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A summer of protests: Chicago rises up

Protesters take a knee near the Lincoln Park Quad.

Sonal Soni, Staff Writer

September 6, 2020

After Minneapolis police killed George Floyd in May, protests quickly gripped the nation as calls for police reform rose to the forefront.  Chicago continues to be a hotspot for protests despite the disadvantages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents have been fighting against inequality long before ...

Biden, Trump arrive in Kenosha in the aftermath of Jacob Blake shooting

President Donald Trump tours an area on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, damaged during demonstrations after a police officer shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

September 3, 2020

KENOSHA- Nine days after a police officer shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI, President Donald Trump arrived there to meet with business owners, law enforcement and tour damage areas from protest  as part of his “law and order” visit.  This comes after the Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Kenosha M...

New regulations fundamentally change Title IX at DePaul

New regulations fundamentally change Title IX at DePaul

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

September 2, 2020

The way the Title IX office must fundamentally function was changed in August, after sweeping changes were made to regulations surrounding the law that prevents sexual misconduct in education. DePaul’s Office of Gender Equity published an update Aug. 28 on how DePaul will operate amid the changes. ...

SGA President resigns in letter to DePaul community, reflects on experience in SGA

SGA candidate Gisselle Cervantes

Theodora Koulouvaris, Staff Writer

September 2, 2020

DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA) President Gisselle Cervantes announced her resignation from SGA in a letter to the DePaul Community on Tuesday. In the letter, Cervantes expressed gratitude as she reflected on her experience in SGA. “I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity and the accomplishments the SGA team has made during my time in the o...

Local Mexican artist brings hope to Chicago through aerosol wall murals

After the national outrage following the disappearance and death of U.S. soldier Vanessa Guillen, artist Milton Coronado commemorates her memory with a mural in Pilsen.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

September 2, 2020

A local Chicano artist is using his passion for aerosol painting to remember the lives of the passing, bringing hope and guidance to the next generation of youth in his community. Mexican artist and founder of Street Art Ministry, Milton Coronado, 40, began drawing at five years old after the passing...

OPINION: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a source of pride for young Latinas

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., questions Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

September 1, 2020

Numerous negative stereotypes have plagued Latinas for decades. We are perceived as angry and loud, with more emphasis placed on our looks instead of our character. Young Latinas have struggled with overcoming these stereotypes while navigating through society. Strong female role models are the key ...

DePaul lands 2021 four-star recruit David Jones

David Jones goes up to grab a rebound against Turkey in the 2018 U17 FIBA World Cup

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 31, 2020

DePaul’s 2021 recruiting class got a boost on Monday when four-star recruit David Jones verbally committed to the Blue Demons.  Jones, who announced his commitment on Instagram, is now the third four-star recruit in the class of 2021 to verbally commit to head coach Dave Leitao. Ahamad Bynum and...

Bucks players don’t take the court for NBA playoff game

Referees huddle on an empty court at game time of a scheduled game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic for Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Associated Press

August 26, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA players made their strongest statement yet against racial injustice Wednesday when the Milwaukee Bucks didn't take the floor for their playoff game against the Orlando Magic. The teams were set to begin Game 5 of their series shortly after 4 p.m., with the Bucks needing...

DeWayne Peevy has large goals as DePaul’s new athletic director: ‘I’m here to win a national championship’

DeWayne Peevy during his first press conference as DePaul's newest athletic director.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 25, 2020

In his first press conference as DePaul’s newest athletic director, DeWayne Peevy did not waste any time to set lofty goals for himself and the Blue Demons.  Speaking to reporters via zoom on Tuesday, Peevy gave multiple examples of what he wants to accomplish at DePaul in the short term and in the ...

DePaul names DeWayne Peevy its new athletic director

El subdirector de atletismo de Kentucky, DeWayne Peevy.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 24, 2020

DePaul officially announced DeWayne Peevy as its new athletic director on Monday. Peevy, who is coming over from Kentucky, will be taking over from Jean Lenti Ponsetto.  Peevy has been Kentucky’s deputy director of athletics for the last six years and has been with their athletic department for...

DePaul grads bring mentor advice to the masses via podcast

DePaul graduates Landon Campbell, left, and Michael Holmes, are the host of InTheir20s, a podcast designed to help young professionals navigate their careers.

Nate Burleyson, Arts & Life Editor

August 24, 2020

In the past few months, many young professionals have been dealt a bad hand by way of the coronavirus. Job and internship opportunities have been delayed as the economy continues to recover from the crisis. In what is already an odd time in life, people in their 20s have less and less to look to for in...

University reports data breach with third-party provider

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Cailey Gleeson, News Editor

August 21, 2020

The Office of Advancement announced a data breach involving third-party service provider Blackbaud in a statement sent out to members of the DePaul community Thursday.  The company suffered from a “ransomware attack” in which backup files containing personal information from various institutions across the U...

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