The Independent

Chicago’s New Mayor

Edwin Gramajo, Opinions Editor

May 28, 2019

In April 2019, Lori Elaine Lightfoot (Democrat) was elected mayor of Chicago after a runoff election. Lightfoot was sworn in as mayor on May 20, 2019 at the Wintrust Arena. According to Mayor Lightfoot’s official website, “as mayor, she will work to create opportunity for every Chicagoan—regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orie...

HIV/AIDS: the epidemic is far from over

HIV/AIDS: the epidemic is far from over

April 27, 2019

  The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) claims lives by th...

Police confirm campus tagging are isolated incidents, not gang related

Police confirm campus tagging are isolated incidents, not gang related

February 12, 2019

Over the last three months there have been several incidents of tagging and graffitiing on the three NE...

Chicago’s Feb. 26 Municipal Election: What to Know

Chicago’s Feb. 26 Municipal Election: What to Know

February 12, 2019

The 2019 municipal elections are coming up on Feb. 26. The city of Chicago will vote on the positions for ...

The Birds at the Nest: An Exchange Student’s Experience

The Birds at the Nest: An Exchange Student’s Experience

February 12, 2019

Living at the Nest is quite comfortable. You can wake up half an hour before your class and you still...

CCICS campus embraces culture, community and family

CCICS campus embraces culture, community and family

January 22, 2019

NEIU has roots on the Southside of Chicago. In the heart of Bronzeville on 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. lies th...

One CCICS Student’s Experience

One CCICS Student’s Experience

January 22, 2019

I was starting a serious journey in my life; yet, it didn't feel like it. During high school, I was l...

Gibson’s Silence on LWH Tells Us All We Need To Know

Charles Sipps

January 22, 2019

"His actions have made a major component of the NEIU student body feel unsafe and marginalized. It is the president’s duty to ensure the safety and well-being of all students at NEIU. She is failing in that charge."

Low percentage of females in S.T.E.M

Joanna Vaklin, Comic Artist

December 2, 2018

NEIU offers a multitude of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related majors, and while there are no restrictions as to who can sign up, STEM students are seeing an inconsistent balance between male and female students, staff and faculty. The NEIU mathematics and computer science major have a significant difference in ...

Eagle Fest: A Celebration of Registration

Eagle Fest: A Celebration of Registration

November 6, 2018

NEIU students registered for the spring 2019 semester lined up in front of Alumni Hall to attend “Eagle Fest,” a celebration...

NEIU Women in Upcoming ChicagoCHEC Conference

NEIU Women in Upcoming ChicagoCHEC Conference

October 23, 2018

Several women from the NEIU community will partake in the Women in Science Conference in Alumni Hall on Fr...

NEIU Hosts LGBTQ+ History Month

NEIU Hosts LGBTQ+ History Month

October 23, 2018

Throughout the month of October several NEIU departments and clubs hosted events for LGBTQ+ Histo...

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