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The box that included two free DePaul face coverings and a safety pledge was just a little bigger than Janicki's laptop.

Op-Ed: DePaul’s enrollment data reveals a clear oversight in their overall enrollment strategy

Wesley Janicki, SGA Executive Vice President of Operations April 4, 2021

Like many students, I was excited in the fall to receive my two DePaul masks, courtesy of DePaul’s Division of Enrollment Management, and while I felt a momentary rush of excitement, it quickly faded....

Pedestrians cross a busy intersection of Main Street in Flushing, a largely Asian American neighborhood, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in the Queens borough of New York. Police have stepped up patrols in similar neighborhoods across the city in the wake of Monday's vicious attack on an Asian American woman during which no bystanders intervened to help. There has also been a rash of anti-Asian violence across the U.S., recently, including a deadly mass shooting in the Atlanta area that left multiple people dead, most of them of Asian descent. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

OPINION: The rise in mass shootings is a grim sign we are returning to normal

Josephine Stratman, Staff Writer April 4, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, many Americans have been eagerly awaiting a return to normal life, looking forward to nights out with friends, concerts, or trips to the grocery store without putting themselves...

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.

OPINION: DePaul jumped the gun with virtual commencement

Samantha Albert, Contributing Writer April 2, 2021

Every college student looks forward to graduation day. Walking across a stage in front of your peers and family as you get applauded for all of your hard work for  the past four years. The memorabilia;...

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

EDITORIAL: Why we reported on the Greek life party — and named names

The DePaulia Management Staff March 15, 2021

The purpose of journalism is to hold those in power to account, especially when the actions in question potentially put others at risk. That was the guiding force behind The DePaulia’s coverage of a...

Where were you when the world shut down?

Where were you when the world shut down?

DePaulia Staff March 14, 2021
The DePaulia Staff reflects on what they were doing when news of major Covid-19 shutdowns first broke.
People gather on the shoreline in Destin, Fla., Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

COLUMN: Please don’t stand close to me in line –— now or 20 years down the road

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor March 14, 2021

I don’t think I’m alone when I say that there seems to be a “change in the air” where people think the pandemic is over.  Just because we reached our one year mark does not mean that it is...

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, people's homes have transformed to become both the office and the classroom.

COLUMN: I’ve outgrown my surroundings, but I can’t move

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor March 14, 2021

Every 18-year-old anticipates the transition from high school to college, as it symbolizes becoming independent and discovering yourself. It’s paired with being in a new environment filled with new experiences....

Students walk around a mostly empty campus during the pandemic.

Letter from the Editor: We’re in this together

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief March 14, 2021

When life as we knew it ended last March we had no idea the year that was awaiting us. To say that it was difficult would be a wild understatement. The past year introduced changes and challenges in just...

Alec Baldwin portraying then-President Donald Trump on

OPINION: Comedy further engages political audiences

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor March 7, 2021

At the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, a common joke was made that the flashy public figure-made-president would be good for comedy. The perception was not shared by all comedians, though, as...

Surrounded by Army cadets, President Donald Trump watches the first half of the 121st Army-Navy Football Game in Michie Stadium at the United States Military Academy, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

OPINION: Trump’s legacy opens up new political possibilities beyond the Left and Right

Wyatt Verlen, Contributing Writer March 1, 2021

Trump and Trumpism are unpopular, to put it mildly, especially here at DePaul, with the editors of this very paper endorsing Hillary Clinton in 2016. Faculty members from the political science department...

Bong Joon-ho holds the Oscars for best original screenplay, best international feature film, best directing, and best picture for

OPINION: Debate over subtitles turns a blind eye to low-vision viewers

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2021

Bong Joon-ho made history last year as “Parasite” was crowned the first South Korean film to win the Oscar for Best Picture, declaring that “Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles,...

Students walk around a mostly empty campus during the pandemic.

OPINION: Professors need to remain empathetic toward students

Samantha Albert, Contributing Writer February 28, 2021

Online classes were once new and intriguing to most students –– until they never ended. The winter quarter is now approaching finals, and it has officially been almost a full year since students were...

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