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OPINION: What free-speech advocates need to know about Assange

OPINION: What free-speech advocates need to know about Assange

Jason Martin, Chair of DePaul University Journalism Program

April 22, 2019


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The high-profile international news coverage of federal charges aimed at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has brought attention to issues of press freedom in an age of digital information security concerns and increased use of government power to pursue whistleblowers and journalists. Digital tools mak...

OPINION: DePaul Student Government Association makes case for greater involvement

OPINION: DePaul Student Government Association makes case for greater involvement

Nahal Hashemian and Emily Hoey, SGA President and Vice President

April 22, 2019


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Leadership cannot exist in a vacuum. In order for effective public servants to emerge and achieve success, they depend upon the voice of constituents. At DePaul, positive change is directly related to the efforts afforded by individuals who relentlessly pursue justice for these constituents: our student b...

OPINIONS: DePaul students share thoughts, reflections on Notre Dame Cathedral fire

OPINIONS: DePaul students share thoughts, reflections on Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Farouk Kannout, Christopher Silber and Michael Koss, Contributing Writers

April 22, 2019


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On April 15, a fire started at the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, built in the 12th century, and quickly captured international headlines. Students from the largest Catholic university in the nation share their thoughts and reflections here.   Why I'm not mourning with Paris By Farouk Kannout Whi...

OPINION: We’re losing the media war

OPINION: We’re losing the media war

Stuart J. Dantoin, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019


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Social media overload is the silent killer of our generation. It affects millions of us, and though many realize its danger, the average young adult does little to escape our internet prisons. Many of us gladly or unknowingly fall into its deadly clutches—and it is having a powerful effect on our daily ...

OPINION: A chance at redemption for DC movies

OPINION: A chance at redemption for DC movies

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019


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The trailer for the new Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix was released on April 3, showcasing the Joker’s origin story and hopefully kicking off a top-tier film DC superhero movie after some disastrous mishaps in recent years. Even though most of DC’s films have been something of a financial s...

OPINION: Green New Deal: Ocasio-Cortez led Democrats in a valiant charge of environmentalism — straight off a cliff

OPINION: Green New Deal: Ocasio-Cortez led Democrats in a valiant charge of environmentalism — straight off a cliff

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019


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Democrats had found the Golden Ticket — or rather, the Green Ticket. They had in their holster an idea that was so grand, so focused and inspiring that it enjoyed the support of more than 80 percent of Americans from both parties, polls show — an increasingly rare thing in our hyperpartisan poli...

OPINION: Acting like the president

OPINION: Acting like the president

Angelina Korniyenko, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019


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While Chicagoans were in the middle of a mayoral election, Ukrainians were embroiled in a presidential election that felt like something of a joke. As Ukrainians went to the polls on March 31, the only real choice they were faced with was between a president many feel is corrupt, and one with a gliste...

Influence cannot mask the truth

Influence cannot mask the truth

Madi Garner, Contributor Writer

March 11, 2019


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In the wake of Hollywood’s #MeToo movement, coupled with #TimesUp, the number of actors, singers, and performers exposed has become exhausting to keep up with. From Bill Cosby to Kevin Spacey, actors blackballed and singers let free, it seems everyone is living in fear that their favorite may be next u...

Adolescence and the issue with internet hoaxes

Adolescence and the issue with internet hoaxes

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinion's Editor

March 11, 2019


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For people who grew up as the internet was first making its way into every home in the nineties and 2000s, there was no telling of what they were going to see. If a box popped up that said you can download some song for free, you clicked it and were surprised to see your computer had a virus. If pos...

Juuls, teens and taxes

Juuls, teens and taxes

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

March 4, 2019


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I enjoy cigarettes, I won’t lie. And I will admit that they have become sufficiently imbedded in my life. As I walk out the door each morning, I pat myself down and go through the checklist: phone, wallet, keys, cigarettes, lighter — the essentials. Every so often people will ask me why I like c...

Satisfaction has gone viral

Satisfaction has gone viral

Luc Fougere, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2019


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Whether it’s a squish, pop or crunch, we have all seen those oddly satisfying videos on social media at some point. Whatever your ASMR preference, there is probably an Instagram or YouTube page dedicated to it. The short, repetitive videos are designed to relax and calm the viewer, leaving them mesmeriz...

Feel the Bernie Bros

Feel the Bernie Bros

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

February 25, 2019


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With the long-winded Mueller investigation’s completion on the horizon, the potential political interference of the 2016 presidential election is still fresh in our heads. But before we will find out the reality of Russian interference in President Donald Trump’s campaign, we need to address the...

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