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The DePaulia

The sun rises behind the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.

Opinion: The Not So-Supreme Court

Jack McNeil, Contributing Writer July 17, 2022

If you have ever put the Supreme Court on a pedestal, this is a good week to stop doing that.  In the past few weeks, between what Governor Pritzker labeled our “American tradition” of mass shooting,...

Abortion-rights supporters protest the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, thus ending constitutional protections for abortion, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch on Monday certified the states trigger law banning abortion except in cases where the mothers life is in danger or a rape has been reported to law enforcement.

The overturning of Roe is more than an attack on women; it’s an attack on religious freedom

Barbara Schiffer, Contributing Writer July 8, 2022

(While the word woman and she/her pronouns are used in this article, we, as a community, do understand that not all people with uteruses identify with these terms and are just as negatively impacted by...

Abortion-rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday, June 25, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the courts landmark abortion cases.

Her abortion gave us a chance. Now, others won’t be so lucky

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor July 7, 2022

A few years ago, I pulled into the parking lot of a Planned Parenthood for the first and only time in my life thus far. The conversation was sparse between the person in the passenger seat on the drive...

After the overturn of Roe, many legal experts are calling the aftermath, A constituional earthquake.

A ‘constitutional earthquake:’ The aftermath of Roe shows the political battle in the decision

Una Cleary, Focus Editor July 7, 2022

On June 24, millions of Americans were crying both tears of joy and fear following  the Supreme Court’s ruling  to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the court majority...

FILE - A back door at Robb Elementary School, where a gunman entered through to get into a classroom in last weeks shooting, is seen in the distance in Uvalde, Texas, Monday, May 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Opinion: Reflecting on school lockdown drills, and DePaul’s lack thereof

Madison Comeau, Contributing Writer June 5, 2022

“Lock down,” the words boomed over the school public address system, and I knew exactly what these words meant. All 20 of my classmates quietly stood up from our desks in unison and walked towards...

People walk in the Pittsburgh Pride Revolution March to celebrate Pride Month, Saturday, June 4, 2022, in downtown Pittsburgh.

Opinion: Coming out in college isn’t late in life

Amber Stoutenborough and Corey Schmidt June 5, 2022

Amber’s story: Everyone remembers the gay straight alliance club in high school. A collection of students already out and proud, and slightly a little too much into anime. As a 14-year-old, I watched...

Opinion: No more ‘chancla’: Parental abuse and discipline in Latinx culture

Opinion: No more ‘chancla’: Parental abuse and discipline in Latinx culture

Santiago Posada-Jaramillo, La DePaulia Managing Editor June 5, 2022

In the kitchen, Doña Inés is cooking lunch for the family. She takes great care with it, as her mother taught her. She wants her son, Ricardo, to be prepared for the football match he has later at...

Driehaus College of Business graduates wave to friends and family members inside Wintrust Arena as they take to the floor for their commencement ceremony.

Preparing for post-graduation life

KK Hanner, Contributing Writer June 5, 2022

Impending graduation hasn’t set into reality for me. Come Saturday, I will be donning a cap and gown surrounded by family and friends that have supported me through the last four years. Yet, I hardly...

A man and a boy visit a memorial at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Sunday, May 29, 2022, to pay their respects for the victims killed in a school shooting. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Opinion: Americans want change, but our political system won’t allow it

Samantha Moilanen, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

In the wake of the recent, tragic mass shootings in Buffalo, N.Y., Uvalde, Texas and the countless shootings in the nation’s largest cities this past month, America is about to enter yet another battle...

Opinion: I’m tired of the same sorry arguments against gun control

Opinion: I’m tired of the same sorry arguments against gun control

Erik Uebelacker, Opinions Editor May 29, 2022

The Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas took the lives of 19 children and two teachers. It’s a catastrophic and devastating tragedy that should prompt legislative outcry. But in the United...

Opinion: Why it’s hard to understand the consequences of mental health until you’ve battled your own

Opinion: Why it’s hard to understand the consequences of mental health until you’ve battled your own

Erik Uebelacker, Opinions Editor May 29, 2022

I got my first panic attack in months this week. It was more of a bummer for me than anything else. It had been so long since I had one that I thought I might not have to worry about them anymore, as...

Normalization of Fatphobia: Commentary from family members affect us more than they realize

Normalization of Fatphobia: Commentary from family members affect us more than they realize

Vanessa Ramos, La DePaulia Multimedia Editor May 22, 2022

Fatphobia is the fear of fat and obese bodies; many Latinos have normalized commentary about their families bodies, lifestyle, what they eat, the amount of exercise they do and how they dress. But some...

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