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Where are frats heading?

Where are frats heading?

Hayes Kennedy, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


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Another scandal involving a Syracuse fraternity and two derogatory videos have brought the culture of Greek life at universities across the country into question. The two videos, released by the Syracuse University newspaper The Daily Orange, show brothers from the Theta Tau fraternity surrounding anot...

SGA president formally endorses “We are DePaul”

SGA president formally endorses “We are DePaul”

Michael Lynch, SGA President

April 23, 2018


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Hi DePaulia, Hope all is well! Thank you for covering SGA these past couple months. We appreciate you taking an unbiased approach to your reporting as that is what this university, and this world, needs more of. With that, I want to follow up regarding last night’s presidential debates and offer...

There’s always someone peeking in, the elusiveness of Facebook

There’s always someone peeking in, the elusiveness of Facebook

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

April 16, 2018


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Theories and presumptions regarding the personal data of users being harvested by social media and advertising companies were confirmed this week, as the congressional hearings of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg unfolded. Many theories were confirmed, like the fact that 87 million users had the...

Feeling guilty?

Feeling guilty?

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

April 16, 2018


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“If you stay silent the entire Mass, we’ll get ice cream afterwards,” Dad said. He was serious, and I knew it. My siblings and I would often bicker during Mass, laugh during the hymns and taunt each other with, “I’m not touching you,”; all the while the priest was attempting to reinforce the...

Eulogy for a fake populist presidency

Eulogy for a fake populist presidency

D.K. Schwartz, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2018


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We are gathered here today to remember the 45th presidency of the United States. A one-term presidency born by a historic upset. A victory delivered by union democrats of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Voters who had handed these upper Midwestern states to Obama over Romney/Ryan in 2012 turne...

Letter to the Editor: Lenti Ponsetto’s accomplishments speak for themselves

Letter to the Editor: Lenti Ponsetto’s accomplishments speak for themselves

Anna Frank, John McEnroe

April 9, 2018


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We write this letter with both pride and passion—pride in the accomplishments and quality of the athletics program as a whole and passion in response to what we believe is a disproportionate amount of accusations, negativity and reliance on questionable sources that have appeared in The DePaulia in r...

Destiny of DACA: With deadline passed, millions are uneasy

Yamini Bangarusamy, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2018


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Easter festivities over the weekend were tinged with distress as President Trump tweeted “NO MORE DACA DEAL.” This tweet follows a series of unsuccessful negotiations between the two political parties over the future of DACA and the fate of over 3 million undocumented immigrants who came to Ameri...

The unspoken American dream of first-generation musicians

The unspoken American dream of first-generation musicians

Mackenzie Murtaugh and Lili Trifilio

April 2, 2018


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Stepping into the basement that is your local DIY music space, you can practically visualize who you’re going to see. Congregations of straight white males wearing Vans Sk8-His and cuffed pants take center of the space. It’s evident that, like other creative fields, many talented individuals are often und...

Vote for our lives

Vote for our lives

Noah Levitin, Contributing Writer

April 2, 2018


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I spent my spring break in Washington D.C. where I had the pleasure of attending the historic March for Our Lives rally as part of an organized interfaith trip put on by the Jewish United Fund and Metro-Chicago Hillel. At 8:30 p.m. on Friday, myself and 100 other college students embarked on a 15-hour ...

Letter to Esteban

Letter to Esteban

March 12, 2018


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9:52 a.m. on March 6 Dear President Esteban, Please include me on any list of potential donors you have who will start contributing funds back to the university once a new Athletic Director is installed and the Men's Basketball team is once again made a priority. We are about to embark on the 14th...

DePaul has a duty to reform discipline transparency

DePaul has a duty to reform discipline transparency

The DePaulia Editorial Board

March 12, 2018


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Last week, a DePaulia investigation, “Dysfunctional Discipline,” gave the DePaul community a rare look into the shadowy underworld that is the disciplinary process at our university. We found that the university zealously went after seven fraternity brothers accused of a victimless infraction. Tho...

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