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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,...

Chicago Film Society Rich Kids

Chicago Film Society “Rich Kids”

Almudena Yebra Romanillos February 16, 2022

After almost two years of hiatus, Northeastern Illinois University’s (NEIU) Auditorium is once again transformed into a cinema. And not just any cinema; into a yesteryear cinema. One of those before...

Chicago In The Winter, What To Do

Chicago In The Winter, What To Do

Angie Ybarra, Writer February 16, 2022

Now is the time to collect yourself, put into action some self-care, and make time for family and friends. The one thing that can throw a wrench into your plans is living on a college student’s budget....

Woke Racism Book Review

Woke Racism Book Review

Monty Stites, Editor In Chief February 16, 2022

“Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America” by John McWhorter, an associate professor of linguistics at Columbia University, is an excellent examination of contemporary antiracism,...

Campus Life Calendar

Campus Life Calendar

Leslie Lozada, Campus Life Editor February 16, 2022

Peril Review

“Peril” Review

Angie Ybarra, Writer February 16, 2022

During one of the most contentious presidencies in the history of our democracy, “Peril”  allows you to be a proverbial fly on the wall. The reader is skillfully led through the timeline of what had...

Violeta Review

“Violeta” Review

Angie Ybarra, Writer February 4, 2022

As the saying goes, history tends to repeat itself. Isabel Allende artfully tells the tale of Violeta del Valle and the life she lived during the time of the Spanish Flu. Reading this novel was truly a...

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