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Don’t call Israel an apartheid state

Don’t call Israel an apartheid state

Michael Adato, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018


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Throughout the week of May 14, anti-Israel protesters are gathering around the country to mark what they call “Apartheid Week.” This event refers to Israel as “an apartheid state” and creates a false moral equivalence between the horrific racism of South African apartheid from 1948-1991 and...

Open letter to the DePaul Board of Trustees: Make your investment profile public

Open letter to the DePaul Board of Trustees: Make your investment profile public

James Langford, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018


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Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that DePaul University pulled its investments with Israel in 2014. The university never pulled investments within Israel. The editors acknowledge and regret the error. Every day, when walking past the Student Center on DePaul’s Linco...

Not a death sentence: Why we need to change the way we talk to cancer patients

Not a death sentence: Why we need to change the way we talk to cancer patients

Liliana Trifilio, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018


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It was a night like any other. My brother had gone to the hospital after feeling fatigued for several days and thinking nothing of it. An hour later he was screaming “Am I going to die?” through teary eyes to a man in a lab coat. The doctor diagnosed him with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a cancer ...

Kanye West’s pro-Trump views don’t add up

Kanye West’s pro-Trump views don’t add up

William Sullivan, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018


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Kanye West has created a furor on Twitter and in the media since his tweet on April 21, which supported black conservative commentator Candace Owens. “I love the way Candace Owens thinks,” he said. This began a period of political tweeting from West in support of President Trump and his policies....

Puff puff pass – in class?: How vapes are changing the futures of teenagers

Puff puff pass – in class?: How vapes are changing the futures of teenagers

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

May 7, 2018


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As college students, it might be difficult to imagine high school students unapologetically vaping in classrooms. It’s common for us to see it on campus, as it’s legal and mostly normalized for college students to smoke. Most college students, I would hope, wouldn’t think to disrespect their profess...

Light-skinned Latinxs can be privileged, too

Light-skinned Latinxs can be privileged, too

Marissa de la Cerda, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


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Growing up as a pale-skinned Latina was confusing. I was afforded privileges over my darker-skinned family members as a result of colorism. Not to be confused with racism, colorism is a form of discrimination in which people are treated differently based on social meanings attached to skin color. I, how...

The death of a smile: It’s time to stop forcing women to bear the weight of constant happiness

The death of a smile: It’s time to stop forcing women to bear the weight of constant happiness

Maddie Mathie, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


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Telling someone to smile when they’re not is like reverse empathy; by doing this you’re not only skipping over every opportunity to find out what’s really on their mind, you’re also asking them to falsely match whatever preconceived idea you have of what they “should” look and feel like. Ac...

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...

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