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DePaul senior, elected official Bushra Amiwala talks burnout, image and pushing her limits

DePaul senior, elected official Bushra Amiwala talks burnout, image and pushing her limits

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor January 26, 2020

She was driving her usual route when it happened. Her phone continued to vibrate and vibrate without stopping. She had been getting very little sleep the first week of January. She couldn’t look at her...

Student tries to beat the odds in DuPage County Board race

Kayla Molander, Contributing Writer October 8, 2018

A DePaul sophomore is running for one of two DuPage County Board seats in District 4. Hadiya Afzal is a political science student and a Glen Ellyn resident with a long history of political engagement. Afzal...

If elected, DePaul sophomore Bushra Amiwala would be the first Pakistani Muslim woman to hold  public office in Cook County. (Photo courtesy of Bushra Amiwala)

Bushra Amiwala loses board bid

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor March 20, 2018

Bushra Amiwala’s bid for a seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners has come to an end Tuesday, March 20. She conceded the race to Larry Suffredin, who won with 57 percent of the vote compared...

Amiwala encounters reality of politics as primary nears

Amiwala encounters reality of politics as primary nears

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor February 12, 2018

Bushra Amiwala is getting down in the political muck that is Chicago politics ahead of the Cook County Board of Commissioners primary. Since she announced her campaign in June, she’s encountered fiery...

Episode 13: The rise of 'millennial political power'

Episode 13: The rise of ‘millennial political power’

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Cody Corrall, Multimedia Editor February 5, 2018

On this weeks episode: updates from the last few months of Bushra Amiwala's campaign for Cook County Board.

400 attend Amiwala fundraiser as board race heats up

400 attend Amiwala fundraiser as board race heats up

Yazmin Dominguez , Online Editor February 5, 2018

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated Amiwala received news of a press release from an opposing candidate who accused her of not filing a critical fundraising form. The form originally stated...

If elected, DePaul sophomore Bushra Amiwala would be the first Pakistani Muslim woman to hold  public office in Cook County. (Photo courtesy of Bushra Amiwala)

Sophomore candidate for Cook County Board denies PAC funds

Benjamin Conboy October 9, 2017

Bushra Amiwala will not be bought. The DePaul sophomore running for a seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners announced in a Facebook video earlier this week that she denied a large donation from...

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Bushra Amiwala gears up, student looks to add politics to her extracurriculars

Benjamin Conboy September 11, 2017

As the race for the Cook County’s next 13th District Commissioner heats up, DePaul sophomore Bushra Amiwala has been quietly adding fuel to the fire of her campaign. Amiwala, 19, has been steadily...

Meet DePaul's own Bushra Amiwala, the 19-year-old running for a Cook County board seat

Meet DePaul’s own Bushra Amiwala, the 19-year-old running for a Cook County board seat

Benjamin Conboy June 14, 2017

DePaul student Bushra Amiwala isn’t waiting to graduate college before she forays into political life. At 19, she’s running as a Democrat for a seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners held by...

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