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COLUMN: I was an avid member of Greek life—now I want to see it abolished

COLUMN: I was an avid member of Greek life—now I want to see it abolished

Sonal Soni, Staff Writer

July 30, 2020

Growing up, I was vehemently against Greek life. In fact, I ridiculed my peers for joining because I didn’t understand the appeal. I regarded fraternities and sororities as exclusive, cult-like and ultimately a waste of money. When I came to DePaul, my mind hadn’t changed until a friend I looked up ...

Letter to the editor: Jason Hill should not be silenced

Students protest Professor Jason Hill last spring in response to his controversial statements on Palestine.

Laurence Kahn, Contributing Writer

July 27, 2020

Editor's note: Jason Hill was not formally censured by the university, but was rather condemned for his writings on Israel and Palestine. I’m writing regarding the cowardly, slovenly and undeniably fascistic treatment given to Professor Jason Hill. The resolution of censure accuses him of advocating for or p...

Op-ed: The small window for student representation at DePaul

Protestors march east on Fullerton Ave.

Wesley Janicki, SGA Executive Vice President of Operations

July 24, 2020

With COVID-19 sending the DePaul community into self-isolation, students have taken our needs and those of our community and demanded they be met. From the fight to treat laid-off Chartwells dining workers with human dignity, to the call for the university to end its relationship with Lodge 7 of the Fraternal Ord...

COLUMN: Why I won’t report my sexual assault to DePaul’s Title IX office

COLUMN: Why I won't report my sexual assault to DePaul's Title IX office

Sonal Soni, Staff Writer

July 7, 2020

Content warning: This story contains mentions of sexual assault.  College is a fresh start, or so I thought. To say I was excited to leave my life in Kansas behind is an understatement. Stepping onto DePaul’s campus and immersing myself in this newfound city life was everything I’d hoped for and mor...

What I miss the most: my family and friends

What I miss the most: my family and friends

Kinise Jordan, Contributing Writer

July 3, 2020

The sound of video games being played in the background as I sipped my strawberry margarita at Dave & Buster’s on a Friday night. My family decided to go out for dinner, as part of a tradition;  we all have busy schedules so having dinner together is something we have been doing for years in or...

COLUMN: Reflecting on four unconventional years at DePaul

A Red Line train stopped at Randolph in The Loop.

Carly Travis, Contributing Writer

June 18, 2020

We’ve heard it a million times before: time is a weird construct right now. But looking back to my first day of college feels like eons ago, given that the past three months have felt like three years long. At the same time, lucky and unlucky for me, I remember my first, second, third and final year of...

Letter to the editor: My experience with the 2020 Census as a student living off campus

Letter to the editor: My experience with the 2020 Census as a student living off campus

Laura Hobbs, Student Intern at DePaul’s Community and Government Relations Office

June 17, 2020

The last time the census was counted, I was ten years old, and I don’t even think I knew it was happening. It wasn’t until recently that I understood anything about the census.  Questions like how often it occurs, who’s counted, and how to complete it were all unknowns until just a couple ...

What I miss the most: live sports

The empty Allianz Arena is seen prior to the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich, Germany, Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Ernesto Hernandez, Contributing Writer

June 4, 2020

Jorge Valdano, former coach and general manager of Real Madrid, once said, “of all the unimportant things, football is the most important.” I feel like that message rings loud and clear today for me. The COVID-19 outbreak affected various aspects of our lives, and sports was no exception. As someone ...

COLUMN: Dear white people, we need to do more

A masked protester holds a sign and flowers.

Carly Travis, Contributing Writer

June 4, 2020

Dear fellow white people, Now is not the time. It’s not the time to post on Instagram a picture of yourself in a bikini, a throwback of you and the boys hitting the shotski, or a video of you bouncing around in your living room doing an at-home workout.  It’s also not the time to be performa...

What I miss the most: live music

What I miss the most: live music

Sam Ellenby, Contributing Writer

June 1, 2020

A concert is far more than a performance. In a world largely devoid of communal ritual and ceremony, the opportunity to gather for an evening of live artistry with a roomful of strangers, and maybe a friend or two, is invaluable. The people in a crowd often have far more in common with one another t...

Op-ed: The Nation’s Grief… Our Response?

Op-ed: The Nation’s Grief… Our Response?

Valerie C. Johnson, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science Department

May 31, 2020

Those who have not experienced American racism may have found a degree of solace in President Esteban’s letter to the university community — “The nation’s grief... and our response.” As an African American faculty who writes and teaches on race, I did not.   For me, it was indicative of the way that ra...

OPINION: The Democratic Party should not dismiss Tara Reade

OPINION: The Democratic Party should not dismiss Tara Reade

Tommy Virgl, Contributing Writer

May 22, 2020

The #MeToo movement has been an essential mechanism for questioning positions of power, and for allowing the voices of survivors of assault to be heard. With the conversation just getting started, we need the movement more than ever. Tara Reade, who served as Joe Biden’s Senate staff assistant s...

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