The Independent

Student Media Advisor, Travis Truitt, taking a photo with some of the Independent newspaper staff.

Goodbye Travis Truitt!

April 5, 2016

Hailey: I think I speak for all of us when I say; we’re going to miss you. Travis, you were the best...

Habib pops the question.

Flash Mob Proposal Surprise

March 15, 2016

Tanya Gorgis had no idea when she woke on March 3 that her boyfriend of eight years, biology profess...

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:

February 16, 2016

I have seen Sherlock Holmes do many things. I’ve seen Holmes drunk. I’ve seen Holmes in drag.  I...

Mini Mite Miami Dolphins player Isaias Gonzalez II (left) pursues Mini Mite Washington Redskins player Malachai Cabrellis during a youth flag football game at Pop Warner Field, Oct. 25, 2014. The Redskins defeated the Dolphins. The youth flag football season runs through November. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kristen Wong)

The Participation Dilemma

February 2, 2016

I’m not a fan of celebrating mediocrity. There is nothing to gain from singing the praises of averagen...

The Dos and Don’ts of the Spring Semester

Hailey G. Boyle, Arts and Life Editor

January 19, 2016

DO Waive Your Parking/Health Fee If you don’t have a car, you most likely won’t need the parking permit. Don’t make the mistake I did and think that if you waive the parking fee in fall it’ll carry over to spring. You have to waive the fee each term. Same with the health fee, if you already have health insurance....

Luopu [Lily Mojekwu] says goodbye goodbye to her son Shedrick [Charles Gardner.]

Objects May Be Closer than They Appear

November 17, 2015

“Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear” is the warning drivers have on their side...

One of the many creatures that awaits inside the house.

House of Torment: Pleasantly Terrifying

November 3, 2015

I’m a total pansy. I admit it. “Fright Night” made me pee my pants. But haunted houses generally...

Tasiana Villalobos and her partner perform a flamenco dance entitled Bellamente Roto.

Northeastern’s Got Talent

November 3, 2015

The lights dimmed in the auditorium. Silence throughout the dark stage. Suddenly the Star Wars theme...

Thomas Sharpe and Edith Cushing step into Allerdale Hall, a massive three story set with a working elevator.

Crimson Peak: A Gothic Fantasy

November 3, 2015

From the moment the opening credits roll, it is very clear that you are watching a Guillermo del Toro...

The Blue Men bang on their drums full of paint.

My Night with Three Blue Men

October 20, 2015

RUT: The night started innocent enough. It was a Thursday, specifically Oct. 8, I found my seat in...

 The Ferris Wheel at night.

A “Ferr” to Remember

October 6, 2015

One of the best ways to say goodbye to summer in Chicago is a trip to Navy Pier and looking out at the...

Michael Reyes performs his poem 'We Are.'

The Weapon of Poetry

October 6, 2015

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Poetry gets a bad rap for being romantic and passive. “Poetry...

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