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The price we re-pay for transportation

The price we re-pay  for transportation

Allegra Acosta & Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writers

February 4, 2019


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Nothing compares to the terror felt when you dig around your wallet at the Fullerton L stop, only to discover that your beloved Ventra pass is nowhere to be found. Not only will you have to shell out money to pay for your impending ride, but also you’ll have to pay a fine of $50 to have your pass replaced. It’s...

EDITORIAL: Student Press Freedom Day reminds us student newspapers should be valued, not diminished

EDITORIAL: Student Press Freedom Day reminds us student newspapers should be valued, not diminished

DePaulia Editorial Board

January 30, 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. Today is Student Press Freedom Day, a nationwide event where dozens of student newspapers have penned editorials in...

Can semesters save us?

Can semesters save us?

Mikayla Price, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019


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Semesters are the Type B personality of school systems, and I am a Type B. Before transferring to DePaul, I attended the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. As one of the oddballs who did not become a diehard Illini — I do not miss it — but I do miss the semesters. Since transferring to DePaul, I ...

Building a new Illinois: Pritzker’s plan

Building a new Illinois: Pritzker’s plan

Samuel Rahman, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019


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From expanding Illinois’s Medicare system to instituting a progressive graduated income tax, newly inaugurated Gov. J.B. Pritzker has proposed a slew of daring policy plans to overhaul Illinois’ economy. With a new Democratic governor and a reaffirmed Democratic state Senate and House of Representa...

If I had a quarter for every time

If I had a quarter for every time

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2019


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Only about 14.7 percent of colleges in the United States currently use the quarter system for their academic calendar. DePaul University is one of those few that can say it uses the better of the systems. Semesters give students long and grueling classes that can last up to fifteen weeks. However, the ...

SGA: A turn for the better

SGA: A turn for the better

Nahal Hashemian & Emily Hoey, SGA President & Vice President

January 22, 2019


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We stepped into our positions in May because the school needed leaders. There was little precedent to follow, but we do not shy away from challenges. In June, we made a game plan. Emphasizing collaboration, trust and transparency, we mapped out a new trajectory for DePaul’s Student Government Association ...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Terrie Sullivan, College of law alumni

January 22, 2019


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This letter is in response to the shocking article by [Benjamin Conboy], “Second law professor files discrimination suit,” outlining the College of Law’s disciplinary actions against Professor Sumi Cho and her subsequent federal civil rights lawsuit against the university. What is shoc...

Colleges cannot censor faculty

Carolyn Bradley, Copy Editor

January 22, 2019


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Chicago State University settled a lawsuit Jan. 7 over two professors creating a blog that criticized the administration. According to the Chicago Tribune, the four-year lawsuit resulted in Chicago State agreeing to pay $650,000 in damages. The professors, Phillip Beverly and Robert Bionaz, alleged that ...

It’s go time

It’s go time

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

January 14, 2019


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Years have passed since the notoriously sexy, tongue-in-cheek Carl’s Jr. and GoDaddy commercials disgraced our television screens. For a while, these two companies dared to showcase images of scantily clad women showing off their pole-dancing capabilities or assaulting a cheeseburger while spra...

Trump’s business failings foretold the shutdown

Trump’s business failings foretold the shutdown

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 14, 2019


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On Dec. 11, President Donald Trump stated that he “would be proud” to shutdown the government in the name of border security, namely over funding for a border wall. One month later, Trump seems to have accomplished yet another feat in which he can be proud: forcing hard-working federal employees to ...

Politically inspired fashion is in this season

Politically inspired fashion is in this season

Jack Breslin, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


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Conservative political activist Candace Owens made false claims last month that Yeezy designer Kanye West was helping her design an anti-democratic clothing brand called Blexit, which would encourage black Democrats to turn Republican. West, who was notoriously conservative last month, now claims he...

Modern anti-semitism changes young Jews

Modern anti-semitism changes young Jews

Courtney Lewis, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


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At 13 years old, I didn’t have a care in the world. I was living with my family in the town of Deerfield, on Chicago’s North Shore, going to school, cheerleading practice, Deerfield Square after class – and synagogue. In heavily-Jewish, affluent Deerfield, I never thought twice about being Jewish....

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