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Northeastern Illinois University suspends face-to-face instruction through Spring

NEIU President Gloria J. Gibson during her open office hours on Oct. 17. Photos by Maleydi Roman.

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 16, 2020
Filed under News

The Office of President Gloria J. Gibson issued a targeted announcement declaring that all face-to-face instruction at Northeastern Illinois University is suspended for the Spring semester. According to the email, while the measure is still in its planning stages, alternative instruction begins on...

BREAKING: San Francisco mayor orders 24-hour curfew

BREAKING: San Francisco mayor orders 24-hour curfew

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 16, 2020
Filed under News, Uncategorized

San Francisco issued a public health order Monday instructing all residents to stay home.  The most drastic response in the United States to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 to date, the order prohibits recreational activity outside of "essential needs," which include trips to the grocery store, visits...

CDC recommends no gatherings of over 50 people for eight weeks

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

Amid growing concern surrounding the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the cancellation or postponement of all non-essential gatherings upward of 50 people. Released on Sunday evening, the CDC's new guidelines do not extend to "operations of...

BREAKING: Live Nation to pause tours

BREAKING: Live Nation to pause tours

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 12, 2020
Filed under Arts & Life

Amid growing concern surrounding the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, Live Nation is reportedly preparing to halt all large-scale tours until April. Live Nation's announcement carries both domestic and international implications. The American entertainment company reportedly cited the cancellation of...

REPORTS: NHL to suspend regular season

REPORTS: NHL to suspend regular season

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 12, 2020
Filed under Sports

According to NHL insider Pierre LeBrun, commissioner Gary Bettman plans to suspend the remainder of the NHL season, effective immediately. Reports indicate that Bettman reached out to clubs Thursday morning advising them to prepare for the indefinite postponement of remaining NHL games. The league...

BREAKING: NBA suspends regular season indefinitely

BREAKING: NBA suspends regular season indefinitely

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 11, 2020
Filed under Sports

The NBA announced the suspension of the regular season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. In a statement, the league announced that the suspension will go into affect following the conclusion of tonight's games. Gobert tested positive for...

BREAKING: Trump suspends travel to and from Europe

The U.S. faces a massively uncertain future after the election of arguably the most controversial presidential candidate in it’s history.

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 11, 2020
Filed under News

8:25 p.m.: President Donald Trump announced Wednesday evening his plan to suspend all travel to and from Europe in an effort to impede the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The restriction does not apply to the United Kingdom. Trump stated that he is coordinating "the most aggressive and comprehensive...

BREAKING: Trump cancels all U.S. travel to and from Europe, WHO declares pandemic

BREAKING: Trump cancels all U.S. travel to and from Europe, WHO declares pandemic

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 11, 2020
Filed under News

Update: President Donald Trump announced Wednesday evening his plan to cancel all travel to and from Europe in an effort to impede the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The restriction does not apply to the United Kingdom. Trump stated that he is coordinating "the most aggressive and comprehensive effort...

INTERVIEW: Silverstein talks ‘A Beautiful Place to Drown,’ 20-year evolution

Photo courtesy of Silverstein

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief
March 9, 2020
Filed under Arts & Life, Music Reviews

Update: Silverstein, Four Year Strong and I, The Mighty postponed their tour amid concerns surrounding coronavirus COVID-19 At the turn of the millennium, a group of aspiring Canadian rockers organized to infiltrate the punk rock scene. Twenty years later and Silverstein is celebrating two decades ...

Ultra Music Festival Miami postponed to 2021, denies refunds

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Rachel Willard, Arts & Life Editor
March 6, 2020
Filed under Arts & Life, Uncategorized

Ultra Music Festival issued an official statement today, postponing the event until 2021 amid concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Miami-based festival was going to be held between March 20-22 at Miami’s Bayside Park. Organizers canceled the festival in an effort to prevent the spread of...

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