The Independent





Nicole "Nic" F. Anderson (she/her/hers) is the Independent’s co-managing and news editor. She is a senior at NEIU and majoring in communications, media and theatre.

Anderson was the previous editor-in-chief for both Wilbur Wright College’s newspaper, The Wright Times, and the literary magazine, The Wright Side. Her work has also been published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Confident and Curvy,” SEEDS and Rebellious Magazine.

Her fictional short-story, "The Bottle of Gin," won first place in the Daredevil’s writing competition in 2016. In Aug. 2018, Anderson published the first of a three-part queer murder mystery booklet, “Dead in New York City.”

In her very sparse free time, Anderson writes for her own blog, yungmiga.com, an online “queer media” platform, which focuses on current events in Chicago’s LGBTQ+ community. Anderson can always be spotted around campus with a large cup coffee in one hand and a notebook in the other. She loves hearing from students and is always willing to sit down and chat. She hopes to continue seeking, writing and publishing the truth and to work for a major news organization in the future.





Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

May 07, 2019
A spooky, beautiful nightmare: ‘The Pillowman’ (Story)
Apr 27, 2019
Journalist on antisemitism comes to NEIU (Story)
Apr 27, 2019
HIV/AIDS: the epidemic is far from over (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
Representation of bigger bodies in Hollywood is here but is it too late for us? (Story)
Mar 28, 2019
LGBTQ Discrimination Legal in 29 States, Equality Act Could Change That (Story/Media)
Mar 28, 2019
NEIU and Other Universities Across Chicago Lack Faculty Diversity (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
Local and National Places to Donate Time and Money for Women’s History Month (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
Chicago’s Mayoral Run Off Election (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
Bernie Sanders Stops in Chicago (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
Erin Brockovich at NEIU: ‘Superman isn’t coming… but you’re here.’ (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
The Independent is the student voice, why not use yours? (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
Independent takes home three awards from ICPA (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Police confirm campus tagging are isolated incidents, not gang related (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Chicago’s Feb. 26 Municipal Election: What to Know (Story)
Feb 10, 2019
Valentine’s Day is a Capitalistic Scam: Love In Another Way (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
Student Sues NEIU on ADA Violations, Illegal Search, Racial and Harassment Discrimination Allegations (Story)
Dec 02, 2018
NEIU and Green Conservation Group work towards sustainability on campus (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
The importance of student media organization attending conventions (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Archival Political Buttons in the Ronald Williams Library (Story/Media)
Nov 06, 2018
Eagle Fest: A Celebration of Registration (Story/Media)
Nov 06, 2018
El Centro’s ‘Pumpkin Carving Contest’ Announced (Story/Media)
Nov 06, 2018
Independent places 6th in ‘Best of Show’ at national college media convention (Media)
Oct 30, 2018
Amaris E. Rogriguez (Media)
Oct 23, 2018
NEIU Hosts LGBTQ+ History Month (Story)
Oct 17, 2018
Police Blotter: Sept. 22 – Sept. 27 (Story)
Oct 17, 2018
Filing FAFSA Early at NEIU (Story)
Oct 17, 2018
Early Voting at NEIU (Story)
Oct 17, 2018
What to Know About NEIU’s Immunization Records Requirement (Story)
Oct 17, 2018
NEIU Professor Shines Light On Dull Architecture with Photography (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
NEIU President Gloria J Gibson’s Inauguration Ceremony (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
Police Blotter 08/22 – 09/20 (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
Illinois Grants and NEIU Services Can Help Finance College Tuition (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
Four Affordable Ways to Cut Down on Plastic (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
Prominent Chicago Journalist Speaks at NEIU’s Meet the Media Night (Story)
Aug 30, 2018
Life hacks for festival-enthusiasts (Story)
Aug 30, 2018
Four days of music, heat, expensive water at Grant Park (Story)
Aug 27, 2018
Affordable and Diverse: A student’s perspective on why she chose NEIU (Story)
Aug 27, 2018
Gibson: Not just a president, a model for students (Story)
Jul 24, 2018
After Years of Uncertainty, Illinois Gets Budget Approved (Story)
May 22, 2018
Prominent band conductor severely injured on NEIU campus (Story/Media)
May 16, 2018
Forward 150 Prioritization Committees ask for NEIU Feedback (Story)
May 16, 2018
2018 Commencement: NEIU Students and Congressman Receive Degrees (Story)
May 16, 2018
Votes have been tallied and results are in: 2018 Student Government Elections (Story)
May 16, 2018
The 2018 edition of SEEDS has launched (Story)
May 16, 2018
Festivals coming to Chicago (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
Police blotter for April 24 (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
Fighting Against Censorship: #SaveStudentNewsrooms (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
URO rally: undocumented and unafraid (Story/Media)
Apr 10, 2018
March Madness Preview and bracket how-to (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
Native American and Indigenous Identity in Chicago (Story)
Apr 03, 2018
Main Campus March Madness Bars (Story)
Mar 27, 2018
Golden Perspectives – “What are your Easter traditions?/ What do you do on Easter Weekend? (Story)
Mar 27, 2018
Pay the Players: NCAA makes millions off of broke college athletes (Story)
Mar 26, 2018
URO rally: undocumented and unafraid (Story)
Mar 14, 2018
Senior student’s film on water pollution premieres during The One Earth Film Festival (Story)
Mar 14, 2018
‘Girls Incarcerated’ season one (Story)
Feb 27, 2018
Students unaware of major university changes (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
Students have mixed feelings about NEIU’s ‘150 Strong’ Super Bowl commercial (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
NEIU Chicago Student Action fight for free education (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
When Protection Ends: Salvadorians Find Themselves Trump’s Immigration Targets (Story)
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