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An empty classroom set aside for socially distanced learning at DePaul's 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...

People sunbathe at Carcavelos beach near Cascais, outside Lisbon, Friday, June 4, 2021. Britain said Thursday that it is removing Portugal from its list of COVID-safe travel destinations, meaning thousands of U.K. residents currently on vacation there face the prospect of 10 days' quarantine on return.

COLUMN: Americans should embrace traveling as a sign pandemic end is in sight

Jason Grapenthin, Staff Writer June 6, 2021

For many 2020 struck like a tidal wave — sudden and leaving behind devastation, accompanied with little remembrance of life’s past pleasures. As the waters slowly, but surely recede, America’s past...

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, June 6, 2021

OPINION: Abuse laws come 40 years too late for Catholic Church

Hayley DeSilva, Staff Writer June 6, 2021

After thousands of reported cases of sexual abuse, the Vatican has finally updated its canon laws for handling cases within the Church — standards which haven’t been touched since the 1980s.  The...

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. Florida's Emergency Management Agency is running the program through Sunday.

COLUMN: Family gatherings resuming are the light at the end of the tunnel

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor June 6, 2021

Illinois is opening up, Chicago is opening up, America is opening up. After over a year of following Covid-19 protocols, states are starting to lift most restrictions that have been in place since March...

A man puts on his mask before entering Water Tower Place on June 4.

COLUMN: Relying on the honor system may not be the best method for unmasking

Bailey Donovan, Contributing Writer June 6, 2021

Recently, the CDC updated its Covid-19 safety guidelines and announced  that fully vaccinated people can be indoors and outdoors mask-free, while their unvaccinated counterparts are recommended to continue...

Liz Cheney speaks to a small crowd at the American Legion in Buffalo, Wyoming.

OPINION: We shouldn’t idolize Liz Cheney

Maddey Martin, Contributing Writer May 31, 2021

On May 12, House Republicans voted to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney as conference chair. Cheney had been vocalizing her opposition to the “big lie”— that the 2020 election was “stolen” from former...

OPINION: Cancel culture is more than mob mentality

OPINION: Cancel culture is more than mob mentality

Lucas Madlangbayan, Contributing Writer May 31, 2021

What do Seth Rogen, Rick Santorum and J.K Rowling have in common? They, and many other public figures from celebrities to senators, have spoken about “cancel culture.”  Merriam-Webster defines...

Pedestrians walk along a shopping district on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Chicago will no longer require masks for fully vaccinated people in most settings following similar changes from the state of Illinois and new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

COLUMN: Thanks, but I’m keeping my mask on

Nadia Hernandez, Opinions Editor May 23, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines regarding mask wearing for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, causing distress about when it’s appropriate to wear masks.  One...

COLUMN: Covid-19 gave me a personal insight on my learning style

COLUMN: Covid-19 gave me a personal insight on my learning style

Bailey Donovan, Contributing Writer May 23, 2021

The past 15 months have been a ride to say the least. However, it’s given me the opportunity to get to know a lot more about myself as a student.  At first, I thought I was going to absolutely hate...

OPINION: DePaul needs to make campus more inclusive for trans students

OPINION: DePaul needs to make campus more inclusive for trans students

Sonal Soni, Assistant News Editor May 23, 2021

Before coming out as nonbinary, I never considered using the bathroom as an obstacle. Now, it has become one of the most stressful parts of my life. While I am accustomed to using women’s restrooms at...

This Friday, April 11, 2015 file photo shows a view of the Bugey nuclear plant in Saint-Vulbas, near Lyon, central France.  (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)

Op-ed: We need to prioritize environmental sustainability at DePaul

Wesley Janicki and Virginia Head May 16, 2021

It's 2021, and large and historic learning institutions like DePaul need to be making every effort they can to become more sustainable. The DePaul Sustainability group created a petition to encourage DePaul...

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