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Morning Drive’s Felicia Middlebrooks at NEIU

Morning Drive’s Felicia Middlebrooks at NEIU

Josh Furstoss, Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

WBBM’s Morning Drive host Felicia Middlebrooks spoke to aspiring journalists and reporters at an NEIU News Writing class on Oct. 26. Middlebrooks shared her story before deviating into an individualized advice session. She went around the room speaking to students with the intent to build their charac...

Alternative Spring Break to kickoff next year

Alternative Spring Break to kickoff next year

Sarahy Lopez, Staff writers

October 31, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Applications have gone up for the 2018 Alternative Spring Break program, a series of trips that students can take during their Spring Break vacation to help improve the lives of others. Meals and lodging will be provided to those accepted into the program. Students would need to pay a non-refundable...

Terry Savage conference

Terry Savage conference

Chris Laurent, Staff writers

October 31, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Are we hurtling toward an economic downturn? This is just one of the questions Terry Savage presented during her discussion titled “The Savage Truth on Money” at the main campus auditorium as part of the Daniel L. Goodwin Lecture Series on Oct. 24. Savage is a registered investment advisor for bo...

Immigration rally brings schools together

Immigration rally brings schools together

Sarahy Lopez, Staff writers

October 31, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

NEIU’s Undocumented, Resilient and Organized (URO) and North Park University’s Rising Dreamers United held an immigration rally to protest the removal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Oct. 18, joined by high schools Roosevelt and Von Steuben. “Undocumented, u...

Embracing ‘Accents’: Denice Frohman

Embracing ‘Accents’: Denice Frohman

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Staff writers

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In her red plaid shirt and black jeans, Denice Frohman passionately and comedically recited her poem “Accents” in the Angelina Pedroso Center on Oct. 17.   Frohman shared with us how her mother’s accent “got too much salsa to sit still,” and something in me clicked. Growing up with a Spanis...

Why I refuse to be silent: “Me Too”

Why I refuse to be silent: “Me Too”

Cecilia Hernandez, Staff writers

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I logged onto my social media profiles on Oct. 15 and the words “me too” flooded my feeds. Moved by the allegations of decades of abuse perpetrated by powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein, survivors of sexual assault and harassment shared their experiences online with the hashtag “Me Too.” T...