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EDITORIAL: Cut ties with FOP or Vincentian values

Protesters gather at the Solidarity Street: Abolish CPD Block Party August 1.
January 18, 2021

When the president of Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police defended pro-Trump extremists who sieged the nation’s capital last week, The DePaulia’s staff was shocked. But we weren’t surprised.  This...

Letter to the editor: Civility has been a long term casualty of American politics

In this combination image of two photos showing both President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 18, 2021

Editor's note: This commentary was partially published last November in the Croatian language by Gabrijela Bijelić, journalist. Dubrovački vjesnik (weekly newspaper) and Slobodna Dalmacija (daily newspaper). Reaction...

OPINION: George Orwell did not write ‘1984’ so it can be used to fit a ‘Trump’ narrative

OPINION: George Orwell did not write '1984' so it can be used to fit a 'Trump' narrative
January 18, 2021

Thumbs up to President Trump for giving me and thousands of other Americans a reason to revisit George Orwell’s novel, “1984.” And for that, Orwell is probably rolling in his grave with all of the...

FROM THE EDITORS: Celebrating the first anniversary of La DePaulia

FROM THE EDITORS: Celebrating the first anniversary of La DePaulia
January 13, 2021

2020 was a year of obstacles that will forever go down in history. From the death of the legendary  Kobe Bryant, to the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic that disproportionately impacted communities of color,...

COLUMN: Eurocentric beauty standards uphold white supremacy

COLUMN: Eurocentric beauty standards uphold white supremacy
January 11, 2021

Straight blonde hair. Blue eyes. Small nose. Light skin.  I had always wanted these features. They are a stark contrast next to my curly, dark hair, brown eyes and tan skin.  But now I know why...

OPINION: Roe v. Wade is Roe v. Wade—stop trying to change it

Three women protesting Alabama's new law banning nearly all abortions. The controversial law is the latest in a stream of bills designed to be challenged in court, with the potential to go to the Supreme Court.
January 10, 2021

After a week in which we saw insurrectionists attempt a coup in the nation's Capitol and political leaders attempting to throw away our democratic processes, Americans must remember that these events are...

COLUMN: Don’t praise Kinzinger for wanting Trump out— his record says otherwise

In this image from video, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)
January 7, 2021

Watching the events of January 6 play out, I kept reminding myself that none of this is normal.  The President of the United States was blocked from Twitter because he was egging on insurrection all...

Op-ed: We want an institutional sustainability plan at DePaul—and we’re tired of waiting

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.
December 5, 2020

It requires no superhuman ability to see the destruction that this year has brought to all corners of the earth, from the Covid-19 pandemic which has consumed our lives for eight months, to the continued...

OPINION: Celebrities need to start taking the pandemic seriously

Kendall Jenner attends the Fragrance Foundation Awards at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
November 18, 2020

Whenever I read a magazine, I see headlines that read “Celebrities — They’re Just Like Us,” with pictures of famous actors, musicians and athletes plastered across the pages, showing us how they...

OPINION: UFC 255 should be headlined by the Shevchenko sisters, not Figueiredo and Perez

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 26:  Antonina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan celebrates after her victory over Jaimee Nievera in their women's flyweight bout during Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series at the TUF Gym on June 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/DWTNCS LLC)
November 17, 2020

For the first time in UFC history, a pair of sisters — Valentina and Antonina Shevchenko — will fight on the same card. Even with Valentina fighting to defend her Flyweight belt for the fourth time,...

OPINION: The Electoral College is not representative of American voters

A supporter of President-elect Joe Biden holds up his mobile phone to display the electoral college map outside the Philadelphia Convention Center after the 2020 Presidential Election is called, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
November 16, 2020

The Electoral College, as of now, leaves room for a presidential candidate to challenge the legitimacy of it since rather than using the popular vote — it is based off of land. If it should still remain,...

OPINION: Witchcraft and Santeria are staples of Latinx culture, not a trend

OPINION: Witchcraft and Santeria are staples of Latinx culture, not a trend
November 11, 2020

I was scrolling through TikTok when a video on a love spell popped out. I was immediately intrigued because I am a practitioner of brujeria. I saved the video and followed the account. I was so surprised...

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