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DPU alumni volunteer with high school students via City Year

Haley BeMiller

December 17, 2012


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Service has always been part of DePaul's mission, and some alumni are implementing that value to guide high school students to college through volunteer work at City Year.City Year is "an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service t...

DePaul cruises in second half, beats NIU 68-46

Matthew Paras

December 16, 2012


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It was not always pretty, but the DePaul women's basketball team cruised to a 68-46 victory over Northern Illinois at McGrath-Phillips Arena Saturday with a strong second half.The Blue Demons (8-3) went into halftime with a 28-18 lead. However their first half play was sloppy, committing 12 turnover...

Twenty-seven dead in Connecticut elementary school shooting

Lynsey Hart

December 14, 2012


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A shooting occurred early this morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles northeast of New York City. The shooting left 27 dead including the shooter, 6 school employees and 20 children. The death toll of the Columbine High School shooting was 15, making the tragedy at...

DePaul students talk MAP with Quinn

Zoe Barker

December 13, 2012


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Students met with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the DePaul Center in the Loop to discuss a resolution to restore MAP. More specifically, the discussion centered around how the Illinois pension squeeze will affect scholarships like MAP. The event was hosted by DePaul's Student Go...

Looming fiscal cliff rallies Illinois activists

Haley BeMiller

December 9, 2012


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As the federal government inches closer to the "fiscal cliff" - the potential end of many tax breaks and cuts for businesses Dec. 31 - many Illinois organizations are trying to make their voices heard amidst the negotiations.As part of the Make Wall Street Pay Illinois initiative, the Illinois/Indiana Regional ...

Missing absentee ballots left students out of democracy

Dylan Fahoome

December 6, 2012


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Who didn't get to vote?Caroline Pramas is a freshman from Massachusetts. In early August, she went to her clerks' office to register to vote absentee.She checked off the box on the form, and provided her DePaul address with additional information."I asked the woman working at my town offices if ther...

CTA 2013 fare changes will not affect UPass price

Kasia Fejklowicz

December 6, 2012


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Chicago residents and college students are extremely familiar with the colors blue, brown and red. These colors obviously represent the eight different types of rail lines that are part of an intricate system. Servicing 3.8 million people, the Chicago Transit Authority is the second largest public tr...

Supreme Court upholds 7th Circuit Court ruling on recording on-duty police

Haley BeMiller

November 30, 2012


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 The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it will not hear an appeal to a lower court decisionin Illinois that allows the recording of police officers. The case, ACLU v. Alvarez, challenged an Illinois law that previously prohibited peoplefrom recording police officers on duty. According to the ACLU website,...

DePaul ranked among Top 10 universities with most undergraduate internship experience

Dylan McHugh

November 30, 2012


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 DePaul undergraduate students have one of the highest averages of internship experiencein the country, according to a U.S. News and World Report study. Released Nov. 20, the study states that 45.3 percent of DePaul's graduating 2010-11undergraduate class (about 1,565 students) had internship experience,...

Video: Election night: Were more people watching election results or the Bulls game?

Samantha Jacobs, Michael Oxenrider, Odalis Suarez, and and Jacob Berent

November 25, 2012


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Were more people watching the Bulls game or election coverage on election night? Ô_The 2012 Presidential Election resulted in a narrow win for President Barack Obama. The atmosphere around DePaul on this night was that of excitement, but some serious questions arose as the results rolled in. With th...

In pursuit of the American Dream: Immigration and citizenship through eyes of a 17 year old girl

Kelly Gonz’Û΍lez Flores

November 20, 2012


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Jesenia was the first in her family to go to school.She wasn't the first to finish high school or even graduate from college.Jesenia, 17, whose family fled from the Dominican Republic to Chicago when she was just a toddler, became the first of her family to walk into any type of school 12 years ago.Tod...

Energy our way: Municipal aggregation comes to Chicago

Zoe Barker

November 20, 2012


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Chicagoans not only helped re-elect the president Nov. 6, they also passed a referendum allowing the city to participate in municipal aggregation.Enacting municipal aggregation means the city will negotiate with alternative suppliers to ComEd to reportedly supply power to about a million homes and busin...

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