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“Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Eterniti Wiley, writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

The newest installment of the Marvel VS Capcom series, Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite, was just released last month. The crazy amount of options to layout your fighting combos while the ability to swap characters to play as your favorites is the charm of this series. Now that Infinite is here as the four...

Local Restaurants: T&B Grill

Local Restaurants: T&B Grill

Nallely Padilla, writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Grab a bite in the welcoming atmosphere in this local restaurant, T&B Grill, located at 3658 W. Lawrence Ave. T&B stands for gourmet tacos and burgers. T&B  offers delivery through GrubHub, which is very convenient. They also offer everyday specials such as any burger and dessert for $...

Pancakes and Poetry in Courtyard B

Pancakes and Poetry in Courtyard B

Pettinger, Lenore, writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

It was a warm Saturday on Sept. 16 and as part of NEIU Weekend, students, faculty, and fans of the English department gathered for a Pancakes and Poetry Breakfast. The event was held in the secluded, shady courtyard between buildings B and D and orchestrated by Dr. Tim Libretti, head of the English Depa...

The Hookup

Amaris Rodriguez, writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

On Thursday, Sep. 14 NEIU hosted “The Hookup,” an interactive Catharsis Production led by Anthony Dinicola, which looks at dating behaviors and how they can be hiding sexual violence. “I like to use real language because I like to talk about the subject matter how people really talk about t...

Puerto Rico needs more than prayers

Puerto Rico needs more than prayers

Liz Varmecky, Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Campus Spotlight, Showcase

Less than three weeks ago I rode out Hurricane Irma in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, the oldest city in the United States. I planned this trip for months to celebrate my husband’s fortieth birthday. I watched on television as the focus of weather reports started to shift from Hurricane Harvey and the m...

Mossadegh Initiative to fund scholarships

Mossadegh Initiative to fund scholarships

Hossein Sadeghian, writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Campus Spotlight, Showcase

If you have ever been in the College of Business and Management at NEIU, you probably come across the Mossadegh Servant Leaders Hall, where many students gather together to study or spend time with their classmates. The idea for the Mossadegh Hall began when a group of Iranian faculty members, alon...

Local Digs: Shukr Bubble Tea and Cafe

Local Digs: Shukr Bubble Tea and Cafe

Roine Dryer Michaels, writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Chill out in the warm surroundings in this new local café, Shukr, located at 3334 W Foster Ave. Shukr is a laid back café with comfy two person settees. The cafe is clean and has a chill, quiet atmosphere which is excellent for studying. The counter and food prep are handled by an individual employ...

Local Digs: 2 Asian Brothers

Roine Dryer Michaels, writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

As students, we are always on the lookout for carryout and delivery spots that are healthy and cheap. Ba’nh Mi Sandwiches come on a French baguette. BBQ pork is the most often requested addition with standard daikon, carrots, cilantro, pate and mayo.  Recently I checked out 2 Asian Brothers for...

Trolls, Churches, and Fantasy: “Rise of the Dungeon Master” Review

Grant Spathis, writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

There is a wide range of assumptions that are associated with players of Dungeons & Dragons: geeky, socially awkward, a loner. However, if there’s one thing that “Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&D” written by David Kushner with illustration by Koren Sham...

Campus Connect

Campus Connect

September 4, 2017


Filed under Meet The Media

Organization Fair September 5th-6th Noon- 4 pm in University Commons Come check out student organizations and departments. Find out how to get involved on campus and get some free food.   Meet the Greek September 7th 2-5pm University Commons Meet the members of NEIU's Greek...

Meet the media night

Meet the media night

September 4, 2017


Filed under Meet The Media, Que Ondee Sola, WZRD

Meet the Media Night Thursday, September 7th 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. In the Student Lounge (in the basement of Building E), below the bookstore Learn about student media and opportunities to work with the Independent campus newspaper, WZRD radio, Seeds literary and visual arts j...

” Man vs Rock”: What the rock?

Miguel Casimiro, Staff writer

August 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Have you ever started reading a book and stopped to wonder “What am I reading? Why am I reading this?” Well, “Man vs Rock” is one of those books. The weird comic book at first glance makes you wonder, what is in this book that makes it so interesting to pick up. The cover of the book shows a...