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Celebration, sorrow and slights greet news of Castro’s death

Celebration, sorrow and slights greet news of Castro’s death

The Associated Press

November 26, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

While the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro prompted cheers from the country's exiles in Miami, the 90-year-old revolutionary leader's passing produced expressions of respect in other parts of the world and measured responses from governments that saw the devoted socialist as a threat. U.S. President Bar...

Getting high: students abuse Adderall

Getting high: students abuse Adderall

Jack Chelsky

November 14, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Jane has been selling her prescribed Adderall pills for the last year and a half, even though it’s a felony to do so. The DePaul student, who uses a fake name in order to avoid being incriminated, started selling the drug for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) out of her dorm to fellow stud...

U.S. teams still marketing the Native American image

U.S. teams still marketing the Native American image

Jackson Danbeck

November 13, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

When the Cleveland Indians made the World Series this year, millions of Americans noticed the red-skinned and smiling caricature on their uniforms that their fans sentimentally call “Chief Wahoo.” Read More »...

Polarized politics leaves environmental issues on the sidelines

Polarized politics leaves environmental issues on the sidelines

John Rudnicki

November 9, 2016


Filed under Nation & World, News

The next President will most likely play a big role in shaping future environmental legislation. Read More »

Sanctuary in the antarctic

Sanctuary in the antarctic

Jackson Danbeck

November 6, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Teeming with life from diving penguins to schools of fish, the waters off the coast of Antarctica will now be protected under international law after 24 nations, including the United States, agreed to create the world’s largest marine reserve that spans an area almost as large as Alaska.     ...

Henry Kissinger discusses complex U.S.-China relationship

Henry Kissinger discusses complex U.S.-China relationship

Jackson Danbeck

October 23, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

After years of fighting the Japanese during World War II and the nationalist government in the Chinese civil war, communist China emerged victorious in 1949. But with dreams of becoming a secure and ideologically-pure nation, it soon began to rival with another nation that would last for the next 25 y...

Human rights organizations call for end to war on drugs

Human rights organizations call for end to war on drugs

AP and David Crary

October 17, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

As Americans debate the expanding campaign to legalize marijuana, two of the nation's most prominent human rights organizations are urging a far bolder step — the decriminalization of possession and personal use of all illicit drugs. Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union jointly...

Facebook reinforces political polarization

Facebook reinforces political polarization

Danielle Harris

October 16, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

For the more than 200 million Americans on Facebook, scrolling through their newsfeeds without finding a single political post has become practically impossible. Social media platforms like Facebook have become the main political news source for many American voters, and especially for young adults. Accor...

Study links birth control pill to depression

Study links birth control pill to depression

Danielle Harris

October 10, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Shortly after DePaul senior Sarah (who asked that her last name not be used) began taking the birth control pill the summer after graduating high school, she started experiencing undeniable signs of depression. Her “bad mood swings” became difficult to manage and she found herself withdrawing from...

CPS budget cuts disproportionately effect low-income students

CPS budget cuts disproportionately effect low-income students

Rachel Hinton

October 10, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

When Julian Gomez walked across the stage at Allstate Arena this June, diploma in hand, tassle now on the left side of his cap, he couldn’t have predicted that two weeks into his new job there would be talk of a strike. Fresh out of his graduation robes, Gomez went back to his old elementary school,...

Party hoppin’: midterm elections expected to shake up Congress

Party hoppin’: midterm elections expected to shake up Congress

Brenden Moore

October 3, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

Just as 2014 was a great year for Republicans, 2016 is shaping up to be a year of good opportunities for Democratic senate candidates. The map favors Democrats and gives them many opportunities to retake the upper chamber. Here are some of the likeliest states to see a change in party representatio...

Congress rejects Obama’s veto of 9/11 victims bill

Congress rejects Obama’s veto of 9/11 victims bill

Danielle Harris

October 2, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

In a rare instance of bipartisan cooperation, Congress voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the 9/11 victims bill Sept. 28. Co-authored by Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) allows the families of victims killed...

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