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OPINION: How anti-abortion activists are warping the way we discuss reproductive health

OPINION: How anti-abortion activists are warping the way we discuss reproductive health

Emma Oxnevad, Assistant News Editor

May 20, 2019


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I’m a huge fan of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” While sometimes hard to stomach, the story and characters immediately spoke to me and I plan on loyally tuning in this summer for its third season. While I’m looking forward to the newest iteration of the dystopian America built on totalitarian misogyny, I c...

Letter to the Editor: “Democracy dies behind closed doors”

Letter to the Editor: “Democracy dies behind closed doors”

Dick Farkas, Professor of Political Science

May 20, 2019


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Communicating within the university community should not be a hard thing to do.  We are a community of thinkers and doers and approach our tasks with an openness and mutual respect that enhances our understanding of difficult and complex things. That’s the idealist’s view.  More accurately, it is...

OPINION: Golden Apple of my eye

OPINION: Golden Apple of my eye

Veronica Schoonover, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019


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Journalism has historically served the public’s desire to be shocked by cultural and global news in order to feel challenged, uncomfortable and passionate. Since the advent of print, the field has largely been responsible for the facilitation of shared experiences in order to unite unfamiliar communities. ...

OPINION: True crime flourishes despite ethics questions

OPINION: True crime flourishes despite ethics questions

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2019


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There has never been a better time to be a true crime junkie. Today’s media landscape is littered with heart-pounding stories of murder, betrayal and crimes of the heart. From the chart-topping popularity of NPR’s murder investigation podcast, Serial, to the pop culture buzz of the recent Netfli...

OPINION: As a new Chicago City Council prepares to be sworn in, “new progressives” take hold

OPINION: As a new Chicago City Council prepares to be sworn in, “new progressives” take hold

Grace Del Vecchio, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2019


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"Socialism has appeared many times in history, in many different forms, but now, in the U.S. and specifically in Chicago, it has taken on a young and relatable modern face."

OPINION: DePaul finally gets it right on free expression

OPINION: DePaul finally gets it right on free expression

John Minster, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2019


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A few weeks ago, DePaul professor Jason Hill published an article in The Federalist titled “The Moral Case for Israel Annexing the West Bank—And Beyond” arguing that the state of Israel should extend its sovereignty to the entirety of Judea and Samaria. In wake of the article’s publishing, v...

OPINION: Cultural Appreciation: Navigating the gray areas between appropriation and appreciation

OPINION: Cultural Appreciation: Navigating the gray areas between appropriation and appreciation

Stacey Sheridan, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2019


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A few weeks back, on an unreasonably snowy April Sunday, I attended a first birthday party, the theme of which was “First Fiesta!” — it was adorable; everything was bright and cheery. There were three different kinds of tacos and an assortment of imported Mexican beers. Guests chatted over chips an...

OPINION: After Warren breaks the taboo on impeachment, Democrats need to take a hard look at strategy

OPINION: After Warren breaks the taboo on impeachment, Democrats need to take a hard look at strategy

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2019


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Elizabeth Warren took a bold stance in an April 19 tweet by calling for Congress to begin the impeachment process on President Trump. In the wake of a redacted version of the Mueller Report going public, many Democratic presidential hopefuls are avoiding taking a firm stance on impeachment. Elizabeth War...

OPINION: The case for saving capitalism

OPINION: The case for saving capitalism

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019


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The U.S. currently has the largest economy in the world, thanks to corporations that conduct business in financial services, healthcare, technology and even retail. Despite the economic prosperity that some politicians and Americans say that we have, more people than not are getting left behind. The ...

Letter to the Editor: Jason Hill’s rhetoric is harmful to students at DePaul

Letter to the Editor: Jason Hill’s rhetoric is harmful to students at DePaul

Abdallah Awwad, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2019


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Editor's Note: This Letter to the Editor concerning DePaul professor Jason Hill's article in The Federalist has been printed in full with minimal edits for style, grammar, and clarity.  The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has never been a stranger to controversy, and recently that controversy has come t...

OPINION: Trump’s Tiger

OPINION: Trump’s Tiger

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

April 29, 2019


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The intersection of sports and politics is an American tradition. The issues we debate in the halls of government often find their way onto the playing field and mark significant steps in our march toward social equality. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in professional baseball before Jim Cr...

OPINION: How the debate over climate change was rigged from the start

OPINION: How the debate over climate change was rigged from the start

Erica Carbajal, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


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Climate change today is a highly political issue, but it wasn’t always that way — and it shouldn’t be. Throughout the years, big energy industries have been key players in constructing the platform of climate change denial, and as their platform grew, journalists felt more compelled to give denie...

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