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Captivating and Enlightening: Unveiling the World of “Remarkable Bright Creatures” in an Engaging Masterpiece

Angie Ybarra, Writer July 7, 2023

“Remarkable Bright Creatures” by Shelby Van Pelt will make you believe “nothing just happens — it’s all predestined; it all happens for a reason.” This book effortlessly combines elements of...

… And We’re Only Getting Started

Dan Maurer, News Editor May 3, 2023

It has been an eventful couple of semesters for the NEIU Independent. As we have reported, transparency has been a concern of many community members and stakeholders at NEIU. We did not know how deep the...

Letter to the Editor

Timothy Garrison April 21, 2023

I am a senior in English, graduating in a few weeks, after which I will begin as a graduate student. I am also a Teamster, Local 743. In the past few weeks, some students have formed an organization called...

Letter to the Editor

Nicole Vangelista April 21, 2023

When the Student Government Association stated publicly that our education is not the faculty's bargaining chip, I was so disappointed and strongly disagreed as someone who has served the roles of SGA...

The Independent’s Editors Response to Student Government Association Town Hall

All Editors April 21, 2023

How are you including student's in your decision making? What initiatives have you made to ensure you act in the best interest of the students in your college?   Mike Bedell Ph.D Dean College...

Thrilling Wonders and Dark Delight, A Look At “Curious Toys” by Elizabeth Hand

Angie Ybarra, Writer April 21, 2023

Trigger Warning: This story contains topics that some may find disturbing.  Sexual suggested content, murder, cross-dressing, and other content that might be disturbing to some readers.   Imagine...

Recital Hall Presents 3 Nights of Eclectic Musical Fusion: a Jazz Band, a Brass Band and a Classical 19th Century Viennese Orchestra to Take the Stage!

Recital Hall Presents 3 Nights of Eclectic Musical Fusion: a Jazz Band, a Brass Band and a Classical 19th Century Viennese Orchestra to Take the Stage!

Ananth Prabhu, Health & Sports Editor April 4, 2023

On Feb. 27, 2023, Raphael Crawford’s Quintet jazz band concluded the four-part series of NEIU’s Department of Music’s presentation of the Black Heritage Month Jazz Concert Series. The cost of attendance...

Letter To The Editor

Tylon Hudson, Student April 4, 2023

#1) My name is Tylon and I am a resident of the prison industrial complex at Stateville C[orrections] C[enter]. I am also [an] NEIU/UWW Student. I write, in short, and from lived experience, to share...

Book Vs. Movie Adaptation Why ‘The Cabin at the End of the World’ is Better Than ‘Knock at the Cabin’

Luz Analitis, Arts and Life Editor March 21, 2023

I completely understand that book-to-movie adaptations inherently can not be exactly like the book it is based on. Things get left out due to time constraints and creative freedom is always involved with...

Biden Touts Accomplishments, Lays Out Plans for Future in State of the Union

Angie Ybarra, Writer March 21, 2023

By now you have either watched or heard something about the State of the Union address.  According to recent polls, Joe Biden walked into the State of the Union with a 47% approval rating. The creation...

The Case Against Upgrading Community Colleges to Universities

Ananth Prabhu, Health & Sports Editor March 21, 2023

The question still remains about whether community colleges should obtain university status. The answer dives far deeper than what I wrote on Feb. 7, 2023. It is a topic worthy of critical, moral and cogent...

The Tragic Normalization of School Shootings

Leslie Lozada, Editor in Chief February 21, 2023

School shootings are the new normal it seems: They have become common enough that you can find someone that has been a victim in a shooting.   On Feb. 13, 2023, there was a shooting that took...

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