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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...

Healthcare is a human right

Healthcare is a human right

Rachel Zarky

September 25, 2017


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Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, has presented a replacement to our nation’s fundamentally flawed health care system that would result in a radical change. Sanders has openly expressed healthcare is a moral and economic issue. In his “Medicare-for-All” proposal, all Americans wou...

Changing Title IX, interim measures threaten student success

Changing Title IX, interim measures threaten student success

Sam Mendoza

September 18, 2017


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On-campus sexual misconduct has been placed into the spotlight with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announcing that certain Title IX regulations will be rolled back; specifically in the ways a school must investigate a case of sexual harassment. Title IX is a set of regulations passed in 1972 th...

Libraries closing early due to budget cuts is unacceptable

Libraries closing early due to budget cuts is unacceptable

Rachel Pride

September 18, 2017


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On Aug. 14, 2017, an announcement was made in the news section of the University Library website detailing a decrease in the service hours by two hours every day at the John T. Richardson Library and by one hour every day at the Loop Library, effective fall quarter 2017. On Sept. 7, 2017, I started a p...

DePaul dignity rally fails to produce calls to action

DePaul dignity rally fails to produce calls to action

Danielle Ortiz

September 11, 2017


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“DePaul: Dignity for All” was the catchphrase of the rally. The event featured different community figures reading scripted promises of intolerance for hate, protecting human dignity, along with a list of different identities. It was quick, around 20 minutes long, and the rally raised a lot more qu...

Defend DACA, make DePaul a sanctuary campus

Defend DACA, make DePaul a sanctuary campus

DePaul Socialists

September 11, 2017


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The DePaul Socialists condemn the rescindment of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).  This racist attack puts some 800,000 people at risk for deportation and violence, and continues President Trump's assault on immigrant communities in the US. Read More »...

2,052 miles to San Juan, Chicago’s historical proximity to Puerto Rico requires us to start paying attention

2,052 miles to San Juan, Chicago’s historical proximity to Puerto Rico requires us to start paying attention

Amber Colón

September 11, 2017


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When Hurricane Irma blazed through several Caribbean islands before finally hitting Florida this weekend, one of the many impoverished places that it grazed was Puerto Rico. As Chicago has one of the largest Puerto Rican communities in the United States, the long lasting effects of Irma on the Puerto...

North Korea: In “the Land of Bad Options,” one option has yet to be explored

North Korea: In “the Land of Bad Options,” one option has yet to be explored

Benjamin Conboy

July 26, 2017


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North Korea has been called “the land of bad options.” It has been a long-held belief of the United States government that we have only three options to rein in the country’s nuclear initiatives: impose sanctions with the intention of depriving them of the resources necessary to function as a nat...

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