Northeastern Illinois University's student-run newspaper

NEIU Independent

Northeastern Illinois University's student-run newspaper

NEIU Independent

Northeastern Illinois University's student-run newspaper

NEIU Independent

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...

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...

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