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Greek Life 101: rush season and requirements

DeShawn Clay, Writer

October 8, 2019

Here's a scenario: you're walking down Village Square and you spot a bunch of posters from various fraternities and sororities. Each poster has a themed design limited to two or three colors with an eye-catching "RUSH" in the middle of the page, along with a detailed schedule of upcoming events. You might be wondering to yours...

Good times with T-Pain (PHOTOS)

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

September 24, 2019

Serving as the crown jewel of NEIU’s Fall Fest was the Friday night performance of Grammy Award-winning artist T-Pain. The concert, held in Parking Lot J just outside the Nest, was preceded by a performance by DJ Perry Donta’e and The Pack Drumline. They hyped up the crowd for the headlining performance. T-Pain came ou...

Amanda Goldblatt

Amanda Goldblatt and the process of ‘Hard Mouth’

September 24, 2019

“I’d advise all writers to write precisely what book they want to write. Because it's not easy to...

Campus Life Calendar: 9/24 – 10/08

September 24, 2019

Study Abroad Information Session Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2–3 p.m., LWH 1002 Find out about the different study abroad programs you can participate in and how to apply. Hosted by the Office of International Programs. How To Turn A Career Fair Into A Job Offer Workshop Tuesday, Sept. 24, 3 – 4 p.m., B-140 and Wednes...

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Nuevas Voces plays lift up NEIU voices

September 24, 2019

The Nuevas Voces Playwriting Competition and Festival is a unique NEIU tradition that honors and ampli...

Tax-free coffee, food

Victoria Hong, Writer

September 10, 2019

New this year at NEIU is our Goldie Bucks Meal Plan which is available for students, staff and faculty. The meal plan lets you put money onto your NEIU ID card and use that to pay for food and drink at three locations, Golden Eagles Nest Cafeteria (located in the Student Union) and both Café Descartes stores (located in Vi...

Vincent Williams

Campus Screening

September 10, 2019

On Aug. 29 in the Golden Eagle Room, NEIU Rotaract Club and NEIU Beta Gamma Sigma had a screening of ...

Campus Life Calendar 9/10 – 9/23

September 10, 2019

Student Employment On-Campus Job Fair Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Alumni Hall (SU 115) Looking for a part-time job while attending school? Here’s your opportunity to meet with on-campus departments! Bring copies of your résumé. Contact Maria Lebron at [email protected] “Be NEIU” Tuesday, Sept. ...

Campus Life Calendar 8/27 – 9/09

August 27, 2019

El Centro’s “Inside Scoop” Ice Cream Bar Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. El Centro Campus, Main Lobby FREE ice cream bar! LGBTQIA+ New Student Welcome Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Pedroso Center (B-159) Program for new first-year, transfer and graduate students includes information on-campu...

Former news and managing editor for the Independent, Nic Anderson (right),
interviews author and professor, Becky Sarwate. | Photos by Frannie Mendoza

On par for giving at Kane event

August 27, 2019

Keynote speaker Becky Sarwate spoke about her path to becoming a published author at the 47th annual Chuck...

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