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3/11-3/21 police blotter

March 26, 2019

3/11/19: Building B Officers responded to multiple calls of student screaming and being irate and disruptive in counseling office. Student was told to leave campus and finally complied.   3/13/19: Police Department Officer observed damage to squad car that appears to be intentional. Offe...

Local and National Places to Donate Time and Money for Women’s History Month

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

March 26, 2019

The United States Congress ruled that March was to be National Women’s History Month in 1987. Every year, the current president of the United States gives a proclamation, honoring the achievements of American women. The following are some, of many, places to donate time or money to during National Wom...

Jenn Lee

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

March 26, 2019

Jenn Lee writes creatively for herself and others, particularly her younger self, many of her topics focus on trauma “It’s thinking what I could have read when I was 12, 16 or 19 and wrestling with any of these traumatic events - what I could have read that would have helped me feel less alone,”...

Jennie Lasko Feature

Victoria Hong, Writer

March 26, 2019

Jennie Lasko was raised in a world of adversity and diversity. As immigrants from the Philippines, her parents worked day and night in order to raise all five of their children. Lasko remembered how her mom would work two or three jobs, usually taking the night shift, before returning home at 8 a.m. to take care of them. H...

Cyndi Moran Feature

Rebecca Denham, News Editor

March 26, 2019

Approximately 25 years ago, Cyndi Moran was assigned to edit a commercial for a Chicago hockey team in what was at that time considered the male dominated field of video production and editing. She faced adversity in that situation because “women couldn’t possibly know about sports.” Now Mor...

Chicago’s Mayoral Run Off Election

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

March 26, 2019

Chicago experienced the first mayoral runoff between two black female candidates on the municipal election held on Feb. 26. Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle were the two candidates to receive the highest number of votes, though neither of them received 50 percent of votes. The runoff election will...

NEIU’s new master’s program: public health

Luísa Soares, Writer

March 26, 2019

Students now have the possibility to join the new two to three year program of Master of Public Health (MPH) in the beginning of fall 2019 in Northeastern Illinois University’s El Centro campus. Through a broad range of current and future topics and issues in the area, the program offers the opportun...

Brazilian professor presents a lecture and a new method for optimization, in NEIU

Luísa Soares

March 26, 2019

A professor from the University of São Paulo traveled thousands of miles and hours to NEIU to discuss mathematics theories with students, staff and other community members. On March 8, University of São Paulo professor, Felipe Pait, gave a presentation titled: "The Barycenter Method for Direct ...

Bernie Sanders Stops in Chicago

Bernie Sanders Stops in Chicago

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

March 26, 2019

More than 12,000 people traveled to Chicago’s Navy Pier on March 3 to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) speak to the masses about his ideals, values, activism, presidential candidacy and to call to action: “...real change never takes place from the top on down. It always takes place from the bottom...

Erin Brockovich at NEIU: ‘Superman isn’t coming… but you’re here.’

Erin Brockovich at NEIU: ‘Superman isn’t coming… but you’re here.’

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

February 26, 2019

On NEIU’s main campus, the auditorium was filled with people from the university and the community waiting to hear environmental activist, Erin Brockovich, talk about her career and life for the fifth installation of the Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture series. Chatters from people of all age...

NEIU’s Kiosks Want to Hear From Students

NEIU’s Kiosks Want to Hear From Students

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

February 26, 2019

On Feb. 4, NEIU’s Division Student’s Affair launched their new “student interaction survey” kiosks in hopes of receiving feedback from students. The program, which had been in the works since the fall semester of last year, began with wanting to get a sense of student interactions with d...

NEIU’s problematic elevators: a ride to nowhere

NEIU’s problematic elevators: a ride to nowhere

Luísa Soares, Writer

February 26, 2019

People use the elevators every day at NEIU to get to their classes, jobs or study groups. On Feb. 11 at 8:05 p.m, an elevator in Bernard Brommel Hall (BBH) building on NEIU’s main campus short-circuited due to a burnt transformer behind the north elevator's room, smelling of smoke and setting off the fi...

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