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Putting the meaning back into Memorial Day

Putting the meaning back into Memorial Day

Lili Trifilio, Contributing Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Nation & World, Showcase

When we think of Memorial Day, we often think of barbecues, parades, time off school and the beginning of summer. We also tend to forget what exactly our nation is actually celebrating. “Memorial Day is a national day where we get to spend time with our families, but we need to remember their sacrifice,”...

Bill aims to teach LGBT history

Bill aims to teach LGBT history

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

May 29, 2018


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Currently there is a bill that was advanced into the Illinois House earlier this month that is waiting for approval to be pushed forward that would mandate the lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual histories to be taught in classes across the state. The bill would require that LGBT history be worked...

Building Big Brother: China’s new frontier

Building Big Brother: China’s new frontier

Cody Corrall, Multimedia Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Nation & World, Showcase

Students and faculty gathered in the Levan 100 auditorium on Wednesday night for a panel on China’s relationship between science fiction and technological innovation – and how they manifest in different cultures. The panel, hosted by the DePaul Chinese Studies Program, featured Stanley Chan, a prolific ...

A deeper look into terrorism

A deeper look into terrorism

Varvara Makarevich, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2018


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Paris, 2015. Nice, 2016. Berlin, 2016. St.Petersburg, 2017. London, 2017. Brussels, 2017. Barcelona, 2017. These are the locations of a number of high-profile terror attacks committed in Europe by Islamist terror group ISIS over the past few years. And while ISIS’s goal of creating a new “caliphate” has la...

The U.S. pulls out of Iran Deal

The U.S. pulls out of Iran Deal

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

May 14, 2018


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President Donald Trump campaigned on withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and on Tuesday May 8, ahead of the May 12 deadline, he did what many in Washington expected: he announced America would no longer be abiding by the terms of the JCPOA – also known as the Iran nuclear deal....

IAAF changes the regulations for female intersex athletes

IAAF changes the regulations for female intersex athletes

Carina Smith, Nation and World Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Nation & World, Showcase

The rules regarding participation for athletes with abnormal hormone production changed as of last month, bringing a huge loss to female intersex athletes who produce more testosterone than their peers. According to the International Association of Athletics Foundation (IAAF), the new regulations wou...

Unemployment rate falls to lowest in almost two decades

Unemployment rate falls to lowest in almost two decades

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


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Unemployment in the U.S. is sliding down to record-lows, as the unemployment rate in April dipped to 3.9 percent on a seasonally adjusted measurement according to April’s job report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on May 4. This rate is the lowest it has been since December 2000, when i...

Nation & World Briefs: May 7, 2018

Nation & World Briefs: May 7, 2018

Associated Press

May 7, 2018


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Arizona schools reopen after funding deal reached Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes Friday a day after state lawmakers approved 20 percent raises for teachers and they ended a six-day walkout that shuttered most classrooms around the state. Teachers at a high sch...

Stories from the melting pot

Stories from the melting pot

Hector Cervantes, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Nation & World

The melting pot is what America calls itself, and at DePaul University there are many cultures represented in the student population who are immigrants. Sophomore Alan Zientarski and freshman Andriy Dutka are just a few of the many students who are immigrants at DePaul University. Zientarski is fr...

Starbucks closing stores for “racial bias training”

Starbucks closing stores for “racial bias training”

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Nation & World

Don’t make any plans to drop by Starbucks on May 29 and grab that morning chai latté, because the company will be closing all 8,000-plus company-owned American stores, including its corporate offices, to conduct mandatory racial-bias training that day. More than 170,000 employees will take part i...

Cuba’s historic change in power

Cuba’s historic change in power

Emily McTavish, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


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Cuba has new leadership, marking the first time in 60 years the nation is not being led by a member of the Castro family. The new Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, who came through the ranks of the Communist Party, has been largely unknown to the Cuban public and foreign politicians. The 58-year-old p...

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer

Brittney Bray, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Nation & World

Toni Morrison, playwright. Arthur Miller, screenwriter. Sylvia Plath, author. And now you can add Compton-born rapper Kendrick Lamar to the list of prominent Pulitzer Prize winners. In previous years, Pulitzer Prizes for music were mainly given to classical and jazz composers. But on Monday, April 16,...

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