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Letters of Leadership

January 24, 2012

  My name is Jackie; I am currently a junior with a major in communications, media and theatre and a minor in music. I have been a member of Trio NEIU for about a year and a half now and I'm...

Kenwood Oakland Community Organization

Dee Patterson, Contributing Writer January 24, 2012

  The legacy of Civil Rights in the United States is best represented by the sit-in movement and the battle to desegregate public schools. It is this legacy that the Kenwood Oakland Community...

Battling the “Sadists Of People’s Amalgamation – SOPA” On Internet

Syed Ahad Hussain, Opinions January 24, 2012

Copyright NEIU Independent The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is an illegitimate son of Hollywood fathered by our very own house lobbyists. God forbid, if passed, this bill literally can shut down...

Man vs. Technology

Eric Bryant January 24, 2012

Remember the good old days when people used to communicate with actual people? Well those days are gone! We now live in the age of information, technological advancements are being made at the speed of...

Practical Financial Ideas for the College Student

January 23, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 22:01 It's obvious that as students, you should avoid getting into debt. Look around and read some business publications such as Wall Street Journal, The Economist...

“Too Cool for School?”

Ashley Hovde, Staff Writer February 7, 2011

    There exists a very thick line between an insulated snowsuit and the kind of outfit one might wear to go clubbing in Miami, does there not? Off the top of my head I can come...

Masters of Disaster Are Back! Why?

Jeff Dutton, Staff Writer February 7, 2011

After holding the presidency for eight years and controlling both houses of Congress for four of those eight years, the Republican Party by 2008 had effectively lead this nation into the worst economic...

Are Guns Safe in the Hands of all Citizens?

Ashley Hovde , Contributor January 25, 2011

    A year ago I discovered that I'm a great shot a natural with a 9mm. I emptied a clip into my first target – never missing the orange "person" and achieving five "kills." Although...

Graduate School: To Enroll or Not to Enroll Commentary

Agustin Flores January 25, 2011

As undergraduates entering our last semesters we may already feel the frigid and austere wind of the real world sneaking through the sheltered halls of academia here at NEIU. Short of an existential crisis,...

First things first…

Patrick O'Brien, Writer September 28, 2006

There were several NEIU presidential candidates on campus this past week to meet with students and staff, to press the flesh, so to speak, and answer questions about what they would do in the top job at...

All-time low attendance

Felicia Maxa, Staff writer September 26, 2006

During student activity hour on Sept. 19, the Free Speech Taskforce held an open forum. Only three students attended. It is this number, the number three, that brings to mind the searing question: do...

The obesity culprit: fast food

Jennifer Maciuba, Staff writer September 26, 2006

The perception of the number calories in fast food is skewed in the American mind, as found by a study recently published by the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported by msnbc.com. People, in general,...

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