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Manga Review: “Goodnight Punpun”

Jack Poskus, Campus Life Editor January 12, 2021

In the world of Japanese comic books, also known as manga, it’s become evident that, because of its followers and their everlasting support, the artform continues to gain popularity. While most mangas...

Cup of Sugar: What Does Fair-trade Look Like in the Coffee Industry

Ryland Pietras, Managing Editor December 22, 2020

In the inaugural edition of Cup of Sugar, Chris Petrovich, the green coffee buyer and roasting manager at Metropolis Coffee, shed some light on the origins of fair-trade in the coffee industry and the...



Joseph Harris, Production Editor December 22, 2020

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COVID-19 By Gerd Altmann


Nozanin Farrukhzoda, Writer December 22, 2020

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus- 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was first identified in patients who either traveled to Wuhan, or the Wuhan seafood market.  The pandemic caused great grief in Wuhan...

Top 10 Songs That Best Describe 2020 NEIU

Jae Kim, Writer December 22, 2020

1. "Don't Come Around Here No More" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker NEIU Administration   2. "Thank U, Next" by Ariana Grande         NEIU Faculty at...

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The Top Five Positive Things in 2020.

Jae Kim, Writer December 22, 2020

Most of the readers will agree that the year 2020 has been a double deuce of a year. As the readers of the Independent reflect on all the painful things that happened in the year, they might find some...

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What Direct to HBO Max Really Means

Yesenia Esteban, Writer December 22, 2020

On Dec. 3, Warner Bros. Pictures announced its 2021 “consumer-focused distribution model”, which includes a month subscription to both HBO Max streaming services of 17 unreleased films originally scheduled...

5 Albums that Got Us Through 2020

5 Albums that Got Us Through 2020

Joseph Harris, Production Editor December 22, 2020

Can Restaurants Survive the COVID-19 Disaster, or Is It Over for Good?

Can Restaurants Survive the COVID-19 Disaster, or Is It Over for Good?

Nozanin Farrukhzoda, Writer December 1, 2020

As the COVID–19 pandemic continues to swarm 2020 and completely dominate most of its months, it is hard to predict whether the year 2021 will begin at all. The infamous pandemic has taken over almost...

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Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” is the Best Album of the 2010’s

Jack Poskus, Campus Life Editor November 27, 2020

In a time where the music industry was becoming increasingly dependent on autotune and meaningless lyricism, one of the music industry’s most well-known figures received perhaps the greatest second wind...


Pandemic Fatigue: How NEIU Moms Are Coping

Ebony Avila, Writer November 17, 2020

It is 6:00 a.m. on a cold Monday morning and I am sitting on the floor in my daughter’s room with the phone propped up on a basket while my mother in Kentucky sings to us via Facetime. It is our daily...

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Why Chicago’s Music Venues Need Us Now More Than Ever

Ryland Pietras, Managing Editor November 17, 2020

It’s a cold January night and the sun set a few hours ago. As you and your friends walk down the hard sidewalk, you notice the reflection of the streetlight in the thin layer of ice that has developed...

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