The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

From left, Crane Benson, Silver MacAuley, Jules Mortensen and Ope Animashaun play the Buddy Abroad card game that is meant to help students acclimate to studying abroad.

“Buddy Abroad”: New board game enhances international program

Eli Smith, Contributing Writer November 5, 2023

Diana Mahalia, a 19-year-old animation major at DePaul, never went out of the country until she went on a Study Abroad trip to London and Wales last summer. Although she was excited to go, she said navigating...

‘Fire Emblem Engage: Bipolar Bloodshed

‘Fire Emblem Engage’: Bipolar Bloodshed

Jason Fennell, Contributing Writer June 4, 2023

The primary goal of a modern, Switch-era “Fire Emblem” (FE) game is to find a balance between strategy gameplay, where units clash in turn-based combat on a grid-like battlefield, and socialization,...

Wordle spin-offs step up to the plate

‘Wordle’ spin-offs step up to the plate

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor in Chief May 8, 2022

The hype surrounding Wordle — an internet word game that came out in late 2021 — has subsided in the last few months. When Wordle first burst onto the scene, people could not stop talking about...

Wordle sweeps social media, nation

‘Wordle’ sweeps social media, nation

Lawrence Kreymer and Nate Burleyson February 6, 2022

As a college student, staying up until midnight isn’t anything new. In fact, it’s pretty much a common occurrence for students who are scrambling to get their homework submitted in time before midnight...


Microtransactions: EA didn’t start the fire

Brandon Yechout, Staff Writer August 2, 2021

The term “microtransaction” ought to send an embittering shudder down the spine of any gamer worth their salt. It conjures in the mind a hellbroth of vile images: storied franchises brought to their...

Cover of Resident Evil: Village, the eighth game in the series.

‘Resident Evil Village’: A middling sequel teases with flashes of brilliance

Brandon Yechout, Contributing Writer May 23, 2021

The “Resident Evil” franchise had long been on the decline before 2017’s “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard” revitalized the once-titan of survival horror with a refreshing new perspective and a thrilling...

FILE-An esports player’s screen during a “League of Legends” match.

Video games are still my safe haven one year later

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor March 14, 2021

I wanted to write a lede about how it’s been a year since the pandemic began, and how all of our lives have drastically changed since last March. But we all know that. What hasn’t changed — and has...

Screenshot from YouTube.

People turn to ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ in time of need

Sonal Soni, Contributing Writer April 18, 2020

Imagine escaping to an island filled with cute anthropomorphic animals, tasked with doing as much or as little as desired, while relaxing acoustic and cheery bosa nova music plays in the background. Amid...

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Small DePaul event helps showcase students’ game design ideas

Chinyere Ibeh, Music and Film Critic March 2, 2020

DePaul’s Game Design Salon serves as a mini conference for students of the MFA Game Design program to discuss various topics related to game design.  The open-mic style event, held in the Daley building...

‘Mario Kart Tour’ app falls short of finish line

‘Mario Kart Tour’ app falls short of finish line

Nicholas Moreano October 14, 2019

Imagine being able to use green shells and red mushrooms on rainbow roads from the palm of your hands – sounds enticing, doesn’t it? Well, when Nintendo released “Mario Kart Tour,” the first-ever...

Mascarenas, Moen and Mitchell pose next to their video game.

Bit Bash event showcases Chicago game makers

Keira Wingate, Arts & Life Editor August 21, 2019

A power-packed event full of one-of-a kind video games and incredible talent was held at the Museum of Science and Industry on Aug. 17 and 18. It included 50-plus games from all over the globe – offering...

Alex Honnold making the first free solo ascent of El Capitans Freerider in Yosemite National Park, CA. (National Geographic/Jimmy Chin)

One man. One mountain. No rope.

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief October 22, 2018

3,000 feet in air on the north side of Yosemite Valley, world-class climber Alex Honnold clings to the face of El Capitan, with only minor variations in the texture of the rock determining where he can...

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