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Think outside the gourd: students take a knife to pumpkin carving conventions

Think outside the gourd: students take a knife to pumpkin carving conventions

Mackenzie Born, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018


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Jai Dufton and Trey Rendon are adamant that Halloween is the best holiday of the year. Seated on Dufton’s living room floor, the pair is in the middle of marking up and carving out large orange pumpkins. But these aren’t your regular jack-o’-lanterns with leftover sharpie marks and triangle...

The yin and yang of Chicago’s rap royalty

The yin and yang of Chicago’s rap royalty

Jack Breslin & Adam Webb, Contributing Writers

October 15, 2018


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Kanye West (now to be known as “Ye”) once told the world after Hurricane Katrina on national television that Republican president George W. Bush didn’t care about black people. Fast forward 13 years, he’s hanging out with president Donald Trump in the oval office, showing him what kind of hydrogen...

Prompting political efficacy: DePaul is becoming a hotbed of political optimism

Yamini Bangarusamy, Focus Editor

October 8, 2018


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At the forefront of the many values taught via the Vincentian school of thought is the belief that you can make a difference and any contribution, regardless of magnitude, has a ripple effect that will impact and empower the collective. This notion is applicable in virtually any field, but it holds ...

Death of the cashier: The AmazonGo store ushers in the era of cashierless stores

Death of the cashier: The AmazonGo store ushers in the era of cashierless stores

Yamini Bangarusamy, Focus Editor

October 1, 2018


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Consumers in 2018 have a vastly different retail experience than consumers from a mere ten years ago. Affordable taxis arrive within seconds, packages are delivered to your doorstep in less than 48 hours and food from virtually any restaurant can be personally delivered into your hands. The latest in this ...

50 Years Young: Young Lord militants return to DePaul, peacefully this time

50 Years Young: Young Lord militants return to DePaul, peacefully this time

Xavier Ortega, Photo Editor

September 24, 2018


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A Chicago-based group of former- gang-members-turned-political-activists marched back into DePaul University on Sept. 21 to speak out against inequality and oppression happening to Puerto Ricans and other people of color. This protest came nearly 50 years after their first mass occupance at DePaul in...

DePaul’s Timeline of Fame

Zoe Barnes, Focus Editor

September 17, 2018


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Have you ever been sitting on the freshly mowed grass of the Quad, maybe you have been ordering a mediocre cup of coffee from The Bean while simultaneously running late for your 9:40 lecture in the SAC, and you wonder, what celebrities have passed through these hallowed halls on their way to stardom? With...

The Art of Not Irritating Others

Liliana Trifilio, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2018


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Imagine you are a student racing to class. You are about to hop onto the Fullerton Red Line towards the Loop when crowds of people block your way, entering and exiting the train. You keep an eye on your phone clock as you wait for the next train to roll in. Hopefully this time you will be able to make i...

Food hall frenzy: Designer, fast and casual restaurants in one place

Food hall frenzy: Designer, fast and casual restaurants in one place

William Sullivan, Contributing Writer

May 29, 2018


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Going to the mall as a child was always a treat.  Walking into the stores, window shopping, maybe even being able to buy something were always things to look forward to. Then, when you got hungry, there was the mall food court, filled with Auntie Anne’s, Sbarro, Dairy Queen, enjoyed at simple t...

Laugh track: Women in comedy continue to triumph over adversity

Laugh track: Women in comedy continue to triumph over adversity

Marissa de la Cerda, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2018


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“Crude.” “Attention-seeking.” “Un-lady like.” “Un-feminist.” These are some of the reactions people have to female comedians and their jokes. Most recently, Michelle Wolf faced a lot of these criticisms for her roast at the White House Correspondents Dinner when she joked about the physi...

Save the Date: The countdown to the royal wedding has begun

Save the Date: The countdown to the royal wedding has begun

Makenzie Born, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018


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Hollywood actress and California native Meghan Markle will wed Prince Harry of Wales, grandson of the Queen and sixth in line for the throne on Saturday, May 19. The two met in 2016 after being introduced by a mutual friend and reportedly dated for about 15 months before Prince Harry popped the question ...

Women writers Hall of Fame

Women writers Hall of Fame

Amanda Krupp, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018


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With the upcoming release of the new film “Book Club”, a story about lifelong friends who come together each month to reminisce and chat about their favorite books, the subject of female authors who have had a major impact on the literary scene comes to mind. While there have been a multitude of wo...

Waste-free living: Recipes for reducing waste, saving money and helping the environment

Waste-free living: Recipes for reducing waste, saving money and helping the environment

Zoey Barnes, Focus Editor

April 30, 2018


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After another full rotation around the Sun, Earth Day came and went. Throughout Chicago, people gathered around at parks to plant trees, grow flowers and celebrate the planet we live on. However, as the increase in waste continues to grow exponentially, with an average person generating about 4.5 pou...

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