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‘Carry the Weight’ aims to spark discussions of sexual violence on campus

‘Carry the Weight’ aims to spark discussions of sexual violence on campus

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

April 15, 2019

As students rushed through the Schmitt Academic Center on April 10, senior Grace Gubbrud stood silent and still. She took her stance on the edge of the “pit,” holding a red-and-black painted box meant to symbolize a weight she carries with her every day — the weight of trauma that follows sexual ...

DePaul LGBTQIA+ Resource Center opens up discussion for sexual politics

DePaul LGBTQIA+ Resource Center opens up discussion for sexual politics

Amanda Sallman, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019

It can be intimidating and overwhelming to address the topic of sexuality, especially in a society where sexuality is kept extremely under wraps. DePaul’s LGBTQIA Resource Center was formed last February as a safe space to students who identify as LGBTQIA+. When the Center for Identity, Inclusion and S...

The search for student commencement speakers

The search for student commencement speakers

Erica Carbajal, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019

The deadline for DePaul commencement speaker applications is April 12, but at a university with a large student body, how are student speakers chosen and what does it take to give an address at commencement? Students are chosen by a selection committee that reviews applications, narrowing down and c...

DemonTHON heats up DePaul Student Center

DemonTHON heats up DePaul Student Center

Emma Oxnevad, Assistant News Editor

April 8, 2019

From Friday to Saturday, DePaul students shook up the Student Center for a charitable cause. DemonTHON, founded in 2011, is an annual 24-hour dance marathon in which participants raise money for Lurie Children’s Hospital. The marathon is completed in two 12-hour shifts, in which donors pledge mone...

While freshmen applications spike, overall enrollment declines

While freshmen applications spike, overall enrollment declines

Carina Smith, News Editor

February 4, 2019

The recent enrollment numbers have been released by DePaul, showing that while applications and retention rates are increasing, the overall enrollment numbers are continuing to drop. The entering 2018 freshman class was the university’s second-largest in its history, with 2,575 freshmen enrolling in the autu...

Second law professor files discrimination suit

Second law professor files discrimination suit

Benjamin Conboy, Editor in Chief

January 14, 2019

Correction: A previous version of this article said the Powers Report was intended to examine whether or not certain law school employees should be fired. This is not the case, it was authored to examine whether to employ disciplinary action against law school faculty. Law professor Sumi Cho has fil...

Student was not robbed or kidnapped near campus, police say

Student was not robbed or kidnapped near campus, police say

Carina Smith & Emma Oxnevad, News Editor & Asst. News Editor

January 14, 2019

Chicago police announced Thursday that following an investigation, they no longer believe that a DePaul student was kidnapped and robbed near the Lincoln Park campus. According to the Public Safety alert released by the university, the 19-year- old student had claimed that on Jan. 8 he w...

Ugly sweaters and winter weather

Ugly sweaters and winter weather

Xavier Ortega, Photo Editor

November 12, 2018

DePaul started a Christmas tradition in November with free shirts, hot cocoa, and snowman plushies in DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus on Nov. 7. The festivities kicked off with students lining up to receive a free DePaul long-sleeve t-shirt and a snowman plushie. Other activities included a bounce...

Conservative speakers denied visit, event forced off campus

Conservative speakers denied visit, event forced off campus

October 15, 2018

Two speakers from the conservative advocacy organization Turning Point USA (TPUSA) were scheduled to speak with the DePaul chapter of TPUSA on Oct. 16 as a part of the TPUSA Campus Clash Tour, but the event was prohibited from campus. Representatives from TPUSA and DePaul giving different ...

Esteban talks longevity, university finances and enrollment

Esteban talks longevity, university finances and enrollment

Carina Smith, News Editor

October 8, 2018

Correction: In the print version of this story, The DePaulia misattributed the photo credit. The photo was taken by Laycie Dressler. President A. Gabriel Esteban addressed faculty and staff at the second State of the University address in DePaul’s history on Thursday, Oct. 4. Faculty ...

Faculty council meeting gets heated over SNL fate, race issues

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

October 8, 2018

Tensions flared Wednesday amidst proposals ranging from the university budget to questions institutional racism to restructuring the School of New Learning at the monthly Faculty Council meeting. The council met for over three hours, discussing a wide range of topics. Combating inst...

SGA rolls out candidates for first-year positions

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

Five freshmen emerged as candidates for the 11 senate seats at Student Government Association’s (SGA) “Meet the Candidates” event on Thursday. Three candidates, Lenin M. Plazas, Ankit Pal and Maya Tesigni are on the ballot for Senator for First Year Students. The other two candidates in attenda...

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