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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...

Don’t call Israel an apartheid state

Don’t call Israel an apartheid state

Michael Adato, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018


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Throughout the week of May 14, anti-Israel protesters are gathering around the country to mark what they call “Apartheid Week.” This event refers to Israel as “an apartheid state” and creates a false moral equivalence between the horrific racism of South African apartheid from 1948-1991 and...

Open letter to the DePaul Board of Trustees: Make your investment profile public

Open letter to the DePaul Board of Trustees: Make your investment profile public

James Langford, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018


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Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that DePaul University pulled its investments with Israel in 2014. The university never pulled investments within Israel. The editors acknowledge and regret the error. Every day, when walking past the Student Center on DePaul’s Linco...

Not a death sentence: Why we need to change the way we talk to cancer patients

Not a death sentence: Why we need to change the way we talk to cancer patients

Liliana Trifilio, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018


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It was a night like any other. My brother had gone to the hospital after feeling fatigued for several days and thinking nothing of it. An hour later he was screaming “Am I going to die?” through teary eyes to a man in a lab coat. The doctor diagnosed him with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a cancer ...

Kanye West’s pro-Trump views don’t add up

Kanye West’s pro-Trump views don’t add up

William Sullivan, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018


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Kanye West has created a furor on Twitter and in the media since his tweet on April 21, which supported black conservative commentator Candace Owens. “I love the way Candace Owens thinks,” he said. This began a period of political tweeting from West in support of President Trump and his policies....

Puff puff pass – in class?: How vapes are changing the futures of teenagers

Puff puff pass – in class?: How vapes are changing the futures of teenagers

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

May 7, 2018


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As college students, it might be difficult to imagine high school students unapologetically vaping in classrooms. It’s common for us to see it on campus, as it’s legal and mostly normalized for college students to smoke. Most college students, I would hope, wouldn’t think to disrespect their profess...

Light-skinned Latinxs can be privileged, too

Light-skinned Latinxs can be privileged, too

Marissa de la Cerda, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


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Growing up as a pale-skinned Latina was confusing. I was afforded privileges over my darker-skinned family members as a result of colorism. Not to be confused with racism, colorism is a form of discrimination in which people are treated differently based on social meanings attached to skin color. I, how...

The death of a smile: It’s time to stop forcing women to bear the weight of constant happiness

The death of a smile: It’s time to stop forcing women to bear the weight of constant happiness

Maddie Mathie, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


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Telling someone to smile when they’re not is like reverse empathy; by doing this you’re not only skipping over every opportunity to find out what’s really on their mind, you’re also asking them to falsely match whatever preconceived idea you have of what they “should” look and feel like. Ac...

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