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NEIU’s Ronald Williams Library released a digital collection of the Japanese American Redress documents

Gierdre Antanaitis-Rudawski, Writer

May 16, 2018

NEIU’s Ronald Williams Library released a digital collection of the Japanese American Redress documents that focused on the the Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) hearings. The CWRIC hearings took place on NEIU’s main campus on September 22-23, 1981. On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt i...

In The Neighborhood: Charcoal Delights

Roine Dryer Michaels, Writer

May 16, 2018

Charcoal Delights, a family owned restaurant located at 3139 W. Foster Avenue, is actually more of an institution than a local restaurant. They have been cooking great eats that are both healthy and indulgent for 55 years. The operation is well-seasoned when it comes to making your food right and serving it promptly with a...

The 2018 edition of SEEDS has launched

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

May 16, 2018

NEIU’s literary arts journal SEEDS 2018 edition premiered at the launch party in the Golden Eagles room on May 3rd.  The launch party was open to the public and sent out invites via email to the contributors. Editor-in-Chief Airam Velasquez could not attend; however, Jenn Lee, managing editor, took the floor. Lee opene...

Upcoming fiscal year budget still uncertain

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

April 24, 2018

Last week’s Board of Trustees meeting began with a couple of administrative changes and approvals of both exterior and interior renovations for the university. Gloria J. Gibson, the newly appointed president of NEIU will not start her role until June 1. This left the NEIU community in the question of whether or not ther...

Anti-abortion group protests on NEIU campus

Anti-abortion group protests on NEIU campus

April 24, 2018

The anti-abortion group, Created Equal, based in Columbus, Ohio was seen on campus passing out flyers an...

ReptileFest raises awareness for animal endangerment

ReptileFest raises awareness for animal endangerment

April 24, 2018

The Chicago Herpetological Society organized ReptileFest in the PE Complex on April 14 and 15, where hundr...

URO rally: undocumented and unafraid

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

April 10, 2018

  “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

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

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 ...

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