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NEIU Student Counseling Services working remotely with students

NEIU Student Counseling Services working remotely with students

Amina Murati, Writer
April 25, 2020
Filed under News

The limitations imposed by social distancing mandates can cause anxiety. In order to assist students during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, NEIU’s Student Counseling Services continues providing counseling to the NEIU student body.  While conducting therapy over the phone remains an option, Direc...

Louder Than Life, Bourbon & Beyond, Hometown Rising all cancelled

Louder Than Life, Bourbon & Beyond, Hometown Rising all cancelled

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 24, 2020
Filed under News

Update: Spring Awakening representatives released a statement confirming the cancellation of its 2020 event. Entering its ninth year, the EDM concert was scheduled for June 12-14 at Chicago's Union Park.  Representatives at Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP) released a statement Friday announcing the canc...

NEIU to reimburse students for unused services

Empty hallway in NEIU's Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center

Matthew Rago and Rachel Willard
April 23, 2020
Filed under Campus Life, News, Previews

Northeastern Illinois University’s Office of the President announced that NEIU will partially reimburse students for unused services.  The announcement, distributed via email, acknowledged that “some student services became unavailable” following the university’s transition to remote instr...

Chicago Pride Parade postponed for first time ever

Chicago Pride Parade postponed for first time ever

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 22, 2020
Filed under News

Organizers for the 2020 Chicago Pride Parade announced Wednesday the postponement of the annual amid growing concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement marks the first-ever postponement of the Chicago Pride Parade. Originally scheduled for June 28, festivals organizers...

Falling In Reverse guitarist Derek Jones dead at age 35

Falling In Reverse guitarist Derek Jones dead at age 35

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 22, 2020
Filed under Arts & Life

Falling In Reverse guitarist Derek Jones died at age 35. Fellow Falling In Reverse founding member vocalist Ronnie Radke confirmed the news via Instagram. "I’ll never forget when you picked me up from jail In Your old tour van to start falling in reverse,” wrote Radke. “Your spirit will be in...

Trump administration prohibits DACA students from receiving federal aid

Trump administration prohibits DACA students from receiving federal aid

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 21, 2020
Filed under Uncategorized

U.S. Education Department officials barred undocumented students from accessing emergency federal aid distributed for critical expenses such as food, housing and child care. In March, Congress authorized a $2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue package, which included a pledge of $6 billion to U.S....

MLB to eliminate 25% of minor league baseball franchises

MLB to eliminate 25% of minor league baseball franchises

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 21, 2020
Filed under Sports

Update 5:00 p.m.: Represenatives of Minor League Baseball dispute the accuracy of the initial report.  After launching a steady resistance against Major League Baseball’s proposal to eliminate minor league franchises, Minor League Baseball (MiLB) is expected to endorse a plan to remove 40 MiLB teams. ...

BREAKING: Trump to suspend immigration to the United States of America

 Trump now is tasked with leading a country that elected him on the basis of his hateful rhetoric.

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 20, 2020
Filed under News

President Donald Trump announced Monday his intention to sign an executive order temporarily suspending immigration to the United States of America. Trump's states his measure aims to stunt the transmission of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Trump attributed his decision to "an attack from...

NEIU Student Government Association election results: Angel Diaz wins presidency

Angel Diaz

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 17, 2020
Filed under News

The Northeastern Illinois University Student Government Association prepares to operate under new leadership after Angel Diaz unseated the incumbent Melanie Glover to become president of the Student Government Association. In the race for vice presidency, Maleeha Chughtai emerged victorious over Wendy C...

NEIU leadership provides students with technology, resources as school transitions to remote instruction

NEIU leadership provides students with technology, resources as school transitions to remote instruction

Leslie Hurtado, News Editor
April 15, 2020
Filed under News

NEIU students in need of academic resources are asking their professors and advisors to provide them with computers and other technologies during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.  According to an Associated Press analysis of census data, approximately 17% of students in the United States lack a...

Americans began receiving their stimulus checks today. Here’s how to get yours.

Americans began receiving their stimulus checks today. Here's how to get yours.

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 15, 2020
Filed under News

The arrival of government-sanctioned Economic Impact Payments set social media ablaze Wednesday. As stimulus checks began arriving in the mail, recipients took to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to confirm the arrival of a payment distributed to blunt the financial impact of widespread unemployment and ...

The rise, fall and resurrection of Derrick Rose

The rise, fall and resurrection of Derrick Rose

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 14, 2020
Filed under Sports

It may be difficult to believe now, but when the Chicago Bulls drafted Derrick Rose with the first overall selection of the 2008 draft, he wasn’t the consensus top prospect. In fact, many draft analysts considered Kansas State’s Michael Beasley--the 6-foot-9, 235-pound power forward who averaged...

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