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DePaul freshman defender Bella Hanisch looks to pass the ball in a game against Valparaiso on Feb. 22.

COLUMN: Sports are still coming to grips with a new reality

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor March 14, 2021

A year ago, the sports world came to a screeching halt. With growing concerns about the spread of Covid-19, every sports league and organization in America made a collective decision: a work stoppage. Just...

Where were you when the world shut down?

Where were you when the world shut down?

DePaulia Staff March 14, 2021
The DePaulia Staff reflects on what they were doing when news of major Covid-19 shutdowns first broke.
A student walks along the Quad, located in Lincoln Park.

College students struggle during online fall term, many landing on probation

Ella Lee, Print Managing Editor March 14, 2021

Alik Schier has trouble viewing his college classes as what they are: school.  “I know I’ve got to do class, but it’s like — camera off, mic off, taking notes and then ‘bye!’” the DePaul...

An empty classroom set aside for socially distanced learning at DePauls Loop campus.

DePaul students look back on a full year of online school

Emma Oxnevad, Rebecca Meluch, and Cailey Gleeson March 14, 2021

On March 11, 2020, DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban announced that the upcoming spring quarter would be almost entirely remote, due to growing fears regarding the potential spread of Covid-19 on campus. “In...

People gather on the shoreline in Destin, Fla., Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

COLUMN: Please don’t stand close to me in line –— now or 20 years down the road

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor March 14, 2021

I don’t think I’m alone when I say that there seems to be a “change in the air” where people think the pandemic is over.  Just because we reached our one year mark does not mean that it is...

Students’ mental health takes hard hit amid pandemic

Students’ mental health takes hard hit amid pandemic

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief March 14, 2021

For many adults, the pandemic threw a wrench into their workdays and kickstarted a nationwide social justice movement that captured the attention of the world during the summer.  For young kids and...

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, peoples homes have transformed to become both the office and the classroom.

COLUMN: I’ve outgrown my surroundings, but I can’t move

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor March 14, 2021

Every 18-year-old anticipates the transition from high school to college, as it symbolizes becoming independent and discovering yourself. It’s paired with being in a new environment filled with new experiences....

Zoom offers access to world amid Covid-19

Zoom offers access to world amid Covid-19

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor March 14, 2021

Before last March, “Zoom” was once just a nostalgic American live-action children’s show on PBS. But the name is now used in everyone’s daily life in reference to the video communications platform...

Students attempt to lower screen time after pandemic caused increased phone use

Students attempt to lower screen time after pandemic caused increased phone use

Jessica Rish, Social Media Editor March 14, 2021

My days last March looked nearly the same every day — wake up just in time to log onto a Zoom call, then spend the rest of the day rotating through different social media apps, googling Covid-19 symptoms...

Mask use amid pandemic leaves questions about sustainability

Mask use amid pandemic leaves questions about sustainability

Jessica Rish, Social Media Editor March 14, 2021

Last March, Minsu Song had been in the middle of the Disney College Program and had anticipated staying until April, but her stay in Florida was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic and she found herself...

Police officers are shown arresting Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri after a Black Lives Matter protest she was covering on May 31, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa, was dispersed by tear gas. Sahouri is set to stand trial on Monday, March 8, 2021, on misdemeanor charges, a case that prosecutors have pursued despite international condemnation from advocates for press freedom. (Photo courtesy Katie Akin via AP)

Journalists detail their work during the pandemic

Chinyere Ibeh, Focus Editor March 14, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic hit its one-year anniversary and many industries have changed drastically, one being journalism. Journalists have had to adjust the way they conduct their business, including the...

President Donald Trump speaks before he signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. Listening are from left, Larry Kudlow, White House chief economic adviser, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarty of Calif.

OPINION: America was woefully unprepared for the pandemic

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor March 14, 2021

The pride embedded in American culture has made it significantly easier for the collective to ignore the underlying issues plaguing its society. The Covid-19 pandemic, which has persisted and ravaged the...

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