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Football Drives Big East Changes, Leaves Aztec Basketball in the Dust

Cheryl Waity

December 8, 2011


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Football Drives Big East Changes, Leaves Aztec Basketball in the DustIt was no secret that what drove negotiations in Big East talk was football. The revenue from college football put basketball, the Big East's more recognized sport, in the back seat.The Big East added Boise State, San Diego State, Ho...

Post-Thanksgiving recipe: Fancy(ish) Ramen

Kathryn VanderMolen

November 23, 2011


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Fancy(ish) RamenI love Thanksgiving.Let me repeat: I love, love, LOVE Thanksgiving.Seriously, just hook me up to a gravy IV.This, however, clearly is not a Thanksgiving recipe. This is more of a "returning to your apartment post-family holiday feast to find nothing in your cabinets" type of dish. It's when you r...

Letter: Whales deserve rights

Jennifer O'Conner, PETA

November 10, 2011


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November 10, 2011To the editor:Re: "One small step for orca, one giant leap for whale-kind"When someone is taken from their home by force, locked up and made to work and has no chance of escape, that's called slavery. It's the exact reality for orcas who have been removed from the ocean and denied th...

True love a mouse-click away? Not so much

Deanna Shilkus

November 8, 2011


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This generation has become that catalysts of the technology explosion, and we've become completely reliant on the Internet to do all of our research and, as of recently, even our matchmaking.According to an online dating insider website, within the past year there have been 56 million emails sent, 132 mil...

Thanksgiving’s here…let the good times roll

Nika Blake

November 8, 2011


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Holidays are stressful. That's a fact, and if you think otherwise then please send me a dinner invitation to your house as soon as possible. I love Thanksgiving for several reasons; the food, spending time with friends and family, listening to Christmas music becomes acceptable, the food, shopping ma...

DePaul limits Free Speech, Students for Cannabis Policy Reform deserve a presence on campus

Ernie Enriquez

November 8, 2011


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Last spring, a Huffington Post article ranked DePaul as one of the worst colleges for freedom of speech on campus.This is because DePaul heavily controls speech in the hopes of retaining its Catholic and Vincentian values, and relentless bureaucratic structure.The Huffington Post article referenced the...

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...

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