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Obama Op-Ed: We Can’t Wait: Helping Manage Student Loan Debt

President Barack Obama

November 8, 2011


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Editor's note: President Obama's opinion piece was written for college newspapers.Over the last few weeks, I've had the opportunity to get out of Washington and talk with folks across the country about how we can create jobs and get our economy growing faster.This is a tough time for a lot of America...

American broadcast politics: How the media decides the president

Matthew Justus Falkum

October 30, 2011


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Every four years in this Great Nation, the American population—or a portion of it—begrudgingly participates in the "political ...

Anti-piracy software punishes customers, not pirates

Tom Harrison

October 30, 2011


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Video games aren't some kid's hobby—according to the Entertainment Software Association, 72 percent of households play electronic games. While VGChartz, a game sales data aggregator, reports that plug-and-play consoles like the Xbox 360 or Wii have sold over 180 million copies, some gamers pre...

Midterm Midlife Crises Plague Campus

Alex Gavlick

October 18, 2011


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Midterm Midlife Crises Plague CampusThe second week of October marks a highly stressful time at DePaul. Midterm exams have left students drained, frustrated, and mentally exhausted. Erratic behavior has been noticed around all around campus in what can only be described as a Midterm Life Crisis."I bou...

Social media reveals little of stabbing victim’s character

Kandace Thomas

October 3, 2011


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On Saturday, Sept. 3, The DePaulia ran an online story about 19-year-old Rodney Kyles Jr., who was fatally stabbed in Lincoln Park after attending a party. The story contained the details released by the police and the latest tweet from the victim reading: "I'm drunk as hell tired of these young ...

Disney 3D brings discrimination to life

Gina O'Neill

October 3, 2011


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It was a central piece of local gossip dur "The Lion King" in 3D still elicited the same tears and desperation on the big screen that I felt at age eight during Mufasa's untimely death.Peaks of joy and warmth similarly followed when Simba returned to regain his name as King of Pride Rock.This time around, how...

Highly Uncoordinated Student Mistaken for Drunkard

Alex Gavlick

September 30, 2011


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Highly Uncoordinated Student Mistaken for DrunkardIf you can't swipe your ID card, an ambulance is called. This is DePaul University's policy for intoxicated students. Unfortunately for student Isaac Shaw, swiping an ID card is not as easy as it may seem."I have horrible hand eye coordination," says Shaw, a ...

Eggs in a Hole

Kathryn VanderMolen

September 30, 2011


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Eggs in a HoleI love the term "eggs-in-a-hole." So simple and to the point. And sort of cutesy. In fact, I think it may be grounds for a childrens' book. Hm, my story would go a little like this:Eggs in a hole, eggs in a holeYour protein buries into the bread, just like a mole!Those cute, furry creatur...

I’ll SHow You Dramatic Conflict

Marisa Knudsen

September 21, 2011


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I'll Show You Dramatic ConflictTwo weeks ago I attended my first Chicago Writers Loft workshop. I found out about the Loft while doing a Google search for something like "workshops to overcome the onset of laziness 17,000 words into your crappy hands."It took several more minutes of coaching from Jerr...

How to Eat a Balanced-ish Diet Without Leaving Your Dorm Room

Alex Gavlick

September 21, 2011


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How to Eat a Balanced-ish Diet Without Leaving Your Dorm RoomThrough some self-experimentation I have come up with a solution that will allow anyone to get pretty much all the nutritional value you need from the simple care package foods you have right in your dorm room.First off, don't even worry about carbs and fats. You will get plenty of these....

A decade later, still proud to be an American

Haley BeMiller

September 12, 2011


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With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 looming over the United States, one begins to reflect on life over the past decade. Americans had their lives turned around on that dreadful day, and a lot has changed in this country as a result. Some transformed the experience into a meaningful one, while some di...

Sept. 11 a reminder of interfaith importance

Peter Dziedzic

September 12, 2011


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Ten short years have marched into the oblivion of time's passing. For many, 10 years was but a blink in the eye of the universe. For many others, 10 years crawled and drudged, and in that slow grind we have trampled and tumbled trying to regain our footing, struggling to wash the mud from our brows wi...

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