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COLUMN: Graduating when the future is a true unknown

COLUMN: Graduating when the future is a true unknown

Keira Wingate, Arts & Life Editor

April 8, 2020

The moment has come, finally. After years of hard work, determination and discovery, college graduation has finally appeared and the future awaits.  The world was supposed to be a great unknown that was full of promise and hope, but recent events have made the unknown far more fearful than any soon...

OPINION: Unemployment benefits lag, leaving some residents questioning if they will ever come

OPINION: Unemployment benefits lag, leaving some residents questioning if they will ever come

Hannah Mitchell, Multimedia Editor

April 6, 2020

When Petra Heinzman walked into her office the Monday following Gov. JB Pritzker’s announcement to close restaurants, she didn’t expect what was about to happen. After 20 minutes at work, the catering account manager said that her supervisor sat her down and told her they were letting go of all hou...

OPINION: How China’s oppression of Uyghurs is linked to economic convenience

OPINION: How China’s oppression of Uyghurs is linked to economic convenience

Hifza Ayaz, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2020

China’s northwest region of Xinjiang, also known as East Turkestan, home to 12 million Uyghur Muslims, is witnessing unprecedented violence in the form of ethnic cleansing. Detention camps and various hostile measures have been taken to secure Uyghur loyalty to the Communist Party and stimulate nationalist...

COLUMN: Stop saying ‘only’ the elderly and immunocompromised

COLUMN: Stop saying ‘only’ the elderly and immunocompromised

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

March 16, 2020

Not everyone has the privilege of being young, healthy and without risk. It may not be you, but you definitely know someone that fits into one — or all — of those categories. An estimated 60 percent of American adults have chronic health conditions with 40 percent having two or more, according to...

COLUMN: Coronavirus robs sports fans of their most cherished outlet

COLUMN: Coronavirus robs sports fans of their most cherished outlet

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

March 14, 2020

I’ve always tried to imagine a world with no sports. What would we do? Would we like it? What would be our new escape from the real-world problems we face on a daily basis? The answers to those questions led me back to one realization — don’t let this become a reality. The world that I imagined in my head was sca...

Letter to the editor: Former DePaulia editor dies after battle with Alzheimer’s

Letter to the editor: Former DePaulia editor dies after battle with Alzheimer’s

Tom Serb, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2020

A funeral Mass was said on Wednesday, March 11, in St. Vincent de Paul Church for Daniel N. Kadjan, Editor-in-Chief of The DePaulia in 1955-56.  Dan was editor at the time of one of the best April Fool stunts in the student newspaper’s history. DePaul was a different school back then.  There were...

COLUMN: DePaul’s counseling services reflect priorities

COLUMN: DePaul’s counseling services reflect priorities

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

March 8, 2020

When I lost my dad nine months ago, I knew I needed help. The question of seeking counseling was not one of “if” but rather “how, when and where.” Given the magnitude of the trauma, I knew I couldn’t wait too long before seeking help. Less than a month following the loss, I began sessions at D...

OPINION: Stan culture is a new way to obsess

OPINION: Stan culture is a new way to obsess

Fatima Zaidi, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2020

The dream to be close to your favorite artist or celebrity is a yearning that resides in the hearts of millions across the world as they struggle to somehow catch a glimpse, a moment or a photograph to remember the time they met the individual(s) who changed their lives for the better. While that cha...

OPINION: Women just can’t win

OPINION: Women just can’t win

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

March 8, 2020

Perhaps one of the best moments of the Democratic primary was when Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., verbally dressed down fellow candidate Mike Bloomberg on two separate debate stages for his history of sexist behavior and penchant for non-disclosure agreements. “I’d like to talk about who we’re runn...

OPINION: Media contributes to culture of dread

OPINION: Media contributes to culture of dread

Fatima Zaidi, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2020

Climate change, terrorist attacks, mass shootings, sex crimes, coronavirus, racist and discriminatory words bolded in black ink and plastered across pages or online.  We are living in a time where  trials and tribulations continue to accelerate at a fearfully alarming rate, and the feeling of hopeles...

OPINION: Harvey Weinstein: Where do we go from here?

OPINION: Harvey Weinstein: Where do we go from here?

Rebecca Meluch, Focus Editor

March 1, 2020

The recent verdict of Harvey Weinstein’s sex crimes is an event that many rape and sexual assault survivors, as well as followers and advocates for the #MeToo movement, will hopefully never forget.  The split verdict of being guilty of felony rape and sex crime, but not guilty of more serious ch...

OPINION: Nevertheless, she purchased

OPINION: Nevertheless, she purchased

Camille Koch, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2020

As February fades, taking its pink hearts and red ribbons, March rears its head, and with it, the color pink takes on a whole new meaning.  If it hasn’t been clear to you yet, it will be astoundingly clear when you visit a Target or listen to the radio. This month and this month only, women are able...

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