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EDITORIAL: Do ‘blue lives’ matter more than Blue Demons?

EDITORIAL: Do 'blue lives' matter more than Blue Demons?

The DePaulia Editorial Board

September 20, 2020

When coronavirus cases began to spike citywide in March, we packed up our backpacks in physical classrooms for the last time, not saying goodbye because we didn’t know we had to. In April, we taught ourselves how to learn and teach over Zoom, sacrificing our social lives for the actual lives of our at-...

Chicago Police throw maskless gathering in DePaul classroom

Chicago Police officers held a gathering in the DePaul Center Concourse on Sunday, Sept. 6, with many in attendance not wearing masks.

Lacey Latch, Ella Lee, and Emma Oxnevad

September 13, 2020

With six boxes of Giordano’s pizza in tow, Chicago Police Department personnel filed into the DePaul Center Concourse on Sunday, Sept. 6 for what shaped up to be a surprise party.    At first, The DePaulia staff saw small groups of uniformed officers coming down the stairs, mostly unmasked a...

Family members, community residents demand answers and justice for Miguel Vega

Protesters gather in honor of Miguel Vega, a 26-year-old man who was killed by the Chicago Police Department.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

September 7, 2020

Family members and community residents demand answers and the release of body cam footage after the shooting and killing of 26-year-old Miguel Vega by a CPD undercover police officer.  On Saturday evening at the corner of 18th Street and Blue Island Avenue, relatives of Vega and community leaders...

Familia y residentes de Pilsen exigen justicia y aclaración sobre la muerte de Miguel Vega

La madre de Miguel, María Vega, llevó un ramo de rosas blancas mientras la familia marchaba. // Miguel's mother, Maria Vega, carries a bouquet of white rosas while the family leads the march.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

September 7, 2020

Miembros de la familia de Miguel Vega y residentes de Pilsen exigen respuestas y aclaración después que Vega, de 26 años, fue abatido por un oficial de policía encubierto del departamento de Chicago.  El sábado por la tarde en la esquina de la calle 18 y la avenida Blue Island, familiares de V...

Organizers call for Lightfoot to de-escalate police department

Mayor Lori Lightfoot answers a reporter's question during a news conference to provide an update to the latest efforts by the Racial Equity Rapid Response Team in Chicago on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Cailey Gleeson and Nika Schoonover

September 4, 2020

Leaders from over 25 community and faith-based organizations — including Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli — wrote an open letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot criticizing her response to months of civil unrest and increasing escalation of force at such demonstrations by the Chicago Police Departmen...

University students protest school contracts with Chicago Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police

Protesters gather near DePaul University's Loop Campus August 1 for the Solidarity Street: Abolish CPD Block Party.

Nadia Hernandez and Nika Schoonover

August 2, 2020

Chicago students from eight major universities gathered Saturday in support of the Solidarity Street: Abolish CPD Block Party to demand the termination of university contracts with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Chicago Police Department (CPD).  The protest started at Millenium Park and en...

Incoming DePaul student assaulted by police speaks out against violence

Miracle Boyd, 18, an activist with GoodKids MadCity, hugs a supporter as she speaks during a press conference in front of a statue of President George Washington near East 51st Street and South King Drive, describing a recent violent encounter she had with Chicago Police, Monday morning, July 20, 2020. Boyd was participating in a Friday evening protest against a statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park, when she alleges she had several teeth knocked out by a Chicago Police officer. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor

July 24, 2020

The protest for Black and Indigenous Youth was winding down when fireworks went off and screams billowed from the crowd. Miracle Boyd, a 17-year-old activist with Good Kids Mad City, immediately began streaming on her Facebook as she saw a man being arrested by Chicago Police on July 17. Boyd, an...

Cientos de manifestantes protestan contra ICE en el centro de Chicago

A protester raises the Flag of Mexico/ / Un manifestante alza la bandera de México

Maria Guerrero and Marcus Robertson

July 12, 2020

Cientos de manifestantes marcharon desde el Daley Plaza al Edificio Federal del Congreso para denunciar las acciones actuales administradas por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas en los Estados Unidos.  La protesta del viernes se llevó a cabo tres días después de que  ICE lanzara ...

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...

Chicago City Council signs off on new police superintendent

Chicago Police officers cross the street in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Associated Press

April 23, 2020

The Chicago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the appointment of former Dallas Police Chief David Brown as the city's new police superintendent. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced earlier this month that she had selected Brown, 59, to head the police force in the nation's third largest...

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