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Welcome Week goes virtual, participation stays steady

Students receive their free T-Shirt by St. Vincent’s Circle as part of one of the few in-person events for Welcome a Week at DePaul University.

Theodora Koulouvaris, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

Bingo, trivia, real life recess, and a virtual photo booth — these are just some of the events DePaul students participated in during this year’s virtual Welcome Week. This multi-week series of events allowed new students to learn about DePaul and meet others through 165 virtual and four on-campus ...

OPINION: Don’t blame students for rising COVID-19 cases on campus

Partiers congregate on the balcony of a downtown apartment on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Columbia, Mo., near the University of Missouri campus. Many colleges quickly scrapped in-person learning in favor of online after cases began to spike, bars have been shut down in college towns, and students, fraternities and sororities have been repeatedly disciplined for parties and large gatherings. (Dan Shular/Missourian via AP)

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

September 13, 2020

College students must accept the fact that their year will have limitations on how they can socialize. The traditional welcome weeks and orientations will be reimagined to adhere to guidelines. Dorm residents are encouraged to stay in their dorms and limit their interactions as much as possible. ...

University implements new precautions in preparation for fall quarter

A Facility Operations employee disinfects a classroom as part of new regulations designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Lacey Latch and Emma Oxnevad

September 7, 2020

When normal activities at DePaul came to a halt in March due to the pandemic, Donna Voight, assistant director of Loop facility operations, made sure her team and the custodial staff did everything they could to keep the campus free of COVID-19.  Fast-forward five months and that work has only ramped up as the...

Colleges adapt to scaled-back campus reopening

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Nadia Hernandez, Cailey Gleeson, Marcus Robertson, and Lacey Latch

September 6, 2020

As the focus for fall quarter was shifted online, faculty within each college were forced to redesign some courses originally slated to be conducted in-person. For some schools, a digital focus presented challenges for hands-on coursework. Colleges evaluated curricula and procedures after the announceme...

Universities around the world go back to school amid COVID-19

A student walks along the Quad, located in Lincoln Park.

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer

September 6, 2020

This year back to school takes on a new meaning for college students. Whether it's logging into Zoom or bracing in-person odds, universities across the country and around the world are continuing to figure out the best plans for the coming term.   “I do not think that there are some schools that are handlin...

DePaul 101

A student walks through the Quad on one of the coldest days ever recorded in Chicago, Jan. 30, 2019. This day fell during the beginning of DePaul’s Winter Quarter last year.

Mackenzie Murtaugh and Patsy Newitt, News Editor and Assistant News Editor

September 16, 2019

So, you’ve decided to become a Blue Demon at DePaul, the home of a competitive theatre program, urban campus and a less-than-stellar basketball team. Regardless of your reason for attending DePaul, you’ve joined a slightly perplexing campus of art school kids, commuters, frat boys and computer science...

Beating the back-to-school blues

Beating the back-to-school blues

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

September 16, 2019

It seems like just yesterday that spring quarter finals wrapped up and dreams of summer became reality. Whether you spent your days working, traveling or simply de-stressing from past academic trials and tribulations, they flew by as we find ourselves once again at the start of another fall quarter....

Loop Block Party kicks off new school year

Scott Ingerson blows a giant bubble during the Loop Block Party held at Pritzker Park on Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. The Loop Block Party is one of the numerous free events during Welcome Week 2019.  Welcome Week also now includes an event at Wintrust Arena for incoming freshman.

Xavier Ortega, Photo Editor

September 15, 2019

On the first day back to school, the Loop Block Party kicks off the school year on a high note providing free food truck food, music by the Original Chicago Blues All-Stars, the DePaul Pep Band, and an opportunity to mess around with bubbles at Pritzker Park, right around the corner from 14 E. Jac...

DePaul students talk back to school and advice for the freshman

DePaul students talk back to school and advice for the freshman

Deni Kamper

September 16, 2016

https://youtu.be/zAu4ix8LVRw

DePaul hacks: Getting the most out of your tuition

DePaul hacks: Getting the most out of your tuition

Mariah Woelfel

September 13, 2015

Did you know that DePaul owns a Google Glass, the glasses that let the wearer access emails, calls and more? And that you can rent it out? Read More »...

DePaul buzzwords and the Vincentian mission

DePaul buzzwords and the Vincentian mission

Rachel Hinton

September 13, 2015

As new students juggle moving into a new home, settling into a Discover or Explore class and navigating the CTA, they are likely to hear the repetition of a few choice words during their immersion week, welcoming students to DePaul and showing them the facets of the school’s mission. These buzzwords include “Vincentian,” “diversity,”...

Budgeting basics for the cash-strapped college student

Budgeting basics for the cash-strapped college student

Zoe Krey

September 13, 2015

The financial freedom that comes along with living alone can be daunting for anyone with a wallet and free will. Read More »...

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