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Hotel workers beat the drum for healthcare as others return to work

Hotel workers beat the drum for healthcare as others return to work

Daniel Schirmer, Copy Editor

September 24, 2018


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On the evening of Sept. 21, hundreds rallied in front of the Hilton Hotel at 720 S. Michigan Ave. to show solidarity with the Chicago hotel workers who have been on strike for over two weeks. Among the public officials who made appearances to show their support for the strikers were U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky,...

With fresh leadership, SGA sets ambitious goals

With fresh leadership, SGA sets ambitious goals

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


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Nahal Hashemian, the first Muslim president of DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA), is seeking to revitalize the organization’s image this school year through connecting with students and promoting diversity on campus. SGA has three main initiatives to achieve over the next school year:...

Student creates a new business to promote acceptance

Student creates a new business to promote acceptance

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

September 24, 2018


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While most DePaul students scramble to find an internship and try tirelessly to build a resume before graduation, sophomore Braylen Stevens is one step ahead, already running a business of his own. Originally from Milwaukee, Stevens is a 19-year-old accounting major who founded MBRACED Culture, which...

Bill Daley joins race to become Chicago’s next mayor

Bill Daley joins race to become Chicago’s next mayor

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

September 24, 2018


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Bill Daley announced his decision to run for mayor of Chicago, continuing a Daley family dynasty in the city. Daley is the son of Richard J. Daley and the brother of Richard M. Daley, who remain Chicago’s two longest-serving mayors, 21 and 22 years, respectively. “Daley’s last name, by itself,...

In first debate, titans clash, backmarkers make their case

In first debate, titans clash, backmarkers make their case

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

September 24, 2018


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All four candidates vying to be the next governor of Illinois hit the stage Thursday night to field questions from DePaul journalism professor and Chicago broadcaster Carol Marin in what quickly became a vicious debate between front-running Democrat JB Pritzker and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. In...

School of Music building opens up for Autumn Quarter

Xavier Ortega

September 17, 2018


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The new building is named after former president of the university, Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider. There are a total of four different concert spaces within the Holtschneider Performance Center. The concert halls all differ in stage size and the number of seats, and they have all been built wit...

SGA and Chartwells team up on new sustainability efforts

SGA and Chartwells team up on new sustainability efforts

Emma Oxnevad, Assistant News Editor

September 17, 2018


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DePaul Dining Services have employed a number of new sustainable options for the school year. According to a document sent out by DePaul Facility Operations before the start of the quarter, styrofoam will no longer be used in the dining halls, and both compostable cups and biodegradable straws will...

DePaul students create crowdfunding portal for investors

DePaul students create crowdfunding portal for investors

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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Two DePaul students have founded VestLo, a FinTech company that operates as Illinois’ first intrastate equity crowdfunding portal. VestLo gives local investors a cost- friendly way to invest in Illinois startups by offering low investment minimums. Investment minimums for VestLo can go as low as...

Hanging in the balance: Law professor fighting termination advances civil rights lawsuit

Hanging in the balance: Law professor fighting termination advances civil rights lawsuit

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018


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Three blocks away from DePaul’s College of Law, years of disagreement spilled over into a federal courthouse on Friday. Professor Terry Smith, an African-American labor law and voting rights scholar, is seeking $3 million in damages in a civil rights lawsuit filed against the law dean Jennifer Rosato...

Tenured profs. to be offered buyouts ahead of SNL restructuring

Tenured profs. to be offered buyouts ahead of SNL restructuring

Carina Smith, News Editor

September 17, 2018


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The School of New Learning (SNL) will be facing reorganization in the next year, getting rid of many unique aspects of the school in favor of creating a new model for its adult learners. In a post published on Sept. 7 by DePaul’s communications newsletter Newsline, Provost Marten denBoer said that...

Chicago startup aims to pay apartment seekers, build community

Chicago startup aims to pay apartment seekers, build community

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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Looking for an apartment isn’t always the most glamorous task, especially for college students. Rentgrata is a new service aimed to ease that process and get apartment seekers paid for signing their lease. The Chicago-based company, incorporated in October 2016, is an iOS app and web-based pla...

DePaul’s School of Music to host classical and jazz festival this fall

DePaul’s School of Music to host classical and jazz festival this fall

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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The School of Music’s newly designed Holtschneider Performance Center will be having an 11-day classical and jazz music festival beginning on Nov. 1, not only as a way to celebrate the new three-story, 185,000 square-foot facility, but also to celebrate the School of Music. There are going to be...

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