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COLUMN: Reflecting on four unconventional years at DePaul

A Red Line train stopped at Randolph in The Loop.

Carly Travis, Contributing Writer

June 18, 2020

We’ve heard it a million times before: time is a weird construct right now. But looking back to my first day of college feels like eons ago, given that the past three months have felt like three years long. At the same time, lucky and unlucky for me, I remember my first, second, third and final year of...

Estudiantes universitarios de primera generación planearán su ceremonia desde casa

Globos flotan frente a una casa celebrando a los graduados de la clase  2020 en Villa Park, IL.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

June 17, 2020

Los estudiantes universitarios de primera generación celebrarán su ceremonia de graduación desde casa, a pesar de un trimestre académico final desafiante e imprevisto.  Mercedes Chávez, de 28 años, una estudiante de primera generación especializándose en estudios latinoamericanos en la Unive...

First generation college students to plan ceremony from home

Balloons float in front of a house celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in Villa Park, IL.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

June 17, 2020

First-generation university students will be celebrating their commencement ceremony from home, despite a challenging and unplanned final academic quarter.  Mercedes Chavez, 28, a first-generation student studying Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University, said that although she was fi...

Graduating seniors prepare to face an uncertain job market

Tyrone Keoton Jr., is handed an unemployment benefit application form by a security guard behind the glass doors of this state WIN Job Center in north Jackson, Miss., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The job centers lobbies are closed statewide to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The agency encourages residents to apply for their benefits on line, however, the system has been stressed by the large numbers of applicants. The local job centers are making paper unemployment applications available and applicants are filling them out and pushing them back through the mail slots or doors as well as they can.

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor

June 16, 2020

Senior year of college is an undoubtedly emotional time filled with highs and lows all leading to a similar road: graduating from school and trying to figure out your next move. For many students, the next move is attempting to find a job, hoping that their degree will land them something aligned ...

Graduation pictures add significance to online commencement, caps and gowns delayed

Business school alum Hannah Judson took graduation photos with her cat for a more lighthearted feel.

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer

June 14, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DePaul University was forced to transition to online learning for the entire Spring quarter and graduation for the class of 2020 was moved online. It is normal to scroll through an Instagram feed during this time of the year and see college students celebrating graduation. Late Ma...

Memories are made of these: looking back on four years at DePaul

McGee’s Tavern, which is located on Webster Avenue in Lincoln Park, is widely regarded at DePaul as a top spot for partying on weekends.

Keira Wingate and Rebecca Meluch

June 14, 2020

Through every up and down college has thrown our way, some of the best memories have been created during the most stressful of times. Every all nighter, Saturday night, exam, presentation and “sick day” has brought a memory to go along with it. The mental scrapbook of the past few years is packed...

Little Village student beats the odds, becomes one of few in Latino community to obtain doctorate degree

Ana Laura Saavedra poses for a photograph in Little Village

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

May 21, 2020

Standing under the Little Village arch in her cap and gown, Ana Laura Saavedra realized that she beat the odds. The 28-year-old daughter of Mexican immigrants just received her doctorate as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Johns Hopkins University, making her part of the less than 1 percent of lati...

Estudiante de La Villita supera obstáculos, convirtiéndose en una de las pocas en obtener un doctorado en la comunidad latina

Ana Laura Saavedra posa para una foto en La Villita.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

May 21, 2020

Poniéndose de pie debajo del arco de La Villita con su toga y birrete, Ana Laura Saavedra se dio cuenta de que había superado sus desafíos. La hija de 28 años de edad de inmigrantes mexicanos acaba de recibir su doctorado como enfermera especializada en pediatría de la Universidad Johns Hopkins...

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