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Students adapt time management skills for online classes

Students adapt time management skills for online classes

Paige Haeffele, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2020

Life as a college student is hard enough to manage, with factors such as jobs, family commitments, social life and relaxing being activities students need to make time for. Then add on the global Covid-19 pandemic, nationwide protests against police brutality, escalating climate change and an impending...

DePaul freshmen start virtual first year

DePaul freshmen start virtual first year

Ava O'Malley, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2020

Most American teenagers grow up imagining what their college years will look like. Whether it’s visions of wild parties complete with toga-wearing fraternity brothers, as seen in American media, or nights spent cramming in the library for exams, each prospective student has big expectations for their ...

Questions for Quinn: Social media habits, shopping recommendations and getting involved in student media

Questions for Quinn: Social media habits, shopping recommendations and getting involved in student media

Quinn White, Social Media Editor

September 20, 2020

Valentina asked: “Which social media app should I delete for my mental health?”  Answer:  Hey Valentina! This is a great question and I'm glad you asked it. I think it’s important to curate your social media feeds to present content that makes you happy.  If you’re someone that compa...

Having the COVID-19 conversation with your roommates

Having the COVID-19 conversation with your roommates

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor

September 13, 2020

Living with roommates can sometimes be the worst. Whether you’re sharing a dorm or at an apartment with separate bedrooms — there is probably going to be a time where you’re laying in bed pretending to be asleep thinking to yourself, “Wow, I wished I lived alone.”  Just a few months ago, ...

Questions for Quinn: advice for freshmen, making friends on Zoom and off-campus apartments

Questions for Quinn: advice for freshmen, making friends on Zoom and off-campus apartments

Quinn White, Social Media Editor

September 13, 2020

Question 1:  Annie asked, “Do you have any advice for freshmen?”  Answer: Hey Annie! Well, my advice for freshmen is going to take a different route due to the pandemic. My usual answer would be something along the lines of, “Put yourself out there! Go out and meet plenty of fellow fresh...

Nate’s declassified online school survival guide

Nate's declassified online school survival guide

Nate Burleyson, Arts & Life Editor

September 6, 2020

School is hard as it is. When you take away the entire in-person aspect of it, it splits people down two paths. One makes it much much easier, the other does the opposite. Complaints about online school include little or no face-to-face interaction, more busywork and less of an opportunity for learning....

COVID-19 sees uptick in biking

A biker riding down Fullerton Avenue. Many students use biking as a way to get around campus. Photo by Carlyn Duff/The DePaulia

Hank Mitchell, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2020

Transportation and recreation have changed drastically since the pandemic started, and a lot of people are starting to consider new methods of getting around — namely, bicycling. Who wants to get into a crowded bus or train with all of the dangerous germs out there? Jim Stark, a near-north side resident of Chi...

What to do in Chicago during a pandemic

Residents enjoy the warm weather with a stroll along the Lakefront Trail near Oak Street Beach, Wednesday afternoon, March 25, 2020, in Chicago, despite a stay-at-home order from Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker during the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

Chinyere Ibeh, Focus Editor

September 6, 2020

The daily lives of millions throughout the country came to an abrupt halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bars, restaurants, other businesses and even schools were all shut down.  On June 26, Chicago entered Phase Four of its reopening plan, which allows outdoor and limited indoor dining. With phase four, pe...

DePaul grads bring mentor advice to the masses via podcast

DePaul graduates Landon Campbell, left, and Michael Holmes, are the host of InTheir20s, a podcast designed to help young professionals navigate their careers.

Nate Burleyson, Arts & Life Editor

August 24, 2020

In the past few months, many young professionals have been dealt a bad hand by way of the coronavirus. Job and internship opportunities have been delayed as the economy continues to recover from the crisis. In what is already an odd time in life, people in their 20s have less and less to look to for in...

Taste of Chicago to-go

The van for Ms Tittle's Cupcakes, which will be featured at this year's modified Taste of Chicago festival.

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor

July 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of many iconic Chicago events, including Lollapalooza, the Air and Water show and the Chicago Marathon. But last weekend, the city was able to host its popular Taste of Chicago event – but repackaged as “Taste of Chicago To-Go.” On July 1, Mayor L...

Graduation pictures add significance to online commencement, caps and gowns delayed

Business school alum Hannah Judson took graduation photos with her cat for a more lighthearted feel.

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer

June 14, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DePaul University was forced to transition to online learning for the entire Spring quarter and graduation for the class of 2020 was moved online. It is normal to scroll through an Instagram feed during this time of the year and see college students celebrating graduation. Late Ma...

Memories are made of these: looking back on four years at DePaul

McGee’s Tavern, which is located on Webster Avenue in Lincoln Park, is widely regarded at DePaul as a top spot for partying on weekends.

Keira Wingate and Rebecca Meluch

June 14, 2020

Through every up and down college has thrown our way, some of the best memories have been created during the most stressful of times. Every all nighter, Saturday night, exam, presentation and “sick day” has brought a memory to go along with it. The mental scrapbook of the past few years is packed...

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