The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

What the El?

Marisa Knudsen

August 13, 2011


Filed under Opinions

MARISA KNUDSEN | marisaknudsen@comcast.net |@marisaknudsen Marisa Knudsen is an MBA student at DePaul and an analyst for a nonprofit book publisher in Chicago. She completed her undergraduate work at Northern Illinois in 2008 and and enjoys reading, writing, and traveling as time and funds permit.   What the El?Back in M...

University of Tennessee bookstore ban of Obama ‘Disappoint-mints’ goes against first amendment

Jenn Schanz

August 13, 2011


Filed under Opinions

Obama-critical breath mints are being taken off the shelves at a University of Tennessee bookstore in Knoxville, Tenn. after a local legislator found the "Disappoint-mints" to be offensive and educationally insignificant.Democratic legislator Joe Armstrong conveyed to the Knoxville Sentimental that the ...

It’s a globalized world, after all

Tim Lydon - Graduate student, English

May 30, 2011


Filed under Opinions

The ground has been broken and the seeds planted in the fertile consciousness of the Chinese middle class. An emerging middle class in any country is just another name for prey in the global corporate parlance.As poverty in China has been reduced, people are enjoying an increase in discretionary income.En...

Singin’ the UPass blues

Laura Fitzgerald - Senior, Journalism

May 30, 2011


Filed under Opinions

June 17: the day my beloved CTA U-Pass, courtesy of DePaul University, will expire and leave me to find my own means of transportation. It could be easy enough to walk to Walgreens, Dominick's or CVS and pick up a monthly or weekly CTA pass, but I'm not used to doing it, and frankly, it's too expensive.Last summer, I...

Insult to the modern resume

David Stromberg - Alum, class of 1986

May 30, 2011


Filed under Opinions

We are taught at an early age our resumes must be as perfect, positive, professional and complete as we can possibly make them, both for entry-level and experienced-level candidates. We are taught that our resumes are the "tip-of-the-spear" in our job hunts. We are taught that if it's not "just right," we...

Why did the university throw the semester system out the window?

Kyle Widenski - Junior, Journalism

May 30, 2011


Filed under Opinions

DePaul follows the quarter system, and while we reside at our desks pondering the thought of summer, semester students are basking in the warm summer breeze and inviting sunrays.A certain reality slaps you in the face as you exit the classroom. But wouldn't it be nice if this reality came earlier?Don't get me wrong, I ...

Lions and tigers and poli-sci, oh my!

Angeliki Verros - Senior, Political Science and Journalism

May 30, 2011


Filed under Opinions

Political science major, journalism double major, sociology minor, first generation Greek woman, no student loans… I am a discouraged prospective law school student.So is DePaul University senior Jacqueline Claire, 22, who was not laughing as professors joked about day in the life of an attorn...

Fasting for those without a choice

Victor Mata - Freshman, English

April 10, 2011


Filed under Opinions

I stopped eating on Monday, April 4, and joined around 4,000 other people in a fast to call attention to Congressional budget proposals that would make huge cuts in programs for the poor and hungry.By doing so, I surprised myself. After all, I love to eat (my belly is evidence to that). But the decis...

Israel’s long March

Tim Lydon - Graduate student, English

April 10, 2011


Filed under Opinions

On March 21, 2011, rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into the southern Israeli town of Ashdod. The Islamic Jihad's militant wing, the Al Quds Brigades, is believed to be responsible. The day before, a bomb exploded in a suitcase near the Jerusalem central bus station, killing one woman and injuring 30...

Smart phones increase risk of petty theft

Stephanie Williams - Graduate Student, Communications

April 10, 2011


Filed under Opinions

Ahhh, the DePaul college life. Filled with term paper all-nighters, Ramen noodles galore and the ability to walk—not take a shuttle bus—to class. With the latter comes the act of having an iPod, iPhone, iPad and/or Blackberry to keep you company.You may not realize, however, that while you...

Big business tax cuts add to small business struggles

Tracy Martin - Junior, Jounralism

April 10, 2011


Filed under Opinions

As Americans start to buckle down and finish their tax returns to meet the deadline on April 18, they may be shocked to hear some entities are exempt.A couple weeks ago, GE released reports of its earnings. The multinational corporation posted a worldwide profit of $14.2 billion in 2010, with five bill...

Catholic roots are still grounded at DePaul

Megan Burke - Senior, Catholic Studies

April 10, 2011


Filed under Opinions

I am writing in response to an April 4, 2011, article in The DePaulia entitled "Religious Tolerance trumps Catholic Roots." Please allow me to offer a counter perspective:The most substantive portion of this article is the question, "How can DePaul honor ‘the religiously pluralistic composition' of th...

The Student News Site of DePaul University
Opinions