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NEIU Frustratingly Persists in On-Campus Mask Requirements

Monty Stites, Editor In Chief March 12, 2022

NEIU continues to mandate masks on campus in contradiction to new federal, state and local guidelines updated as of Feb. 28, 2022.  NEIU should now give people the choice of whether or not to wear...

Anti-Vaccine Mandate Letter Should Not Have Been Reported to NEIU Police

Anti-Vaccine Mandate Letter Should Not Have Been Reported to NEIU Police

Monty Stites, Editor In Chief March 1, 2022

On Jan. 23, 2022, NEIU faculty members received copies of a letter voicing opposition to the mask and vaccine mandates. The letter was, worrisomely, reported to campus police. Even though the letter...

Feminist Activism Letter to the Editor

Feminist Activism Letter to the Editor

December 23, 2021

Dear NEIU community: We write to raise awareness about the dismal state of all-gender bathroom access on our Campus and demand all-gender multi-stall restrooms in all campus buildings. Last week our...

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The History of Thanksgiving Right or Wrong? What is the National Day of Mourning?

Angie Ybarra, Writer November 25, 2021

The turkey and all the trimmings. A long weekend. Black Friday deals. Playing a pilgrim or Indian warrior in the school play. That is what Thanksgiving is all about, right? All these years we have thought...

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...

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“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...

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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...

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