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Rumble 2012: If Debates Were Actually Informative

October 17, 2012

By Matthew Greenberg – Sports Editor When Al Gore invented the internet, he forgot to account for server overloads during live-streamed events. As online viewers began to download the live-stream...

NEIU’s Annual Research Symposium

October 17, 2012

By Christos Liardakis – Opinions Editor Michelle Kuehlhorn – Staff Writer             Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) hosted its...

Legacy Project Honors GLBT Community

October 17, 2012

By Joe Daddario – Staff Writer Emily Haddad – Editor-In-Chief Photo by Joseph Daddario Legacy Project creator Victor Salvo. Photo by Joseph Daddario The area of Boystown along Halsted...

errant particles

October 17, 2012

By George Borawski – Visual Media Editor Photos by George Borawski Joan Truckenbrod's "errant particles" gracefully dances the line between a singular serenity and a frenetic perplexing...

Common Sense Up In Smoke

October 17, 2012

By Chris Tormos – Staff Writer For medical practitioners and hobby enthusiasts of marijuana alike, Colorado’s proposed Amendment 64, legalizing and outlining the regulation of marijuana, holds...

Chinese Products Endangering Us, Our Pets

October 17, 2012

By Yesenia Taveras – Staff Writer                   Commercial pet foods, or in this case pet treats, bearing the label...

Biden’s Smirk Said It All

October 17, 2012

By Patrick McIntyre – Staff Writer Joe Biden and Paul Ryan came out swinging in the solo vice-presidential debate Oct. 11.  Both Democratic Vice-President Biden and Republican challenger Ryan...

Asian and Global Resource Center

October 17, 2012

By Jacklyn Nowotnik Photos and story by Jacklyn Nowotnik Photos and story by Jacklyn Nowotnik Students involved in the Asian & Global Resource Center at Northeastern Illinois University...

Standardized Testing: Help or Hindrance

October 17, 2012

By Karina Rivera – Staff Writer The process of acquisition and application of knowledge is currently being tested in the youth of America through the American College Test (ACT) and the Scholastic...

Parents Panic Over Possible Diaper Shortage

October 17, 2012

By Yesenia Taveras – Staff Writer An explosion at the Nippon Shokubai Co. factory in Himeji Japan left one firefighter dead and 36 others suffering from mild to severe injuries. The explosion and...

From Russia with Trillions of Diamonds

October 17, 2012

By Chris Tormos – Staff Writer The Russian government recently declassified the 30-year-old discovery of a 35-million-year-old, 60-mile-wide diamond field; remnants of an asteroid crater in eastern...

Extraordinary Claims, Extraordinary Evidence

October 17, 2012

By Michael Dobbins – Contributing Writer When deliberating the mysteries of the world, atheists often quote the late Carl Sagan’s declaration that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary...

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