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Usher’s herpes “Confessions”

Usher’s herpes “Confessions”

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Staff Writer
July 25, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Picture this: you’re getting hot and heavy with a partner you really like; you’re both ready to get the ball rolling. But then you ask your partner if they carry any STIs - they say no. There’s no reason not to trust them and you continue. A couple of weeks later, sores, fevers and chills plague...

College is more than a degree

College is more than a degree

Dominique Davis
July 25, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Despite the challenges on the road through college and university, it is worth the experience beyond just getting a degree. Human survival has always depended on the education of future generations. As we evolved as a species, so has our curiosity to better understand our environment and its inner w...

Wamucii Njogu Appointed Acting Provost

Wamucii Njogu Appointed Acting Provost

Sarahy Lopez, Staff Writer
July 25, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

NEIU’s Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Wamucii Njogu was appointed Acting Provost on July 1, replacing Vicki Román-Lagunas. She currently serves as the university's chief academic officer, previously working as the Assistant Provost and Dean for eight years. The provost works closely w...

Chicago Artists Stood Out at Pitchfork 2017

Chicago Artists Stood Out at Pitchfork 2017

Spencer Jones, Staff Writer
July 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Summer in Chicago is next to none because of its vibrant nightlife, diverse downtown atmosphere, food and music festivals. People travel from across the globe to attend events like Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago, Open Air and the emerging Pitchfork music festival. Pitchfork, the Chicago based company, has be...

Chicago Open Air melts faces two years in a row

Chicago Open Air melts faces two years in a row

Robin Bridges, Staff Writer
July 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

For the second year in a row, Chicago Open Air Festival has brought together fans and their bands for a face-melting weekend of metal. In 2016, Chicago Open Air brought bands who had not been seen in many years. Performers like Marilyn Manson, Korn and Disturbed shared the same stage for a weekend...