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TEDxDePaul to return, speakers announced

TEDxDePaul to return, speakers announced

Dirce Toca

February 12, 2018


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TEDxDePaulUniversity will be returning on May 1. The third annual TEDx event will bring in 11 speakers who will give powerful presentations on various topics, all centered on the theme “Reimagine.” TED, according to their website, is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the ...

When helicopter parents won’t stop hovering

When helicopter parents won’t stop hovering

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018


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Victoria Theodorou isn’t allowed to travel more than a couple of hours away from her house in California — her parents won’t allow it. They follow her GPS location constantly. She isn’t in trouble, nor has she done anything wrong. Theodorou has excellent grades in school (she already has one...

Chicago Auto Show returns with the year’s hottest rides

Chicago Auto Show returns with the year’s hottest rides

Josh Leff, Photo Editor

February 12, 2018


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The Chicago Auto Show returns to the McCormick Place this week for the 110th   year to showcase manufacturers’ freshest products and a taste of the latest designs. Chicago’s annual auto show is the largest one in North America and draws manufacturers ranging from simpler, consumer-focused brands...

Amiwala encounters reality of politics as primary nears

Amiwala encounters reality of politics as primary nears

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

February 12, 2018


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Bushra Amiwala is getting down in the political muck that is Chicago politics ahead of the Cook County Board of Commissioners primary. Since she announced her campaign in June, she’s encountered fiery opposition and establishment roadblocks. But the 20-year-old DePaul student has also encountered...

Photo of the Week: Dude, where’s my car?

Photo of the Week: Dude, where’s  my car?

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018


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After what had been a winter without much snow, Chicagoans got nine consecutive days of it, which has only happened three other times since 1885, according to the Chicago Tribune. Uber and Lyft fares were surging as some residents had to pay four and five times the usual rate for the ride-sharing s...

Lt. Gov. candidate Ra Joy talks ‘Kennedy Kush’ with College Dems

Lt. Gov. candidate Ra Joy talks ‘Kennedy Kush’ with College Dems

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018


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Ra Joy, lieutenant governor candidate and running mate to Chris Kennedy, was hosted by the  DePaul Democrats on Wednesday. Joy spoke on a myriad of issues during the course of the evening, but he put special emphasis on marijuana legalization — what he likes to call “Kennedy Kush.” Last week, sta...

Buried treasure: Library dusts off rare books

Buried treasure: Library dusts off rare books

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2018


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Some of the rarest books in the world were found on the third floor of the John T. Richardson Library in Lincoln Park. The discovery was made last November by the Special Collections and Archives department, in conjunction with the “Preserving the World’s Rarest Books” project. Since then, DeP...

Biss at DePaul: Democratic candidate for governor holds town hall

Biss at DePaul: Democratic candidate for governor holds town hall

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

February 5, 2018


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Democratic candidate for governor Daniel Biss held a town hall-style event on Saturday, Feb. 3, where he discussed his positions on campaign finance reform, reproductive health and the niceties of negotiating a state budget. Biss seemed at home back in a classroom on the fourth floor of the Levan Cent...

DePaul students canvass for Englewood

DePaul students canvass for Englewood

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2018


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Last Saturday morning, Alex Boutros, along with a handful of DePaul students, hopped on the Red Line and traveled to the South Side to knock on doors. The students looked out of place with their clipboards and flyers — on more than one occasion they were told to be careful by concerned residents. But Bo...

Mark Cuban invests $250,000 for 25 percent of student’s app

Mark Cuban invests  $250,000 for 25 percent of student’s app

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

February 5, 2018


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When Nick Skrzyniarzc was fresh out of college, he said he was drowning in student debt. One day he thought to himself, “Something needs to change.” That little idea, he said, was what inspired the idea for the app he developed with his brother Dan Stelmach, called ChangEd. It takes debit purchases,...

Political groups react to Trump’s first State of the Union

Political groups react to Trump’s first State of the Union

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

February 5, 2018


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President Trump’s first State of the Union address was, like everything the president does, divisive. Democrats denounced his racially charged rhetoric in his immigration talking points, and Republicans applauded his unwavering adherence to the speech’s script – an unusual phenomenon for the not...

400 attend Amiwala fundraiser as board race heats up

400 attend Amiwala fundraiser as board race heats up

Yazmin Dominguez, Online Editor

February 5, 2018


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Correction: An earlier version of this story stated Amiwala received news of a press release from an opposing candidate who accused her of not filing a critical fundraising form. The form originally stated in the article is required to be filed when candidates receive donations of at least $1,000. In r...

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