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Political science undergraduates register fellow students to vote

Political science undergraduates register fellow students to vote

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

May 21, 2018


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“Hi, we’re trying to register people to vote – only takes two minutes,” said DePaul senior Seamus O’Connor on a warm Monday afternoon in the Lincoln Park Quad. The small group of students he was addressing smiled politely. “I’m already registered in my home state,” said one. “No t...

Film school creates new comedy filmmaking degree with Second City

Film school creates new comedy filmmaking degree with Second City

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


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Whether it be comedy films or films in general, it takes a lot of people behind the scenes to ensure that the final product looks good, sounds good and entertains its audience. For DePaul students looking to elevate their production talent or cut their teeth in the comedy film industry, the chance has ...

Commentary: DePaul misses the mark in several areas in new six-year plan

Commentary: DePaul misses the mark in several areas in new six-year plan

Jonathan Ballew, News Editor

May 21, 2018


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I am going to go out on a limb here and guess that most of you probably didn’t get a chance to read DePaul’s newly released 16-page Strategic Plan over the weekend. Well I read the document, in its entirety, and I think DePaul got a lot right: Elevating our academic profile and growing our endowm...

Graduation gouging: Lack of commencement tickets means high prices for students

Graduation gouging: Lack of commencement tickets means high prices for students

Emma Oxnevad and Jonthan Ballew

May 14, 2018


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The hottest ticket in town isn’t a Hamilton show or a trip to Wrigley Field; it’s a DePaul graduation ticket. Due to a lack of seating at Wintrust Arena, students are selling their free tickets for exorbitant prices well over $100 per ticket, with some prices as high as $250. It’s usually a time of year fi...

Insensitive, racist tweets sent by DePaul’s graduation director resurface

Insensitive, racist tweets sent by DePaul’s graduation director resurface

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor

May 14, 2018


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Jen Kramer’s past insensitive tweets have followed her into her new job at DePaul as the Director of University Events. Her tweets, spanning from 2009 to 2011, contain overtones of racism, transphobia and violent thoughts. Her tweets, which also landed her in hot water in 2015 when she was running...

Photo gallery: Law School Commencement all smiles at McCormick Place

Photo gallery: Law School Commencement all smiles at McCormick Place

Jacob Emerson, Photographer

May 14, 2018


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DePaul's College of Law commencement ceremony took place in the McCormick Grand Ballroom on Sunday, May 13.  

Procrastination and the fallacy of time management

Procrastination and the fallacy of time management

Timothy Duke, Assistant News Editor

May 14, 2018


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Just one more episode, well, maybe one more, again and again, until the sun breaks the horizon and the paper which should be finished is left with two paragraphs done and an hour until its due. The pervasive issue of procrastination seems to affect college students everywhere, but while many consider themsel...

Law school’s admissions may soon accept GRE

Law school’s admissions may soon accept GRE

William Sullivan, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018


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The DePaul University College of Law only accepts one standardized test to get in, the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). “It is a rite of passage,” said DePaul law student Stephanie Musser. The LSAT is the traditional test for getting into law school, but some schools are starting to accept an ...

Not to cool for school: Juuling offers a smoking alternative to adults and an introduction to nicotine for teenagers

Not to cool for school: Juuling offers a smoking alternative to adults and an introduction to nicotine for teenagers

Marissa De La Cerda, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018


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What began as a product created to help adults stop smoking has instead created a new generation of smokers. The JUUL, a small, nicotine-heavy vape that strongly resembles a flash drive and can be charged in a USB port, has become a popular smoking device to teenagers and young adults. Teenagers in par...

SGA cabinet members put Lynch on blast

SGA cabinet members put Lynch on blast

Jonathan Ballew, News Editor

May 7, 2018


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Bully. Poor leader. Threatening. These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Student Government Association (SGA)  President Michael Lynch. But Lynch and his vice president say these allegations are both false and unfair. In an interview with The DePaulia on Monday, cabinet m...

Invisible Illnesses: The challenge of caring for students living with chronic illness

Invisible Illnesses: The challenge of caring for students living with chronic illness

Timothy Duke, Assistant News Editor

May 7, 2018


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Managing one’s personal life with success at college is a difficulty that many empathize with, but for those who live with chronic illness and attend college, the balancing act can be even more taxing. Universities have long sought to meet the needs of students who struggle with chronic illness. ...

Faculty council vetoes proposed consensual relationship policy

Faculty council vetoes proposed consensual relationship policy

Megan Stringer, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018


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Major Chicago universities such as the University of Chicago and Northwestern University both have explicit policies dictating relationships between faculty and students, but DePaul does not. After a presentation from Title IX on the #MeToo Movement, DePaul’s Human Resources department is looking to change t...

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