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How a high school artist uses music during social distancing

March 31, 2020

Like the rest of his classmates, Connor Byrne saw his first year at Oak Park River Forest High School...

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OPINION: Mike Bloomberg should not run as an Independent

March 10, 2020

Following a disappointing result on Super Tuesday, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg suspended...

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Dirty Honey talks sweet chart-topping success

January 29, 2020

On a chilly, blustering May evening, Los Angeles rock quartet Dirty Honey visited West Dundee's Rochaus d...

America’s desensitization to mass shootings

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2019

Editor's Note: Since we published this article three days ago, America has endured two more high-profile mass shootings. On Dec. 4, a shooting spree at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard left three dead, three days ahead of the annual Pearl Harbor commemoration. Two days later, a shooter indiscriminately shot 11 people at the Nav...

Independent wins fourth place at the national media convention. From left to right_ Ankush Vyas, Sara Galván Orozco, Liliana Armas Serna and Matthew Rago. | Photo by Ankush Vyas

Independent wins fourth place at the national media convention

November 19, 2019

The Independent, NEIU’s media organization, earned fourth place honors at the Associated College Press...

Ombuds Tyler Smith sits in his office on the second floor of the Ronald Williams Library.| Photo by Grace Yu

Meet your new university ombuds

October 8, 2019

If you have noticed a number of new staff hires around campus, you are correct that NEIU is finally (a...

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Molly Hewitt’s ‘Holy Trinity’ | Full Spectrum Features

September 24, 2019

Holy Trinity possesses a vibrant, diverse color palette both literally and figuratively, but leaves ...

Editors Robert Kukla, Amaris E. Rodriguez and Nicole F. Anderson pose with the Independent's

Independent places 6th in ‘Best of Show’ at national college media convention

November 6, 2018

The Independent news staff placed 6th for the “Best of Show” award at the 2018 ACP/CMA National Co...

Independent goes online

Amy Scoma, Writer

September 27, 2006

The Independent has recently signed a partnership agreement with multimedia mogul, College Publisher to put the newspaper online. This process has been in the works since October of '05, according to Editor-in-Chief Tom Robb. It is an advertising agreement; it will not cost the newspaper, but only offer the possibility of...

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