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Student tries to beat the odds in DuPage County Board race

Kayla Molander, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under News

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 first got involved with The Democratic Party of DuPage County during the 2016 election, w...

Bushra Amiwala loses board bid

Bushra Amiwala loses board bid

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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 to Amiwala’s 26 percent, at a campaign event in Shukr Cafe in North Park. Suffredin has held...

Amiwala encounters reality of politics as primary nears

Amiwala encounters reality of politics as primary nears

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

February 12, 2018


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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 opposition and establishment roadblocks. But the 20-year-old DePaul student has also encountered...

Episode 13: The rise of ‘millennial political power’

Episode 13: The rise of ‘millennial political power’

Cody Corrall, Multimedia Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Multimedia

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


Filed under News

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 in the article is required to be filed when candidates receive donations of at least $1,000. In r...

Sophomore candidate for Cook County Board denies PAC funds

Sophomore candidate for Cook County Board denies PAC funds

Benjamin Conboy

October 9, 2017


Filed under Metro, News

Bushra Amiwala will not be bought. Read More »...

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

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

Benjamin Conboy

September 11, 2017


Filed under Metro, News, Politics

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. Read More »...

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


Filed under Metro, News, Politics

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 long-time incumbent Larry Suffredin. Amiwala, of Skokie, is running for commissioner in the 13th D...

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