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“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...

University responds to protests regarding police affiliation

A protester holds their sign.

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor

June 22, 2020

Interim Provost Salma Ghanem released a response to calls for the university to end it’s affiliation with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) on Monday via Newsline. The response, published under Newsline’s “Campus and Community” section, comes after an on-campus protest demanding the university cut ties with both CPD and th...

DePaul students protest university’s affiliation with Chicago police

Protesters take a knee on Fullerton Ave for eight minutes and 45 seconds in honor of George Floyd.

Grace Del Vecchio, Contributing Writer

June 17, 2020

On Wednesday, June 10, DePaul students took the streets of the Lincoln Park campus to demand the university divest from CPD.  Students flowed into the campus’ quad, right off Fullerton Avenue at 5 p.m. according to the Facebook event created by two student organizations, the DePaul Socialists and S...

Protests could potentially impact weakened economy

Protesters march across Minneapolis on Thursday May 28 to demand justice in the killing of George Floyd.

Sahil Gujarati, Contributing Writer

June 15, 2020

The United States of America is experiencing one of the most painful civil disruptions in its history. Just as the country was recovering from the menacing threat of coronavirus and was reinstitutionalizing its economy, the entire country has come together to mourn and protest against the brutal deat...

Officials urge George Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests

Officials urge George Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests

Associated Press

June 7, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — With New York City poised to reopen after a more than two-month coronavirus shutdown, officials on Sunday lifted a curfew that was in place amid protests of police brutality and racial injustice. But they also urged that demonstrators be tested for COVID-19. “Get a test. Get a...

DePaul students achieve final exam exemptions after circulating petition

A screenshot of the petition, which has amassed over 28,000 signatures.

Keira Wingate and Emma Oxnevad

June 5, 2020

After enduring stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, the death of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide protests, the thought of completing final exams became an unbearable burden for junior Troi Davis. “The administration didn’t really accommodate the fact that we were going through a pand...

COLUMN: Dear white people, we need to do more

A masked protester holds a sign and flowers.

Carly Travis, Contributing Writer

June 4, 2020

Dear fellow white people, Now is not the time. It’s not the time to post on Instagram a picture of yourself in a bikini, a throwback of you and the boys hitting the shotski, or a video of you bouncing around in your living room doing an at-home workout.  It’s also not the time to be performa...

La comunidad latinx se une para defender vidas afroamericanas ante protestas en Chicago

Un hombre lleva una bandera mexicana en una motocicleta detrás de la caravana de La Villita.
A man wears a Mexican flag on a motorcycle behind the Little Village caravan.

Hillary Flores, Maria Guerrero, and Richie Requena

June 1, 2020

Cánticos de “tu lucha es mi lucha”, se escucharon de la comunidad latinx mientras se reunían en solidaridad por la muerte de George Floyd el sábado 30 de mayo.  Ondeando sus banderas frente al centro comercial Discount Mall localizado en La Villita, los manifestantes dejaron claro que est...

Latinx community unites to advocate for Black lives amid Chicago protests

A man wears a Mexican flag on a motorcycle behind the Little Village Caravan

Hillary Flores, Maria Guerrero, and Richie Requena

June 1, 2020

Chants of “tu lucha es mi lucha” —  “your struggle is my struggle” — were heard coming from the Latinx community as they gathered in solidarity over the death of George Floyd on Saturday, May 30.  Waving their flags in front of the Discount Mall in Little Village, protestors made it cl...

Killing of George Floyd ignites nationwide unrest

People gather on Friday May 29 at a memorial mural painted outside the Cup Foods store on Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis where George Floyd died at the hands of police.

Cailey Gleeson, Ria Bhagwat, Brita Hunegs, and Lacey Latch

May 29, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS — Last night a crowd outside Minneapolis Police’s 3rd Precinct chanting a chorus of “Whose streets? Our streets!” echoed as flames coming from within the police headquarters licked the night sky as the building slowly burned.  What began as a call about suspected forgery on a grocery store ...

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