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Students need more than Excel to excel: the case for media literacy course requirements

Students need more than Excel to excel: the case for media literacy course requirements

Micky Braeger, Contributing Writer September 19, 2021

As we begin the 2021-22 school year, DePaul students are once again shuffling in and out of classrooms and reacclimating themselves to in-person classes. But even as we make this transition together, it...

Abortion rights demonstrators rally outside of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaughs home in Chevy Chase, Md. Monday Sept. 13, 2021, after a high-profile decision earlier this month in which the court by 5-4 vote declined to step in to stop a Texas law banning most abortions from going into effect, prompting outrage from abortion rights groups and President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The Texas abortion law is scarier than you think

Erik Uebelacker, Opinions Editor September 19, 2021

Texas now has the most restrictive abortion policy in the nation following the signing of new legislation by Gov. Greg Abbott, which officially took effect Sept. 1. The law states that any pregnancy...

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Guest policy in dorms forces extroversion

Kiersten Riedford, Focus Editor September 19, 2021

DePaul housing decreed a policy in late August preventing guests from entering on-campus housing units besides the two guests of each student who are permitted to help the student on their single move-in...

The iconic Taliban flag is painted on a wall outside the American embassy compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Opinion: Dear cable news, leaving Afghanistan was the right choice

Erik Uebelacker, Opinions Editor September 13, 2021

With Afghanistan now under Taliban control, Americans are left wondering how we spent the past two decades and over $2.3 trillion to reach this seemingly inevitable outcome. The United States military...

The phrase ‘people of color’ may be outdated

The phrase ‘people of color’ may be outdated

Nadia Hernandez, News Editor September 13, 2021

What does it mean to be a person of color? The term is meant to distinguish us from white people, but also unifies the shared experiences and struggles from white supremacy. However, I’ve tried to reflect...

DePaul students stop at the table for the DePaul Center for Jewish Life at the Involvement Fair on September 8, the first day of autumn quarter.

An Old Dilemma in the New Year for Jewish Students

Barbara Schiffer, Contributing Writer September 12, 2021

Jewish tradition holds that on Rosh HaShana our destiny for the coming year is written. For many Jewish DePaul students, who make up 4 percent of undergraduates, it has already been chosen for them –...

The statue of John J. Egan, located outside of the Lincoln Park Student Center, wearing a mask.

Letter to the Editor: DePaul doesn’t need a mask mandate

Dace Potas, Contributing Writer August 12, 2021

Disclaimer: This is an edited version of an email sent to DePaul administration last week by the writer To The Editor, The administration’s decision to reinstate the University mask mandate is...

Henry Hernandez, his wife Karina Gonzalez and their children Jose Sebastian, 2, and Laura, 6, of Colombia, walk towards the baggage claim area at Miami International Airport, Friday, May 28, 2021, in Miami. The couple were surprised to be offered the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine upon arrival to the U.S. It is their first overseas trip since the pandemic began last year. Floridas Emergency Management Agency is running the program through Sunday.

OPINION: We need to do more to stop the Delta variant

Erik Uebelacker, Opinions Editor August 10, 2021

We started wearing masks at work again this week. It’s a minor inconvenience all things considered, and a necessary one at that. Coronavirus cases are once more surging around the nation, with a daily...

Column: Why I decided to open up about my mental health struggles now

Column: Why I decided to open up about my mental health struggles now

Lawrence Kreymer, Editor-In-Chief July 30, 2021

For the last month, I have been repeatedly asking myself two questions: “Why is this happening to me? How did I get to this place?” I don’t have concrete answers for either of them — at least...

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors and mayors in the Roosevelt room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to discuss the bipartisan infrastructure deal in the Senate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Opinion: Please stop comparing Joe Biden to FDR

Erik Uebelacker, Opinions Editor July 15, 2021

Ever since his election in 2020, prominent media outlets from the New York Times to TIME Magazine have likened President Joe Biden to a modern-day Franklin Delano Roosevelt. After all, both took office...

An empty classroom set aside for socially distanced learning at DePauls Loop campus.

Some graduates will never be in a classroom again. Others made sure they will.

Rebecca Meluch, News Editor June 7, 2021

Remember that scene in Twilight when Bella meets Edward’s family for the first time? He gives her a house tour and she sees the wall of graduation caps? I want that to be me –– minus the whole repeating...

FILE- In this May 5, 2018, file photo, students attend the University of Toledo commencement ceremony in Toledo, Ohio. Colleges across the U.S. have begun cancelling and curtailing spring graduation events amid fears that the new coronavirus will not have subsided before the stretch of April and May when schools typically invite thousands of visitors to campus to honor graduating seniors.

COLUMN: When Double Demon means missing double graduations

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2021

When I was told that the city was my campus at my first orientation at DePaul, I took it to heart. And like so many people, I loved the city so much I stayed for as long as I could.  Over the next...

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