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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...

When politics become a contact sport: The media continues to whip up a storm about team owners, but fans will likely stick to sports

When politics become  a contact sport: The media continues to whip up a storm about team owners, but fans will likely stick to sports

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019


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It’s been a hard offseason for Chicago Cubs fans. Instead of signing big name players like Bryce Harper or adding depth to the bullpen, the team has been plagued by a series of PR controversies.  The Cubs signed shortstop Addison Russell on Jan. 11, who will start the 2019 season serving a 40-ga...

Lincoln Yards is not the legacy Emanuel should aspire for

Lincoln Yards is not the legacy Emanuel should aspire for

The DePaulia Editorial Board

February 18, 2019


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The 2017 Hulu documentary “Too Funny to Fail” tackles “The Dana Carvey Show” and its short run on ABC during 1996. When it was greenlit, its success seemed undeniable to both ABC and fans. But with a pinch of political interference and a dash of deadline, the show burnt to a crisp before you co...

Class is sometimes in session: Public schools are technologically advancing as they ruminate replacing curriculum with online teaching and block classes while some are left wondering if it will be effective

Class is sometimes in session: Public schools are technologically advancing as they ruminate replacing curriculum with online  teaching and block classes while some are left  wondering if it will be effective

Carolyn Bradley, Copy Editor

February 18, 2019


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Students have complained about the school day being too long, too early and too boring, while they simultaneously have so much to learn in so little time. In the past, students have had to adhere to strict schedules of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. school days and considerable workloads with information crammed into s...

From Top 8s to mutuals; MySpace’s forgotten influence on how we interact with the internet

From Top 8s to mutuals; MySpace’s forgotten influence on how we interact with the internet

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019


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Despite what you may think, MySpace still exists. The social networking site, which reigned popular in the mid-to- late-2000s, was purchased by the media conglomerate Meredith Corporation in late January of 2018 (two years after being purchased by Time Inc.). While the site may not be as popu...

The disconnect in alumni donations; The incessent requests for donations after graduation without regard to the expenses of college itself needs to be re-examined

Bianca Cseke, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019


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Another year’s annual Blue Demon Challenge is in the books and DePaul now has over $780,000 extra sitting in the bank. The Blue Demon Challenge is DePaul’s annual giving day, in which the university pushes its alumni and other supporters to donate money that goes toward causes like sch...

Student press freedom more important than ever

The DePaulia Editorial Board

February 4, 2019


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It is unfortunate that a lot of students, professors and administrators treat student newspapers like intramural ultimate Frisbee or the A.V. club: just another after-school activity. Wednesday, Jan. 30 was Student Press Freedom Day, a nationwide event where dozens of student newspapers have penned...

Who sang it better?

Who sang it better?

Mikayla Price, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019


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Ariana Grande has two songs on Billboard’s Hot 100, is the second most streamed artist on Spotify and was Billboard’s 2018 Woman of the Year — she is one of the most popular female singers right now. With that comes a lot of media attention and, arguably, a lot of responsibility. Over a week ago...

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