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Police Blotter 10.25.16

Rut Ortiz, News Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

The following offenses occurred at NEIU’s main campus between Oct. 4 and Oct. 19: Oct. 4 – Off Campus: An unknown offender stole a victim’s keys, wallet and debit cards while shopping off campus. Oct. 4 – P.E. Building: An unknown offender stole a victim’s backpack with keys, books ...

Teacher’s outburst turns physical

Teacher’s outburst turns physical

Brett Starkopf, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2016


Filed under News

A communications instructor was caught on video cursing at and pushing a student Oct. 19 in the F-Building. Kate Harris left her class to go to to the University Commons where students were having discussions with members of an anti-LGBTQA group. There, Harris, who was described by her student Emily Hosman as ...

Voting 2016: a short how-to list

Voting 2016: a short how-to list

Rut Ortiz, News Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under News

There are 14 days until the Nov. 8 elections when Americans will go to the polls and vote for the candidate who they wish to be the next president of the United States.   If Americans have not yet registered to vote, there is still time. The following tips will assist in keeping voters confident...

Cast your ballot at NEIU

Cast your ballot at NEIU

Danny Montesdeoca, Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under News

Early voting began on Oct. 24 and will continue until Nov. 7, the day before national elections. NEIU's El Centro campus is an early voting location and has been open since Oct. 24. Early voting and registration will open on Nov. 2 and end on Nov. 4 at NEIU's main campus. Students can register and v...

NEIU students tell lawmakers to fund education

NEIU students tell lawmakers to fund education

Terrie Albano, Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under News

Terrie Albano   Halloween came a few weeks early for Northeastern Illinois University students. Donning masks of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner, students snapped photos to tweet and Instagram with the hashtags, #ReclaimOurSchools, #FundOurFuture, #LostWithoutMAP and #BruceBetter...

Recap of the vice-presidential debate

Recap of the vice-presidential debate

Lawannah Boyden, Writer

October 11, 2016


Filed under News

Vice-presidential candidates Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana acknowledged each other peacefully at the vice-presidential debate on Oct. 4.   CBS News reporter Elaine Quijano moderated the debate and asked the opening question using a quote from ID-Lloyd ...

NEIU receives $5.6 million grant

NEIU receives $5.6 million grant

Rut Ortiz, News Editor

October 11, 2016


Filed under News

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded NEIU another multi-million dollar grant effective Oct. 1. This grant totals $5.6 million stretched over five years. This new award is a Title III HSI-Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Articulation Programs, according to Dr. Wendy Stack, executive d...

State lawmakers’ race holds high stakes for students

State lawmakers’ race holds high stakes for students

Terrie Albano, Writer

October 11, 2016


Filed under News

Merry Marwig and Michael McAuliffe may be unfamiliar to NEIU students, but their names will be on the same ballot this November along with household names such as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Marwig, a Democrat, and McAuliffe, a Republican and the incumbent, are running for the Illinois House ...

The race to the White House: Trump

The race to the White House: Trump

Rut Ortiz, News Editor

October 11, 2016


Filed under News

Donald John Trump is the Republican candidate running for president in the upcoming November election. According to biographies published by Fox News and biography.com, he was born in 1946 and is 70 years old. He was born to parents Mary Macleod Trump and Frederick Christ Trump and grew up in Jamaica Ba...

Who is up for election? Senators of Illinois

Who is up for election? Senators of Illinois

Christopher Starnawski, Writer

October 11, 2016


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  Mark Kirk Senator (Republican) Mark Kirk was born in Champaign, Illinois on Sept. 15, 1959. His educational experience is extensive which includes attending the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; earning a B.A. in history at Cornell University; earning a master’s degree from the London School of Economics; and finally earning a law degree from Geo...

Presidential candidates face off in first debate

Presidential candidates face off in first debate

Silvia Burian, Writer

October 11, 2016


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The first presidential debate for the 2016 election began with commentary from John Dickerson, moderator of Face the Nation, who summarized the debate as that which “most closely approximates the formality of the presidency. The first question asked to the candidates: “Why are you a better choice...

The race to the White House: Clinton

The race to the White House: Clinton

Christopher Starnawski, Writer

October 11, 2016


Filed under News

In this election, Hillary Clinton will try to do something that no woman has done before and that is become the president of the United States. Regardless of which side you may be on, it is important to know her accomplishments. Early years: Clinton was born on Oct. 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up i...