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It’s been 50 years since 1969 – what’s changed and stayed the same?

It’s been 50 years since 1969 – what’s changed and stayed the same?

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, the decade leaves with it. The 2010s were a period of progress and innovation, with the legalization of gay marriage and the advent of smartphones ushering in optimism and pride on a national scale. While there was much to celebrate over the last nine years, some of the most de...

Pancakes vs. Waffles: How do the classic breakfast foods stack up?

Pancakes vs. Waffles: How do the classic breakfast foods stack up?

Aaron Somo, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

As winter chills prompt blankets and hot chocolate by the fire, there is one decision of utmost importance. Which should you make on your cozy Sunday mornings: pancakes or waffles? What should be the most important meal of the day may just be the most complicated question to answer. A seemingly simp...

In age of fake news, lying more part of ‘fundamental human condition’ than ever

In age of fake news, lying  more part of ‘fundamental human condition’ than ever

Jenna Ranieri, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2019

With lies being spoken and tweeted by our president, lying has become the forefront of our culture. When the president of a country, someone who is supposed to lead by example, makes it normal to lie, others follow suit. Between the internet and politicians, sometimes it seems like there are more li...

Unofficial wonders of the world may be lost in countries plagued by civil unrest

Unofficial wonders of the world may be lost in countries plagued by civil unrest

Charlie Bevins, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

Mark DeLancey, associate professor and chair of history and architecture at DePaul University, sits across the table in his fourth-floor office. Windows give way to an almost distracting view of the Chicago skyline, and illuminate a bookshelf filled with a vast array of work on the Islamic world. He...

Devastated by gun violence, a mother seeks justice after loss

Devastated by gun violence,  a mother seeks justice after loss

Lacey Latch, Managing Editor

October 14, 2019

On a quiet street on Chicago’s South Side, Freddrica Nicholas sits at the kitchen table of her home that also functions as a daycare. Kids of all ages can be heard playing in another room, a mix of her own foster children and neighborhood kids she looks after during the day. Family photos cover every available in...

Chicago’s haunted history reaches both campuses

Chicago’s haunted history reaches both campuses

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

October 7, 2019

‘‘Tis the season to be spooky. What better way to usher in Halloween than visiting one of the many “haunted” places in Chicago. Why pay for a cliché haunted attraction when the city has locations with actual haunted history behind them that you can visit? Even if you don’t believe in the parano...

DePaul students talk pros and cons of DePaul Greek life amidst recruitment

Hannah Mitchell and Rebecca Meluch

September 30, 2019

     As the new school year unfolds, many students look forward to making new friends, participating in service events and joining new organizations–while fraternities and sororities are looking forward to recruiting new brothers and sisters for the same reasons.      DePaul’s first week bac...

Thrift shoppers’ focus shift from economy to environment

Thrift shoppers’ focus shift from economy to environment

Veronica Schoonover, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2019

Once used solely to save money, thrifting has since become focused on sustainability — and maintaining a vintage aesthetic. As vintage clothing rises as a trend, stores are able to “sell”the aesthetic for a higher price while still being associated with the “thrift store” name. Students incr...

Beating the back-to-school blues

Beating the back-to-school blues

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

September 16, 2019

It seems like just yesterday that spring quarter finals wrapped up and dreams of summer became reality. Whether you spent your days working, traveling or simply de-stressing from past academic trials and tribulations, they flew by as we find ourselves once again at the start of another fall quarter....

Ice cream makes perfect summer treat in Chicago

Ice cream makes perfect summer treat in Chicago

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

June 11, 2019

Summertime is quickly approaching, and the options for seasonal desserts in Chicago remain plentiful and diverse. From classic “mom and pop” shops to more niche flavors of cold treats, different restaurants around the city have a unique flair to their approaches to ice cream. “I like ice cre...

The Reality of Reality TV

The Reality of Reality TV

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

June 3, 2019

Since the airing of “An American Family,” the first-ever reality TV show, different shows have garnered headlines in tabloid papers and magazines nearly year-round in what many describe as a cultural phenomenon. Lately, it’s been hard to avoid the influx of tweets from season 15 of “The Bachelorette,”...

Lincoln Park vs. Loop Campus

Lincoln Park vs. Loop Campus

Bella Michaels, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

DePaul is not your ordinary university. Unlike a traditional college campus, the city of Chicago is DePaul’s campus—but the university still offers both contrasting cultures. In a college town, you look out your classroom window and see students walking around with backpacks or laying down in...

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