The Independent

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The Hookup

Amaris Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

On Thursday, Sep. 14 NEIU hosted “The Hookup,” an interactive Catharsis Production led by Anthony Dinicola, which looks at dating behaviors and how they can be hiding sexual violence. “I like to use real language because I like to talk about the subject matter how people really talk about t...

Local Digs: Shukr Bubble Tea and Cafe

Local Digs: Shukr Bubble Tea and Cafe

Roine Dryer Michaels, writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Chill out in the warm surroundings in this new local café, Shukr, located at 3334 W Foster Ave. Shukr is a laid back café with comfy two person settees. The cafe is clean and has a chill, quiet atmosphere which is excellent for studying. The counter and food prep are handled by an individual employ...

Local Digs: 2 Asian Brothers

Roine Dryer Michaels, writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

As students, we are always on the lookout for carryout and delivery spots that are healthy and cheap. Ba’nh Mi Sandwiches come on a French baguette. BBQ pork is the most often requested addition with standard daikon, carrots, cilantro, pate and mayo.  Recently I checked out 2 Asian Brothers for...

Trolls, Churches, and Fantasy: “Rise of the Dungeon Master” Review

Grant Spathis, writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

There is a wide range of assumptions that are associated with players of Dungeons & Dragons: geeky, socially awkward, a loner. However, if there’s one thing that “Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&D” written by David Kushner with illustration by Koren Sham...

Campus Connect

Campus Connect

September 4, 2017


Filed under Meet The Media

Organization Fair September 5th-6th Noon- 4 pm in University Commons Come check out student organizations and departments. Find out how to get involved on campus and get some free food.   Meet the Greek September 7th 2-5pm University Commons Meet the members of NEIU's Greek...

Meet the media night

Meet the media night

September 4, 2017


Filed under Meet The Media, Que Ondee Sola, WZRD

Meet the Media Night Thursday, September 7th 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. In the Student Lounge (in the basement of Building E), below the bookstore Learn about student media and opportunities to work with the Independent campus newspaper, WZRD radio, Seeds literary and visual arts j...

” Man vs Rock”: What the rock?

Miguel Casimiro, Online Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Have you ever started reading a book and stopped to wonder “What am I reading? Why am I reading this?” Well, “Man vs Rock” is one of those books. The weird comic book at first glance makes you wonder, what is in this book that makes it so interesting to pick up. The cover of the book shows a...

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

Miguel Casimiro, Online Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

An otherworldly experience awaits Museum of Contemporary Art visitors in a summer exhibition called “Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg.” Enter the world of Takashi Murakami, a place where the happiness and pain of his life are explored through his art. The exhibit demonstrates the st...

In the neighborhood: The Local Pizzeria

In the neighborhood: The Local Pizzeria

Bisma Zafar, Arts and Life Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

If you’re looking for local places to eat, check out The Local Pizzeria. It is a nice place to eat that’s a short walk from the main campus. It’s signature “slice of pie” sign is currently down but it is open for business. It’s a low-key restaurant located on Foster near the Kimball inte...

Chicago Artists Stood Out at Pitchfork 2017

Chicago Artists Stood Out at Pitchfork 2017

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor

July 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

Summer in Chicago is next to none because of its vibrant nightlife, diverse downtown atmosphere, food and music festivals. People travel from across the globe to attend events like Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago, Open Air and the emerging Pitchfork music festival. Pitchfork, the Chicago based company, has be...

One man’s journey through the Electric Forest

One man’s journey through the Electric Forest

Sean M. Carey

July 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

In 1955, Cowboy Wally planted a grove of White Pine Trees, pinus strobus, on the grounds of the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan. Fast forward to 62 years later, me and 40,000 or so “psychonauts” traveled to Sherwood Forest, now dubbed the “Electric Forest” for just eight days out of every...

Chicago Open Air melts faces two years in a row

Chicago Open Air melts faces two years in a row

Robin Bridges, Editor in Chief

July 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

For the second year in a row, Chicago Open Air Festival has brought together fans and their bands for a face-melting weekend of metal. In 2016, Chicago Open Air brought bands who had not been seen in many years. Performers like Marilyn Manson, Korn and Disturbed shared the same stage for a weekend last...

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