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CIFF volunteer experience positive for film students, cinephiles alike

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

October 28, 2019

During the Chicago International Film Festival, there are lots of big-picture things set far ahead. Running a large festival like the one in Chicago, which concluded its 55th rendition of the fest on Sunday night, takes dedicated people planning it out for months. Yet on the ground floor, small things...

Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up brings fall vibes downtown

Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up brings fall vibes downtown

Nicholas Moreano, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2019

Walking through the entrance at Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up encapsulates everything that is associated with fall: mounds of hay, plenty of people wearing their favorite flannels and, of course, pumpkins.    Instead of spending a night exploring the city amongst the skyscrapers, people can maneuver throu...

Local ghost tour explores city’s haunted sites

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

October 28, 2019

It’s been almost 20 years since the first Chicago Hauntings “ghost bus” took to the streets, but the signs of paranormal activity haven’t slowed down in the slightest. Ursula Bielski and her team of paranormal investigators run these weekly tours, with Anthony Szabelski taking the lead on the...

Bomb threat called into 22nd floor of 55 E. Jackson on DePaul’s Loop Campus

Bomb threat called into 22nd floor of 55 E. Jackson on DePaul’s Loop Campus

Shane Rene, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2019

All offices in 55 E. Jackson on DePaul's Loop Campus were evacuated just before 3:30 Thursday afternoon after an unconfirmed bomb threat was called into the 22nd floor, where DePaul's executive offices including that of President A. Gabriel Esteban are located. After roughly 40 minutes, Chicago Police...

New contract between DePaul, Northwestern aims to grow Chicago rivalry

New contract between DePaul, Northwestern aims to grow Chicago rivalry

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 22, 2019

College basketball has become known for its intense rivalries over the years, with most conferences having a marquee rivalries that is must-see tv. Not only do a lot of conferences around the country have big rivalries, but cities do as well. The biggest college basketball rivalry, for example, is b...

Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

Michael Tarm, Associated Press

April 5, 2019

Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse Chicago investigative costs and the city said Thursday it will sue the "Empire" actor for the money as reimbursement for investigating what officials say was a phony racist, anti-gay attack that Smollett staged. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's la...

Blue Demons battle Chanticleers with CBI championship berth on the line

Blue Demons battle Chanticleers with CBI championship berth on the line

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 27, 2019

The DePaul Blue Demon's road to a College Basketball Invitational championship continues tonight at 7 at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The next roadblock: the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. The Chanticleers finished the 2018-2019 season with a 16-16 record including a 9-9 record in the Sun Belt Conference...

CBI Preview: Blue Demons will experience postseason play for first time since 2007

CBI Preview: Blue Demons will experience postseason play for first time since 2007

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer

March 20, 2019

DePaul men's basketball will fight another day. On Sunday evening, the Roman College Basketball Invitational announced its field for the 2019 edition of its tournament and the DePaul Blue Demons are one of the 16 teams that will participate. Their first round matchup, set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday night...

A guide to celebrating in Chicago

A guide to celebrating in Chicago

Angelina Korniyenko, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019

If you live in the Chicago area, the luck of the Irish is on your side. According to the personal finance service, Wallethub, Chicago was ranked the best U.S. city to celebrate 2019’s St. Patrick's Day. The service compared the 200 largest cities in the U.S., examining 17 key metrics, ranging from ...

Lincoln Yards development passes Zoning Committee

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2019

The controversial Lincoln Yards development passed the City Council’s Zoning Committee, overcoming a major hurdle. The 9-4 approval of the $6 billion mega-development means that the project will now be voted on by the whole of the City Council on March 11. The four aldermen who voted against i...

Sullivan Menard is trying to put Alaska basketball on the map

Sullivan Menard is trying to put Alaska basketball on the map

Paul Steeno and Andrew Hattersley

February 25, 2019

Sullivan Menard, the latest recruit to pledge his services to the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team, has an A-list story to tell about how the union between himself and DePaul University came about. "My cousin's girlfriend's sister's fiancé is [Blue Demon assistant] coach Shane Heirman," Menard...

The man who cried hate crime

The man who cried hate crime

Carolyn Bradley, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019

Now that actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with falsifying a hate crime as of Feb. 21, the question stands with how this incident impacts public reputations as well as news coverage. Smollett alleged a Jan. 29 hate crime attack occurred near his Chicago apartment; he said two masked attackers...

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