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Winter weather doesn’t stop Chicago bikers

Winter weather doesn’t stop Chicago bikers

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

It is a cold winter morning as a bicyclist speeds toward Jackson and State. As the light turns red, the bicyclist hits the brakes, but the bike abruptly falls and skids down the street.  “I went straight down and slid from 50 feet in front of the intersection all the way through the intersection...

COLUMN: Remembering Kobe and Gigi Bryant

COLUMN: Remembering Kobe and Gigi Bryant

Luke Myers, Copy Editor

January 26, 2020

When Kobe Bryant retired from basketball in 2016, it was bittersweet. Fans were sad to witness the departure of a generation-defining athlete, but eager to see what else Kobe was capable of. After his playing career, it felt like we were meant to keep watching as he expanded his repertoire into film, entre...

Ice curling offers fun winter activity for Chicago residents

Ice curling offers fun winter activity for Chicago residents

Dan McDaid, Contributing Writer

December 20, 2019

The hardest part about winter in Chicago can be finding things to do. During the summer you have the beach, the zoo, outdoor sports and plenty of other options. One of the best things about summer is the ability to be able to go out and sit outside to enjoy the weather.  When it’s cold, you don’t really have th...

Brotherhood helps solidify Blue Demons’ defense

Brotherhood helps solidify Blue Demons’ defense

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

Oftentimes, a team loves to advertise its brotherhood. Their closeness on and off the field is instrumental to any success they want to have. Now, an actual, biological brotherhood? That tends to be rarefied air at the collegiate level. The men’s soccer team has exactly that. Timmy and Dan Iscra are...

DePaul freshman wins in professional boxing debut

DePaul freshman wins in professional boxing debut

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 13, 2019

Everything had come down to the day ahead. It felt like a normal fight day even when the stakes were raised. When the first bell rang at Wintrust Arena, Summer Lynn was in her comfort zone.  Lynn, a DePaul freshman, made her professional debut Saturday at Wintrust Arena on the undercard of Oleksander Usyk vs Chazz Witherspoon. Lynn fought Jenna Johlin Thompson, a fighter out of Toledo ...

DePaul, Special Olympics Chicago host “All-Sports Day”

DePaul, Special Olympics Chicago host “All-Sports Day”

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

For the second year in a row, DePaul’s athletic department partnered with Special Olympics Chicago (SOC) to host a sporting event with both Special Olympic athletes and DePaul athletes, known as “All-Sports Day,” at Wish Field on May 23. Repeated satisfaction by student athletes and staff for the...

As water polo’s popularity grows, so do health concerns

As water polo’s popularity grows, so do health concerns

Brita Hunegs, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

In one moment, Abby Schultz was celebrating her successful attempt to block her opponent from scoring. In the next moment, amidst the chaos of the water polo scrimmage between DePaul and University of Illinois -Urbana-Champaign and both teams splashing about the pool, Schultz found herself being forced...

Motorsports brings a level of excitement and an element of risk

Motorsports brings a level of excitement and an element of risk

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2019

Every year, two of motorsport’s biggest spectacles fall on the same Sunday: Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.  They both provide unique but opposite experiences of what makes motorsport so exciting. The Indy 500 features the open-wheelers racing at blistering speed — this year, ...

DePaul assistants Tim Anderson, Shane Heirman named in NCAA trial for paying player in high school

DePaul assistants Tim Anderson, Shane Heirman named in NCAA trial for paying player in high school

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

October 15, 2018

As the trial surrounding the NCAA’s corruption scandal continues, Brian Bowen Sr., the father of former five- star recruit Brian Bowen II, made new allegations about DePaul assistant men’s basketball coach Shane Heirman, and now a second DePaul assistant Tim Anderson. Brian Bowen ...

Lenti Ponsetto, Leitao, DePaul file order of protection against former assistant coach who challenges claims

Lenti Ponsetto, Leitao, DePaul file order of protection against former assistant coach who challenges claims

Benjamin Conboy & Shane Rene, Editor in Chief & Managing Editor

October 15, 2018

DePaul University, Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto and men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao led for an emergency order of protection from former assistant head coach Rick Carter after he allegedly made threatening comments towards them. Leitao requested the protection order on S...

Jackson Park Golf Course sees optimism, doubt and a big price tag

Jackson Park Golf Course sees optimism, doubt and a big price tag

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant So

April 23, 2018

After over 100 years along the South Shore, plans are progressing for Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses to get a $60 million facelift in the form of a PGA-caliber golf course designed by Tiger Woods. The plan recently received support from the South Shore Chamber of Commerce who announced their...

That empty feeling: Despite move to city, men’s basketball attendance remains low

That empty feeling: Despite move to city, men’s basketball attendance remains low

DePaulia Investigation

February 26, 2018

DePaul’s debut basketball season in the South Loop has been rough — the team is currently at risk of finishing dead last in the Big East standings for the eighth time in the last decade.  But tough competition, injuries and streaky offense aren’t the only ghosts to follow the Blue Demons to Win...

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