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The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The annual Battle of the Bands took place on
March 6 in the Lincoln Park Student Center.

Socks Off takes first place at battle of the bands competition to play at ‘FEST’

Amber Stoutenborough, Una Cleary, and Jonah Weber March 12, 2023

A large crowd forms, gathering together shoulder-to-shoulder in the auditorium of the DePaul Student Center in Lincoln Park. They eagerly wait as amps are set ups, sounds are checked and guitars are tuned....

Mayoral Candidate and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson celebrates his confirmation into the April 4 runoff election.

Advancing to the runoffs: Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson advance to the third-ever Chicago runoff election in history

Una Cleary, Focus Editor March 5, 2023

Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson both secured a spot in the April 4 mayoral runoff election. With a crowded field of nine candidates, Vallas and Johnson...

La Michoacana employee Liz Gonzalez enjoys the unique atmosphere that the store provides for the community. The store is something out of the ordinary for Gonzalez.

Sweet Connections: La Michoacana Plus offers Little Village a community commonground

Jacqueline Cardenas and Una Cleary February 26, 2023

For husband and wife Angelo Villagomez and Edith Galvan, opening up La Michoacana Plus in Little Village brings them a sense of joy because it became a place where youth can laugh with friends, do homework...

Black authors are highlighted across all genres, following Semicolon’s mission statement that aims to promote literacy empowering the community.

Closing the gap: Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery cultivates representation, promotes literacy

Alexa Banuelos, Contributing Writer February 20, 2023

With colorful street art and a myriad of books lining the walls, the Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery strives to offer an immersive and experiential environment for everyone to enjoy.   The store,...

The brand-new Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray is featured in the center of the brand’s booth, with representatives present during public days to answer consumer questions.

E-charged: New electric sports cars keep the experience alive

Andy Thompson, Contributing Writer February 12, 2023

For over 50 years, the roads of Chicago and beyond have been flooded with fast and loud American V8 sports cars — staples in U.S. culture. In favor of tightening fuel economy regulations and the pursuit...

Flora Suttle shared the story of her  son Derrick Suttles murder by Chicago Police.

Old Wounds: Tyre Nichols’ killing brings painful memories to families of police violence

Erik Uebelacker and Nadia Carolina Hernandez February 5, 2023

Arewa Karin Winters didn’t watch the footage of Tyre Nichols being beaten to death by five Memphis police officers in January. She didn’t have to.  Pierre Loury, who was just 16 years old when...

Thousands gathered in Chinatown to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit on Jan. 29. Alderman Byron Sigcho-Lopez spoke at the event as well as other community members.

Year of the rabbit: Lunar New Year makes a comeback in a big way

Logan Sriharatsa, Contributing Writer January 30, 2023

A sea of red filled the largest space that DePaul has to offer as hundreds of people came together to celebrate DePaul’s 15th annual Lunar New Year Gala. Conversation filled the crowded room with strangers,...

Heating up: Candidates vie for 43rd representation

Heating up: Candidates vie for 43rd representation

Una Cleary January 22, 2023

From Diversey to Armitage, the 43rd Ward lines the limits of Lincoln Park, home to DePaul. Since the dividing of the 50 wards of Chicago in 1923, the alderman has served as the representative of each of...

Music Director Riccardo Muti conducts the CSO. Upcoming concerts include shows such as Once Upon a Symphony, Stone Soup and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Symphonies of the future: Performing arts respect the past, with an eye on the present

Jonathan Rosenblum and Zach Elliott January 9, 2023

In the digital world, entertainment can be obtained in the blink of an eye. Streaming services overshadow the traditional experiences of attending a symphony orchestra.  According to the New York Times,...

Election signs line outside of the polling office inside the Lincoln Park library.

Youth turnout soars: Voters under 30 make an impact in the 2022 midterm elections

Una Cleary and Raena Bents November 13, 2022

Cindy Cooper worked to collect the community’s votes at the Lincoln Park Public Library for 17 days straight. In late October to early November. Her team was among the 775,101 nationwide poll workers...

Opened in 1929, the two theaters at the Music Box remain in their original design. Located on Southport Ave in the LakeView neighborhood, it hosts current and classic films. Community events such as film festivals are frequently held at the site.

Chicago made cinema

Jacob Costello, Chief Film and TV Critic November 7, 2022

Chicago, a city renowned for its music, art, and theater has become a hub for the international film community. There is no better example of this than Chicago’s wonderful independent theaters.  These...

The “Made in Chicago” museum is filled with memorbolias representing the city’s history and culture.

Made in Chicago: Museum highlights products from the city

Andy Thompson, Contributing Writer October 23, 2022

While strolling through an antique shop in early January 2015, Chicago resident Andrew Clayman noticed a pale green kitchen scale sitting on one of the store shelves. Although drawn at first to its faded,...

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