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How is NEIU spending their money?

How is NEIU spending their money?

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor October 22, 2019

When it was announced that T-Pain would be the headline attraction of NEIU’s Fall Fest, there were two questions that usually followed the news. The first, why T-Pain? The second, how much did it cost?...

Protesters at Sogorea Te in Vallejo, California where Natives gained jurisdiction of sacred sites and ancestral lands. | Photo by Wikiwand

Renaming Columbus Day just a symbolic gesture

Ata Younan, Opinions Editor October 22, 2019

If you need any indication on how the renaming of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day is coming along, take a look at our country’s capital. While the city council in Washington, D.C. has formally...

Letter to the editor: You didn’t die. Get over it.

October 8, 2019

Brian Langenberg is an NEIU Instructor in the Department of Accounting, Business Law and Finance Some thoughts on our Spicer “crisis.”  Dr. Gibson – no congratulations on free speech. Protesting...

‘I was unaware’

‘I was unaware’

Robin Bridges, Editor in Chief October 8, 2019

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, university President Gloria Gibson finally presented herself to face her students at a town hall meeting. The discussion was enlightening. For example, we learned that Gibson herself...

Spotify allows users to mute artists at their discretion.| Photo by: Spotify

Cancel culture: use responsibly

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2019

Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate. In 2019, we are able to share our thoughts and opinions from the intimacy of our own homes while hiding behind the veil of anonymity. At the same...

Shooting down gun law misconceptions

Shooting down gun law misconceptions

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief September 24, 2019

“The intensive, three-week Kinderguardian course introduces specially selected children from 12 to 4 years old to pistols, rifles, semiautomatics and a rudimentary knowledge of mortars. In less than...

Cuccinelli as Trump’s secret weapon is terrifying

Cuccinelli as Trump’s secret weapon is terrifying

Eric Rodriguez, Writer September 24, 2019

In an era of Trumpian appointments who bear little to no qualifications, such as Rick Perry (Department of Energy), Betsy Devos (Department of Private Education), and Ben Carson (Department of HUD), it...

One of approximately 200 protesters outside Lech Walesa Hall. | Photo by Ata Younan

A good win for civic engagement

Ata Younan, Opinions Editor September 24, 2019

On Aug. 22, at 1:06 p.m., President Gloria J. Gibson sent an email to students and faculty at NEIU, announcing that former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer would speak at the sixth installment of...

The Trump administration has adopted the Southern Strategy...And it’s working to perfection

The Trump administration has adopted the Southern Strategy…And it’s working to perfection

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief September 10, 2019

Once perceived as a political outsider, Donald Trump burst onto the national scene when he insinuated that migrating Mexican nationals entering the U.S. were not part of the upper echelon of Mexican society,...

Greta Thunberg sails into New York. | Photo by: Greta’s Instagram

Greta Thunberg is the coolest girl in the world

Grace Yu, Campus Life Editor September 10, 2019

Greta Thunberg, the coolest girl in the world, arrived on U.S. shores about two weeks ago, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at a Lower Manhattan marina up the Hudson River. Thunberg, a climate activist, arrived...

A letter to the Editor

September 10, 2019

Sean Spicer is the former White House Press Secretary and White House Communications Director. In a time where alternative facts are valid points in the day to day discussions, we can’t ignore that this...

Scapegoating the Mentally Ill

Scapegoating the Mentally Ill

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor September 10, 2019

The upcoming film ‘Joker’ recently released its second trailer, receiving much fanfare and acclaim. The movie will follow Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) and his descent into madness. Arthur will change...

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