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Going Once, Going Twice, Gone!!!

Going Once, Going Twice, Gone!!!

Angie Ybarra, Writer April 4, 2022

Mercari, Poshmark, Offerup, Nextdoor, Facebook Marketplace, Pangobooks, eBay and Etsy are all apps that you can use to sell your old stuff and earn some extra income. If you have not heard of any of these...

NEIU Artist Interview

NEIU Artist Interview

Savannah Owens, Production Manager April 4, 2022

What’s your background and how do you think it has affected your work? I've always made weird connections between people, objects, ideas, theories, etc, and it's recently been a big influence in my...

Frida Kahlo Immersive Exhibit

Frida Kahlo Immersive Exhibit

Angie Ybarra, Writer March 12, 2022

        The music, lighting and, of course, the works of Frida Kahlo displayed across the interior of The Lighthouse allow the visitor to, well, be immersed...

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How To Make Extra Income The Easy Way

Angie Ybarra, Writer March 12, 2022

Tuition, books, eating out, date nights, clothes, and doing adult-ish things makes it hard to save money. Also if you think about it, how hard is it to fit in social life, kids – if you have them –...

Babel, a not so Dystopian Dystopia

Almudena Yebra Romanillos March 12, 2022

“In the not-so-distant and not-too-dystopian future…” Thus begins the description of “Babel,” by Jacqueline Goldfinger, which premiered at the Stage Center Theater on Feb. 24 and was directed...

Christina Aguilera Embraces her Latin Roots with ‘La Fuerza’

Christina Aguilera Embraces her Latin Roots with ‘La Fuerza’

Enrique Cerros, Writer March 6, 2022

On January 21, 2022 Christina Aguilera, who is of Ecuadorian descent, released her long anticipated Spanish-language Extended Play ”La Fuerza” which literally means “The Strength.” The EP is 19...

Book Review: The Year I Flew Away by Mary Arnold

Book Review: The Year I Flew Away by Mary Arnold

Angie Ybarra, Writer March 6, 2022

Nowadays, being a child in middle school can be hard. But imagine if you don’t speak the language, your skin color is dark and your hair doesn’t flow like other girl's hair does when the wind blows....

NEIU Artist Interview: Venus Bougnavong

NEIU Artist Interview: Venus Bougnavong

Savannah Owens, Production Manager March 1, 2022

If you’d like to be a published artist and get featured in upcoming issues of The Independent’s new “ArtistoftheWeek“ Section, please copy these questions into an email and respond to the questions...

Theater Review : Women of Soul at the Mercury Theater

Theater Review : Women of Soul at the Mercury Theater

Elise Georget, Writer March 1, 2022

"The King of Pop,” “The Queen of Soul,” “The Empress of Soul” – all are honorific nicknames in popular music and when mentioned, exert something in our minds when mentioned.  During Black...

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Book Review

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Book Review

Monty Stites, Editor In Chief March 1, 2022

Eric Idle, of “Monty Python,” published his life memoir, which he calls a “sortabiography,” in 2018. Titled “Always Look On The Bright Side of Life,” it is a hilarious and tear-jerking reflection...

Interview with Dan Wirth

Interview with Dan Wirth

Almudena Yebra Romanillos February 23, 2022

Northeastern Illinois University's Department of Communication, Media and Theater (CMT) presents “Babel” by Jacqueline Goldfinger. Directed by CMT faculty member Dan Wirth, he talked to The Independent...

NEIU Artist Interview: Jackie Sanchez

NEIU Artist Interview: Jackie Sanchez

Savannah Owens, Production Manager February 17, 2022

What’s your background and how do you think it has affected your work? I am a Mexican-American artist who spent most of her life living in Mexico. Despite the beautiful life and culture in my country,...

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