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In the Neighborhood: Hot Dog Station

In the Neighborhood: Hot Dog Station

Hussain Khemani, writer

February 27, 2018

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

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

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

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

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’

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

January 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

St. Vincent visits WXRT studios

St. Vincent visits WXRT studios

Amy Buscemi, Staff writer

November 28, 2017

This past Wednesday afternoon, Anne Erin or “Annie” Clark known, best by her stage name St. Vincent, graced some very lucky contest winners with an intimate performance and a short interview at WXRT Chicago’s Blue Cross Blue Shield Performance Stage. Clark got her start as background performer ...

NEIU Alum performs with the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

NEIU Alum performs with the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

Robin Bridges, Editor in Chief

November 28, 2017

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus started in 1983. The group of more than 150 chorus members and a small army of volunteers put together two main performances during the year and smaller performances almost weekly. Not every member performs every show, but they try to meet up as often as possible. NEIU int...

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