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Wrestlemania Night One: Results, Grades and Analysis

Wrestlemania Night One: Results, Grades and Analysis

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 4, 2020
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Cesaro vs. Drew Gulak (kickoff show) Summary: Gulak overwhelmed Cesaro early with his submission prowess, though Cesaro's strength soon evened the scales. Gulak relaxed his in-ring parameters, ascending to the top rope and flying through the air with a reckless abandon inconsistent with his past ...

Wrestlemania 36: Final predictions for biggest matches

Photo courtesy of Tom Munaco

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 4, 2020
Filed under Sports

The Undertaker vs AJ Styles (Boneyard Match) This match goes to the Undertaker. Had Styles challenged the Undertaker a few years back when Styles was in the midst of ascent to the WWE Title scene, the result of the contest would be in doubt. However, AJ Styles and the OC are ice cold at the moment, mean...

Meet the candidates for NEIU’s Student Government Association elections

Meet the candidates for NEIU's Student Government Association elections

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 4, 2020
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Letter from the editor: Due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, all quotes were submitted in writing and left unaltered. The NEIU Independent believes the care and effort invested by prospective delegates toward representing their own candidacy serves as a testament or indictment for or against the...

Democratic lawmakers and immigration activists push ICE, CBP to protect detainees from COVID-19 exposure

Democratic lawmakers and immigration activists push ICE, CBP to protect detainees from COVID-19 exposure

Leslie Hurtado, News Editor
April 3, 2020
Filed under News

Immigration activists teamed up with Democratic congressional members and made calls on Tuesday, urging the Trump administration to protect immigrants in detention centers and those at risk of deportation from the COVID-19 outbreak.  Over 38,000 immigrants are detained at Immigration and Customs E...

Chicago White Sox: 6 biggest draft busts since 2005

President George W. Bush is presented with a Chicago White Sox jacket and baseball jersey, Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 by White Sox players Jermaine Dye, left, and Paul Konerko in the East Room of the White House, where President Bush honored the 2005 World Series Champions. White House Photo by Eric Draper)

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 3, 2020
Filed under Sports

After a painful rebuild that saw the White Sox limp to a 100-loss campaign two seasons ago, the Pale Hose appear primed for a return to postseason contention. Unfortunately, a novel pandemic postponed the resurgent Sox' breakout campaign. Go figure. Nevertheless, sports fans can't appreciate the...

Impact of COVID-19 on cannabis industry: Even CDC recommends stocking up on marijuana

Impact of COVID-19 on cannabis industry: Even CDC recommends stocking up on marijuana

Rachel Willard, Arts & Life Editor
April 2, 2020
Filed under Neighborhood, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories, Uncategorized

It was only just a few months ago that Illinoisans lined up by the hundreds, battling the cold weather to purchase cannabis legally for the first time in the state’s history. Four months later, Illinoisians are keeping each other at arms’ length as the world is engulfed by the greatest public health c...

NEIU Campus Recreation and Physical Education Complex closed until May 1

NEIU Campus Recreation and Physical Education Complex closed until May 1

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
April 2, 2020
Filed under News

The Northeastern Illinois University Campus Recreation and Physical Education Complex will remain closed through May 1, according to an email distributed by the university The announcement follows  Gov. J.B. Pritzker's decision to extend Illinois' stay at home mandate until April 30. The measure...

WATCH: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot plays guitar, basketball to ‘save lives’

WATCH: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot plays guitar, basketball to 'save lives'

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 31, 2020
Filed under News

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot displayed her many talents in a lighthearted public service announcement aimed at encouraging Chicagoans to "stay home and save lives." Lightfoot's caption reads: "I don’t have much time to myself these days, but I felt I needed to make sure everyone knows how I feel ab...

Opinion | Gavin Newsom commutes convicted child murderers, goes too far left

Opinion | Gavin Newsom commutes convicted child murderers, goes too far left

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 31, 2020
Filed under Opinions

On Monday afternoon, California Gov. Gavin Newsom commuted the prison sentences of 21 state prison inmates over fears surrounding the transmission of coronavirus COVID-19. Fourteen of the 21 sentences commuted by Newsom involve murder or a related crime. Two of those sentences resulted from the death...

NEIU provides update regarding Spring 2020 Commencement

NEIU provides update regarding Spring 2020 Commencement

Rachel Willard, Arts & Life Editor
March 31, 2020
Filed under Campus Life, NEIU, News, Top Stories

On March 20, Northeastern Illinois University notified students via email that the commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 4 were canceled due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.  The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted academic establishments across the country, forcing schools to switch ...

WATCH: Doja Cat’s ’70s psychedelic disco dream “Say So,” plus check out her latest effort ‘Hot Pink’

Doja Cat Disco Dream | Edited by Rachel Willard

Rachel Willard, Arts & Life Editor
March 30, 2020
Filed under Arts & Life, Music Reviews

Society has entered the era of the quarantine as those living through the COVID-19 pandemic are living through an unfortunate-yet-historic moment in world history. Many are left to determine how to occupy their time since state and local governments began issuing “stay at home” orders, leaving bars...

COVID-19: The impact on the lives of NEIU students

COVID-19: The impact on the lives of NEIU students

Jack Poskus, Writer
March 30, 2020
Filed under News

The new decade saw the deaths of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and up-and-coming rapper Pop Smoke before a fatal pandemic claimed the lives of over 20,000 and counting, subsequently reshaping social and economic standards. However, while the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to warrant international isolation,...

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