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Lightfoot becomes first African American woman to lead Chicago

Lightfoot becomes first African American woman to lead Chicago

Benjamin Conboy, Editor in Chief

April 2, 2019


Filed under 2019 Mayoral Race, Metro, News

Lori Lightfoot will be the first African American woman to be the mayor of the city of Chicago, defeating political heavyweight Toni Preckwinkle in a historic landslide election. Lightfoot won the election with 73.6 percent of the vote to Preckwinkle’s 26.3 percent, the largest margin of victory i...

Faculty Council floats four-day spring break

Faculty Council floats four-day spring break

Carolyn Bradley, Copy Editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under News

The Faculty Council is mulling over the pros and cons of switching to a semester-based academic calendar and adjustments to spring break scheduling. Faculty council addressed a possible four-day spring break as well as the much-debated quarter-to-semester change at its March 6 meeting. Human Compute...

Lincoln Yards development passes Zoning Committee

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2019


Filed under News

The controversial Lincoln Yards development passed the City Council’s Zoning Committee, overcoming a major hurdle. The 9-4 approval of the $6 billion mega-development means that the project will now be voted on by the whole of the City Council on March 11. The four aldermen who voted against i...

A new kind of storage

A new kind of storage

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under News

Toward the end of the spring term, DePaul students typically pack up whatever belongings they have from their dorms or apartments and take them home for the summer. They may leave their other items in a storage unit if the place they call home is a long way away from Chicago. But not everyone, including college graduate...

Chicago slowly sinks, leading to a number of city-wide issues

Chicago slowly sinks, leading to a number of city-wide issues

Cole Bursch, Contributor Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under News

For the past few years, Chicago has been recognized for having extremely low recycling rates, with a 9.7 percent rate recorded in 2017. Independent Recycling Services, a family owned waste and recycling hauler founded in the 1970s, said part of this comes from the lack of knowledge in terms of how the r...

DePaul celebrates Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday

DePaul celebrates Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday

Xavier Ortega and Alexa Sandler, Photo Editor and Staff Photographer

March 11, 2019


Filed under News

DePaul’s Meet Me at the Mission: Vincentian Heritage Initiative hosted a Mardi Gras with Vincentians event at the DePaul Vincentian Residence on Tuesday, March 5. Students were invited to have discussions, dinner and dessert with Vincentian brothers and priests to celebrate the holiday of Mardi Gras. Me...

Metra issues further inconvenience commuter students

Metra issues further inconvenience commuter students

Emma Oxnevad, Assistant News Editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under News

Signal issues plaguing Metra trains came to a head on Feb. 28, with major delays inconveniencing commuters all over the city and surrounding suburbs. The delays began at 8:30 a.m. and afflicted Metra BNSF, Milwaukee West and Milwaukee North, the Heritage Corridor, North Central and SouthWest lines. The d...

Adjuncts address ‘second-class citizenship’ status at town hall

Adjuncts address ‘second-class citizenship’ status at town hall

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

March 11, 2019


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Board members and attendees alike aired concerns of subpar treatment and poor communication at a town-hall meeting for adjunct faculty held March 5 by the Workplace Environment Committee (WEC). The committee’s stance is that the university often does not institute its Vincentian values when dealing ...

Nonprofit tackles racial issues on campus and beyond

Nonprofit  tackles racial issues on campus and beyond

Julia Hale, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under News

Nonprofit group Black Girls Break Bread held a two-day event last Tuesday and Wednesday focused on navigating race and gender at DePaul and beyond. Black Girls Break Bread was founded in October 2016 by Jessica Davenport-Williams, Jazzy Davenport-Russ and Khadija Warfield for the purpose of uplifting, ...

Chicago treads to the polls with surprisingly low voter turnout

Chicago treads to the polls with surprisingly low voter turnout

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under 2019 Mayoral Race, News

Despite a wide array of candidates and a tumultuous two terms from current mayor Rahm Emanuel, voter turnout was remarkably low during municipal elections on Tuesday. By 7 p.m. on Tuesday, approximately 539,000 votes had been cast, making up about 34 percent of registered voters in Chicago. This ...

Chicago finalizes plans to install world’s first floating eco-park

Chicago finalizes plans to install world’s first floating eco-park

Carina Smith, News Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under News

Chicago may be home to the world’s first floating eco-park. The proposal would place this one-of-a-kind project on the Chicago River in an effort to boost biodiversity and wildlife within the area. The architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has taken up the project. The mile-long e...

Election Coverage

Election Coverage

March 4, 2019


Filed under 2019 Mayoral Race, News

Chicago voters won’t elect a new mayor until a runoff election on April 2, but one thing is for sure: Chicago will have a black woman in the mayor’s office for the first time in its history. After a late surge in the polls, former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot topped the 14 candidates vying ...

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