The DePaulia

The man who cried hate crime

The man who cried hate crime

Carolyn Bradley, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019

Now that actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with falsifying a hate crime as of Feb. 21, the question stands with how this incident impacts public reputations as well as news coverage. Smollett alleged a Jan. 29 hate crime attack occurred near his Chicago apartment; he said two masked attackers...

Category cutting controversy

Category cutting controversy

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019

Earlier this month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its decision to present the awards for four major categories during the Oscars’ commercial breaks: makeup/hairstyling, live action short, cinematography and editing. In an email to Academy members, Academy president John...

What’s Fresh: In podcasts

What’s Fresh: In podcasts

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 25, 2019

Public Official A (WBEZ Chicago) Rod Blagojevich is one of the most notorious figures in Illinois history. As he sits in federal prison for corruption charges related to his time as governor, WBEZ Chicago’s newest podcast, “Public Official A,” takes an inside look at how he got there –from h...

The Recording Academy’s cruelty

The Recording Academy’s cruelty

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 18, 2019

A woman with reddish-brown hair in a masterfully tailored black pantsuit sits amongst strangers. The faces that surround her are some of the most recognizable in the world but hers stands apart. It hasn’t graced any album covers or commanded a stadium of fans from the stage. Rather, she has largely...

Candidates court college voters: As politicians turn to social media to expand their reach, some are proving more successful than others

Candidates court college voters: As politicians turn to social media to expand their reach, some are proving more successful than others

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 18, 2019

When Sen. Kamala Harris’ communications director, Lily Adams, posted a video of Harris dancing to Cardi B’s “I Like It” about two weeks ago, she probably thought it would help make the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate more relatable to young voters. It didn’t. In fact, most of the responses ...

Oscars Predictions

Oscars Predictions

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

Who Will Win? Roma Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal and profoundly epic film snagged and broke the hearts of audiences and professionals alike. It also seems to be the one nominee with the least amount of bad blood so with that, I think it has a solid foot up on the other nominees.   Who Should Win? Roma o...

Actor’s racist comments shed light on widespread acceptance of racist rhetoric

Actor’s racist comments shed light on widespread acceptance of racist rhetoric

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019

“I went up and down areas with a cosh…hoping some ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something…so that I could kill him.” Actor Liam Neeson’s shocking revelation of a race-based violent streak during a recent interview with The Independent has horrified longtime...

Here, we do drag

Here, we do drag

Julia Hale, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019

Last Friday’s Student Drag Show, hosted by Spectrum DePaul, was filled with unconventional acts. In addition to the amazing femme performers, there were several masc performances and even a more gender-neutral performer in clown makeup. Additionally, there were multiple cisgender drag performances. ...

2019 Auto Show preview

2019 Auto Show preview

Matthew Zaiff, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of consumers young and old will converge on the McCormick Place Feb. 9 through Feb. 18 expecting to see the latest and greatest in automotive technology and trends. 2019 marks the 111th edition of the show, where nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display. In the age wher...

A dumpster Fyre for the internet age

A dumpster Fyre for the internet age

Michael Brzezinksi, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

Anybody with an internet connection and an active social media account knows about the grandiose and hilarious tragedy of Fyre Festival, a proposed luxury music festival that was set to take place over two weekends in spring 2017 on the Bahamian Island of Great Exuma. What was pitched to be an unbelievable...

A winter beach to escape the weather

A winter beach to escape the weather

Madi Garner, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019

The Beach Chicago’s interactive art installation, currently airing at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom, is the latest in the long line of immersible art experiences curated for visitors desiring more than the traditional art museum may provide. The Beach Chicago, being presented by EXPO Chicago...

Indie theaters turn to teens

Indie theaters turn to teens

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019

Going to the movies is one of a handful of entertainment experiences that has survived into the millennial age of convenience. Though newer generations still rely on streaming platforms for most casual movie-watching, they have been vastly underestimated in appreciation for traditional theater-going....

The Student News Site of DePaul University
Lifestyle