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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...

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...

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 “get sports back”

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...

Americans began receiving their stimulus checks today. Heres 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...

Obamacare architect warns sporting events, concerts wont 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

The U.S. faces a massively uncertain future after the election of arguably the most controversial presidential candidate in it’s history.

WATCH: Compilation of Trump’s COVID-19 misinformation circulates

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2020

The Washington Press compiled a two minute video of President Donald Trump offering misinformation surrounding the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.   Accompanied by a caption that reads, "Here's...

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