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Destiny of DACA: With deadline passed, millions are uneasy

Yamini Bangarusamy, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2018


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Easter festivities over the weekend were tinged with distress as President Trump tweeted “NO MORE DACA DEAL.” This tweet follows a series of unsuccessful negotiations between the two political parties over the future of DACA and the fate of over 3 million undocumented immigrants who came to Ameri...

The unspoken American dream of first-generation musicians

The unspoken American dream of first-generation musicians

Mackenzie Murtaugh and Lili Trifilio

April 2, 2018


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Stepping into the basement that is your local DIY music space, you can practically visualize who you’re going to see. Congregations of straight white males wearing Vans Sk8-His and cuffed pants take center of the space. It’s evident that, like other creative fields, many talented individuals are often und...

Vote for our lives

Vote for our lives

Noah Levitin, Contributing Writer

April 2, 2018


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I spent my spring break in Washington D.C. where I had the pleasure of attending the historic March for Our Lives rally as part of an organized interfaith trip put on by the Jewish United Fund and Metro-Chicago Hillel. At 8:30 p.m. on Friday, myself and 100 other college students embarked on a 15-hour ...

Letter to Esteban

Letter to Esteban

March 12, 2018


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9:52 a.m. on March 6 Dear President Esteban, Please include me on any list of potential donors you have who will start contributing funds back to the university once a new Athletic Director is installed and the Men's Basketball team is once again made a priority. We are about to embark on the 14th...

DePaul has a duty to reform discipline transparency

DePaul has a duty to reform discipline transparency

The DePaulia Editorial Board

March 12, 2018


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Last week, a DePaulia investigation, “Dysfunctional Discipline,” gave the DePaul community a rare look into the shadowy underworld that is the disciplinary process at our university. We found that the university zealously went after seven fraternity brothers accused of a victimless infraction. Tho...

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...

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