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Who do you serve: Chicago Volunteer Expo

Robin Bridges, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 North Cannon Drive) housed more than 100 organizations on Feb. 18, all looking for volunteers in Chicago and beyond. Hundreds of volunteers staffed tables packed with flyers about events and opportunities. This event also had so many resources for something to...

Diversity reigns in the ‘Black Panther’ movie

Diversity reigns in the ‘Black Panther’ movie

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Marvel finally decided to  add some diversity to its cinematic universe with “Black Panther.” Not only did they give us a superhero movie with almost an entire cast of Black and Pan-African people. The movie is set in Wakanda, a nation that outwardly seems like a third world country but secretly ...

In the Neighborhood: Hot Dog Station

In the Neighborhood: Hot Dog Station

Hussain Khemani, writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

The Hot Dog Station, located at 4742 N Kimball Ave., could very possibly be the place to get the best hot dogs in Chicago. If that sounds too good to be true, that just means you haven’t tried one of their hot dogs yet. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu. I’ve been to this place multiple times ove...

Turning up with Chicago’s Vic Mensa

Turning up with Chicago’s Vic Mensa

Cecilia G. Hernandez and Robin Bridges

February 13, 2018


Filed under Music Reviews

After several mesmerizing performances from nine groups who rapped danced or played on awesome LED drums, Vic Mensa held an inspirational improvisational Q and A with the audience during “The Turn Up” on Feb. 1. Originally, graduate assistant for Student Leadership Development Albert Chanthabo...

Spring 2018 brings retreat options to NEIU students

Spring 2018 brings retreat options to NEIU students

Amy Buscemi, writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

On the weekend of Jan. 26, NEIU student were treated to a cost-free overnight retreat in Lake Geneva Wisconsin, where they spent over 24 hours getting to know themselves and each other; their differences and similarities.   The outing, known as the Spectrum Social Justice Retreat 2018, was designe...

Students have mixed feelings about NEIU’s ‘150 Strong’ Super Bowl commercial

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

NEIU debuted a new 30-second television ad as part of NEIU’s “150 Strong” campaign during the Super Bowl pregame show and then during the evening news that followed the game. The ad was done in a spoken-word format instead of dialogue with the message, “We are more than just the sum of our ...

Is ‘Monster Hunter: World’ the best RPG of 2018 so far? (Review)

Is ‘Monster Hunter: World’ the best RPG of 2018 so far? (Review)

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Monster Hunter: World is an action role-playing game (RPG) developed by Capcom studios that were released on Jan. 26. As part of a franchise, Monster Hunter: World already set the highest of standards of 2018’s RPG games, receiving numerous praise from journalists and players alike. It has already sol...

Sex, Privacy and Culture: ‘ The Selfie Generation’

Sex, Privacy and Culture: ‘ The Selfie Generation’

January 30, 2018


Filed under Book Reviews, Staff Profiles

In recent years the world has been taken over by the selfie; a picture that someone takes of themselves. They are used on every social media platform and even have their own hashtag on Instagram, #selfiesunday. Almost everyone has fallen into the selfie trap, with front camera phones becoming ...

Umphrey’s McGee teams up with the The People’s Music School

Umphrey’s McGee teams up with the The People’s Music School

Amy Buscemi, Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

The winter holidays are the perfect time to give back to the community and no one does it with as much flare as Chicago’s favorite jam band, Umphrey’s McGee. Last month, the band’s dual front men, Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger, hosted their 15th annual “The Brendan and Jake Holiday Show.”   Proceed...

Finding a niche, fighting racism in media

Finding a niche, fighting racism in media

Bisma Zafar, Arts and Life Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Each semester, NEIU hosts Meet the Media Night, an event that gives students a chance to learn about opportunities on campus. The Spring 2018 Meet the Media night was held on Jan. 18 in the student lounge, those in attendance included students taking intro journalism classes and members of NEIU’s Muslim ...

Campus Calendar

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Calendar for Jan. 30- Feb. 13, 2018 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, depa...

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...

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