The Independent

Campus events

Campus events

November 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Welcome to the Independent Campus Calendar. Find out which events are happening, where and when. This and our online calendar are for events happening on any of NEIU’s four campuses, as well as off-campus events hosted by NEIU clubs, organizations, alumni, departments and staff.   Novembe...

St. Vincent visits WXRT studios

St. Vincent visits WXRT studios

Amy Buscemi, Staff writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

This past Wednesday afternoon, Anne Erin or “Annie” Clark known, best by her stage name St. Vincent, graced some very lucky contest winners with an intimate performance and a short interview at WXRT Chicago’s Blue Cross Blue Shield Performance Stage. Clark got her start as background performer ...

NEIU Alum performs with the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

NEIU Alum performs with the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

Robin Bridges, Staff writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus started in 1983. The group of more than 150 chorus members and a small army of volunteers put together two main performances during the year and smaller performances almost weekly. Not every member performs every show, but they try to meet up as often as possible. NEIU int...

Justice League doesn’t do the comics justice

Justice League doesn’t do the comics justice

Hussain Khemani, Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

As a huge fan of both DC Comics and filmmaker Zack Snyder, I came into “Justice League” with high expectations. I heavily enjoyed “Man of Steel” and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Cut” in terms of its story, cinematography, score, tone and its action scenes. Justice Leag...

A Tribe Called Red

A Tribe Called Red

November 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Before Columbus “discovered America,” Native people lived from one end of the continent to the other. The U.S. was not the only government to force Natives into reservations. That segregation is one of the reasons there is so little representation of Native people. A Canadian DJ collective is...

Lee Scratch Perry

Amy Buscemi, Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

At 81 years old, Reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry took the house down during an epic North Side performance of over two hours of music on the evening of Oct. 27.   New York City dub backup performers Subatomic Sound System played an enthusiastic dub intro for the concert. When Perry entered, ...

Great games of the last year

Carl Kendrick Gray, Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Fall is upon us and you know what that means: colder weather, football, Halloween, and newly released video games. Fall is for many gamers the main event of the year since highly anticipated games are finally released to the public. Before we can talk about how good this season's games are, I figured I...

Yo-Kai Watch 2: Not a Pokémon

Eterniti Wiley, Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

When it comes to monster collecting games, most people might think of Pokémon and it's catchy “Gotta catch 'em all” slogan. However, Pokémon isn't the only game that centers around collecting monsters, there are many out there with the same goal, but with different twists. One of the lesser-k...

Local Restaurants: Makki Fast Food & Grill

Local Restaurants: Makki Fast Food & Grill

Nallely Padilla, Staff writers

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Looking to grab a quick bite that’s tasty yet affordable? Makki Fast Food & Grill is located at 4702 N. Kimball Ave. It is a pared-down Middle Eastern counter serve with a halal menu of gyros, burgers, fries and more. Makki Fast Food & Grill offers delivery through both Uber Eats and Grubh...

Morning Drive’s Felicia Middlebrooks at NEIU

Morning Drive’s Felicia Middlebrooks at NEIU

Josh Furstoss, Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

WBBM’s Morning Drive host Felicia Middlebrooks spoke to aspiring journalists and reporters at an NEIU News Writing class on Oct. 26. Middlebrooks shared her story before deviating into an individualized advice session. She went around the room speaking to students with the intent to build their charac...

“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

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 $...