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Textbook publishers find new ways to squeeze students

Textbook publishers find new ways to squeeze students

D. K. Schwartz, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


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Defying perceptions of a dying industry, one sector of the publishing world is still doing brisk business these days, and it’s all thanks to college students. After raising the average college textbooks’ price nearly 200 percent since 1997—a surge outpaced only by hospital services — the corporat...

The Nazi next door

The Nazi next door

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

February 26, 2018


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Arthur Jones of Lyons, Illinois, is set to become the GOP nominee for Illinois’ 3rd congressional district, despite disapproval from Illinois Republicans, including Gov. Bruce Rauner. “There is no room for neo-Nazis in American politics. I condemn this man in the strongest possible terms,” Rauner said ...

Bitcoin bubble is finally popping

Bitcoin bubble is finally popping

Lauren Hightower, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


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After ending 2017 with the market booming, Bitcoin crashed down January and is continuing to go down. Even with the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies going down, DePaul investors are not pulling out just yet. The year 2017 was a good one for the cryptocurrency market. Investors were puttin...

Chuy chomps the machine

Chuy chomps the machine

Sahi Padmanabhan, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


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The historic Apollo’s 2000 banquet hall in Little Village was lined with monitors. The entire room seemed to be buzzing with anticipation of not only Bernie Sanders, but the Southwest Side’s own Jesús “Chuy” Garcia. Garcia made another push forward in his congressional campaign with a rally on ...

DePaul administration defends free speech after denying Steven Crowder

DePaul administration defends free speech after denying Steven Crowder

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

DePaul has found itself in the spotlight for receiving an award from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) — only this award isn’t the type most universities hope to win. FIRE awarded DePaul the inaugural “lifetime censorship award” for, what they say, is a pattern of atta...

DePaul alum challenges incumbent for Northwest suburban district

DePaul alum challenges incumbent for Northwest suburban district

April Lane, Assistant Online Editor

February 26, 2018


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Since graduating from DePaul in 2013, Kevin B. Morrison has put his studies in political and environmental science into action, gaining years of experience as a community activist and organizer for Chicagoland area politicians, including Ald. Mary O’Connor, State Rep. Robert Martwick and Hillary...

Gov. Rauner takes aim at teacher pensions

Gov. Rauner takes aim at teacher pensions

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2018


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Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered Illinois’ annual budget address Wednesday, saying that Illinois is “in a state of readiness to become the economic powerhouse of the midwest.” Although Rauner seemed to appease his political base, many believe that the address was nothing more than political peacocking...

Photo gallery: Chicago mourns the death of Commander Paul Bauer

Photo gallery: Chicago mourns the death of Commander Paul Bauer

Benjamin Conboy and The Associated Press

February 19, 2018


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On Feb. 13, Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer was at the Thompson Center at 100 West Randolph Street for training when he heard officers call for assistance in apprehending a fleeing suspect. Noticing the subject running by his squad car, the commander gave chase. Bauer, 53, chased the suspect, Shomari Leggh...

Study abroad trip to Israel reviewed following State Department advisory

Study abroad trip to Israel reviewed following State Department advisory

Graciella Saucedo-Riviera, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

A few months ago, the United States Department of State Travel adjusted the way that it measures its worldwide travel warning system. Now, those changes in the State Department’s reporting procedure are having effects on some of DePaul’s study abroad programs. In January the Department of State Travel li...

The great debate

The great debate

Amber Colón, Editor in Chief

February 19, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

In an evening rife with political disagreements, perhaps nothing was as shocking as DePaul College Republicans member Brenden Newell’s comments towards the end of Tuesday’s debate between the Republicans and DePaul Socialists. “I would’ve rather had a person (in office) who mildly sexually assaulted...

Photo of the week: Dibs!

Photo of the week: Dibs!

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2018


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Commentary: Around DePaul, everyone knows DIBS as that weird, creepy blue monster that roams the Student Center and makes everyone feel just a little uncomfortable. But when it snows in Chicago, residents respect a different kind of dibs — the art of shoveling out a parking spot and saving it with...

“By any means necessary”: DePaul Socialists remember Malcolm X

“By any means necessary”: DePaul Socialists remember Malcolm X

April Lane, Assistant Online Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

During the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the mid-50s, while Martin Luther King Jr. offered a message of justice by way of peace, Malcolm X led an alternative movement focused on combating racism by enforcing the values of black empowerment, liberation and achieving social justice “by any means ...

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