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Chronicling Joe Biden’s vendetta against recreational drug use

April 17, 2020

Joe Biden’s stance on cannabis and recreational drug use is not only prehistoric but also needlessly...

Journalist on antisemitism comes to NEIU

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

April 27, 2019

At the end of 2018, there was a swastika drawn on a door in the Ronald Williams Library, just a few weeks after the synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead. NEIU facilities were notified to clean the swastika up, the event was printed in the Independent’s blotter and administration sent out an email with a statem...

Archival political pins in the Ronald Williams Library. Display set up by Digital Scholarship Librarian and Assistant Professor Alyssa Vincent, Social Sciences Librarian and Assistant Professor Ed Remus and Administrative Assistant Bonnie Pfeiffelman.

Archival Political Buttons in the Ronald Williams Library

November 6, 2018

Political buttons from the last several decades had the dust brushed off of them to be displayed in Ronald Wil...

American and Spanish politics: a comparison

American and Spanish politics: a comparison

October 26, 2016

The political system of a country is one of the key elements when it comes to shape a country's soci...

Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is Make America Great Again! amid lewd comments towards women and violent mannerisms towards minorities.

The race to the White House: Trump

October 11, 2016

Donald John Trump is the Republican candidate running for president in the upcoming November election....

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking in Chicago.

The race to the White House: Clinton

October 11, 2016

In this election, Hillary Clinton will try to do something that no woman has done before and that is bec...

American sprinters Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Peter Norman.

History repeats itself with athlete protests, social injustice

September 28, 2016

The relationship that sports and social issues have is natural. The two will always be intertwined beca...

Republican presidential canddiate Donald Trump blamed Bernie Sanders supporters for the violence that erupted at his cancelled Chicago Rally

Chicago Protesters Dump the Trump

March 15, 2016

Trump supporters and protesters clashed around UIC’s Pavilion, which resulted in the cancellation of...

Political Euphemisms Confuse Voters

Nicholas Santana, Staff Writer

February 26, 2012

  The inventiveness of euphemisms used by commentators, journalists, and actors of our modern political stage in their discourse can amaze even the most politically savvy American citizen. For instance, take the phrase "rescue package." What does one think of when one hears "rescue package?" Does one think of a caped...

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