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DemonTHON: Students raise funds by ‘raising the roof’

DemonTHON: Students raise funds by ‘raising the roof’

Cody Corrall and Timothy Duke

May 7, 2018


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DemonTHON organizes fundraising year-round for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago which culminates in a student organized 24-hour dance marathon on May 4 and 5. Students dance in order to bring awareness to and support the children afflicted with debilitating illnesses and...

CPS showing academic improvements, but schools are still closing

CPS showing academic improvements, but schools are still closing

Mikel Vrooman-Arroniz, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018


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Once deemed the worst in the nation, Chicago Public Schools now lead America’s public schools in terms of academic growth. In 1987, Former U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett said, “I’m not sure there’s a system as bad as the Chicago system.” Thirty years later, a Stanford study p...

Live recording of political podcast discusses the mass incarceration of Latino population

Live recording of political podcast discusses the mass incarceration of Latino population

Dirce Toca, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018


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Latin American and Latino Studies professor Maria Hinojosa hosted a live recording of “In The Thick,” a podcast about politics from the perspective of people of color (POC), with co-host Julio Ricardo Varela at DePaul on Thursday, May 3. Covering a three-part series on Latinos and mass incarcerat...

Student loan accumulation not understood by half of borrowers

Student loan accumulation not understood by half of borrowers

Brittney Bray, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018


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After accomplishing the main goal of getting into college and choosing the right fit, one of the first burdens many students face is figuring out how they will pay for their education. The reality sinks in when many students sit down and, combing through financial aid packages, find that some loans m...

Joy is Coming: Take Back the Night gives platform to survivors of sexual violence

Joy is Coming: Take Back the Night gives platform to survivors of sexual violence

Yazmin Dominguez, Online Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

On Wednesday evening, in room 302 of the Arts and Letters Hall, an intimate moment was taking place. Sitting in a circle gathered around bunches of white flowers, a heart shaped stone with the word “healing” engraved on its face and a glass figurine of a pink swan, fellow graduate students Fabiola Rosiles ...

Rep. Mike Quigley talks Russia, fake news with DePaul students

Rep. Mike Quigley talks Russia, fake news with DePaul students

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

April 30, 2018


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“I never imagined that I, in D.C., would tell journalists that their iPhones and their emails aren’t safe … You’re under attack. We’re under attack.” That’s according to Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley, who represents over 700,000 people in the 5th Congressional District – a position he...

‘Join The Club’: The Pill Club promises to deliver on low-cost, free birth control and Plan B

‘Join The Club’: The Pill Club promises to deliver on low-cost, free birth control and Plan B

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

April 30, 2018


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In college, making your sexual health a priority is fundamental. Yet many students encounter problems when it comes to keeping up with it; for students at DePaul who use birth control, obtaining a refill presents a major problem if their prescription is from their hometown doctor. Even making a trip...

Career Center opens program, provides students with professional clothing

Career Center opens program, provides students with professional clothing

Marissa de la Cerda, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


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When Leonel Torres started working at DePaul’s Career Center as a customer service coordinator, he had the idea of creating a program designed to offer students professional clothing for interviews, job or internship fairs, and networking events. “Working through all of these obstacles that come with find...

Illinois college-aged residents, graduates flee state by thousands

Illinois college-aged residents, graduates flee state by thousands

Timothy Duke, Assistant. News Editor

April 30, 2018


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By the tens of thousands, college-age residents in Illinois are fleeing rising property taxes, underfunded public schools, and desolate job opportunities; they are opting instead to attend out-of-state universities or seek employment where property taxes do not feast on their livability. Illinois is...

Family of student who died after being struck by CTA still looking for answers

Family of student who died after being struck by CTA still looking for answers

Amber Colón, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

He was born laughing. Maria Quiroz, mother of DePaul student Ricardo Quiroz, said that her son will be remembered as someone who was always very happy. Quiroz, 24, was struck by a CTA Red Line train on Sunday, April 15 at 8:01 a.m. on the Near North Side. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hosp...

Commentary: Student Gov. elections were undemocratic

Commentary: Student Gov. elections were undemocratic

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under News, SGA Elections

It’s surprisingly easy to run for the President of the United States. You’re qualified to run if you are at least 35-years-old  and a natural-born citizen who has lived in the U.S. That, when combined with at least 270 electoral college votes, will deliver to you the highest office in the free world. ...

Kaufman-Darlington campaign withdraws from SGA presidential election

Kaufman-Darlington campaign withdraws from SGA presidential election

Jonathan Ballew, News Editor

April 23, 2018


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The presidential race for student government (SGA) elections is over before it had a chance to begin. Less than 24 hours after the polls opened, Josh Kaufman and Nick Darlington officially withdrew their candidacy for president and vice president, respectively. Kaufman told The DePaulia he is “f...

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