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NATO protesters showcase variety of concerns, causes

Jackie Tortorello

May 21, 2012


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The air was filled with chanting and the crowd's energy tasted of revolution. While delegates of 28 different countries gathered at McCormick Place to discuss the current initiates of the one percent, thousands of anti-NATO protesters lined Chicago's streets in solidarity and social angst. "Let's ta...

Days before summit, anti-NATO voices louder than ever

Jackie Tortorello

May 16, 2012


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"One part gasoline. One part motor oil. Soak the rag at the top. Light and throw," explained "Tuesday," a participant of the Occupy Chicago movement.Friday, May 18 the trickle of revolution that has been softly sliding into city limits will erupt into a flow of protests, marches and rallies in respon...

Murdoch: media mogul, master manipulator

Jackie Tortorello

May 15, 2012


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Sociopaths can be scary people. They can hold the hand of a lover while feeling no spark or lie themselves into a cold, callous nature. With no resignations, the appetite of a sociopath craves power, stimulation and legitimacy. The ideal building blocks of a major corporation.Despite pleas of victim...

Opinion: Dorm rooms raided for CTA signs

Parker Asmann

May 15, 2012


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Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) signs are popular for many reasons. Not only do they help navigate the city, but some think they make great d?

For FEST seniority counts

Maria Cannata

May 15, 2012


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It's that time of year again, when the dreaded "Hey everyone, we are sold out on both campuses!" email will ruin a senior's hope for enjoying their last DePaul rite of passage, attending FEST.Last year's FEST tickets for opener Chromeo and headliner Wiz Khalifa went on sale May 16 and by the very next...

University response to CTA article disrespectful, unfair

Diana Zawokjska

May 11, 2012


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"The act of stealing and/or possessing CTA signage is illegal and a felony, not to mention an embarrassing reflection on DePaul University. These actions will not be tolerated by the Departments of Housing Services or Residential Education," said a letter from the Department of Housing Services and Re...

E-readers no match for old-school page turning

Nick Enquist

May 11, 2012


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We've all experienced that familiar annoyance at department stores of aisles upon aisles of obnoxious sales associates spraying perfume at you, trying to get you to buy the latest Chanel number something. Look out, because Barnes and Noble has adopted that aggressive salesmanship tactic with their ne...

Celebrity-status justice strikes again

Jackie Tortorello

May 5, 2012


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Shots were fired and a 17-year-old was killed. Members of the court litigated and a mother buried her son. The sentence was defined but strangely justice wasn't. On Sunday, April 22, George Zimmerman was allowed to exit the confines of a Florida jail.After raising only $15,000 ($135,000 short of the or...

JoanieTalk: Episode 15: Rooting For The Home Team

Joanie Faletto

April 23, 2012


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Joanie describes some of her favorite types of "fans" at professional sports games.

Justice has yet to be served in Trayvon Martin case

Dainel Gaitan

April 2, 2012


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The killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has turned the spotlight on Sanford, Florida's law enforcement. While attention is and should be focused on George Zimmerman, the man who gunned down Trayvon, the inept conduct of police following Martin's death is appalling. While seedy details pertaining to...

If you can’t beat it, regulate it

Jenn Schanz

April 2, 2012


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The sex industry has consistently been one of the most physically and psychologically damaging environments to work in, and aside from the top tier professionals with politicians on their client rolodex, much of the industry's danger comes from the unregulated and often outdoors working conditions.Regardless of legali...

PTSD not valid excuse for Sgt. Bales

Jenn Schanz

April 2, 2012


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Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that only became publicly recognized and regularly diagnosed after Vietnam, and it is a real and serious condition that a small population of U.S. Iraq War veterans experience. Active soldiers and veterans alike deserve full resources an...

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