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The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

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,...

Public spaces can be found throughout the neighborhood, such as “The Mile of Murals,” located on Glenwood Avenue. These murals reflect the multicultural influence of the community.

Rooted in action: Rogers Park named top five neighborhood in U.S.

Una Cleary, Focus Editor October 16, 2022

On the edges of Chicago’s city limits, 25 minutes north of the Fullerton ‘L’ stop, lies the activism-rooted, community-based neighborhood of Rogers Park.   Recently rated fifth on’s...

On the left, organizations like the Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative (CAICC) work on improving conditions for Native Americans in the Chicago area. On the right, is the symbol for the Potawatomi Nation, one of many native Chicago tribes.

Land acknowledgments bring Indigenous visibility to DePaul

Nadia Carolina Hernandez, Print Managing Editor October 9, 2022

Land acknowledgements are used throughout the country to recognize the tribal lands English settlers colonized. At the DePaul academic convocation held on Sept. 1, President Rob. L Manuel included the...

One of the three vintage trains brought back for the anniversary was the 2400- series railcar built in 1976. These railcars were in service for 36 years.

Derailed: past and present clash

Amber Stoutenborough and Andy Thompson October 2, 2022

“You instantly recognize the setting of any movie or TV series, as soon as you see the CTA is an elevated structure,” Chicago Transit Authority spokesperson Catherine Hosinski said. “That is an icon...

Depaul Library celebrates Banned Book Week with a display of some of the most contested books of the year, as well as an information table and events throughout the week.

Books behind bars

Una Cleary, Focus Editor September 25, 2022

Censorship of books has been debated at record high amounts from Facebook groups to local government forums. Forty years after the beginning of Banned Books Week, The American Library Association (ALA)...

American sign language (ASL) is one of 300. Depaul offers many levels of ASL for students interested.

Deaf Awareness Month at DePaul: AI bridging communication gap

Laura Katherine Tooley, Staff Writer September 18, 2022

“Paula” the AI avatar was created at Depaul 15 years ago, revolutionizing communication for the deaf and hard of hearing. The technology has been used for American Sign Language (ASL) translation,...

Through collage, Franklin has created book covers- many of which include her own poetry. Discover more in Solo(s) featured on the second floor of DPAM.

Surrealism through a new lens: Explore DPAM’s new art exhibits

Una Cleary, Focus Editor September 11, 2022

DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) opened two new exhibits: “A natural turn” and “Solo(s),” Sept. 8th highlighting Latinx and BIPOC artists.   These exhibits bring representation, through self exploration...

Gun violence: The unheard feminist issue

Gun violence: The unheard feminist issue

Una Cleary, Focus Editor July 12, 2022

“Regulate guns, not my body,” and “guns have more rights than women in the USA.” Messages like these can frequently be seen at recent protests across the country in light of the overturn of Roe...

Running through history: Read and Run Chicago fosters curiosity in community members

Running through history: Read and Run Chicago fosters curiosity in community members

Elizabeth Hernandez, Contributing Writer June 6, 2022

Allison Yates, founder of Read and Run Chicago, aims to learn about the neighborhoods of Chicago one run at a time. Of all the running groups in the city, Read and Run Chicago is a bit less focused...

“I love what I’m doing,” Luis Zurias, owner of Olor Coffee Bar, 1013 W. Webster Ave, said. “You probably see, I work every single day. I wake up at 5 a.m. and I go to bed by nine to ten p.m. every single day. I just sleep seven eight hours, cook my own food. But I love what I do. I’m sacrificing now.”

Lincoln Park cafes and restaurants holding on through tough financial, global times

Josephine Stratman, Focus Editor May 22, 2022

During the pandemic, government-mandated shutdowns, layoffs, safety protocols and an uncertain economy forced Chicago’s food industry to be innovative and nimble to survive. Now, despite rising Covid-19...

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