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Tobacco 21 bill rises from the ashes

Tobacco 21 bill rises from the ashes

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

April 15, 2019


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Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Tobacco 21 bill Sunday, April 7, which raised the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. As Tobacco 21’s most affected age group, some DePaul students say they have mixed feelings about the new law. “I don’t agree with smoking because of t...

A look back at Chicago’s most iconic mayors

A look back at Chicago’s most iconic mayors

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

April 8, 2019


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Chicago mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s landslide victory over long-time politician Toni Preckwinkle has been interpreted by many as a change to the way the city does politics. “They didn’t elect a Daley,” said DePaul sophomore Emily Burnett. “And to me, that seems like Chicago wants something ne...

Survival Guide: Procrastination Edition

Survival Guide: Procrastination Edition

Cailey Gleeson and Marty O'Connell, Contributor Writers

March 11, 2019


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It’s that time of the quarter again—finals week at DePaul is just around the corner. As students prepare to take their exams, write their last papers and give their final presentations, procrastination might rear its ugly head and make these tasks seem impossible to complete. It is possible, tho...

Out with the old…and in with the new

Out with the old…and in with the new

Madi Garner, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2019


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When seeking out those in charge of emoji approval, not many would look to a group with a name as bland as “Unicode Consortium,” which is the name of the company ultimately responsible for deciding which emoji you see on your phone. The group was originally founded to ensure that symbols could b...

The air of success: How AirPods invaded the eardrums – and wallets – of consumers

The air of success: How AirPods invaded the eardrums – and wallets – of consumers

Luc Fougere, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019


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There has been a new wave sweeping over young music listeners: Apple Airpods.  Airpods have been the subject of many internet memes which imply, jokingly, that by wearing a pair of AirPods, you’re social and economic status instantly skyrockets.  AirPods inspired a a trend of knock-off lookalikes and expensive luxury versions, like the $9...

What you need to know about the candidates for Chicago mayor

What you need to know about the candidates for Chicago mayor

Ella Lee and Julia Hale, Focus Editor and Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


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Chicago’s mayoral race is a mere week away, and candidates have finally settled in on their positions. Given that there are 14 candidates still in the race, a runoff is expected. Though it’s unlikely our city’s fate will be decided Feb. 26, here are where the candidates stand on three of the race...

Revved up: Here are three top picks from the 2019 Chicago Auto Show that will make you stop on a dime

Revved up: Here are three top picks from the 2019 Chicago Auto Show that will make you stop on a dime

Matthew Zaiff, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019


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The Sensible Choice DePaul students are used to navigating an urban campus. A new offering from Honda promises to be the perfect city companion. The 2019 Honda HR-V is the latest compact SUV offering in the market. With a starting price of $21,920 for the base trim all-wheel drive model, the HR-V is great for stude...

Brrrrroken records

Brrrrroken records

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019


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st time since 2015 that DePaul has closed the University due to extreme weather. Students had both Wednesday and Thursday off to enjoy as much Netflix as possible while trying to figure out which restaurants were still delivering food.     nd coldest day in Chicago’s hist...

Cadets on campus

Cadets on campus

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 28, 2019


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The sun rises over Chicago as over a hundred cadets in uniform stand at attention while the rest of the city sleeps. It’s 6:30 a.m. and the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is getting ready to start tactical training in Oz Park. Early morning joggers and dog walkers move throughout the open fiel...

Made in America?

Made in America?

Matthew Zaiff, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2019


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Americans spend the majority of their earnings on two main purchases: housing and transportation. Besides buying a home, the automobile you pick out will likely be the second largest financial decision you make. For DePaul students that are nearing graduation and entering the workforce, purchasing a ...

Time’s up: “Surviving R. Kelly” spurs sexual assault survivors to speak out

Time’s up: “Surviving R. Kelly” spurs sexual assault survivors to speak out

Julia Hale, Contributing Writer

January 14, 2019


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The first two episodes of the six-part docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” premiered on Lifetime on Jan. 3. The third and fourth episodes aired the next day, and the series came to a close on the 5th. If you were on Twitter at all during that period, you most likely saw something about R. Kelly, especially...

Winter break bucket list: 9 things to check off your Chicago holiday bucket list

Winter break bucket list: 9 things to check off your Chicago holiday bucket list

Yamini Bangarusamy, Focus Editor

November 12, 2018


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The holiday season offers a great respite from studies for DePaul students. The nearly six-week break is relaxing to many, but a lot of students struggle to find activities to occupy their time if they aren’t heading home for the holidays. The dilemma is worse for students who are spending their first w...

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