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URO rally: undocumented and unafraid

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

April 10, 2018

Filed under News

  “No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here,” the crowd chanted while walking into NEIU’s quad. The crowd was led by Undocumented, Resilient and Organized (URO) member, Melanny Buitron on the bullhorn: “Show me what democracy looks like, this is what democracy looks like!” URO president Carolina V...

March Madness Preview and bracket how-to

March Madness Preview and bracket how-to

April 10, 2018

The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament has basketball teams all throughout the United States tearing up the court to get a spot. The annual single-elimination tournament has become known ...

Letter to the editor in response to the “150 Strong” Commercial

Alex Brown, Writer

April 10, 2018

Filed under Opinions

I believe the marketing at NEIU to prospective students and the general public is misleading. NEIU is promoted tirelessly as the "Most Diverse Institution in the Midwest," based on a report from The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking but once you arrive on campus, there is no evidence of that title. From...

NEIU struggles to help homeless students

NEIU struggles to help homeless students

April 10, 2018

In the last year, about 10 percent of NEIU students experienced some form of homelessness. 44 percen...

NEIU’s retention numbers dropping

Robin Bridges, Editor in Chief

April 10, 2018

Filed under News

For every 100 students enrolled at NEIU, on average only between eight and ten counts toward NEIU’s overall retention and graduation rates. Retention and graduation rates are data collected by all universities who receive federal funds and reported publicly in order to let prospective students know about their chances...

Police Blotter April 10

April 10, 2018

March 23 – Lech Walesa Hall: Racial and sexually explicit writing found on a chalkboard. March 28 ...

Native American and Indigenous Identity in Chicago

Native American and Indigenous Identity in Chicago

April 10, 2018

American Indian Center of Chicago’s Education Coordinator Fawn E. Pochel spoke to the NEIU community for...

Muslim community attacked by viral post on social media

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

April 10, 2018

Filed under News

Several letters stated April 3  would be “Punish a Muslim Day”. They were sent out anonymously to various Muslim communities throughout late March in the United Kingdom. The letter read, “They have hurt you, they have made your loved ones suffer. They have caused you pain and heartache. What are you going to do abou...

Golden Perspectives – “What are your Easter traditions?/ What do you do on Easter Weekend?

Golden Perspectives – “What are your Easter traditions?/ What do you do on Easter Weekend?

March 27, 2018

  Carly Adler - Sophomore “We’re starting a new Easter tradition because of my one-...

Graduate student Iris Millan ran for state representative of the 4th District

Graduate student Iris Millan ran for state representative of the 4th District

March 27, 2018

“I’m an immigrant, I’m a mom and a student,” ENLACE graduate student Iris Millan would say as...

Students set fire to build ecosystems on campus

Students set fire to build ecosystems on campus

March 27, 2018

Smoke rose high over the Physical Education complex for a majority of the day on March 13. NEIU’s first...

Congressman and Alumnus Luis V. Gutiérrez to speak at commencement

Congressman and Alumnus Luis V. Gutiérrez to speak at commencement

March 27, 2018

Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez will be NEIU’s May 2018 commencement speaker for the graduation ceremony...

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