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Letter of Leadership: URO Club

Letter of Leadership: URO Club

Josselyn Cruz November 19, 2021

My name is Josselyn Cruz and I am an ally and the currently the Vice President of Undocumented, Resilient, and Organized (URO) Club. Our URO Club leadership team is made up of Itzel Linares, President,...

Chappelle Is Not Transphobic

Monty Stites, Editor In Chief October 28, 2021

“The Closer” by Dave Chappelle has been labeled by many groups and individuals as transphobic and harmful to the LGBTQ community. The hour of comedy is not hateful, but rather contemplative in many...

No Information Means Disinformation

Almudena Yebra Romanillos October 5, 2021

I've been waiting all day for a message, an official statement, an email or even a post on social media. What happened Sept 27 around 9 pm at The Nest was not exactly a fire drill, and we deserve an explanation...

Commentary on political image. The metamorphosis of Greg Abbott

Commentary on political image. “The metamorphosis of Greg Abbott”

Erwin Lopez Rada, News Editor September 25, 2021

Texas’ Governor Greg Abbott was never shy about his intentions to embrace policies promoted by the most radical members of his constituency.  By signing into law a bill that virtually banned the...

How Do You Think We Should Tackle Climate Change? by americaspower is licensed under CC BY 2.0

“Baby, It’s Getting Hot Up In Here”: Climate Change Code Red: Is It Too Late

Angie Ybarra, Writer September 10, 2021

The United Nations latest report on climate change states the world will most certainly face climate crises for decades, if not centuries to come. ” The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...

Letter To The Editor by David Cerda

September 10, 2021

To whomever cares enough to read this email.   The lack of communication from the provost office is extremely concerning. I have yet to hear from anyone in this office. I did receive “out of office”...

An Overly Cautious Return

An Overly Cautious Return

Monty Stites, Editor In Chief August 26, 2021

The NEIU campus is reopening for in-person learning with a host of both useful and theatrical precautions against further transmission of the delta variant of Sars-CoV-2. The administration's covid task...

U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland by Public Citizen is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

For The People Act: What You Need To Know

Angie Ybarra, Writer August 26, 2021

John Sarbanes, U.S Democratic Representative for Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District is the author of the For The Peoples Act also known as H.R.1.  Rep. Sarbanes’ latest focus has been on ensuring...

United We Conquer by Michael Elleray is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Letter to the Editor: Nagasaki Remembrance by Stewart E. Brekke

August 26, 2021

The anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki resulting in the surrender of Japan in August 1945 ending WW2 has just passed. The public should know the origin of...

suicide stencil by polmuadi is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Suicide: The Ultimate Intentional Last Action

Angie Ybarra, Writer August 26, 2021

We can only speculate why someone commits suicide.  They seemed so happy,  they seemed to have it all,  and it was so selfish of them to do this.  In some shape or form, we have our opinion on why...

The Hope Is Foundation Seeks to Empower Courageous Scholars at Northeastern Illinois University

The Hope Is Foundation Seeks to Empower Courageous Scholars at Northeastern Illinois University

May 14, 2021

CHICAGO — David D. Robertson, founder of Hope Is Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that promotes volunteerism, mentorship, access to health and wellness services, and strategic community partnerships to combat...

Photo by Monty Stites

Increasing the Firearm Purchase Age Could Increase Other Adulthood Milestones

Monty Stites, Editor In Chief April 20, 2021

Psychology professor Drew Westen of Emory University brought the Atlanta, GA based university into the spotlight as he made the case for a nation-wide increase of the firearm purchase age limit. In a Washington...

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