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The aftermath of George Floyd’s death

A memorial for George Floyd at Cup Foods in Minneapolis, where Floyd was arrested and killed by the police.

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS—Outside the Cup Foods next to where George Floyd was killed at the knee of former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, a memorial for Floyd is still flourishing in the middle of the intersection of 38th and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis. Fresh flowers, words of grief a...

‘Cops’ resumes production after cancellation amid Black Lives Matter movement

'Cops' resumes production after cancellation amid Black Lives Matter movement

Eiman Navaid, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2020

During the midst of the death of George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, the television show "Cops" was canceled after 30 years of being on-air, with a spokesperson from Paramount Network stating it had no “current or future plans for it to return.”  Four months later, the production of "Cops" ...

DePaul athletes speak out against social injustice, police brutality

DePaul athletes speak out against social injustice, police brutality

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

October 4, 2020

This past summer saw America face two major challenges: the Covid-19 pandemic and the continuation of social injustice and police brutality.  In May, a video emerged of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, pressing his knee into George Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes, eventually killing F...

OPINION: We failed Breonna Taylor

A women kneels in front of a makeshift memorial in honor of Breonna Taylor, at Jefferson Square Park, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury on Wednesday, Sept. 23 indicted one officer on counts of wanton endangerment for firing into a home next to Taylor's with people in it, while declining to charge police officers for the fatal shooting of Taylor. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

September 25, 2020

From making her a meme to using her for social capital, Breonna Taylor was taken advantage of. We took advantage of her name and threw it around inappropriately. We didn’t focus on getting her justice as much as we should have. We diverted our eyes to other issues. But she should’ve been in the bac...

Professor hosts day of discussions surrounding racism for DePaul community

The Sept. 8 Racism Teach In featured various presentations from faculty members via Zoom.

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

September 13, 2020

Led by DePaul professor Matthew Girson, the DePaul community took a step towards opening up discourse surrounding racism in a Racism Teach In on Sept. 8.  Girson was compelled to start a conversation from the national Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and events in Kenosha. Although these conversati...

DePaul professor to hold teach-in regarding racism

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

September 7, 2020

Professor Matthew Girson will be holding a teach in for the DePaul community to discuss racism and related topics on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Presenters are from a wide variety of disciplines to unpack each individual topic. A full schedule of the presentation topics and presenters can be found on Newsline. There will be individual zoom links for each session.  Amid the various Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and the rece...

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...

OPINION: Aspects of social media could harm Black Lives Matter

A billboard sponsored by O, The Oprah Magazine, is on display with with a photo of Breonna Taylor, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Louisville, KY. Twenty-six billboards are going up across Louisville, demanding that the police officers involved in Taylor's death be arrested and charged.  Taylor was shot multiple times March 13 when police officers burst into her Louisville apartment using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. No drugs were found. (AP Photo/Dylan T. Lovan)

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

August 12, 2020

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has spread across social media, spreading information about police brutality, local protests and petitions. Through pages dedicated to social justice issues and spreading awareness, the average user can actively learn more about creating positive change for BIPOC  (Bl...

“Nunca me sentí como parte del grupo”: los estudiantes de color critican el racismo en las hermandades de DePaul

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

July 19, 2020

Kay Smith fue una de dos chicas afroamericanas en la hermandad de Phi Mu de DePaul. Cuando vio cómo su hermandad respondió al creciente movimiento de Black Lives Matter, supo que ya no podía permanecer en silencio. Smith abandonó la hermandad y se dirigió a las redes sociales, llamando la atención...

“I never really felt like a member”: Students of color criticize racism in DePaul sororities

“I never really felt like a member”: Students of color criticize racism in DePaul sororities

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

July 16, 2020

Kay Smith was one of only two Black girls in DePaul’s Phi Mu chapter. When she saw how her sorority responded to the rising Black Lives Matter movement, she knew she couldn’t stay silent anymore. Smith left the sorority and took to social media, calling out her now-former chapter for its complacency. ...

DePaul students again protest university’s affiliation with Chicago police

Protesters take a knee near the Lincoln Park Quad.

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor

June 29, 2020

On Saturday, June 28, DePaul University students gathered at the school’s Lincoln Park campus to protest DePaul’s involvement with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). The protest was organized by DePaul Student Abolitionists, a coalition of students and organizations that denounce DePaul’s...

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