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Northeastern Illinois University cancels spring break trips amid coronavirus scare

Northeastern Illinois University cancels spring break trips amid coronavirus scare

March 10, 2020

Update 12:19 p.m: Northeastern Illinois University announced the cancelation of all Alternative Spring...

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Opinion | The dangers of celebrating obesity

March 10, 2020

Radical ideologists hijacked the body positivity movement, promoting obesity as not only acceptable ...

Andrew Luck Shocks The Football World: What Comes Next

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2019

Former No. 1 overall draft pick and four-time Pro Bowler Andrew Luck staggered the football community when he abruptly announced his retirement last week at the prime age of 29. Luck, enduring a harrowing string of injuries that included a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, a lacerated kidney, torn cartilage in two ribs and ...

NEIU Moves! Movement Clinic

July 15, 2019

This week-long movement intensive is designed to give students a better understanding of their body though multiple forms of movement and dance. Classes will be offered in classical, cultural, athletic and alternative styles to bring a deeper understanding of body awareness to each student. Join us for our first ever movement...

Invasion of illicit drugs in our education system

Ankush Vyas, Online Editor

May 28, 2019

Ultimately, students taking illicit drugs is a genuine issue in light because it not only impacts the individuals in all aspects of life, the effects swell out destroying families due to emotional and financial burden caused by healthcare expenses. Communities and the public in general are also impacted if students are bringing...

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...

NEIU’s new master’s program: public health

Luísa Soares, Writer

March 26, 2019

Students now have the possibility to join the new two to three year program of Master of Public Health (MPH) in the beginning of fall 2019 in Northeastern Illinois University’s El Centro campus. Through a broad range of current and future topics and issues in the area, the program offers the opportunity to pursue terminal ...

Please Vaccinate Your Children

Victoria Hong, Writer

March 21, 2019

  There’s a cell phone game called Plague Inc. that both fascinated and horrified me. In this game, you are a disease of your design and your goal is to kill all 8 billion people on Earth. On easy mode, (no one washes their hands, research doctors don’t work, and sick people are given hugs) I’ve annihilated the hu...

Boxing It Out With Catalano

Hossein Sadeghian, Writer

September 11, 2017

Joe Catalano is a junior, a secondary education major with a focus in history, and the leader of the NEIU boxing club. He was kind enough to give me his time and tell me more about what they do every week. He has been boxing for more than 2 years and says he came to boxing by watching “Rocky” movies at a young age. ...

What makes for a good workout list?

What makes for a good workout list?

April 11, 2017

When it comes to exercising, some students on campus like fast-paced music that gets their blood pumping....

Health Myths: what’s right and what’s wrong?

Health Myths: what’s right and what’s wrong?

November 9, 2016

Sometimes when you want to stay healthy and in shape,you’re quick to take advice from anyone. Howeve...

Revenge of the Benchwarmer

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor

September 29, 2016

I've been around sports my entire life, though I wasn't necessarily good at them. In grammar school I only made the boys softball team because they couldn't reject me. It was kind of like the No Child Left Behind act of extracurricular activities. No matter how much I dropped a pop fly, or ran the wrong way on the bases, they...

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