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The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Bye-le: MESA’s ‘love letter’ to DePaul’s graduating Latine community

Bye-le: MESA’s ‘love letter’ to DePaul’s graduating Latine community

Sophie DiBenedetto, Contributing Writer May 12, 2024

Looking around the room, guests are dressed from head to toe in sequins, fringe, florals, beads and masks. Groups huddle to the front, creating dance circles and cheering on friends, posing for selfies,...

Demons on the Run: DePaul students start new running club for beginners and pros alike

Demons on the Run: DePaul students start new running club for beginners and pros alike

Sophie DiBenedetto, Contributing Writer May 5, 2024

Look out, Lincoln Park! DePaul’s newest running club is ready to dominate the Lakefront trail. On Wednesdays and Fridays, Demons on the Run, a new recreational club for DePaul runners, meets at the Lincoln...

Shabloop Ms. Gaggy uses a water steamer to help detangle her wig, before securing it on her top-bun with bobby pins on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at LIPS. Doing drag puts your body through so much pain, Shabloop said. The constriction from your tights, to your wig being on too tight, the headaches, to your eyes drying out because your lashes are too heavy -- they have been on for so long.

The art of local drag queen, Shabloop Ms. Gaggy

Grace Logan, Staff Writer April 14, 2024

Feb. 11, 2013: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 5, Episode 2 rerun – Thirteen queens remain competing for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and a grand prize of $200,000. After completing...

Your sightseeing guide to the oddities of Chicago

Your sightseeing guide to the oddities of Chicago

Hailey Bosek, Contributing Writer April 7, 2024

It is no secret that Chicago has something for everyone — whether you enjoy a beach day at the lakefront, skyscrapers as far as the eye can see or restaurants that cater to every type of palate. However,...

Sunscreen and stress-free: Study abroad programs take students to new sights during spring break

Sunscreen and stress-free: Study abroad programs take students to new sights during spring break

Ashley Peréz, Contributing Writer April 7, 2024

With DePaul University's unusual quarter schedule, many opportunities for students to travel during the short 10 weeks are lost, as students' schedules become jam-packed with core classes.  Some of...

Ava Francis types away in the Black Cultural Center as students relax in the space behind her on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. Hired in August 2022, this will be her second year in the role.

Carrying culture: Ava Francis brings presence, inclusion and action to DePaul’s BCC

Sam Mroz, Arts & Life Editor March 3, 2024

When first profiled in September 2022, Ava Francis was only a month into her new role as program manager for the Black Cultural Center (BCC). But even then, the goals she set for herself were clear. “It...

The band “Bum Sweater” performs on stage at APIDA’S Festival of Lights celebration in the Lincoln Park Student Center on Feb. 13, 2024. The event was hosted by The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Cultural Center.

Festival of Lights hosts culture, performance and student talent for Lunar New Year

Sam Mroz, Arts & Life Editor February 18, 2024

Music pours out of the Lincoln Park student center, where student performers bring culture and celebration for the Festival of Lights. The two-hour event hosted by the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American...

The Vice President of the Black Student Union Safia Poindexter, left, and Mya Wraggs, the president, pose for a portrait in front of white board filled with inspiring messages on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.

DePaul’s Black Student Union marks 56 years with glamorous gala

Xadarri Nevels, Contributing Writer February 11, 2024

DePaul's Black Student Union is gearing up to celebrate its 56th year with a gala that they hope is unforgettable on Feb. 16th. Established in 1968 as a force for advocacy and a haven for Black students,...

Red lanterns hang across Wentworth Avenue, the main street of Chinatown, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. Celebrated on Feb. 18, Lunar New Year takes over the Chinatown district during the commemoration.

How to Chinatown: Food, festivities, and Chicago history

Lydia Schultz, Contributing Writer February 11, 2024

Less than 3 miles south of downtown Chicago is a world filled with bright red architecture, dragon emblems and the aroma of steamed dumplings. Chicago’s Chinatown was established in 1912, and is home...

Black History Month at DePaul: Events, Panels, Exhibitions and a diverse student experience

Black History Month at DePaul: Events, Panels, Exhibitions and a diverse student experience

Sam Mroz, Arts & Life Editor February 11, 2024

Celebrating the past and present legacies behind the African American diaspora, DePaul hosted a Black History Month kickoff last thursday to ring in the 54th national observance. Gathering in DePaul’s...

ASL Club vice president Kes Eary, left, and president Sarah Hau, right, interact about the game they’re playing, completely in Sign Language during a meeting on Nov. 9, 2023. During meetings, a large portion of the time is “voices off,” meaning everyone has to communicate only in Sign Language.

Bridging the gap: DePaul’s ASL club president aims to connect Deaf and hard-of-hearing students

Elizabeth Gregerson, Contributing Writer January 15, 2024

Sarah Hau sits across the table from friends Maria, Ellen and Kes as they organize laminated pieces of paper in preparation for a game during the last American Sign Language (ASL) club meeting of 2023....

​​DePaul students erupt with cheers at annual Tree Lighting

Molly Tinkey, Contributing Writer November 20, 2023

Excited students lined up at the Quad Tuesday, Nov. 14, for their turn to enter DePaul’s annual Tree Lighting event. After students swiped their IDs, they were met with music, pom-poms, cookies...

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