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Protests continue at McDonald’s headquarters in West Loop

Protests continue at McDonald’s headquarters in West Loop

Molly O'Mera, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


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After three weeks of unrest at McDonald’s HQ in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, tensions came to a head on Oct. 5 with more than 50 protestors cited for trespassing, including Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky. The protest was organized by Fight for $15, a group dedicated to raising the minimum wage...

Esteban talks longevity, university finances and enrollment

Esteban talks longevity, university finances and enrollment

Carina Smith, News Editor

October 8, 2018


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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 ...

Chicago students rally together against Brett Kavanaugh

Chicago students rally together against Brett Kavanaugh

Daniel Schirmer, Copy Editor

October 8, 2018


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A walkout spearheaded by DePaul’s Students for Reproductive Justice (SRJ) was staged on the Lincoln Park campus on Oct. 4. In preparation for a larger rally at the American Bar Association in River North, about 75 students gathered in the quad and took turns voicing their distaste for t...

Working students turn strain into skills

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

October 8, 2018


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ANNALISA BARANOWSKI | THE DEPAULIA   Students are working more now than ever before, and for the first time, according to an HSBC Bank study published last month, students spend more time working than going to class. The study revealed that nearly 85 percent of college students are working while e...

Faculty council meeting gets heated over SNL fate, race issues

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

October 8, 2018


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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...

Student tries to beat the odds in DuPage County Board race

Kayla Molander, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


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A DePaul sophomore is running for one of two DuPage County Board seats in District 4. Hadiya Afzal is a political science student and a Glen Ellyn resident with a long history of political engagement. Afzal first got involved with The Democratic Party of DuPage County during the 2016 election, w...

SGA rolls out candidates for first-year positions

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


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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...

As DePaul’s national ranking slips over last four years, do students even care?

As DePaul’s national ranking slips over last four years, do students even care?

Mackenzie Born, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


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Cars, sports teams, apps, neighborhoods, travel destinations — people love to rank things. There’s something we can’t resist about a good list, or a headline that promises to let us in on the top 10 best or worst of something. And colleges aren’t safe from our obsession with numerical rankings,...

‘Kava-no-f@#king way:’ Women protest outside Durbin’s Office

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2018


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Last week’s intense and widely-watched battle over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh spurred a lot of calls from constituents to their congressmen. A group of protestors decided to make a house call at Sen. Dick Durbin’s office at 230 S. Dearborn St.   Protesters showed up at Durbin’s off...

Possible JUUL ban could affect students across the country

Jack Breslin, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


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Steven Senne | AP In less than two years, JUUL and other electronic cigarettes have become a viral sensation among college and high school students across the nation, but the trend might be leaving just as quickly as it arrived. On Sept. 12, the Food and Drug Administration gave JUUL and other electroni...

Van Dyke trial approaches a verdict as prosecution rests

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

October 1, 2018


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The prosecution rested last week in Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s murder trial for the 2014 death of Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black teenager. Van Dyke and other officers encountered McDonald after responding to a report that he was breaking into vehicles while carrying a knife. After m...

West Loop flourishes from millennial boom

West Loop flourishes from millennial boom

Ella Lee, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


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Reading the news these days, one might come to the conclusion that millennials are destroying industry after industry. But locals say that such a trend is not so in Chicago’s West Loop. “West Loop’s population has grown significantly over the last five to 10 years,” said Matt Letourneau, president...

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