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Chicago is MLB’s Most Valuable City

Chicago is MLB’s Most Valuable City

Joe McCaffrey, Writer

May 24, 2016

Compared to New York City and Los Angeles, Chicago doesn't come in first in a lot of city-based statistics. This year Chicago is the MVC for the MLB. There is no more valuable city to baseball this season than our very own 312. These crosstown rivals are generating headlines across the nation for...

Cubs’ Schwarber Out For Season

Cubs’ Schwarber Out For Season

Christian Gralak, Online Editor

April 26, 2016

DON’T PANIC! I repeat, DON’T PANIC! Cubs fans should know something: It’s all going to be OK! The news is a bit old now and I’m sure most fans already know the terrible turn of events that took place opening week in Arizona. But once again,Cubs fans should know, it will be OK. Two weeks...

Lower Rims, Lower Expectations

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor

April 26, 2016

It seems that there is always scrutiny pointed at women’s sports. This time the issue of lowering the rims in women’s basketball takes center court. Chicago Sky forward and the 2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne has personally decided to make this her top priority going into the league’s 20th s...

Golden Eagle 5K Puts Spring in Students’ Step

Golden Eagle 5K Puts Spring in Students’ Step

Laura Rojas, Writer

April 26, 2016

Ready. Set. Click! Nowadays there seems to be another new reality TV show about competitive running and obstacle course races coming out one after another. Why run when you can watch someone else do it? Now is the time to actually get active and try it out for yourself. NEIU’s Golden Eagle 5K is com...

Remembering the Black Mamba

Remembering the Black Mamba

Marcus Mateo

April 26, 2016

Kobe Bryant played his final game as an NBA player on April 13, 2016. In typical Mamba fashion, he went out the same way he will always be remembered: a champion, a ruthless assassin with tenacity and ferociousness that was unrivaled.   Being a native of Southern California, I grew up watching the La...

Cap Constraints May Cost Blackhawks in Offseason

Cap Constraints May Cost Blackhawks in Offseason

Brett Starkopf

April 26, 2016

The Blackhawks are currently in the middle of their first round match up against the St. Louis Blues but some attention should be turned to the off season. While it remains to be seen if the Hawks will repeat as champions, one thing is for sure is that more wholesale changes will be coming. And all eye...

Crossing Seas: Two Olympic Trainees at Northeastern

Crossing Seas: Two Olympic Trainees at Northeastern

Silvia Burian and Ishtar Yakoo

April 26, 2016

The desire to become an Olympic athlete burns brightly in many young hopefuls like their own personal Olympic flame. It is this drive that is seen in athletes just like nineteen  19-year- old Neil Contractor and sixteen 16-year- old Maana Patel who traveled from across the globe to train for their ch...

Exercise: Why It’ll Work Out for the Better

Exercise: Why It’ll Work Out for the Better

Michelle Bright, Writer

April 5, 2016

Three common problems college students face when they’re not active is weight gain, less social bonding and lower grades. There are benefits to working out though. According to fitness instructor Kayla Hedman, “Fitness reduces the risk of illness, fights off stress and depression, helps to curb c...

Lovie’s Back in the Orange and Blue

Lovie’s Back in the Orange and Blue

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor

April 5, 2016

Lovie Smith will once again wear blue and orange, only this time he'll be coaching 130 miles away from his old coaching job at Soldier Field. The University of Illinois hired Lovie Smith to a $29 million contract for the next six years. The move to sign Smith was quick and took many Illini fans by...

Bears Bolstering Talent To Team This OffSeason

Bears Bolstering Talent To Team This OffSeason

Christian Gralak, Online Editor

April 5, 2016

It was a disappointing season for head coach John Fox and the Chicago Bears in their first season together.  However, the Bears hope that will all change this year and are making moves in the offseason to ramp up their chances of post-season contention. Failing to make the playoffs again has shown h...

Keith suspended as Blackhawks repeat hopes dwindle

Keith suspended as Blackhawks repeat hopes dwindle

Brett Starkopf

April 5, 2016

    Now might be the time to panic.     Although the Hawks have barely managed to scrape by these last 10 games, a once top power play can’t score with the man-advantage, goalie Corey Crawford’s upper-body injury has been disclosed as a head injury and is dealing with bouts of verti...

Fans get to Ride Along in new WWE Network series

Fans get to Ride Along in new WWE Network series

Joe McCaffrey

April 5, 2016

WWE's new show "Ride Along" takes fans on the journey with Superstars as they head to the next stop on the tour...Just spit balling. The World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) “Ride Along” series shows the superstars at their most approachable and down-to-earth selves. They aren’t being chauffeured...

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