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Tax-free coffee, food

Victoria Hong, Writer

September 10, 2019

New this year at NEIU is our Goldie Bucks Meal Plan which is available for students, staff and faculty. The meal plan lets you put money onto your NEIU ID card and use that to pay for food and drink at three locations, Golden Eagles Nest Cafeteria (located in the Student Union) and both Café Descartes stores (located in Vi...

Community petitions dis-invitation of Spicer

Grace Yu, Campus Life Editor

September 10, 2019

The controversial invitation elicits protestation and almost 500 signatories to demand withdrawal of the invitation. “Dear Dr. Gibson, we are appalled that former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has been invited to speak at Northeastern Illinois University. This is an insult to all NEIU students and employees who a...

New provost Dennis Rome’s plan for NEIU

New provost Dennis Rome’s plan for NEIU

July 23, 2019

As NEIU’s new provost, Dennis Rome’s responsibilities on campus include “overseeing everything...

Media and democracy in danger: Townhall takes place at NEIU

Media and democracy in danger: Townhall takes place at NEIU

July 23, 2019

Common Cause Illinois partnered with Adlai Stevenson Center for a town hall meeting to address the importance...

NEIU cleans up Foster Beach

NEIU cleans up Foster Beach

July 23, 2019

On the morning of July 13, a total of 31 students, staff, alumni and families of the NEIU community ...

Restorative Justice Through Education

Edwin Gramajo, Opinions Editor

July 23, 2019

Currently, about 2.3 million people are being held in the U.S criminal justice system. Many of these people will eventually be released therefore it would be better for society to educate them academically as much as possible. NEIU has been doing its part. In May, seven students incarcerated in Stateville Correctional Center...

Upcoming state budget decision

Marco Mendoza, Production Editor

May 28, 2019

The NEIU Board of Trustees met in regular session to discuss the 2019 - 2020 budget on May 23. Questions were asked at this gathering, but some of them were left unanswered, one of  which was the budget on advertising. There was talk about the success of the school’s advertisements, both online and physical, and mentio...

A call to action: Support higher education

A call to action: Support higher education

May 28, 2019

  As many of you know NEIU has struggled economically in recent years. Many students, including...

NEIU’s pantry helping year round

NEIU’s pantry helping year round

May 28, 2019

Located in the basement of building E, next to the cafeteria, NEIU’s Student Pantry provides perishable...

NEIU’s very own aficionado: Becky Sarwate

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

May 28, 2019

Becky Sarwate is a NEIU alumna and currently teaches a class called Making Your Liberal Arts Degree Work For You, a class that I had the privilege to take during my final year as an undergraduate. Sarwate is not only a professor, but she also works full time for TransUnion, writes for different blog websites and is a pu...

9th Annual North by Northeastern Media Festival

April 23, 2019

Northeastern Illinois University’s Department of Communication, Media and Theatre (CMT) presents the 9th Annual North by Northeastern Media Festival and annual CMT Day awards ceremony. The entire University community is invited to see these student media projects and to celebrate the accomplishments of our CMT students. ...

Girl, Take Control Of Your Birth Control

Girl, Take Control Of Your Birth Control

April 23, 2019

Women are still experiencing the negative social stigma associated with taking charge of their sexual h...

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