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Summer In Chicago

Summer In Chicago

Angie Ybarra, Writer July 29, 2022

Chicago is a city that comes even more alive during the hot summer months; if that is even possible to believe. June starts with PRIDE FEST, a tribute to our LGBTQIA+ friends & family.   This...

The Rules of Magic  By:  Alice Hoffman

The Rules of Magic By: Alice Hoffman

Angie Ybarra, Writer July 29, 2022

I fell in love with the movie “Practical Magic” when it came out in October of 1998. In fact, I would dance around with my then 3-year-old daughter to “Coconut” by Harry Nilsson with total abandonment....

Voting In Illinois Jun 28, 2022 Primary Recap

Voting In Illinois Jun 28, 2022 Primary Recap

Angie Ybarra, Writer July 29, 2022

Jun 28, 2022 was the voter’s chance to exercise their right - to do just that VOTE. On this day, your local polling place was open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. so you had plenty of time to vote. This is a reminder...

“You Sound Like A White Girl

“You Sound Like A White Girl”

Angie Ybarra, Writer April 30, 2022

Julissa Arce’s book “You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation” NAILED IT! I loved this book because even though I was born in the United States, and am American, this book...

My Dark Vanessa Book review

Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor April 30, 2022

“My Dark Vanessa,” written by Kate Elizabeth Russel, is a book concerning the long-term effects of childhood sexual assault. The year is 2000 and Vanessa Wye, a 15-year-old student who recently transferred...

Michael Pollan Demonstrates Humanity’s Love for Psychoactive Plants

Monty Stites, Editor In Chief April 30, 2022

“This is Your Mind on Plants,” is journalist and author Michael Pollan’s second consecutive book to cover the topic of drugs, in this case two illicit substances and one licit and commonly used drug.    His...

“Can you guess what every woman’s worst nightmare is?” Promising Young Women Review

Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor April 30, 2022

“Promising Young Woman,” a film that was released in late-2020, is centered around how people respond to sexual assault and how rape culture persists in our comminuity in various ways. This is director...

Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos Pay Tribute to Selena on the Biopics 25th Anniversary

Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos Pay Tribute to Selena on the Biopic’s 25th Anniversary

Enrique Cerros, Writer April 30, 2022

Twenty-five years after "Selena" hit theaters on March 21, 1997, Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos celebrated the film’s re-release and 25th anniversary by paying tribute to the singer, who was shot...

Charli XCX. Photo Credit: Emily Lipson

Rating: 4/5 Genre: Pop Length: 45:28 

Released: March 18, 2022 Label: Atlantic Records

Anti-Pop Star Charli XCX Embodies Her Main Pop Girl Status on ‘Crash’

Enrique Cerros, Write April 30, 2022

  British singer-songwriter, Charli XCX released her fifth studio pop album, “Crash” on March 18, 2022. The deluxe-version of the album contains a total of 16 tracks and runs 45 minutes. It...

NEIU Artist Interview

NEIU Artist Interview

Savannah Owens, Production Manager April 29, 2022

What’s your background and how do you think it has affected your work? I became interested in art when I was 6 years old and my younger sister became very ill. As I spent a lot of time waiting and...

Navalny Review

Navalny Review

Elizaveta Kildishova, Writer April 29, 2022

“Navalny” is a 2022 documentary about Alexei Navalny, a Russian opposition leader, Putin’s enemy, and threat number one. After his successful anti-corruption investigations of the most powerful,...

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Surpass $3 Million Refugee Campaign Goal for Ukraine

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Surpass $3 Million Refugee Campaign Goal for Ukraine

Enrique Cerros, Writer April 28, 2022

Celebrity couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher launched a GoFundMe fundraiser last month to support Ukrainian refugees. The couple promised to match $3 million in donations to help refugees from Ukraine...

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