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I am not a bot

I am not a bot

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

February 5, 2018


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On Jan. 27, the New York Times broke a story entitled “The Follower Factory” that exposed the American company Devumi for selling and distributing fake Twitter followers to users. Some of their customers include public figures like the football commentator Ray Lewis, actor John Leguizamo and the Chica...

Jerusalem: the capital for the Jewish people

Jerusalem: the capital for the Jewish people

Michael Adato, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018


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In a time of high tensions in the Middle East, it is of the utmost importance that the actuality on the ground is recognized by both sides. The United States has historically seen bipartisan support for Israel, and the President’s decision to recognize Jerusalem the capital of Israel on Dec. 6, 20...

James Franco’s “snub” can create a wave of change in Hollywood

James Franco’s “snub” can  create a wave of change in Hollywood

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

January 29, 2018


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The Motion Picture Academy announced the 90th Oscar nominations on Jan. 23 to much anticipated debate. This year’s award season is particularly fiery due to the upheaval of a number of Hollywood abusers, beginning with the New York Times and New Yorker’s expose on the sexual misconduct allegations o...

Who are the pink pussyhats helping?

Who are the pink pussyhats helping?

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

January 29, 2018


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On Jan. 21, about 300,000 people stood in solidarity at the annual Women’s March in Chicago, exceeding last year’s attendance by about 50,000. What was different about this year’s march is its focus on a “march to the polls,” encouraging women to vote and run for office in November. What was the ...

Government shutdown and out

Government shutdown and out

Ross Greer, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2018


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After a three-day shutdown, the government is back, at least for the time being.  President Trump signed a short-term spending bill to keep the government afloat until Feb. 8 after Democratic leadership tried and failed to use the budget as a bargaining tool in immigration discussions. The shutdow...

Hot takes

Hot takes

The DePaulia staff

January 22, 2018


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Here at The DePaulia, we have a lot of opinions about a lot of things. As journalists, we know that there is a time and place for sharing our own thoughts. The movies might have you believing that journalists are unbiased in all of our reporting, but these are some of the opinions that we hold near ...

Statement: Student group refuses to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Statement: Student group refuses to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Students for Justice in Palestine

January 22, 2018


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DePaul’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) would like to strongly condemn the recent announcement made by President Trump on Dec. 6, 2017, declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Under the 1947 Partition Plan, the United Nations has given Jerusalem a special status, recognizing it under inte...

Letter to the Editor: University must uphold St. Vincent de Paul legacy

Letter to the Editor: University must uphold St. Vincent de Paul legacy

Thomas Patrick Hughes, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018


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Dear Mr. President Esteban and Dean Caltabiano, My name is Thomas Patrick Hughes and I am a graduate of the School of Music class of 2017. As an alumni of DePaul University, there have been things that I’ve taken with me since departing: my education, my passion to my craft and my strong unwaveri...

Use your platform

Use your platform

Brenden Welper, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018


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Silence is a lot of things.  But in the case of last Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, silence was anything but golden. For the men of Hollywood, it was their first chance to denounce a dark secret that had finally been unearthed.  Harvey Weinstein, Russell Simmons, Louis C.K. and so many others had used the...

Letter to the editor: U.S. holds responsibility to prevent mineral exploitation in Democratic Republic of Congo

Letter to the editor: U.S. holds responsibility to prevent mineral exploitation in Democratic Republic of Congo

John Kafarhire, Contributing Writer

January 8, 2018


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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is known to be one of the richest countries in the world by its natural resources attracting several other countries and multinational companies. However, the country has undergone, throughout its history, different atrocities of genocidal proportions. Today, the Co...

New year, new office, new plans

New year, new office, new plans

Editorial Board

January 8, 2018


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Dear readers, We’ve got exciting news to share: our office moved from the basement of University Hall to the Lower Level concourse in the DePaul Center (1 E. Jackson). Instead of being tucked away in a quiet corner of Lincoln Park, we are happy to be working out of a large, clean and professional...

CTA introduces budget proposal with unfavorable fare hike

CTA introduces budget proposal with unfavorable fare hike

Evan Sully, Contributing Writer

January 8, 2018


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Without improvements to quality of commutes, major consequences await

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