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Big East Media Day: Charlie Moore earns first-team honors, DePaul picked to finish 10th

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao talks to junior guard Charlie Moore during the Blue Demons' 74-68 win over Georgetown on Feb. 22.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

October 28, 2020

With now less than a month to go until the start of the 2020-21 college basketball season, the Big East held its annual Media Day on Wednesday. But due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the event took place virtually over Zoom. Prior to the start of the event, the conference released its preseason coach...

New fake eyelash business thrives in spite of pandemic

Pretty Little Lashes explores different styles of lashes that range from denser, fuller looks and light, natural ones.

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

October 25, 2020

Entrepreneur Paige Crews Lowe of Lake Villa out-lashed the circumstances of the pandemic with her new false lash business Pretty Little Lash.  Crews launched Pretty Little Lash in September. “I have been wanting to start this for a long time,” Crews said. “I love eyelashes, and I've worn them for years.”  ...

OPINION: Chicago restaurants should not raise indoor capacity

Some streets that have closed to expand space for outdoor restaurant seating.

Charlie Carey, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2020

On October 21, Chicago had its highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths on a single day since June with 4,342 new cases and 69 deaths. Now more than ever, we need to be taking the pandemic seriously. As much as we might be tired of it, the numbers are only going up, and staying home is better than tho...

City to redesign public safety responses to mental health crises

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs an executive order to ensure coronavirus-related benefits offered by the city of Chicago are available to immigrants and refugees, Tuesday morning, April 7, 2020.

Ella Lee, Print Managing Editor

October 25, 2020

In response to a summer of high crime and daily protests of police violence, the City of Chicago has said it plans to redesign the way the city responds to mental health crises.  Mayor Lori Lightfoot released the city’s “first-ever” comprehensive violence reduction plan, called “Our City, O...

Biden leads in swing states as election nears

Elizabeth Quirmbach, right, registers Ayuka Sinanoglu, center, a Sophomore at the UW on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2020  outside of the UW Memorial Union in Madison, Wis.  A small but steady stream of masked UW-Madison students stopped by voter registration tables outside the unions last week to perform their civic duty. Madison City Clerk’s office employees helped them through the paperwork, sanitized their used pens and talked among themselves as they waited for the next students to filter into the fairly empty tents.(Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor

October 25, 2020

As Election Day draws near, voters are keeping their eyes on polls for swing states.  While states like Illinois and Wyoming can typically be depended on to be overwhelmingly “blue” or “red,” respectively, swing states are not as easy to predict. For the 2020 Presidential Election, the following states have been identified as swing states, where candidates from the two m...

Davis increasing spending on healthcare, Madigan Ads countering Londrigan

In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 photo, Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, listens to lawmakers while on the House floor during special session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Ill. Illinois House Democrats are trying to build momentum for a vote this week to defy Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on legislation they say could prevent labor unrest. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Damita Menezes, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2020

Rodney Davis, a four-term Republican incumbent, is hoping to keep his 13th Congressional House seat with ads that criticize Betsy Londrigan’s close connection to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and her strong healthcare campaign. In the fundraising match, Rep. Rodney Davis and Democratic challeng...

Chicago arts non-profit fights to capture public attention amid pandemic

Homeroom arts non-profit put on a show called

Eli Schmitt, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2020

Dreary, rainy weather failed to deter patrons of Homeroom’s return to in-person art performances on Oct. 3.   There in the sand, 50 people huddled on socially distant black circles and witnessed a piece called Water Music on the Rocks.    Covid-19 restrictions meant they comprised a sold-...

Lightfoot, CPD reject community suggestions regarding policing

Chicago Police officers cross the street in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Sonal Soni, Staff Writer

October 25, 2020

On Oct. 15, the Use of Force Community Working Group published an open letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanding that she enforce their demands regarding “Recommendations to reduce the ongoing CPD violence and harm inflicted on the people of Chicago.”  The group went to CPD directly but CPD only...

SGA announces election results

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Theodora Koulouvaris and Corey Schmidt

October 24, 2020

DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA) announced the results of its elections Friday evening.  Adora Catherine Alava won the race for senator for community and government relations defeating Gurvir Gill and Sergio Godinez. Born in the Philippines, Alava, a freshman majoring in economics and a ...

Trump, Biden face off in final presidential debate

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor

October 23, 2020

In an event that lacked the rancor and chaos of the first debate, President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden portrayed their different visions for the nation in the final presidential debate on Thursday night.  The debate was moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News at Belmont Universi...

DePaul president addresses pandemic, budget in State of University

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2020

Not even President A. Gabriel Esteban was immune to the technical issues that have become familiar to DePaul students throughout the transition to virtual learning during this year’s State of the University address. After a few small hiccups early on in the one and a half-hour webinar, Esteban...

Covid testing materials taken from ISU back to government

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020, file photo, nurse practitioner Debbi Hinderliter, left, collects a sample from a woman at a coronavirus testing site near the nation's busiest pedestrian border crossing in San Diego. The credibility of two top public health agencies is on the line after controversial decisions that outside experts say suggest political pressure from the Trump administration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention triggered a backlash from the medical community by rewriting its guidelines to recommend less testing. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor

October 18, 2020

After Illinois State University lost Covid-19 testing materials to government reallocation, the school had to reimagine strategies for student safety. Both Illinois State University and Loyola University were expecting Covid-19 testing materials from the manufacturer Quidel over the summer, but th...

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