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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

You be the judge: You don’t know who they are, you don’t know what they do, but you hire them

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2018

The focus in midterm elections is often on national trends, and congressional and state races. But way down the ballot are elect- ed officials who have a surprising amount of power, but who few voters actually vote for. If you are pulling a ballot in Lincoln Park, for example, there are 59 judges...

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

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

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...

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