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A Day of Remembrance, 2016 deadliest year for LGBTQ community

A Day of Remembrance, 2016 deadliest year for LGBTQ community

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Opinions Editor

November 28, 2017


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Last year was the deadliest year on record for the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs’ “[LGBTQ] and HIV-Affected Hate Violence in 2016” report released on June 12. In response to this hate violence, the Angelina Pedroso Center for Divers...

English instructor Amanda Goldblatt selected for NEA fellowship

English instructor Amanda Goldblatt selected for NEA fellowship

Sarahy Lopez, Staff writer

November 28, 2017


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NEIU’s English instructor Amanda Goldblatt was selected out of  36 recipients to be awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) of $25,000. The 2018 Creative Writing Fellowship encourages the production of new work and allows writers the time and means to write. The Arts Endowment has...

Celebrating Nett Day with Eric Garton

Celebrating Nett Day with Eric Garton

Mathew Wozniczka, Writer

November 28, 2017


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Nett Day took place in the Lech Walesa Hall ett Day on Nov. 15, featuring NEIU's College of Business and Management students and Eric Garton as the special guest speaker. Garton is a partner at Bain & Company, a global management consultancy headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of "th...

NEIU Alum performs with the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

NEIU Alum performs with the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

Robin Bridges, Staff writer

November 28, 2017


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Chicago Gay Men's Chorus started in 1983. The group of more than 150 chorus members and a small army of volunteers put together two main performances during the year and smaller performances almost weekly. Not every member performs every show, but they try to meet up as often as possible. NEIU int...

A Tribe Called Red

A Tribe Called Red

November 28, 2017


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Before Columbus “discovered America,” Native people lived from one end of the continent to the other. The U.S. was not the only government to force Natives into reservations. That segregation is one of the reasons there is so little representation of Native people. A Canadian DJ collective is...