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OPINION: It’s time to get serious about voting

OPINION: It's time to get serious about voting

Ava O'Malley, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2020

As the 2020 presidential election looms just two weeks away, it is hard to avoid political discussions online and in person. No matter your political affiliation, you shouldn’t block out discussions about the upcoming election.  This election is not only going to be historical, but crucial to the path t...

COLUMN: Harsh words from my exes still hurt— but they’ve made me stronger

COLUMN: Harsh words from my exes still hurt— but they've made me stronger

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor

October 18, 2020

I’ve lied to my readers before. I told them to feel free to call me the Love Doctor. But in reality, I’m no expert on relationships and I never wish to portray myself as one. I’m simply someone who knows how to write from experiences and follow up with advice that is helpful to me, and could be helpful ...

OPINION: Trump’s treatment of reporters can’t go unchecked

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington, before departing for a campaign rally in Middletown, Pa.

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer

October 11, 2020

Republican, Democrat or Independent, it is easy to say that President Donald Trump has an interesting relationship with the press, occasionally even insulting them — an action that he should be held accountable for. Trump is notorious for the phrase "fake news," calling out journalists and news...

COLUMN: My grandmother and I are voting for the first time. Meet us at the polls.

The writer and her grandmother.

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

October 11, 2020

My grandmother has been a citizen for 21 years, yet she has never voted before. She personally never felt like there was urgency to vote in the primaries or general elections.  I, on the other hand, have always wanted to vote. I knew that voting could be one of the only ways I could have my voice...

OPINION: Zoom fatigue is already an issue. Seasonal depression will make it worse.

This photo provided by Charles Timtim shows his daughter, name withheld by parents, doing schoolwork from home in Waipahu, Hawaii, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Timtim's mother doesn't think it's safe for her daughter to be back at school but she also doesn't want her exposed to an online learning program called Acellus that misspelled and mispronounced the last queen to rule the Hawaiian kingdom. Parents spotting questionable content on Acellus is forcing some school districts across the country to reconsider the program or stop using it. (Charles Timtim via AP)

Jocelyn Soto, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2020

For a lot of us, having to turn our bedrooms into our office or classroom during the Covid-19 pandemic has been among the most emotionally and physically draining moments in our lives. It’s been seven months now and we’re feeling it.  Zoom fatigue is real and it is here, it has been here for severa...

OPINION: Universities are approaching sexual assault prevention wrong

OPINION: Universities are approaching sexual assault prevention wrong

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor

October 4, 2020

Social media, campus clubs, current events and the internet have taught me more about sexual assault prevention and education than my actual university has.  Last week, I stumbled upon an infographic shared by a mutual friend from John Carroll University’s Student Violence Prevention Advocates...

COLUMN: Covid-19 isn’t over. And I’m proof.

New signage of pandemic protocols are seen throughout DePaul's campus life.

Kierstin Cole, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2020

“It is what it is.” Those five words, in context, constitute what is arguably one of the most disgusting, inhumane statements of the Trump presidency thus far. Over 150,000 people had died. It is what it is. I heard that statement only a few hours before my Covid-19 test came back positive. I wasn’...

OPINION: Climate change is alarming but we shouldn’t shoot the messenger

OPINION: Climate change is alarming but we shouldn’t shoot the messenger

Danielle Ross, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2020

After the unveiling of the “Climate Clock” exhibit in New York City on Sept. 19, some took to social media to share claims of its mis-blaming of everyday people and alarmist nature. This claim perpetuates dismissive attitudes towards climate change and is mis-blaming in and of itself. Climate activist...

OPINION: Police are not qualified to handle mental health crises

Protesters interact with members of the Chicago Police Department.

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

September 27, 2020

According to an article from Governing written in 2016, about 1 in 10 police calls are for mental health situations. These situations can vary from suicide prevention to emotional support. However, each situation is unique and will need a specific approach that appropriately responds to the circumstan...

OPINION: Queer imposter syndrome is a toxic mindset

OPINION: Queer imposter syndrome is a toxic mindset

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer

September 27, 2020

Am I queer enough? Trans enough? A “real” member of the LGBTQ+ community? If you are part of the LGBTQ+ community, these thoughts have probably crossed your mind at some point. This is queer impostor syndrome. “I found myself worrying about taking up undeserved space in the queer community — a...

OPINION: We failed Breonna Taylor

A women kneels in front of a makeshift memorial in honor of Breonna Taylor, at Jefferson Square Park, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury on Wednesday, Sept. 23 indicted one officer on counts of wanton endangerment for firing into a home next to Taylor's with people in it, while declining to charge police officers for the fatal shooting of Taylor. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

September 25, 2020

From making her a meme to using her for social capital, Breonna Taylor was taken advantage of. We took advantage of her name and threw it around inappropriately. We didn’t focus on getting her justice as much as we should have. We diverted our eyes to other issues. But she should’ve been in the bac...

COLUMN: Chris Evans can laugh off his leaked nudes—women aren’t so lucky

Chris Evans, photographed at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor

September 20, 2020

Last week, the world erupted when Chris Evans accidentally leaked his own private photos of himself on Instagram. Thankfully, much of the reaction afterwards was in respect to the actor — people making sure that the images weren’t spread around, and that his privacy was respected. There were very ...

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