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NEIU Student Government Association election results: Angel Diaz wins presidency

Angel Diaz

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2020

The Northeastern Illinois University Student Government Association prepares to operate under new leadership after Angel Diaz unseated the incumbent Melanie Glover to become president of the Student Government Association. In the race for vice presidency, Maleeha Chughtai emerged victorious over Wendy C...

ADDA and NEIU launch ADHD peer support program

Amina Murati, Writer

April 17, 2020

Last year, students participated in a health survey which discovered that 9% of NEIU students are clinically diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD, almost double the national adult average of 5%. To provide more resources for those students, NEIU recently partnered...

NEIU leadership provides students with technology, resources as school transitions to remote instruction

NEIU leadership provides students with technology, resources as school transitions to remote instruction

Leslie Hurtado, News Editor

April 15, 2020

NEIU students in need of academic resources are asking their professors and advisors to provide them with computers and other technologies during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.  According to an Associated Press analysis of census data, approximately 17% of students in the United States lack a...

Trump appoints Vince McMahon, Rob Manfred and Adam Silver to help “get sports back”

Trump appoints Vince McMahon, Rob Manfred and Adam Silver to help

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2020

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the formation of an advisory group responsible for helping reopen a laboring U.S. economy.  Embedded in the vast collection of advisors is a faction dedicated to reviving dormant athletics, an industry staggered by postponements and cancellations.  Among t...

Americans began receiving their stimulus checks today. Here’s how to get yours.

Americans began receiving their stimulus checks today. Here's how to get yours.

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2020

The arrival of government-sanctioned Economic Impact Payments set social media ablaze Wednesday. As stimulus checks began arriving in the mail, recipients took to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to confirm the arrival of a payment distributed to blunt the financial impact of widespread unemployment and ...

Obamacare architect warns sporting events, concerts won’t return until 2021

Obamacare architect warns sporting events, concerts won't return until 2021

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2020

Amid growing concern surrounding the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, a prominent healthcare expert warned that large gatherings should not resume until 2021.  Speaking at a roundtable discussion hosted by The New York Times, Dr. Ezekiel "Zeke" Emanuel, who is credited as a key architect for Oba...

Northeastern Illinois University to continue remote teaching for summer semesters

Northeastern Illinois University to continue remote teaching for summer semesters

Leslie Hurtado, News Editor

April 13, 2020

Northeastern Illinois University plans to transition to remote instruction, according to an email distributed by Northeastern Illinois University. According to the targeted announcement, instructors are tasked with transitioning to digital instruction from the first half of the summer session, which ru...

BREAKING: Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden for president

BREAKING: Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden for president

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders officially endorsed former vice president Joe Biden for President of the United States of America on Monday. Appearing alongside the Democratic nominee via a livestream broadcast, Sanders emphasized the importance of a Biden victory in the upcoming general election. "We...

America remains divided as US surpasses Spain, Italy and France in combined COVID-19 cases

America remains divided as US surpasses Spain, Italy and France in combined COVID-19 cases

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2020

Despite harrowing increases in the transmission of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, once-optimistic American leadership remains at odds in its attempt to combat the virus. The United States of America recently emerged as the epicenter for COVID-19. As of April 11, the U.S. confirmed 528,922...

Gov. Pritzker announces increased testing, alternate housing for vulnerable Chicago communities

Gov. Pritzker announces increased testing, alternate housing for vulnerable Chicago communities

Leslie Hurtado, News Editor

April 11, 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker announced Friday a partnership between Chicago and four local medical centers aimed at increasing accessibility to coronavirus COVID-19 testing within vulnerable communities.  Medical centers located near Chicago’s South and West Side communities will partner with Lur...

Chicago organization seeks volunteers to aid groups threatened by COVID-19

Chicago organization seeks volunteers to aid groups threatened by COVID-19

Leslie Hurtado, News Editor

April 9, 2020

Before the rise of the pandemic inspired volunteers to collect donations, My Block, My Hood, My City founder Jahmal Cole picked up hand sanitizers, Emergen-C packets, disinfectant wipes and other essentials to deliver to seniors and people with disabilities.  On April 9, Illinois state officials confirm...

BREAKING: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker recommends canceling all large summer events

BREAKING: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker recommends canceling all large summer events

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker recommended Tuesday that event organizers consider canceling all large event gatherings scheduled to take place over the summer. Speaking at his daily coronavirus briefing, Pritzker expressed his belief that large events, such as festivals and concerts, pose a risk to a...

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