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Graduate students look to band together

Graduate students look to band together

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under News

Graduate students are taking the first steps in forming a student association that would hear grievances, complaints and demands from the graduate student body and take them up with the university. The group would be similar to how the Student Government Association (SGA) represents the student body...

Use your platform

Use your platform

Brenden Welper, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under Opinions

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...

Vincentian Prayer Breakfast recognizes DePaul activists

Vincentian Prayer Breakfast recognizes DePaul activists

Benjamin Conboy

October 2, 2017


Filed under News

Attendees of the Vincentian Prayer Breakfast gathered the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 27 to share a meal and prayer service while recognizing the recent accomplishments of the DePaul Dax Program. Read More »...

DePaul students’ Vincentian engagement of civil rights problems

DePaul students’ Vincentian engagement of civil rights problems

Rachel Hinton

May 17, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

At 5 p.m. on Friday, amid workers commuting from the Loop, a “train takeover” protest disrupted the already bumpy flow of the train ride. Among the ranks of veteran protestors, DePaul students as part of the Vincentians United (VU) faction and other social justice and activist groups joined in. Read More »...

Community conversations needed for police problems

Community conversations needed for police problems

Rachel Hinton

May 10, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

On arguably the nicest day of the quarter, DePaul’s Black Student Union (BSU) lounged in a circle on the Quad hosting a “pop-up” conversation on topics ranging from police brutality to treatment of the oppressed that was occasionally swept away by strong gusts of wind. BSU’s mission for that day  mirrored that of other groups around the countr...

Chicago activists sympathize with Baltimore

Chicago activists sympathize with Baltimore

Brenden Moore

May 3, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

A “teach-in” was held on DePaul’s Loop campus Wednesday night to explain the controversial acquittal of a Chicago detective charged with manslaughter in the 2012 death of Rekia Boyd, a 22-year-old African American woman. Read More »...

‘Black lives matter’: Q&A with Elijah Obasanya, Chicago police violence protestor

‘Black lives matter’: Q&A with Elijah Obasanya, Chicago police violence protestor

Kevin Gross

January 11, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

The nation looked on as the indictment decisions for the police officers responsible in the deaths of African-Americans Mike Brown and Eric Gardner came out on Nov. 24 and Dec. 3. Read More »...

Catcalling and the objectification of women

Catcalling and the objectification of women

Heather Slawny

November 16, 2014


Filed under Opinions

A surprisingly large number of people touted similar reactions to the creator of the YouTube channel Red Pill Philosophy, who recently spoke about a video posted last week, unveiling the seriousness of street harassment, or catcalling, and its prevalence in women’s lives. “I just want to ...

Kathleen Hanna’s unique brand of activism

Kathleen Hanna’s unique brand of activism

Frances Welch

June 2, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

In the early 1990s, Kathleen Hanna was on the hunt to find a way to make her voice heard. An active feminist with strong opinions towards sexism, Hanna gravitated towards expressing her beliefs by participating in spoken word poetry and creating unconventional, controversial fashion shows; however, this...

‘Slacktivism’ gives impression of impact, but is Internet activism really effective?

‘Slacktivism’ gives impression of impact, but is Internet activism really effective?

Erin Yarnall and Shannon Marks

May 27, 2014


Filed under News

In March of last year, 2.7 million people changed their Facebook profile pictures to a red equal sign in solidarity with the Human Rights Campaign to show they support marriage equality. The year before that, the “Kony 2012” video, which hoped to raise awareness of African militia leader Joseph Kony,...

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