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DePaul’s 12th Chinese New Year Gala celebrates Year of the Golden Rat, giving hope to faculty, students entering the new decade

Three women sit at a table and laugh at the celebratory dragon passing by. The Chinese New Year event featured networking, games and a buffet, in addition to performances.

Mackenzie Murtaugh and Jessica Grekowicz

January 26, 2020

The idea of celebrating a rat is lost upon many in Western culture. Rats are the scurrying figures you avoid on the subway, the hidden creatures in the walls of your apartment and what one DePaul student affectionately called: “garbage squirrels.” DePaul University celebrated the year of the Golden Rat on Frida...

Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions from around the world

Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions from around the world

Holly Jenvey, Contributing Writer

December 25, 2019

As soon as Fall Quarter came to a close, many students left DePaul’s campuses either to kick back and ring in the holidays with family or continued studying over the December Intersession. While many will remain in the Chicagoland area, other students will be celebrating all over the world.  “I l...

The Year of the Pig

The Year of the Pig

Luc Fougere, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2019

A sniffily oink oink to commemorate the Lunar New Year as Chicago’s Chinatown hosts its annual Chinese New Year Day parade on Sunday. Snow began to fall as the celebrations kicked off for the Year of the Pig, creating for a chilly but picturesque parade. According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, 201...

Photos from the Chinese New Year

Photos from the Chinese New Year

Luc Fougere, Contributing Photographer

February 11, 2019

A sniffily oink oink to commemorate the Lunar New Year as Chicago’s Chinatown hosts its annual Chinese New Year Day parade on Sunday. Snow began to fall as the celebrations kicked off for the Year of the Pig, creating for a chilly but picturesque parade. According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar,...

DePaul’s Chinese New Year: A celebration of culture and community

DePaul's Chinese New Year: A celebration of culture and community

Mikayla Price, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019

The Year of the Pig started off warm and welcoming at DePaul’s 11th annual Chinese New Year Gala. Red, warm, sold out, and pig — these are the words to describe this year’s event. Held at the Student Center on Saturday evening, an eager crowd trailed through the building  waiting for the doors to ...

Bringing in the Year of the Goat at DePaul

Chinese dragons duked it out in the Student Center at DePaul’s sixth annual Chinese New Year Gala. Authentic food and entertainment helped students ring in the Year of the Goat. (Maggie Gallagher / The DePaulia)

Lauren Awtry

February 22, 2015

Over 630 students, faculty and members of the DePaul community packed the Student Center to celebrate the annual DePaul Chinese New Year Gala co-hosted by the Chinese Studies Program and the Center for Intercultural Programs on Thursday evening. Read More »...

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