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The aftermath of George Floyd’s death

A memorial for George Floyd at Cup Foods in Minneapolis, where Floyd was arrested and killed by the police.

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS—Outside the Cup Foods next to where George Floyd was killed at the knee of former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, a memorial for Floyd is still flourishing in the middle of the intersection of 38th and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis. Fresh flowers, words of grief a...

‘Cops’ resumes production after cancellation amid Black Lives Matter movement

'Cops' resumes production after cancellation amid Black Lives Matter movement

Eiman Navaid, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2020

During the midst of the death of George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, the television show "Cops" was canceled after 30 years of being on-air, with a spokesperson from Paramount Network stating it had no “current or future plans for it to return.”  Four months later, the production of "Cops" ...

Election 2020: Illinois voting guide

People wait line to early vote as they fill out voter registration cards outside the Loop Super Site in downtown Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. It is the only location allowing early voting in the city right now, but early voting will expand to locations in all 50 wards on Oct. 14. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Lacey Latch and Cailey Gleeson

October 11, 2020

Though the presidential election is taking up the majority of attention, the ballot for Illinois voters is much more loaded than just picking between President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden. The ballot is full of hot button issues — and some down-ballot races that are just as heated as nati...

Why freshmen party during a pandemic

Why freshmen party during a pandemic

Jenicel Carmona, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2020

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, schedules dominated by Zoom classes, and drastically reduced occupancy in DePaul’s dormitories, the social lives of many students have been totally transformed. First-year students at DePaul, like the classes of students their senior, were eager to have a tradit...

Mental health remains prominent issue as pandemic persists

Mental health remains prominent issue as pandemic persists

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2020

Editor's note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline at 800-273-8255. Quarantine has been a time fraught with isolation, increased anxieties and an abyss of unknowns for some students at DePaul struggling with mental illness...

How to deal with ADHD during Covid-19

How to deal with ADHD during Covid-19

Abdul Rafay, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2020

Mental illness is a great task to deal with, especially in a time when everything seems to be exploding around you. Due to many cataclysmic events that have been accumulating since the lockdown started in Chicago, in regards to COVID-19 as well as the continued racism and images of black death in th...

The limitations of cancel culture

The limitations of cancel culture

Jenicel Carmona, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2020

#CardiBIsOverParty, #JKRowlingIsOverParty, #JimmyFallonIsOverParty, and #EllenIsOverParty are only a few of the hashtags that have been trending on Twitter in 2020. Despite the masses taking to social media to express disaffection and attempting to shun or “cancel” these individuals, Cardi B has ...

Cabin fever and the impact of decreased human connection

Cabin fever and the impact of decreased human connection

Madeline Brown, Contributing Writer

June 16, 2020

Food, shelter and water — the three basic necessities of life, but as humans, do we need more? Now that face-to-face human interaction has been taken away, or at least heavily restricted, it is becoming clear just how much humans crave interaction with one another.  Human connection has tangible effects on our...

A history of pandemics in the United States

A history of pandemics in the United States

Abby Yimer, Contributing Writer

June 14, 2020

Pandemics are not new phenomena, COVID-19 is just the current reality. Several pandemics have spread throughout the history of the world and the United States. There are several similarities between what the world is experiencing today and the Influenza pandemic of 1918. Micaela D. Sullivan-Fowler, a public histori...

Bookshelves offer glimpses into others’ lives during pandemic

Jay Mantri's bookshelf.

Regina Bressanelli, Contributing Writer

June 2, 2020

A few weeks into the semester, DePaul students have settled into a new normal of remote education. While not ideal, the world cannot stop completely because of the pandemic, and both students and teachers have adapted a more flexible approach to classes. While there are advantages and disadvantages t...

Quarantine dreamin’

Quarantine dreamin’

Carly Travis, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2020

Money, politics, sex and religion. Those are among the top taboo conversations topics in America. Dreams are right up there with them. When it comes to talking about what happened in our dreams, the common consensus is “don’t.” No one wants to hear about your dreams, just like no one wants to hear about your wor...

Handshakes may not survive the coronavirus pandemic

Handshakes may not survive the coronavirus pandemic

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2020

Greetings that involve any type of contact have become rare as COVID-19 has forced people to practice social distancing. Many of the normal daily greetings like the handshake, the fist bump and the dap have been phased out for the time being. However, this has raised questions about the safety and practica...

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