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State senator draws high numbers for weed symposium

State senator draws high numbers for weed symposium

Hector Cervantes, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018


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Recreational marijuana legalization was center stage in the Levan Center during Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s (SSDP)  jam-packed symposium in which they hosted Heather Steans, one of the state senators who cosponsored the senate bill that would, if passed, legalize recreational marijuana in...

Hundreds of new Illinois laws go into effect in 2018

Hundreds of new Illinois laws go into effect in 2018

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 8, 2018


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With the beginning of a new year comes the inauguration of more than 100 new laws in Illinois. The Statehouse is often out of sight and out of mind for a lot of people, but the laws it signs are of equal consequence as those passed by the Federal legislatures. The laws passed cover dozens of topics from...

Elon Musk plans to submit bid for Blue Line high-speed rail to O’Hare

Elon Musk plans to submit bid for Blue Line high-speed rail to O’Hare

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2018


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Elon Musk wants to take a whack at solving one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s most pressing transportation concerns. After meeting with Chicago’s then-deputy mayor Steve Koch in Los Angeles, Musk tweeted to his followers that his tunneling company – ironically named the Boring Company – would “c...

CPS pension crisis leads to controversial tax hike

CPS pension crisis leads to controversial tax hike

Hector Cervantes, Contributing Writer

January 8, 2018


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Taxes will be on the rise for Chicago residents in 2018 since the Chicago Public School (CPS) system will hike up taxes to $225 million to help teachers with their pensions.  In a press release, former-CPS CEO Forrest Claypool, who resigned from his position in December, lauded the legislators wh...

Demons freeze on first days back

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2018


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Although the early stages of winter were fairly mild, temperatures have been unusually low since Christmas, even for Chicago. Students have had to bust out their warmest winter clothing to combat the sub-zero temperatures. Extremely cold winters can be even more challenging for out of state students from...

Early morning sprinkler forces residents out of Seton Hall

Early morning sprinkler forces residents out of Seton Hall

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2018


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In the frigid early hours on Thursday, residents of Seton Hall awoke to alarms. At 6 a.m., students shuffled down the stairways as cascading streams of water nipped at their ankles. The incident caused quite a commotion and the building had to be completely evacuated. Director of Housing Services Rick More...

Chicago runners undeterred by record lows

Chicago runners undeterred by record lows

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2018


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With record low temperatures sweeping the nation, Chicagoans prepare for business as usual. Millions of residents will bundle up with scarves, hats and mittens ready to face the arctic temperatures on their daily commute. Although those from warmer climates may think Chicagoans are crazy for braving th...

With tensions high, student leaders travel to Israel

With tensions high, student leaders travel to Israel

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 8, 2018


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Amid tense geopolitical strife, student leaders traveled to Israel to learn about the Israel-Palestine conflict and Middle Eastern culture in a trip sponsored by the Jewish United Fund. They covered ground all over Israel from Tel Aviv to the country’s northeastern border  with war-torn Syria, w...

Investment expert joins DePaul’s Board of Trustees

Investment expert joins DePaul’s Board of Trustees

Evan Sully, Contributing Writer

January 8, 2018


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DePaul’s Board of Trustees has announced that Judith Greffin will be its 45th member. Greffin is a 25-year veteran at Allstate Insurance Company, where she worked her way up to  executive vice president and chief investment officer, while leading a global investment group managing more than $85 billion...

Student debt at DePaul surpasses Illinois average

Student debt at DePaul surpasses Illinois average

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 8, 2018


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Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Loyola University's rate of student indebtedness as 23 percent. In actuality, Loyola's rate of indebtedness is higher than DePaul's. The writer acknowledges and regrets this error. An annual metrics report has revealed that more DePaul st...

Bitcoin Gold Rush excites DePaul students to invest, others worry bubble will pop

Bitcoin Gold Rush excites DePaul students to invest, others worry bubble will pop

Jonathan Ballew, Asst. News Editor

December 19, 2017


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Bitcoin investors are on an exciting but volatile roller coaster ride and no one seems to know if and where it will end. With prices soaring, Bitcoin investment has become an online speculative gold rush and tenacious investing millennials are scrambling to get in on the action. Cryptocurrenci...

Tackling low enrollment: How DePaul is handling declining numbers

Tackling low enrollment: How DePaul is handling declining numbers

Ebony Ellis, Contributing Writer

December 14, 2017


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Across the United States, enrollment at private universities has been declining because of skyrocketing costs. At DePaul, the issue is no different. According to the Institutional Research & Market Analytics (IRMA) report for DePaul, there are currently 14,816 students enrolled for the fall qu...

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