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Election for dummies

Election for dummies

Rebecca Meluch and Joshua Kaufman

February 23, 2020

Trump’s four years are coming to a slow end, and the 2020 race for president is here. Throughout the next couple months, America will find out which of the many Democrats running  will win enough state delegates to be voted in as the nominee to challenge President Trump this upcoming November. Bo...

How lack of sunlight can harm our bodies and minds

How lack of sunlight can harm our bodies and minds

Camille Koch, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2020

From the Coronavirus to impeachment trials and now to record-breaking weather, the first months of 2020 have been gloomy in more ways than one. So far this year, Chicago has already broken the record for the amount of consecutive cloudy days. From Jan. 23 through Feb. 2, Chicago had the longest clou...

The logic of love

The logic of love

Alayne Trinko, Staff Writer

February 9, 2020

Love / noun – an intense feeling of deep affection. Love is the common thread that runs through us all. It is that wondrous and magical, yet maddening and confusing feeling that has stumped even the greatest philosophers. When we think about love, we often think of romantic and platonic love, ...

A wake-up call to enjoy cinema

A wake-up call to enjoy cinema

John Cotter, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Ah, to be a cinephile during the month of February.  Studios seamlessly dump their profitable yet fruitless films in wide-release this month, as the “best” films were released in the latter months of the year prior. If you’re like me and don’t feel like indulging in “Dolittle” or “Gretel...

Oscars predictions from The DePaulia’s chief film critic

Oscars predictions from The DePaulia’s chief film critic

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic

February 5, 2020

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic: Awards season is reaching its tail end with the hotly anticipated Oscars (which will take place on Sunday, February 9th @ 7 p.m. central). It’s almost a tradition at this point for there to be mass controversy over nominees and 2020 is no different. The incl...

A Q&A with DePaul cinema studies professor Paul Booth

A Q&A with DePaul cinema studies professor Paul Booth

The DePaulia Staff

February 5, 2020

How do the Oscars impact film culture and its place in the culture?  The Oscars remain the premiere institution for film awards, but they're always controversial. Obviously, one of the most important ways they impact film culture is through ticket sales – think about how many people go to see ...

Easy buckets: It’s called a free throw because it’s free points

Easy buckets: It’s called a free throw because it’s free points

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 26, 2020

When James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891, there were just 13 simple rules. Among them, there was nothing that resembled the free throw of today. Rule no. 7 stated that “If either side makes consecutive fouls, it shall count a goal for the opponents.” Other than that, it took a few...

Weeding out misconceptions about recreational cannabis in Illinois

Weeding out misconceptions about recreational cannabis in Illinois

Rebecca Meluch, Focus Editor

January 20, 2020

Illinois rang in the new year with the legalization of recreational cannabis for use and sale. On the morning of January 1, dispensaries were filled with customers and amongst college students. With legalization in effect, there are many facts and guidelines consumers must know, especially those tha...

End of the decade: a decade in the White House

End of the decade: a decade in the White House

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

January 12, 2020

As we say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020, we reflect on everything that’s happened within the last 10 years. An entire decade has gone by in the blink of an eye. Makes you feel old, doesn’t it? Our world, specifically our country is full of history. Throughout the decade, two of the most def...

Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions around the world

Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions around the world

Holly Jenvey, Contributing Writer

December 25, 2019

As soon as Fall Quarter came to a close, many students left DePaul’s campuses either to kick back and ring in the holidays with family or continued studying over the December Intersession. While many will remain in the Chicagoland area, other students will be celebrating all over the world.  “I l...

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...

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