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Climate Action in Biden’s First 100 Days

Ryland Pietras, Writer April 20, 2021

President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is an opportunity to tackle the climate crisis as well as invest in American infrastructure and innovation, according to Ali Zaidi, the first deputy White House National...

Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse-Khan Cullors Called For Investigation

Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse-Khan Cullors Called For Investigation

Nozanin Farrukhzoda, Writer April 20, 2021

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, cofounder of the Black Lives Matter movement, has come under fire for buying a $1.4 million home in a predominantly white neighborhood in California. Cullors is being publicly shamed...

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“FEAR SELLS” SAYS CNN DIRECTOR CHARLIE CHESTER

Nozanin Farrukhzoda, Writer April 20, 2021

In Apr. 2021, Project Veritas released a 3 part video exposing technical director Charlie Chester admitting his network CNN was “creating stories” to get previous President Donald Trump out of the...

Meet the 2021-2022 candidates for NEIU’s Student Government Association elections

Meet the 2021-2022 candidates for NEIU’s Student Government Association elections

Ankush Vyas, Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2021

April represents election time for students at Northeastern Illinois University. To vote for the new candidates visit neiu.collegiatelink.net and sign in with your NEIUport login and password. The...

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President Biden’s First 100 Days: “And He’s Off & Running”

Angela Ybarra, Writer February 23, 2021

On Jan. 20, 2021, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States and Kamala Harris took the oath of office as his Vice President. In the air, you could almost feel the collective sigh...

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Michael Madigan Resigns

Angela Ybarra, Writer February 23, 2021

On Feb. 18, Michael Madigan resigned from the Illinois State government. The end of February will mark his last day in the office and unofficially retire the “real Governor of Illinois,” as he was...

This video was taken of the February 17, 2021 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Oakley Union Elementary School District, located in Oakley, California.

Oakley Union Elementary School District Board Caught Mocking and Trashing Parents on Zoom.

Nozanin Farrukhzoda, Writer February 23, 2021

On Feb. 17, The Oakley Union Elementary School District (OUESD) located east of San Francisco came under fire Wednesday following a leaked Zoom meeting. The board members of Oakley Union Elementary...

The Ten Notable ‘Firsts’ in the Biden Administration

The Ten Notable ‘Firsts’ in the Biden Administration

Jae Kim, Writer February 12, 2021

In December 2020, then President Elect Joe Biden promised to build “a cabinet that looks like America.” As the President, he seems to be delivering on the promise.  The Independent will highlight...

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The Rapid Emergence Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Nozanin Farrukhzoda, Writer January 26, 2021

As we enter the year 2021, there is still hope for an end to the infamous COVID-19 pandemic. As of Jan. 23, 2021, there were 25,383,300 total cases of coronavirus worldwide, a total of 424,120 citizens...

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WHAT “THEY” FORGOT TO TELL US ABOUT PREVIOUS CORONAVIRUSES

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...

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NEIU set to introduce the George Floyd Social Justice Scholarship for fall semester

Amina Murati, Writer July 23, 2020

The death of George Floyd this past May resulted in nationwide protests, forcing U.S. leadership to take action to address police brutality and systemic racism. On June 15, President Gibson announced...

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