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Vegan-friendly spots in the Chicagoland area

Vegan-friendly spots in the Chicagoland area

March 28, 2017

Perhaps you’re considering expanding your palate to include trying new food and drinks? Maybe you’re ...

NEIU Weekend 2016

NEIU Weekend 2016

September 28, 2016

In order to promote student involvement NEIU weekend began with Fall Fest on Friday, September 16. ...

On A Corner Cursed?

On A Corner Cursed?

November 3, 2015

What makes a place constantly change—to never have a business last more than a couple years at a time—and...

Bohemian National Cemetery: Right in Our Own Backyard

Bohemian National Cemetery: Right in Our Own Backyard

October 21, 2014

Students that park on Bryn Mawr pass it every day although they probably know little about it. Directly...

PSA: Geo Perks

Hailey Boyle

September 23, 2014

Filed under Neighborhood

Textbooks, gas fare, tuition, loans; it’s enough to eat people alive. College students around campus are trying to pay their way through school without going insane and cracking under the pressure like a toothpick; while trying to save pennies when they need to save dollars. How do college students avoid becoming the sleep...

Review: Riot Fest

Review: Riot Fest

September 23, 2014

  Riot Fest’s eclectic line-up of old school and new school punk, rock ‘n’ roll and hip hop attracted a fascinating crowd of all...

Material Paint

Material Paint

September 23, 2014

  Presenting the artworks of six different artists in the fine arts gallery, “Material Matters”...

School Spirit

School Spirit

September 9, 2014

  There is a little known area on campus—a small field between the P.E. complex and the WTTW building where a curious collection of arti...

The Best Food in Town

The Best Food in Town

September 9, 2014

  Nothing can brighten up a long day of studying like a quick getaway filled with good food....

Outdoor Café: A Summer Dessert Destination

Outdoor Café: A Summer Dessert Destination

April 29, 2014

4.0 out of 5 Stars Outdoor Café doesn’t have much in the way of entrées, but their array of desserts...

A Delightful Option for Breakfast or Lunch

A Delightful Option for Breakfast or Lunch

April 15, 2014

  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars Charcoal Delights delivers exactly what their name promises. This cozy...

Fat Food Smashers: Eat Healthy, Be Wealthy

Fat Food Smashers: Eat Healthy, Be Wealthy

April 15, 2014

  If you often eat on the go like many NEIU students, you could learn how to quickly prepare...