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Gov. Rauner takes aim at teacher pensions

Gov. Rauner takes aim at teacher pensions

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under News

Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered Illinois’ annual budget address Wednesday, saying that Illinois is “in a state of readiness to become the economic powerhouse of the midwest.” Although Rauner seemed to appease his political base, many believe that the address was nothing more than political peacocking...

Photo gallery: Chicago mourns the death of Commander Paul Bauer

Photo gallery: Chicago mourns the death of Commander Paul Bauer

Benjamin Conboy and The Associated Press

February 19, 2018


Filed under Metro, News

On Feb. 13, Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer was at the Thompson Center at 100 West Randolph Street for training when he heard officers call for assistance in apprehending a fleeing suspect. Noticing the subject running by his squad car, the commander gave chase. Bauer, 53, chased the suspect, Shomari Leggh...

Study abroad trip to Israel reviewed following State Department advisory

Study abroad trip to Israel reviewed following State Department advisory

Graciella Saucedo-Riviera, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

A few months ago, the United States Department of State Travel adjusted the way that it measures its worldwide travel warning system. Now, those changes in the State Department’s reporting procedure are having effects on some of DePaul’s study abroad programs. In January the Department of State Travel li...

The great debate

The great debate

Amber Colón, Editor in Chief

February 19, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

In an evening rife with political disagreements, perhaps nothing was as shocking as DePaul College Republicans member Brenden Newell’s comments towards the end of Tuesday’s debate between the Republicans and DePaul Socialists. “I would’ve rather had a person (in office) who mildly sexually assaulted...

Photo of the week: Dibs!

Photo of the week: Dibs!

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Metro, News

Commentary: Around DePaul, everyone knows DIBS as that weird, creepy blue monster that roams the Student Center and makes everyone feel just a little uncomfortable. But when it snows in Chicago, residents respect a different kind of dibs — the art of shoveling out a parking spot and saving it with...

“By any means necessary”: DePaul Socialists remember Malcolm X

“By any means necessary”: DePaul Socialists remember Malcolm X

April Lane, Assistant Online Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

During the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the mid-50s, while Martin Luther King Jr. offered a message of justice by way of peace, Malcolm X led an alternative movement focused on combating racism by enforcing the values of black empowerment, liberation and achieving social justice “by any means ...

TEDx DePaul to return, speakers announced

TEDx DePaul to return, speakers announced

Dirce Toca, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

 TEDxDePaulUniversity will be returning on May 1. The third annual TEDx event will bring in 11 speakers who will give presentations  powerful on various topics, all centered on the theme “Reimagine.” TED, according to their website, is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short...

When helicopter parents won’t stop hovering

When helicopter parents won’t stop hovering

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018


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Victoria Theodorou isn’t allowed to travel more than a couple of hours away from her house in California — her parents won’t allow it. They follow her GPS location constantly. She isn’t in trouble, nor has she done anything wrong. Theodorou has excellent grades in school (she already has one...

Chicago Auto Show returns with the year’s hottest rides

Chicago Auto Show returns with the year’s hottest rides

Josh Leff, Photo Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News

The Chicago Auto Show returns to the McCormick Place this week for the 110th   year to showcase manufacturers’ freshest products and a taste of the latest designs. Chicago’s annual auto show is the largest one in North America and draws manufacturers ranging from simpler, consumer-focused brands...

Amiwala encounters reality of politics as primary nears

Amiwala encounters reality of politics as primary nears

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Daniel Foster did not respond to requests for comment. The reporter was trying to reach him at a wrong phone number. Additionally, an earlier version of this story stated Amiwala received news of a press release from an opposing candidate wh...

Photo of the Week: Dude, where’s my car?

Photo of the Week: Dude, where’s  my car?

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under News

After what had been a winter without much snow, Chicagoans got nine consecutive days of it, which has only happened three other times since 1885, according to the Chicago Tribune. Uber and Lyft fares were surging as some residents had to pay four and five times the usual rate for the ride-sharing s...

Lt. Gov. candidate Ra Joy talks ‘Kennedy Kush’ with College Dems

Lt. Gov. candidate Ra Joy talks ‘Kennedy Kush’ with College Dems

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under News

Ra Joy, lieutenant governor candidate and running mate to Chris Kennedy, was hosted by the  DePaul Democrats on Wednesday. Joy spoke on a myriad of issues during the course of the evening, but he put special emphasis on marijuana legalization — what he likes to call “Kennedy Kush.” Last week, sta...

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