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Student Government elections rife with drama

Student Government elections rife with drama

Jonathan Ballew, News Editor

April 23, 2018


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Student Government Association (SGA) elections are in full swing and after the first debate, the candidates have taken their positions and laid out their platforms. Voting opened at noon on Sunday and the polls will close this Thursday at 5:00 p.m.  Jack Evans and Katy Bozich of the “We are DePaul” campaig...

Cook County ‘Reeferendum’:Residents say yes to recreational cannabis

Cook County ‘Reeferendum’:Residents say yes to recreational cannabis

Jonathan Ballew, News Editor

April 23, 2018


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When Kyle Crew was 19, he was arrested for selling a friend 3.5 grams of cannabis — enough for personal use and only worth a small fine in 22 states today. But Crew was arrested in Arkansas, where he spent 120 days in county jail. The police were looking to flip him for a serious dealer and asked ...

City proposes new labor standards

City proposes new labor standards

Megan Stringer, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018


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Working college students look to Chicago’s minimum wage ordinance not only to ensure they’re making the legal minimum, but that the minimum can be raised as they continue working — it’s supposed to reach $13 an hour by 2019 from the $11 an hour it’s at now. However, lenient enforcement of this ordinance and others created ...

SGA presidential race underway: Meet the candidates

SGA presidential race underway: Meet the candidates

Jonathan Ballew, News Editor

April 18, 2018


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Student Government election season is here and two candidates have emerged in the presidential race. Sophomores Jack Evans and Josh Kaufman both secured a minimum of 200 verified student signatures in order to officially declare their candidacy. Each candidate has a vice presidential running mate that represe...

Blurring the binary: Bringing nonbinary identities to the main stage

Blurring the binary: Bringing nonbinary identities to the main stage

Cody Corrall, Multimedia Editor

April 16, 2018


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Aiden Rivkin doesn’t have to hide anymore.  Rivkin identifies as nonbinary, which means they don’t identify entirely as a man or a woman and use they/them pronouns as opposed to he/him or she/her. They are currently the only out transgender acting student in the audition pool for juniors and...

Student stabbed in Lincoln Park

Student stabbed  in Lincoln Park

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor

April 16, 2018


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A DePaul student was assaulted and stabbed on the 1200 block of West Webster Avenue on Tuesday, April 10, according to the Chicago Police Department. The student, 21, was walking toward the Fullerton CTA stop at around 10:53 p.m. when her attacker grabbed her in a choke hold from behind, police said. ...

Millennials more rent burdened than past generations

Millennials more rent burdened than past generations

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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Millennials, those between the ages of 22 and 40, are the subject of a great deal of stereotypes: they’re politically active, they’re engaged with technology, and want instant gratification. But those who study housing in the U.S. are drawing increased attention to another thing that makes Millen...

Personality may play a role in social media addiction

Personality may play a role in social media addiction

Damita Menezes, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2018


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If you can’t control your social media use, your personality might be to blame. A recent study conducted by Professor Isaac Vaghefi of Binghamton University and Professor Hamed Qahri-Saremi of DePaul University says that people with certain personality traits are more susceptible to using social media...

Affordable housing activists advocate for rent control

Affordable housing activists advocate for rent control

Timothy Duke, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2018


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The immense difficulty of finding affordable housing in Chicago has spawned an intense debate about how to meet the needs of the many people burdened by the rising costs of rent —  and one potential solution could be rent control. In 1997, Illinois passed the Illinois Rent Control Preemption Act ...

Forward thinker: President Esteban talks enrollment, endowment and hope for athletics

Forward thinker: President Esteban talks enrollment, endowment and hope for athletics

Jonathan Ballew, Benjamin Conboy, Shane Rene, News Editor, Managing Editor, Sports Editor

April 9, 2018


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For the first time in its 119-year history, DePaul University has a president who is not a Vincentian priest. President A. Gabriel Esteban, 55, brings a fresh vision to the university after the resignation of Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M. last fall. Esteban represents a shifting focus for the university, transiti...

Photo of the Week: esports Gaming Center

Photo of the Week: esports Gaming Center

Timothy Duke, Assistant News Editor

April 9, 2018


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After much anticipation, The Sports Gaming Center opened at the DePaul Center in the Loop. Following Robert Morris University’s lead, DePaul began making preparations for the gaming center two years ago. DePaul says they hope the center will attract students to the university as esports programs at...

Social media engagement doesn’t translate to polls

Social media engagement doesn’t translate to polls

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

April 9, 2018


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While platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram allow users to express their political opinions, it doesn’t always lead to political engagement. Sam Ellerbee, a prospective DePaul student and social media user, says that while he often sees his friends post about what they do and don’t like...

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