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Letters from the Editor

September 20, 2019

 Angel in 2001, the week of her adoption.

September 20, 2001: Angel’s adoption day.  September 20, 2019: Angel’s death. 

I’m profoundly saddened to announce that Angel’s heart stopped beating at 2:24 a.m this morning. Angel had a medical emergency late Thursday nigh...

August 30, 2019

I’m not going to sit here and pretend that my long-distance relationship is rainbows and butterflies because it’s been tough; my partner is my best friend. We went from seeing each other three to four days a week to not seeing each other for weeks at a time.

I promised...

February 20, 2019

Leaving Chicago’s blistering cold and blinding snow to land in a place of mountains, cactuses and desert sand was a shock. Granted, when my partner and I landed, it was dark; we couldn’t see a thing. But here’s the thing: when we pulled into the driveway of the Airbnb,...

February 16, 2018

Photos by Nicole F. Anderson

           Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein came to Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) to discuss understanding current politics, the changing world of journalism and investigating Watergate for the Daniel L. Goodwin Distingu...

January 2, 2017

     Today marked my last day acting as Editor-in-Chief for The Wright Times newspaper. I'm extremely sad to go, but I'm ecstatic to finally graduate and receive my Associate’s Degree. 

      It's been a rollercoaster of two years for both the newspaper...

January 2, 2017

      The other day, Haley, and her boyfriend, and I went out to celebrate Haley’s birthday.

    We started off the celebration  in our neighborhood by grabbing a bite to eat. However, as we were walking to our destination, we passed by one of the local thrif...

December 21, 2016

     I'm what you consider an animal lover; I will stop on the street to pet outdoor cats, will stop people so I can pet their dogs, cry at the ASPCA commercials, watch cute animal videos on Facebook, etc. 

       But there's one animal that I don't like: stre...

August 19, 2016

     Truth be told, I don't even know why I still wake up in the morning and think that when I step outside of my apartment that I will have a normal, average day. Maybe I'm optimistic, maybe I'm ignorant, maybe I'm just straight-up unlucky when it comes to encounterin...

July 24, 2016

     It was a Monday night and one of my best friends, Ana, had one more day in Chicago before she returned back to New York City. Her and I are two peas in a pod, so naturally, I wanted to meet up with her and Sylvia in Pilsen to spend sometime together....

July 14, 2016

     My first day in Minneapolis, Minnesota sent me into a complete culture shock. I'm talking about a total surge to the senses that left me in utter disbelief. When I landed in the airport, I went straight to the baggage carousel, grabbed my duffle bag, and went outs...

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