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Chicago prosecutor to start erasing pot convictions soon

Chicago prosecutor to start erasing pot convictions soon

Associated Press

April 15, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

A top Chicago prosecutor says she hopes to begin expunging minor cannabis convictions in the coming months but acknowledges it won't be easy to implement her plan and that her office is still figuring out its scope. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx told the Chicago Sun-Times last week that she wants to enlist the help of San Francisco-based nonprofit...

Living off campus in Chicago can mean contending with faulty heaters, carbon monoxide leaks and bad landlords

Living off campus in Chicago can mean contending with faulty heaters, carbon monoxide leaks and bad landlords

Meredith Melland, Dylan Van Sickle, Mikayla Rose Price and Maria Barragan, Contributing Writers

April 15, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

Living off campus in Chicago signals a new phase of adulthood for many students. That idyllic Lakeview four-bedroom, five-roommate unit with “vintage charm” now has your name to add to the lease. It’s as if nothing can go wrong — that is, until something does, serving you, the tenant, with a stark ...

DePaul embraces the beauty of natural hair

DePaul embraces the  beauty of natural hair

Tariqah Shakir, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

DePaul University teamed up with student-led organization Roots 2 Ends in celebration of Natural Hair Week on April 8-12. Workshops, healthy discussions, hair-care tutorials, competitions with prizes and a photoshoot were all part of the fun in embracing all hair types. Roots 2 Ends President Christine Augustine, ...

A year after ticketing debacle, DePaul students are still willing to pay for extra tickets

A year after ticketing debacle, DePaul students are still willing to pay for extra tickets

Emma Oxnevad, Assistant News Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

For the class of 2018, the hope of a stress-free graduation was quickly squashed when a new ticketing policy was enforced. While graduates of years past were able to invite an unlimited number of guests to attend commencement in the spacious Allstate Arena, last year’s crop of seniors had to pick an...

Dragged into DePaul

Dragged into DePaul

Emma Oxnevad, Assistant News Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

Drag queens took the house down in the Student Center on Friday. The event, hosted by student LGBTQA student organization Spectrum DePaul, is a student favorite, with students piling in to see their favorite Chicago queens perform. Professional drag queens Bambi Banks and Khloe Park emceed the event, ...

CBD takes off as miracle drug while sister compound remains illegal

CBD takes off as miracle drug while sister compound remains illegal

Brita Huengs, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under News

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, a CBD-infused gummy a day might keep the doctor and the psychiatrist at bay. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a sister compound to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in the cannabis plant that is responsible for the plant’s famous ability to get its co...

Trauma-informed response training equips DePaul faculty and staff with survivor-focused direction

Trauma-informed response training equips DePaul faculty and staff with survivor-focused direction

Patsy Newitt, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under News

Stories of sexual violence seem to be unsettlingly embedded in the modern college narrative, but proper mechanisms to navigate discussions between institutions and students often fall short, leaving both parties unsure of how to communicate properly and effectively with the other. April is Sexual Ass...

University executive vice president joins Lightfoot’s transition team

University executive vice president joins Lightfoot’s transition team

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under 2019 Mayoral Race, News

As mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot prepares to take on the city of Chicago, Jeff Bethke, DePaul executive vice president and chief financial officer, will take on the role of adviser for budget and municipal finances. His task force will address budget deficit and other financial issues the city faces. Bethke...

New Illinois program lets patients substitute opiate prescriptions for pot

New Illinois program lets patients substitute opiate prescriptions for pot

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under News

In 2017, 2,202 families in Illinois felt the immediate effects of the opioid epidemic that has consumed the nation. Over 2,000 Illinois residents died in opiate related drug overdoses in that year, a rate higher than the national average, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In light of tha...

‘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


Filed under Campus News, News

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 ...

The trials and tribulations of being a dope-smoking dorm-dweller at DePaul

The trials and tribulations of being a dope-smoking dorm-dweller at DePaul

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under News

Nobody likes to end a holiday in handcuffs. Few things kill the mood like listening to your Miranda rights read aloud.    For those who mark April 20 on their calendars in anticipation of a ceremonial date with Mary Jane, keeping the authorities at an arm's length can be chalked up to a holiday chore. A...

Report takes issue with error-prone Chicago gang database

Report takes issue with error-prone Chicago gang database

Michael Tarm, Associated Press

April 12, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

A poorly managed police database of 130,000 purported street-gang members in Chicago is rife with errors and offers no practical way for those wrongly entered into it to purge their names, the city's inspector general office says in a sharply critical report released Thursday. Inclusion in the database...

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