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Emma and her daughter, Juniper, in a rocking chair at her former professors house.

After unenrolling from DePaul, a young mother wishes to return and keep on learning

Rebecca Meluch, News Editor June 6, 2021

Between the autumn and winter quarters, DePaul students have about six weeks off for winter break before having to endure the cold, exhaustingly long winter quarter. But Emma, who was a sophomore and international...

Nicci Nunez, left, and Alex Stewart, the founders and hosts of Swipe Fat.

‘Swipe Fat’ embraces ‘fat’ label and creates sense of community

Corey Schmidt, Copy Editor May 31, 2021

Being insecure about weight brings a whole new dynamic to the dating scene, which is something that influencer Alex Stewart and her friend Nicci Nunez quickly bonded over. The two felt comfortable talking...

A man in Wicker Park sporting a mask while riding a divvy bike.

Car to Cargo bike: The rise of the cycling community in Chicago

Rebecca Meluch, News Editor May 9, 2021

After paying her second traffic ticket off, Lindsay Bayley looked at her car and said to herself,  “Wow this is kind of a burden.”  In her first week of living in Washington D.C. in 2007, Bayley...

Michael Holmes, who graduated from DePaul in 2020, passed away in April after a brief battle with cancer.

‘His legacy will live on’: Remembering DePaul ‘20 alum Michael Holmes

Emma Oxnevad and Ella Lee May 9, 2021

DePaul alum Michael Holmes had a mind that was overflowing with inventive ideas to make the world a better place. Though just beginning his journey into postgraduate young adulthood, his close friends...

DePaul senior pitcher Krista Dalgarn winds up for a pitch during a game this season. In 13 appearances, Dalgran is 11-2 and has two saves with a 3.02 ERA.

DePaul seniors lead softball team from the circle

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief May 9, 2021

At any given time this season, DePaul’s softball team is most likely split perfectly in half — two complete teams who could each feasibly take the field should Covid-19 strike the other and disqualify...

The Cloud Cookie is the signature item at Cloud Cookie in Lakeview.

REVIEW: Lakeview’s Cloud Cookie is a dream come true

Alayne Trinko, Contributing Writer May 2, 2021

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Wrigley Field at the corner of Clark Street and West Grace Street sits Cloud Cookie, a vibrant, cloud-themed grab ‘n’ go for luxury cookies and other sweet...

Karl Nass, a professor in DePauls Division of Mission and Ministry.  (DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)

Modern Vincentianism embodied by DePaul Mission & Ministries professor

Amber Stoutenborough, Contributing Writer April 5, 2021

Through love, acceptance and service, he touches the lives of those in need through intentional community. Embodying St. Vincent de Paul, he lives his life through compassion and purpose.  Beaming...

Music critic Jim DeRogatis.

Music criticism in the digital age: in conversation with Jim DeRogatis

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor April 4, 2021

Jim DeRogatis knows what it’s like to face an artist’s wrath. The veteran music critic, who covered pop music at the Chicago Sun-Times for 15 years, was once on the receiving end of an enraged voicemail...

Joe Lewis (Jo Mama) marching in support of the BLM movement. .

Chicago Black Drag Council born out of the ashes of 2020

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer April 4, 2021

2020 was a year full of hardships ranging from a global pandemic to increased racial tension, causing some to call for change. Chicago’s Black drag community saw this need for change and formed the Chicago...

Trey, as pictured in his senior photo.

Marfan syndrome made my brother beautiful. Then it killed him.

Marcus Robertson, Nation & World Editor March 14, 2021

I was ten years and a week old when my brother Trey was born. We were poor, living in a single-wide trailer in rural Alabama coal country. He was a joyful baby, quick to smile and laugh. He and I bonded...

Court the Muse, comprised of a DePaul student and her sister, have released their debut EP.

DePaul student and sister duo Court The Muse release EP

Elizabeth Bolin, Contributing Writer March 7, 2021

Though some may argue the “sound of DePaul” is the whoosh of the red line or the buzzer at Wintrust, a popular Spotify playlist makes the case that Court the Muse — a neon-funk, synthy sister duo...

Muhamad Faal, otherwise known as Mo, (left) and Tyler Malone (right) have worked together through their time at DePaul making music.

A night in with two DePaul musicians

Maeve Mollaghan, Contributing Writer December 22, 2020

On a chilly Tuesday evening, I lock up my bike outside of Mo’s place in Lakeview, make the familiar walk up to the front porch, knock twice and let myself in. Mo—real name Muhamad Faal— is on his...

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