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 The Nest $600,000 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 bi-literacy 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)
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