The Independent

NEIU social media account accused of racism

Earnest Beeson, Writer

February 25, 2020

On Feb. 14, NEIU’s Instagram account posted a Valentine’s Day message that some deemed racially insensitive. The message portrayed NEIU school mascot, Goldie the Golden Eagle, with a caption that read “so heartsick over you I’m...ill-eagle.” Many in the university community believe the post to be in poor taste....

The era of vanity, insecurity and narcissism

The era of vanity, insecurity and narcissism

November 19, 2019

Social media has infected our view of social interaction.  On one hand, we are indefinitely connected t...

Spotify allows users to mute artists at their discretion.| Photo by: Spotify

Cancel culture: use responsibly

October 8, 2019

Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate. In 2019, we are able to share our thoughts and...

Netflix’s ‘You’ Normalizes Abusive Relationships and We Fell For It

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2019

As a typical college student, I usually pick a show to binge watch on Netflix between classes and homework. My last victim was “You” starring the-ever-so-misunderstood Penn Badgley, better known as Dan Humphrey from the CW’s hit show “Gossip Girl.” The show centers around Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager who be...

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The importance of curating your own space: mental health and social media

December 2, 2018

Editor's Note: Story contains heavy topics such as sexual assault and depression. I was abused by...

Social media gains access to personal information

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

April 24, 2018

Prepare yourself to have your mind blown: Did you know that when logging into Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat or other social media apps, that your personal information can be sold to private researchers at any time without your knowledge? I didn’t until I started reading about the Facebook scandal and Mark Zuckerberg's recent te...

Alicia Eler described her book at the event held at the Women and Children First bookstore in Chicago

Sex, Privacy and Culture: ‘ The Selfie Generation’

January 30, 2018

In recent years the world has been taken over by the selfie; a picture that someone takes of themselve...

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