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SAF-B explained: How is your money being spent?

SAF-B explained: How is your money being spent?

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2018


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Over the last year, nine DePaul students decided where $564,818 of student activity fees would be distributed. The nine voting students, along with one voting DePaul staff member and three non-voting members, make up the Student Activity Fee Board (SAF-B). Every month the board is given a budget by ...

Six students robbed at gun point near Lincoln Park campus

Six students robbed at gun point near Lincoln Park campus

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 29, 2018


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Six DePaul students were robbed at gunpoint within 30 minutes of each other near the Lincoln Park campus. In the early hours of Thursday, Jan. 24, men, armed with handguns and wearing surgical masks, jumped out of a white Audi SUV, put guns to the heads of the students and demanded their wallets and c...

Candidates come out swinging at first gubernatorial forum

Candidates come out swinging at first gubernatorial forum

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 29, 2018


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The first televised forum between Democratic gubernatorial candidates faced tough questions about the future of Illinois. Retaining residents, amending the state constitution to allow for a progressive property tax and candidates’ political histories were all front-and-center. The debate was moderated by NBC5’s politi...

Uncertainty looms for DACA students

Uncertainty looms for DACA students

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 29, 2018


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With the March 5th DACA deadline looming, DePaul students and faculty hoping for the best but gearing up for the worst. Most DACA students, often called “Dreamers,” are used to uncertainty.  But in the wake of a government shutdown that lasted nearly three days, things are starting to feel especial...

SGA releases budget, shows dwindling funding

SGA releases budget, shows dwindling funding

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 29, 2018


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Historically, students love to complain about DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA). Take a look at DePaul SGA on Facebook and you will find multiple low ratings and poor reviews. One of the biggest complaints has been that SGA at DePaul hasn’t been transparent to the student body. After ...

Long awaited cultural centers opens

Long awaited cultural centers opens

Breya Jones, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2018


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Other than the occasional student walking through the third floor of O’Connell, the only sound that filled the South wing of the third floor was the golf team practicing swings. That all changed last Thursday with the opening of four new spaces. On the day of the opening the once empty hallway became packe...

Graduate students look to band together

Graduate students look to band together

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 29, 2018


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Graduate students are taking the first steps in forming a student association that would hear grievances, complaints and demands from the graduate student body and take them up with the university. The group would be similar to how the Student Government Association (SGA) represents the student body...

Pro-Israel and pro-Palestine groups on campus don’t see eye-to-eye

Pro-Israel and pro-Palestine groups on campus don’t see eye-to-eye

Neil Sengupta, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2018


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In a heated political climate, the conflict between Israel and Palestine is among the more controversial issues in politics today. On the DePaul campus two student groups, Students for Justice in Palestine and Students Supporting Israel represent both sides of this debate with passion and vigor-- and t...

Journalism students worked behind the scenes at the forum

Journalism students worked behind the scenes at the forum

Brendan Whelper, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2018


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Last Tuesday, the first Illinois Democratic Gubernatorial Forum took place at Chicago’s NBC Tower.  NBC 5 political editor Carol Marin served as the moderator, while NBC Chicago’s Don Moseley worked as the editorial producer.  Both Marin and Moseley are the directors of DePaul’s Center for Journalis...

Activists hope momentum carries over to voting booth

Activists hope momentum carries over to voting booth

Yazmin Dominguez and Jonathan Ballew

January 22, 2018


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Pink hats and catchy, political posters paraded down Chicago’s Loop streets for the second annual Women’s March. An estimated 300,000 attendees were recorded, approximately 50,000 more than at the march’s inception. The momentum carries on exactly a year after President Trump’s inauguratio...

Students for Justice in Palestine protest US policies, Israeli detentions

Students for Justice in Palestine protest US policies, Israeli detentions

Timothy Duke, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2018


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Despite frigid, blustery conditions, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) marched and held a rally at DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus on Jan. 18, 2018. Protesters stood in solidarity with prisoners and detainees such as Ahed Tamimi and held signs saying, “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine,...

Where are all the Catholics at the nation’s largest Catholic school

Where are all the Catholics at the nation’s largest Catholic school

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 22, 2018


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When Selena Miller, a practicing Catholic, applied to DePaul, she had no idea it was a Catholic university. Damita Meneves, another practicing Catholic, said she has met only one other Catholic student in her first year at DePaul. DePaul is the largest Catholic University in the country. But the inauguration of Pres...

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