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Defunding public libraries doesn’t check out

Defunding public libraries doesn’t check out

Noor Hasan, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2018


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Public libraries have long existed as community spaces where individuals can study, check out books, use internet and research services, participate in group activities and so much more, all at an incredibly small cost to taxpayers. Public libraries have protected the sanctity of community knowledge,...

Elon Musk’s marijuana use doesn’t matter; but how we talk about it does

Elon Musk’s marijuana use doesn’t matter; but how we talk about it does

Daniel Schirmer, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2018


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On September 6, comedian Joe Rogan conducted a live interview with business magnate and Tesla CEO Elon Musk on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. The conversation lasted approximately two and a half hours, and the two discussed a wide variety of topics—the dangers of artificial intelligence, the...

Once bitten, twice shy?

Once bitten, twice shy?

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

September 10, 2018


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In this post-#MeToo moment, when a formerly empowering pioneer such as Asia Argento is an alleged abuser as deplorable as Kevin Spacey, the line between allies and charlatans can be blurred almost to the point of erasure. Impostors, those specifically setting out to further a social movement in order to p...

An institution of complacency and short memories

An institution of complacency and short memories

Doug Klain, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2018


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DePaul University, like many institutions, has had its fair share of scandals. Generally when something goes wrong at an institution, interested parties voice their opinion and the institution makes corrections accordingly. A perfect example of this exchange occurred with the Trump administration’s fa...

Campus conservatives say they are oppressed, others beg to differ

Campus conservatives say they are oppressed, others beg to differ

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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President Donald Trump often speaks about the “Forgotten American:” the average wage earner in middle America who feels as if their voice hasn’t been heard by elites in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, the “Forgotten American” is also at DePaul in the form of conservative students whose voi...

Music scene shaken by sexual abuse, some criticize friends of abusers for staying silent

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

September 10, 2018


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In this post-#MeToo moment, when a formerly empowering pioneer such as Asia Argento is an alleged abuser as deplorable as Kevin Spacey, the line between allies and charlatans can be blurred almost to the point of erasure. Impostors, those specifically setting out to further a social movement in order to p...

Column: Fifty years after the DNC riots, a sign of what is yet to come

Column: Fifty years after the DNC riots, a sign of what is yet to come

Benjamin Conboy, Editor in Chief

August 27, 2018


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Not 200 feet away from my apartment’s front door is Lincoln Park, home to more than 100 species of migratory birds, devilish geese and turtles sunning themselves on a protruding log in the pond. It’s a peaceful respite from the chaos of the city. You might even forget you’re in a city at all until...

The opioid crisis finds itself in Suburbia, USA, and the silence around it is deadly

The opioid crisis finds itself in Suburbia, USA, and the silence around it is deadly

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

May 29, 2018


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The truths of teenagers in suburban towns are often kept secret. In a suburbs – wealthy ones, in particular – there is a certain breed of truth that must remain hidden for teens to first save their friendships and then the reputation of themselves and their families. The truths of teenagers in suburban a...

Call me, maybe: The case for why phone calls are better than text messages

Call me, maybe: The case for why phone calls are better than text messages

Rachel Fernandez, DePaul Alumna

May 29, 2018


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“Obviously.” How did you read that? In your head, was it sarcastic? Monotone? Excited? If you got that as a text message, how would you feel? Put-off? Ambivalent? Would you laugh? Obviously, that depends on the context of the text conversation: whether it was serious or playful, if the two peo...

How ‘America’s Dad’ fell from public grace

How ‘America’s Dad’ fell from public grace

Brittney Bray, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2018


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Beginning with his days on “I Spy” and up to his portrayal as the lovable Cliff Huxtable on the “The Cosby Show,” for most of his career Bill Cosby managed to maintain a clean-cut image to fans and the public eye. Through his scripted television roles, Cosby was often portrayed as a wholesome...

Our obsession with killers continues to distort our ability to separate the murders from the mugshot

Our obsession with killers continues to distort our ability to separate the murders from the mugshot

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

May 21, 2018


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Early Friday morning, students at Santa Fe High School evacuated the building after the fire alarm was pulled. The moments that followed were filled first with loud bangs of bullets, then shock, terror and a saddening, complex familiarity. The gunman, student Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, opened fired...

Left on read

Left on read

Varvara Makarevich, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2018


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How many of you have experienced a situation where you write a work or study-related email and get no response? You write another one. Then you leave a voice message. A week later, long after you’ve already resolved the issue yourself without the other person’s help, rarely do you receive an apo...

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