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“Never Have I Ever” is a Perfect Binge for Any Weekend This Fall

Ananth Prabhu, Health & Sports Editor September 18, 2023

"Never Have I Ever" is a Netflix-exclusive series about a first-generation adolescent Indian girl, named Devi Vishwakumar, played by actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, in her first high-profile role. Devi...

Latin American Excellence in “Blue Beetle”

Bella Cardoza, Staff Writer September 18, 2023

Recently, I had the opportunity to watch DC’s newest movie, “Blue Beetle". The movie follows Jaime Reyes, a Mexican American college student, who discovers an ancient artifact called the Scarab that...

An Ascent From Barbieland: A Choice Between Idea and Humanity

An Ascent From Barbieland: A Choice Between Idea and Humanity

Leslie Lozada, Editor in Chief September 2, 2023

Directed by Greta Gerwig, known for her work on films like “Ladybird” and “Little Women,” directs “Barbie,”  the first live-action Mattel film since its inception in the early 1960s. To my...

“Meg 2: The Trench” for Shark Enthusiasts Everywhere

Gabriel Gurrola, Campus Arts & Life Editor September 1, 2023

Dedicated followers of the shark movie genre, enthusiasts of the “Jaws” series and those who eagerly anticipate the annual Shark Week events will find their cinematic desires met with “Meg 2: The...

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Food And You

Jason Nelson, Community Writer September 1, 2023

  “New year, same shit.”  I hear this from my college friends as they trudge bravely into another 9 months of grind. I think I understand where they’re coming from. Summer lets us get away from...

Disney’s “Haunted Mansion” Kicks off Halloween Early

Bella Cardoza, Staff Writer September 1, 2023

  Are you patiently waiting for Halloween this year? Have you ever visited the sights of New Orleans? If you said yes to all of them, then you’re going to love Disney’s newest movie "The...

NEIU Facilitates Opportunities for Non-Traditional Students: A Second Chance Pathway To Attain a College Degree

Angie Ybarra, Writer September 1, 2023

  The journey to graduation has been an enduring one, yet the final piece of the puzzle remains before I can stride across the stage to claim my well-earned diploma.  My transfer to NEIU from...

Letter From the Editor

Leslie Lozada, Editor in Chief September 1, 2023

Hello to everyone who is reading this piece,   As some of you might know, my name is Leslie Lozada, the Editor-In-Chief of the Independent. Since May 2023, I have been working behind the scenes...

A 12-Year iPhone User Breaks Free: Embracing Android With No Regrets

A 12-Year iPhone User Breaks Free: Embracing Android With No Regrets

Ananth Prabhu, Health & Sports Editor July 7, 2023

Smartphones have become a revolutionary piece of technology that has taken over human society. The choice of mobile operating systems is a duopoly, for the most part. Android and iOS are the two contenders...

ChatGPT’s welcome page in a browser of an Android device

ChatGPT’s Influence on the World

Ananth Prabhu, Health & Sports Editor July 7, 2023

ChatGPT emerged in late 2022 from the company OpenAI. Millions of people around the world have started using ChatGPT due to its seemingly impeccable responses to any question and ease of use. According...

AMC’s “Interview with the Vampire” Review

Bella Cardoza, Contributing Writer July 7, 2023

AMC’s “Interview with the Vampire” proves that representation for everyone can exist in the horror genre. When I first heard that AMC would be making an “Interview with the Vampire” TV show,...

Language Lost, Humanity Divided: A Book Review of “Babel” by R. F. Kuang

Angie Ybarra, Writer July 7, 2023

“Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of Oxford Translators’ Revolution”, written by R. F. Kuang, is a 2022 New York bestseller-listed book that dives into the relationship between...

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