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OPINION: Weeding out potential employees with drug tests is outdated

OPINION: Weeding out potential employees with drug tests is outdated

Xavier Ortega, Photo Chief

January 20, 2020

With public opinion of the medicinal and recreational consumption of cannabis changing, many companies are sticking to their outdated ideas on what makes a “capable employee” by subjecting employees to drug tests to weed out the competition. In order for companies to be more progressive, while still m...

OPINION: When the fairy tale is over

OPINION: When the fairy tale is over

Rebecca Meluch, Focus Editor

January 20, 2020

The prince may have found his princess, but it wasn’t all happily ever after. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced last week that they decided to take a “step back” as senior royals. Although social media and news outlets reacted heavily to the announcement, I believe the media was one of the ...

OPINION: Without proper disability services, education becomes a barrier rather than an opportunity

OPINION: Without proper disability services, education becomes a barrier rather than an opportunity

Isabelle Garreaud, Contributing Writer

January 20, 2020

Starting college is a daunting adventure of meeting new people, learning new material in classes, and overall, figuring out your future. But for students with disabilities, there is an added worry of being properly accommodated so they can learn just like their other classmates. Imagine in every college class you took, you...

EDITORIAL: The DePaulia is proud to introduce La DePaulia

EDITORIAL: The DePaulia is proud to introduce La DePaulia

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2020

At the end of 2019, two major events in the Chicago area forced The DePaulia to look inward. The first happened just outside the Chicago city limits in Evanston, Illinois at Northwestern University, when editors at The Daily Northwestern wrote a controversial editorial apologizing for their coverage of a prot...

OPINION: Making resolutions stick

OPINION: Making resolutions stick

Alayne Trinko, Staff Writer

January 12, 2020

3,2, 1…Happy New Year! As soon as the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, 2019, I promised myself I would commit to my new year’s resolution of working out five  days per week in order to gain muscle and stay healthy. I didn’t know how to work out, but I knew that working out keeps you “healthy,” s...

OPINION: Celebrities should use awards shows to speak out on important issues

OPINION: Celebrities should use awards shows to speak out on important issues

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

January 12, 2020

Of all the shows that make up awards season, the Golden Globes is usually one I feel safe skipping. In terms of award shows dedicated to film and television, I usually prefer the Academy Awards and the Emmys, and the Globes feel fluffy in comparison. Suffice to say that I didn’t watch this year’s ceremony. How...

OPINION: Catcalls are not compliments

OPINION: Catcalls are not compliments

Rebecca Meluch, Contributing Writer

December 21, 2019

Often when I walk to the train after work or when I walk home at night, I encounter a series of catcalls pertaining to my body, my face and my size. All of which are sexualized, degrading and are — to the best of my abilities — ignored.  Many times I’ve ducked into open stores, restaurants and bars ...

OPINION: Despite industry’s loss of jobs, journalism career still worth pursuing

OPINION: Despite industry’s loss of jobs, journalism career still worth pursuing

Luke Murphy, Contributing Writer

December 20, 2019

“There are no jobs in journalism” You hear it all the time. Newspapers are dying, there is no money in reporting, everybody is being laid off, nobody reads anymore, all successful news is just click bait nowadays, etc. If you’re a journalism major, or you have friends who are journalism majors, you...

OPINION: Jason Hill does not speak for DePaul

OPINION: Jason Hill does not speak for DePaul

Maya Baker, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

I’ve been debating whether or not to respond to Jason Hill’s recent article. It seems everything he publishes is specifically written to provoke outrage and gain him some publicity. However, it’s important that someone call him out for his behavior. His words are damaging, and as a member of t...

EDITORIAL: The Daily Northwestern’s clumsy editorial was a well-intentioned attempt at ethical journalism, but set a dangerous precedent

EDITORIAL: The Daily Northwestern’s clumsy editorial was a well-intentioned attempt at ethical journalism, but set a dangerous precedent

The DePaulia Editorial Board

November 18, 2019

When the Daily Northwestern published its editorial last week apologizing to students for publishing photos of them protesting former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to campus, journalists from across the country took aim at the student newspaper. Alumni of Northwestern’s famed Medil...

OPINION: When facing extreme hardship, it’s crucial to acknowledge moments of happiness

OPINION: When facing extreme hardship, it’s crucial to acknowledge moments of happiness

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2019

It’s been a rough year, to put it lightly. My 2019 was riddled with highs and lows, including relationships dissolving, signing on my first apartment, securing a great internship and existential stress about what I want to do with my life. All of these typical young adult milestones and their sy...

OPINION: It’s time we actually serve those who served us

OPINION: It’s time we actually serve those who served us

Lacey Latch, Managing Editor

November 11, 2019

Many of the 18.2 million American veterans bear physical, mental and emotional scars from their service to our country - lifelong residual effects of their selflessness and sacrifice in volunteering for the armed forces. Once a year, free meals, reduced ticket prices and special online deals for v...

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