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The Life of Frida Kahlo

The Life of Frida Kahlo

Savannah Owens, Production Manager October 20, 2021

Frida Kahlo is a famous Mexican painter born in the early 1900s whose work represented her life experiences and indigenous background. A majority of her work is of her iconic self-portraits that show beautiful...

House-Studio replication and some posters of Carlos A. Cortez Koyokuikatl (1923-2005)

Celebrating Latino heritage at the National Museum of Mexican Arts

Almudena Yebra Romanillos October 3, 2021

More than just a gallery or a traditional museum, the National Museum of Mexican Arts is a reflection of Mexican identity and its development in different times and spaces. Located in the colorful...

The Operations Management class line up with Engine Company #89 in front of the engine.

Engine #89 Demonstrates to Students of the College of Business and Technology

Ryland Pietras, Managing Editor September 22, 2021

For the sixth time in seven years, Engine Company #89 came to the NEIU campus to demonstrate to Pat Delaney’s Operations Management class the functionality of a fire engine.  On Wednesday Sept. 1,...

Illustration by Savannah Owens

NEIU Welcomes More Than 100 International Students

Almudena Yebra Romanillos September 10, 2021

The newly welcomed students come from more than 10 different countries: France, South Korea, Japan, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, etc. Many of them have spent more than 12 hours on a plane and countless...

Kanye West walking out of the replica house, on fire.

The 3rd Time’s The Charm!

DeShawn Clay, Writer September 10, 2021

After producer and artist Kanye West performed two listening parties for his upcoming album, DONDA, he plans to perform a third listening party in Soldier Field at Chicago, where he has spent most of his...

“Hello, My Twenties!” Review

“Hello, My Twenties!” Review

Leslie Lozada September 10, 2021

“Hello, My Twenties!” is an interesting college-age drama that is set in Seoul, South Korea. On the surface, it appears to be a slice of life hour-long series set in an apartment for college students...

Credit: Ryland Pietras

Upcoming: “The City that Recycles”

Ryland Pietras, Managing Editor August 26, 2021

While in grade school, most of us learned about the concept of the Three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Of these three, recycling is the One R that is probably remembered most.  In this series,...

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Book Review of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism By Robin DiAngelo

Angie Ybarra, Writer July 7, 2021

You are racist, but do not get upset. I am racist too.  According to Robin DiAngelo’s book, “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism,” we are all a bit racist. ...

Photo by Anusha Manahil

Cats and Crows: Kafka on the Shore, Book Review

Anusha Manahil, Writer April 20, 2021

“When I open them, most of the books have the smell of an earlier time leaking out between the pages - a special odor of the knowledge and emotions that for ages have been calmly resting between the...

(Photo by Tom Fisk from Pexels)

The Need for More Than Just One Earth Day

Ryland Pietras, Managing Editor April 7, 2021

Earth Day is April 22. It has been 51 years since its inception and with climate change having already apparent effects, the initial idea of calling attention to the state of the environment seems more...

Breathing Better in a Respiratory Crisis

Breathing Better in a Respiratory Crisis

Monty Stites, Editor In Chief April 6, 2021

In the midst of a respiratory pandemic there is urgency in learning how to breathe better. At a modest 214 pages, science journalist James Nestor’s most recent book, “Breath: the New Science of a Lost...

Photo by Kashawn Hernandez on Unsplash

Battle in Paradise

Nozanin Farrukhzoda, Writer March 23, 2021

Dear Universe, The past three days felt like I was in the boxing ring getting punched repeatedly from different directions. I simply could not keep up with the directions the punches were coming from....

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