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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...

Monitoring screen time as crucial as ever

Monitoring screen time as crucial as ever

Jessica Nalupta, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2020

While lockdown orders continue, our eyes may remain locked on screens all day, which raises an important question. In this digital age and time of social distancing, how do we find balance in our online and offline lives? This has been a great concern ever since the advent of portable screen devi...

No silver bullet for explaining rise in Lincoln Park crime

Under Lightfoot's discretion, there has been a higher presence of CPD in CTA stations.

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

March 8, 2020

On a chilly February night, Lincoln Park residents and area police huddle near the entrance of the North & Clybourn Red Line stop. Some have their dogs with them, some brought their children and some — who don’t appear to belong to media organizations — are filming the event on their cellpho...

Hidden spots at DePaul’s Loop campus

Harold Washington Library in the Loop.

Madi Garcia, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2020

DePaul University, as a city school, has much to offer its students. The Loop campus exposes students to the exciting and diverse city of Chicago. There are a multitude of places to discover, and there are several spots near the Loop campus that few students know about.  The Loop campus is not thought of as DePaul...

Election for dummies

Solid green: caucus states
Striped green: recently changed to primaries

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...

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