming around at all hours of the day. Chicagoans have likely experienced one or more of the aggressive tactics that energy companies are using to get custome...

Presidential Ideas for a New America

February 21, 2013


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By Desiree Dylong – News Editor - [post-date] - At the start of his State of the Union Address, President Obama spoke of the positive changes that have taken place within the past few years such as troops coming home, more jobs and an improved stock market. Despite these recent development...

Pope Benedict XVI announces resignation

February 21, 2013


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By Luis Badillo – Staff Writer - [post-date] - To the shock and surprise of the religious world, The Vatican made an announcement not heard in roughly 600 years: a Pope had decided to step down as leader of the Roman Catholic Church. On Monday Feb. 11th in an assembly with a number of Cardinals,...

As Mali Conflict Continues, Chicago Malians React

As Mali Conflict Continues, Chicago Malians React

February 21, 2013


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By Justin Cochran - Staff Writer - [post-date] - Despite an organized rebellion, a military coup and a foreign intervention on behalf of France happening all in less than a year, Mali has managed to stay in the margins of the American media. For such a major international incident, it has gone largely unreported. Whether i...

Binational equality

February 21, 2013


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By Allice Perry - Staff Writer - [post-date] - Hope would be considered an understatement for gay couples and binational immigrants alike as they have waited decades for equality along with their basic rights. Things changed when Pres. Barack Obama discussed the separate bipartisan effort that...