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Chicago startup aims to pay apartment seekers, build community

Chicago startup aims to pay apartment seekers, build community

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

July 16, 2018


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Looking for an apartment isn’t always the most glamorous task, especially for college students. Rentgrata is a new service aimed to ease that process and get apartment seekers paid for signing their lease. The Chicago-based company, incorporated in October 2016, is an iOS app and web-based platf...

DePaul’s School of Music to host classical and jazz festival this fall

DePaul’s School of Music to host classical and jazz festival this fall

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

June 29, 2018


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The School of Music’s newly designed Holtschneider Performance Center will be having an 11-day classical and jazz music festival beginning on Nov. 1, not only as a way to celebrate the new three-story, 185,000 square-foot facility, but also to celebrate the School of Music. There are going to be...

Major staff layoffs expected

Major staff layoffs expected

Jonathan Ballew, News Editor

May 29, 2018


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Serious layoffs are likely coming to DePaul. DePaul officials said that the process is “not yet finalized” and any staff reductions “would go into effect before July 1,” which is the beginning of the new fiscal year. Several current DePaul employees described to The DePaulia a culture of fear and...

Editorial: A free press challenged at DePaul

Editorial: A free press challenged at DePaul

DePaulia Editorial Board

May 29, 2018


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The playwright and author Arthur Miller once said, “A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.” DePaul is, in a sense, a nation in its own right, albeit a smaller one of about 28,000. And we, the students who collectively comprise The DePaulia, are speaking to you when we illu...

No Cop Academy and a thin blue line

No Cop Academy and a thin blue line

Cody Corrall, Multimedia Editor

May 29, 2018


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The second floor of City Hall was hotter than usual Friday afternoon. The air conditioning was shut off as hundreds of Chicago activists and organizers protested funding the $95 million cop academy in Garfield Park proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The vote to give $28 million to the academy was initially scheduled for Wednes...

How ‘Peter Rabbit’ teaches kids to save the planet

How ‘Peter Rabbit’ teaches kids to save the planet

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


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When DePaul environmental science professor Liam Heneghan’s children left home for college, he thought of how he had managed to raise such dedicated, concerned young adults who care deeply for the world around them. The answer — children’s books. All of these books personify animals in order...

Open-source, downloadable textbooks could relieve price strain

Open-source, downloadable textbooks could relieve price strain

Duaa Israr, Contributing Writer

May 29, 2018


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Students and professors at DePaul University may set a new policy — usurping expensive textbook-buying requirements with the option of downloading the material at a discount price. Students and professors are now getting the survey via email. Their responses will determine whether the library will...

Prolific professor leaving DePaul for greener pastures

Prolific professor leaving DePaul for greener pastures

Ben Conboy, Managing Editor

May 29, 2018


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Patrick Murphy loves this place. He built his career here. He bought a condo that is only a three-minute walk from DePaul’s Loop campus so he could be there at a moment’s notice. But now it’s time for him to move on. He’s been at DePaul for 15 years, since he was only 29-years-old. Murphy,...

Speaker illuminates religious foundations of KKK artifacts

Speaker illuminates religious foundations of KKK artifacts

Brian Pearlman, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


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KImages of the Ku Klux Klan, its members clad in hooded white robes and standing alongside burning crosses, are often used as shorthand symbols for an almost otherworldly form of American white nationalism and white supremacy – and they shouldn’t be, according to Kelly Baker, an independent scholar,...

Report of armed weapon in Loop campus lead to evacuation, concerned students

Report of armed weapon in Loop campus lead to evacuation, concerned students

Yazmin Dominguez, Online Editor

May 23, 2018


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We just evacuated the Loop campus at #DePaul and were told to move across the street. No word about what’s happening inside. #Chicago pic.twitter.com/VGmpZ3r3AK — Holly K. Sias (@HollySias) May 22, 2018 A professor was told that there was some kind of off-duty plain clothes law enforcement officer in the building who had a gun visible, someone called it in and...

Playing it safe: As national and local violence ramps up, concerns about safety follow suit

Playing it safe: As national and local violence ramps up, concerns about safety follow suit

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 21, 2018


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Multiple students were shot and killed in an shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, according to police. This mass shooting comes almost a month to the day after a mass shooting in a Nashville Waffle House left four people dead. Only six months into the year, there have be...

Chicago’s South Side serving freshly-squeezed LimeBikes

Chicago’s South Side serving freshly-squeezed LimeBikes

Timothy Duke, Assistant News Editor

May 21, 2018


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Streaming along the street atop a light blue Divvy bike, senior hospitality management student Jacob Jandacek anxiously searches for the docking station — the past three docks have been completely filled, and his time is running out. Jandacek says that while finding only filled docking stations is...

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