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OPINION: 8 weeks later: how the student coalition to #CensureHill won

OPINION: 8 weeks later: how the student coalition to #CensureHill won

Rifqa Falaneh, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

This quarter at DePaul has been an absolute mess, to say the least. At the same time, however, it has also been one of immense growth and community.  Earlier this quarter, a coalition of student organizations released a statement condemning Professor Jason D. Hill for his pattern of racist, anti-Pa...

OPINION: The DePaulia staff looks back

OPINION: The DePaulia staff looks back

The DePaulia Staff

June 3, 2019

Editor's Note: Every year, The DePaulia's Opinions section is a place for members of the DePaul community to come together and engage with ideas worth sharing. In our final issue of the 2018-2019 academic year, we're dedicating a part of that space to the reflections and experiences of our editorial st...

OPINION: You can’t pay student athletes without hurting the community

OPINION: You can’t pay student athletes without hurting the community

Noah Festenstein, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

Student athletes getting paid has been a tough conversation recently. Many factors support both sides of the argument, a big factor being students and their relationship with those student athletes. College athletes receive different kinds of privileges: workout facilities, personal trainers, rehab...

OPINION: Frustrated by hidden taxes? There’s a better way

OPINION: Frustrated by hidden taxes? There’s a better way

Angelina Korniyenko, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

It is always frustrating to approach a store counter to buy something you want, and not know exactly how much you are going to spend. Only in the United States are general sales taxes excluded from the price tag. If you have only a dollar in your pocket and want to spend it on the Dollar Menu at McDonald’s,...

OPINION: With a fresh City Hall, Chicago’s new mayor faces an uphill battle

OPINION: With a fresh City Hall, Chicago’s new mayor faces an uphill battle

Stuart Dantoin, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

Lori Lightfoot, the first openly gay African-American woman to be elected mayor of Chicago, won a sweeping mandate of 73.7% of the vote. Lightfoot gained public support form public attorneys, the former Chicago Public Schools board president, and numerous co-runners who lost the first round. Lightfoot...

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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...

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