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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...

I just called to say “I love you”

I just called to say “I love you”

Rachel Fernandez, Managing Editor

February 12, 2018


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Jesse Stellwagon was in his college dorm room with his girlfriend of three months, Laura, when he first said it. “I had a long night of, uh, liquidation, and she was sitting there, probably taking care of me,” Stellwagon said. “And I looked at her and I was just like, ‘I love you. I don’t ...

A tail of true rejection

A tail of true rejection

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 12, 2018


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This time of year can be hard for a lot of people; memories of past heartbreak and anguish are likely to come up. Maybe you see Valentine's Day as the perfect time to start anew and look for new love. But of course with that, you run the risk of rejection. Rejection is quite possibly one of the worst ...

The transparency of Trump’s lies

The transparency of Trump’s lies

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

February 5, 2018


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On Jan. 30, President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. Trump tackled taxation, unemployment, immigration, foreign policy and other topics in the 90-minute speech. News outlets were quick to release fact-checks of the information stated by Trump, with the New York Times citing 15 dif...

I am not a bot

I am not a bot

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

February 5, 2018


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On Jan. 27, the New York Times broke a story entitled “The Follower Factory” that exposed the American company Devumi for selling and distributing fake Twitter followers to users. Some of their customers include public figures like the football commentator Ray Lewis, actor John Leguizamo and the Chica...

Jerusalem: the capital for the Jewish people

Jerusalem: the capital for the Jewish people

Michael Adato, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018


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In a time of high tensions in the Middle East, it is of the utmost importance that the actuality on the ground is recognized by both sides. The United States has historically seen bipartisan support for Israel, and the President’s decision to recognize Jerusalem the capital of Israel on Dec. 6, 20...

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