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K-pop is redefining music marketing in the U.S.

K-pop is redefining music marketing in the U.S.

Lily Lowndes, Contributing Writer April 4, 2021

Why do people like K-pop? “All of the work that the artists put in from their trainee days until they debut is something admirable,” answered Jorge Solis, a member of TCN Pulse, a K-pop organization...

Manuwara Begun, 46, sorts out garbage collected from households in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Begun lives in a cardboard hut behind a five-star hotel in the heart of New Delhi and feels the inequity keenly. Trash pickers often find it hard to get vaccines because they are not considered by the government to be essential workers or cannot afford to wait at overburdened public hospitals for free shots. Chintan estimates that each year, those like her save the local government over $50 million and eliminate over 900,000 tons of carbon dioxide by diverting waste away from landfills. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Pandemic showcases how corporations take advantage of their ‘essential workers’

Hayley DeSilva, Staff Writer April 4, 2021

As the country begrudgingly celebrates the one-year mark of quarantine, there has been a widespread reflection. Students have recalled thinking they’d scored just an extra week or two of spring break,...

Police officers are shown arresting Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri after a Black Lives Matter protest she was covering on May 31, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa, was dispersed by tear gas. Sahouri is set to stand trial on Monday, March 8, 2021, on misdemeanor charges, a case that prosecutors have pursued despite international condemnation from advocates for press freedom. (Photo courtesy Katie Akin via AP)

Journalists detail their work during the pandemic

Chinyere Ibeh, Focus Editor March 14, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic hit its one-year anniversary and many industries have changed drastically, one being journalism. Journalists have had to adjust the way they conduct their business, including the...

In this video grab issued Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, by NBC, nominees in the category for best supporting actor in a motion picture react as Daniel Kaluuya, top center, is announced as the winner for his role in

Virtual award shows highlight failures in diversity, entertainment value

Olivia Wootton, Contributing Writer March 7, 2021

On Feb. 28, people gathered for the 78th Golden Globes ceremony, whether that was from their couch, bed or the red carpet. In the first semi-online Golden Globes, which Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted...

‘Framing Britney Spears’ highlights the abuse faced by women in the public eye

Amber Stoutenborough, Contributing Writer February 28, 2021

With a recent New York Times documentary about Britney Spears trying to get out of her conservatorship with her father and Taylor Swift rerecording her albums as her own, we have entered a new era of women...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2020 file photo, former candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams speaks during a rally for then Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., in Duluth, Ga. Belarusian opposition figures, Hong Kong-pro-democracy activists, the global Black Lives Matter movement, a jailed Russian opposition leader and two former White House senior advisers are among this year's nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Nomination of activists for Nobel Peace Prize highlights importance of their work

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2021

After a summer of racial justice protests, a critical election and wildfires across the country, several prominent activists and movements have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.  American politician...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, Amanda Gorman delivers a poem after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who stirred America at the inauguration of President Joseph Biden, again commanded the spotlight on one of the country’s biggest stages, the Super Bowl. Gorman read an original poem Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, during the pregame festivities in Tampa, Fla. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

The role of Black storytelling in poetry

Hayley DeSilva, Contributing Writer February 15, 2021

It has been almost one month since Amanda Gorman gave her inaugural poem on the Capitol steps.  Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in history and first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate at the age...

How have film and TV changed since the #OscarsSoWhite movement?

How have film and TV changed since the #OscarsSoWhite movement?

Chinyere Ibeh, Focus Editor February 8, 2021

The Golden Globes released its nominations last month with the controversy surrounding one of its nominated shows. “Emily in Paris,” a Netflix dramedy, received two nominations while “I May Destroy...

The age of reboots

The age of reboots

Olivia Wootton, Contributing Writer February 1, 2021

It feels as if most films released in the last few years have been some form of reboot, remake or sequel. While it may seem like just a lack of creativity on part of the studios, the recent emergence of...

A civil rights demonstration in Chicago in support of fair housing.

Viewing the Civil Rights Movement in color

Josephine Stratman, Contributing Writer January 28, 2021

The Black Lives Matter Movement has sparked debate about race and racism in the U.S., and social media has been instrumental in driving those conversations.  One popular claim circulating the internet...

Experts knock Trump’s last-ditch effort with 1776 Commission Report

Experts knock Trump’s last-ditch effort with 1776 Commission Report

Chinyere Ibeh, Focus Editor January 27, 2021

In September 2020, Donald Trump signed an executive order that put together the 1776 Commission with its accompanying report that was released on Monday, Jan. 18. President Joe Biden officially disbanded...

Where DePaul students stand after the 2020 election

Where DePaul students stand after the 2020 election

Alayne Trinko, Staff Writer January 18, 2021

When the Associated Press called the 2020 presidential election, half of the U.S. erupted in whoops and hollers while the other sunk solemnly into the arms of loved ones. The 2020 election’s significance...

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