The Independent

The Independent

Cecilia G. Hernandez (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a senior studying English, philosophy, and child advocacy studies at Northeastern Illinois University. Besides being the editor-in-chief of the Independent, Hernandez is a court appointed special advocate for CASA of Cook County, a Stage Center Theatre actress,  and a student ambassador for NEIU's Enrollment Services. Hernandez discovered her passion for journalism and design during her junior year of high school at Lane Technical College Prep. Hernandez has been a part of the Independent news team since 2016.

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

Dec 02, 2018
The power of forgiveness shines in ‘High Fidelity’ (Story)
Dec 02, 2018
NEIU pays $600,000 to The Nest due to low occupancy (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Independent places 6th in ‘Best of Show’ at national college media convention (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
NEIU Police Blotter: Oct. 3 – Nov. 1 (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
Program on biliteracy and art helps students succeed (Story/Media)
Sep 11, 2018
Differing Perspectives on Political Realignment at NEIU (Media)
Sep 11, 2018
No Action, Few Comments on Lech Walesa Controversy (Story)
Aug 27, 2018
Affordable and Diverse: A student’s perspective on why she chose NEIU (Media)
Aug 27, 2018
Pedroso Center restructuring, opens space to community, creates research center (Story)
Aug 27, 2018
President Gibson: Art installation in Lech Walesa Hall ‘has now run its course’ (Story/Media)
Jun 20, 2018
Director of the Diversity Center leaves NEIU (Story/Media)
Jun 03, 2018
Diversity Center Seeking Assistant Director Specializing in Race and Ethnicity (Story/Media)
Feb 27, 2018
National conference motivates NEIU students to strive for leadership roles (Story/Media)
Mar 01, 2018
NEIU Stage Center Theatre lacks diversity (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
Turning up with Chicago’s Vic Mensa (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
A step ahead of hate: ‘Hate Has No Home Here’ campaign’s NEIU connection (Story/Media)
Feb 13, 2018
Golden Perspectives – ‘How do you approach someone you’re romantically interested in?’ (Media)
Jan 30, 2018
Philosophy student goes circus: Orest Sosnivka (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
Golden Perspectives: ‘What inspired you to participate in the Women’s March?’ (Story/Media)
Jan 30, 2018
NEIU sitting at the revolution table (Story)
Nov 28, 2017
A Day of Remembrance, 2016 deadliest year for LGBTQ community (Story/Media)
Oct 31, 2017
Embracing ‘Accents’: Denice Frohman (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
Here’s ‘The Hook Up’: Being an active bystander, reflecting on slut. (Story)
Jul 25, 2017
Usher’s herpes “Confessions” (Story)
Jun 21, 2016
‘Me Before You’: When Love is Actually Being Selfish (Story)
Staff