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College political groups react to Charles Murray’s visit

College political groups react to Charles Murray’s visit

DePaul Socialists, College Republicans, and College Democrats

November 6, 2017


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[accordions] [accordion title="College Republicans: Murray event was successful thanks to DePaul administration" load="show"] We are exceedingly happy with the event we put on last Wednesday. Dr. Charles Murray gave students a new perspective to consider when thinking about class structure in ...

Causing an effect: The incoherence of gun control

Causing an effect: The incoherence of gun control

John Minster

October 23, 2017


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Stephen Paddock opened fire on hundreds of innocent people in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, killing 59 people and wounding 527. It was an absolute travesty. It is difficult to put into words the enormous sense of loss people have felt across the nation. Tragedies like the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting shou...

America’s epidemic: Government must find solution to opioid dilemma

America’s epidemic: Government must find solution to opioid dilemma

Rachel Zarky

October 23, 2017


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America is in the height of an escalating opioid epidemic that has taken over 200,000 lives in the past two decades. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 64,000 victims of the ongoing opioid crisis have succumbed to drug overdose in 2016, 12,000 more t...

McDonald’s McVegan misses the mark

McDonald’s McVegan misses the mark

David Stein

October 16, 2017


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For those who identify as vegan or vegetarian, McDonald’s has likely never been too high on the list of favorite restaurants to eat at. Read More »...

Hear our roar: Women have spoken, the world must respond

Hear our roar: Women have spoken, the world must respond

Natalie Taylor

October 16, 2017


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“If we lean in too far, we’ll fall over,” said Heidi Stevens, writer of the column “Balancing Act” in the Chicago Tribune. Read More »...

No one needs an automatic rifle

No one needs an automatic rifle

Danielle Ortiz

October 9, 2017


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We need change and we need it now. On Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, a man opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino into the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. At least 59 people were killed and 527 people  were wounded. In the face of such tragedy many are asking themselves, ...

What revolution? Playboy branded the objectification of women as ‘acceptable’

What revolution? Playboy branded the objectification of women as ‘acceptable’

Yazmin Dominguez

October 9, 2017


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Marilyn Monroe was the kick-starting force behind Playboy’s success. A photo of her smiling, one arm extended, posing on top of an elephant in Madison Square Garden in 1949 rocketed Playboy into the limelight. Photographed by Tom Kelley, she made $50 for the photo series named “Mona Monroe.” R...

Tech needs a fact check

Tech needs a fact check

Rachel Fernandez

October 2, 2017


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Reporting on controversial issues and opinions of public interest is never easy for journalists. The New York Times recently published an article headlined “Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far.” The piece focused on a “fringe element of men who say women are ruining t...

NCAA death penalty punishes fans the most

NCAA death penalty punishes fans the most

Andrew Hattersley

October 2, 2017


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Sports scandals at Penn State, Baylor and Louisville, on multiple occasions have posed questions about whether one of these schools should become the first since Southern Methodist University in 1986 to receive the NCAA’s harshest form of punishment: the death penalty. Read More »...

Twitter expands tweet length, sacrifices clarity in the process

Twitter expands tweet length, sacrifices clarity in the process

Natalie Taylor

October 2, 2017


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Sounding off on Twitter just got an upgrade. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, Twitter announced it will test the idea of expanding tweets to 280 characters or less. Twitter’s online announcement claims they are, “giving you more characters to express yourself.” The change comes out of users’ frustration o...

Social reliability, Facebook must place tighter restrictions on ads

Social reliability, Facebook must place tighter restrictions on ads

Natalie Taylor

September 25, 2017


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On Sept. 6, Facebook admitted to selling advertisement space to secret Russian propaganda groups. This follows news of Russian interference in the 2016 election, which an investigation by the U.S. intelligence community concluded helped sway results in President Donald Trump’s favor. Due to the ad...

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