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DePaul’s political groups hit the ground running

DePaul’s political groups  hit the ground running

Benjamin Conboy

September 18, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Politics

As DePaul’s political student groups hold their first meetings of the year, they are all beginning to decide how best to engage the DePaul community with their groups’ messages.  Read More »...

Bushra Amiwala gears up, student looks to add politics to her extracurriculars

Bushra Amiwala gears up, student looks to add politics to her extracurriculars

Benjamin Conboy

September 11, 2017


Filed under Metro, News, Politics

As the race for the Cook County’s next 13th District Commissioner heats up, DePaul sophomore Bushra Amiwala has been quietly adding fuel to the fire of her campaign. Read More »...

Pawar announces Cairo mayor as lieutenant governor running mate

Pawar announces Cairo mayor as lieutenant governor running mate

Benjamin Conboy

August 17, 2017


Filed under Metro, News, Politics

Democratic Illinois gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar announced his running mate as Tyrone Coleman, the mayor of downstate Cairo. The announcement came at a campaign rally on Tuesday in Pawar’s home district of Ravenswood to a full crowd at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center. Read More &...

Meet DePaul’s own Bushra Amiwala, the 19-year-old running for a Cook County board seat

Meet DePaul’s own Bushra Amiwala, the 19-year-old running for a Cook County board seat

Benjamin Conboy

June 14, 2017


Filed under Metro, News, Politics

DePaul student Bushra Amiwala isn’t waiting to graduate college before she forays into political life. At 19, she’s running as a Democrat for a seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners held by long-time incumbent Larry Suffredin. Amiwala, of Skokie, is running for commissioner in the 13th D...

Chris Kennedy visits DePaul, discusses hope for Illinois

Chris Kennedy visits DePaul, discusses hope for Illinois

April Lane

June 14, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Politics

Democratic businessman Chris Kennedy, a candidate in the Illinois governor race, stopped by DePaul’s campus earlier this week to engage with DePaul students and inform them about his hope for Illinois.  The event was hosted by the DePaul College Democrats on Thursday, June 8, drawing a crowd of ...

Ald. Pawar casts himself as outsider in governor’s race

Ald. Pawar casts himself as outsider in governor’s race

Brenden Moore

February 27, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th Ward) brought his start-up gubernatorial campaign to DePaul last Tuesday night, making a progressive case for the merit of government while jabbing at Gov. Bruce Rauner and his wealthy Democratic primary rivals. Pawar, who represents the Lincoln Square, North Center and R...

Son of Robert F. Kennedy joins Illinois governor’s race

Son of Robert F. Kennedy joins Illinois governor’s race

Brenden Moore

February 12, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Putting to bed months of speculation, Democratic businessman Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, announced last week his candidacy for governor of Illinois. Read More »...

Trump sparks liberal awakening

Trump sparks liberal awakening

Brenden Moore

February 5, 2017


Filed under Nation & World, Politics

There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it? Read More »

American carnage vs. hope and change in Washington, D.C. last week

American carnage vs. hope and change in Washington, D.C. last week

Brenden Moore

January 30, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

In a sense, the events of Washington D.C. are one continuous house party. With an open invitation, folks from across the country and around the world arrive, stay awhile — perhaps even indulge in the pleasures of This Town — and eventually go home. Read More »...

Chicagoans bus to DC for inauguration protests

Chicagoans bus to DC for inauguration protests

Rachel Hinton

January 23, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Thursday’s crisp weather didn’t stop activists. Their sharpied-signs and neck pillows blew haplessly in the wind as they waited to board buses to protest the incoming Trump Administration. Before the buses rolled in they talked in small groups about previous protests they’d attended and where th...

Protesters flood streets for Women’s March on Chicago

Protesters flood streets for Women’s March on Chicago

Darrah Perryman

January 23, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

The steady chatter from the “L” tracks added whispered layers to the crowd of 250,000 that occupied the streets below its breath Saturday. Each time the train whistled into the 60 degree January sky, a ripple of cheers devoured the city’s confines, as signs of protest and hope seemingly hovered over the win...

Trump supporters celebrate on inauguration day

Trump supporters celebrate on inauguration day

Brenden Moore

January 23, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After facing ridicule from acquaintances, friends, family and pressure from popular culture, a feeling of vindication swirled around the National Mall as supporters of Donald Trump celebrated the billionaire’s inauguration as the 45th president of the U.S. Friday afternoon. R...

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