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The death of discourse

The death of discourse

Daniel Schirmer, Contributing Writer

March 12, 2018


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As the national debate surrounding free speech on college campuses continues, DePaul has once again found itself in a dubious position. In February, DePaul denied its chapter of the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) from bringing to campus Steven Crowder, a comedian and conservative political commentator w...

Poor password habits leave people vulnerable to hacks

Poor password habits leave people vulnerable to hacks

Rachel Fernandez, Managing Editor

March 5, 2018


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The hacks started on her Facebook account. Eilish Boyd, a senior majoring in media and cinema studies, got a message from a girl she went to high school with whom she hadn’t spoken to in years. The girl told her she had been receiving strange, nonsensical messages from Boyd’s personal profile promo...

Letter to the editor: “An appeal to logic and reason”

Letter to the editor:  “An appeal to logic  and reason”

Brendan Newell, Member of the DePaul College Republicans

March 5, 2018


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Editor's note: This piece is written by a member of the College Republicans in response to The DePaulia's representation of his comments at a debate between the College Republicans and DePaul Socialists. The article he is referring to was our front page story "The Great Debate" by the Editor-In-Chief A...

Workforce woes

Workforce woes

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

March 5, 2018


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Internships and jobs as a college student can be exciting experiences that set you up for an ideal job. At DePaul, most students can’t even graduate without an internship, and most students have to enter the workforce to keep themselves financially afloat. But what about those internships and jobs that...

Defense wins championships, and now the NBA All Star game?

Defense wins championships, and now the NBA All Star game?

Brenden Welper, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


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The 67th edition of the NBA’s annual All-Star Game concluded the same way it began — in unfamiliar territory. Unlike the previous 66 contests, which pitted the Eastern Conference against the Western Conference, these rosters were determined by an entirely new process: an All-Star draft. A strong defe...

The termination of textbooks

The termination of textbooks

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

February 26, 2018


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It sits at my bedside table. The wood-panelling of my walls makes its blue and orange colors dance along with old receipts and gum wrappers drifting across my floor. The dust it has collected makes me reflect on simpler times, perhaps a time when this arrangement of paper didn’t sit beside my bed, plott...

PhD students take a stand against the lack of affordable healthcare

PhD students take a stand against the lack of affordable healthcare

DePaul PhD Students

February 26, 2018


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If you are someone who believes that healthcare is a right and not a privilege, you may have felt especially hopeless and helpless over the past year. Together, the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress have worked relentlessly to jeopardize the already precarious and problemat...

DePaul stands against sexual and relationship violence

DePaul stands against sexual and relationship violence

Karen Tamburro, Title IX Coordinator

February 19, 2018


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More and more conversations about sexual and relationship violence are happening in society and on our campus, driven in part by the growing #MeToo movement. As DePaul’s Title IX Coordinator, I appreciate when students show an interest in these issues and are open to learning more. Last week, some ...

Please put your phone away and talk to me

Please put your phone away and talk to me

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

February 19, 2018


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Accepting that you have a problem is the first step to solving said problem. I’ll be at a party, having fun and conversing. Then, all of a sudden, I’ll lose my friend in the crowd of 20-somethings that look exactly like her and me. To combat my anxiety of looking alone into a sea of people, I imm...

An obscured narrative: the case of Woody Allen

An obscured narrative: the case of Woody Allen

Ross Greer, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2018


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Allegations and rumors of child abuse have followed Woody Allen since 1993, when actress Mia Farrow, alleged that he had abused adopted daughter Dylan the year prior. In the years following the original case, the fallout seemed to have subsided, as Allen racked up seven Academy Award nominations and o...

Breaking Cupid’s (platonic) arrow

Breaking Cupid’s (platonic) arrow

Yazmin Dominguez, Online Editor

February 12, 2018


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We met in fifth grade. She was a Sagittarius, and I was a Leo. It was an inside joke that we were so compatible because our zodiacs were both fire signs. We both had the same passionate ‘Lana Del Rey’ esque outlook on life. We would cruise down the streets of our hometown in her black Jeep Liberty ...

The politics of ghosting: is it ever okay?

The politics of ghosting: is it ever okay?

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2018


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Disclaimer: all names have been changed to protect the identities of those who have or been ghosted. These are true stories from DePaul students. We’ve all been there: you meet at a party, you text for a few weeks or months, maybe get together a few times, but then suddenly they disappear. “Rea...

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