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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 file photo, pharmacy technician Sochi Evans fills a syringe with a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Texas Southern University in Houston. Coronavirus cases are continuing to decline in the U.S. after a winter surge. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in the country dropped below 100,000 on Friday, Feb. 12 for the first time since November 4. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Chicago public health commissioner discussed life after Covid-19 at student media press conference

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor May 13, 2021

Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), discussed the city’s progress against fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in a press conference with local student media...

People gather with their dogs in Chicago's Montrose Dog Beach, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

Chicago plans summer reopening as COVID-19 vaccinations tank

Kalia Butler, Contributing Writer May 9, 2021

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday she hopes to fully reopen the city by July 4. As Chicago progresses towards being a city once again filled with baseball games, concerts and restaurant-going, some...

Megan Dewitt inoculates Alice Collins with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a Walmart in the Austin neighborhood, of Chicago, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021.  (Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

OPINION: Covid-19 vaccine mandates, education will keep DePaul’s community safe

Nadia Hernandez, Opinions Editor May 9, 2021

DePaul’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate ensures that all students will be safe from infecting themselves and others  from both the virus and new strains. As a freshman student, I would not have considered...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 file photo, pharmacy technician Sochi Evans fills a syringe with a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Texas Southern University in Houston. Coronavirus cases are continuing to decline in the U.S. after a winter surge. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in the country dropped below 100,000 on Friday, Feb. 12 for the first time since November 4. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Vaccine requirement more complicated for international students

Josephine Stratman, Staff Writer May 9, 2021

After overcoming complicated visa statuses, dramatic time differences and WiFi issues, international students may be facing one more hurdle — vaccination status.  On April 21, President A. Gabriel...

COLUMN: Getting the vaccine is one step closer to normalcy

COLUMN: Getting the vaccine is one step closer to normalcy

Bailey Donovan, Contributing Writer May 9, 2021

Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson — when given the opportunity to get vaccinated, I wasn’t picky about which vaccine I received because I was just thrilled to have the chance to protect myself...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 file photo, pharmacy technician Sochi Evans fills a syringe with a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Texas Southern University in Houston. Coronavirus cases are continuing to decline in the U.S. after a winter surge. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in the country dropped below 100,000 on Friday, Feb. 12 for the first time since November 4. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

OPINION: DePaul’s vaccination mandate prioritizes safety over personal liberties

Jason Grapenthin, Staff Writer May 2, 2021

DePaul’s President’s Office announced last Tuesday that the university will require any student, regardless of academic standing, who chooses to return to campus in the fall to be fully vaccinated...

A Michigan Avenue Immediate Care employee holding a box of Moderna vaccines at DePaul's vaccine clinic April 29.

DePaul requires Covid-19 vaccine for fall, hosts clinic in Lincoln Park

Rebecca Meluch, News Editor May 2, 2021

On April 8, DePaul University announced during a virtual town hall meeting that it would not be requiring students to receive the Covid-19 vaccine prior to returning to campus in the fall. Less than two...

FILE - In this April 5, 2021, file photo, Leanne Montenegro, 21, covers her eyes as she doesn't like the sight of needles, while she receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a FEMA vaccination center at Miami Dade College in Miami. In the U.S, meanwhile, more than one-fourth of the population — nearly 90 million people — has been fully vaccinated and supplies are so robust that some states are turning down planned shipments from the federal government. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

‘By not slaying the beast, we’re letting it grow stronger’: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy complicates attempts at herd immunity

Jackson Healy , Contributing Writer April 25, 2021

For most Americans, the possibility of contributing to the more-than 565,000 Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. is more than enough to instill fear of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. For many others though,...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 file photo, pharmacy technician Sochi Evans fills a syringe with a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Texas Southern University in Houston. Coronavirus cases are continuing to decline in the U.S. after a winter surge. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in the country dropped below 100,000 on Friday, Feb. 12 for the first time since November 4. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

OPINION: Mandating vaccines disrupts personal responsibility

Dace Potas, Contributing Writer April 25, 2021

DePaul announced Tuesday it will require students to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to attend in-person classes for the upcoming fall quarter.  Let me start with a disclaimer: This article...

The statue of John J. Egan, located outside of the Lincoln Park Student Center, wearing a mask.

DePaul among first Illinois colleges to mandate Covid-19 vaccine for returning students

Sonal Soni, Assistant News Editor April 21, 2021

DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban announced Wednesday in a campus-wide email that Covid-19 vaccines will be required for students returning to campus this fall term. Prior to this announcement, DePaul...

The statue of John J. Egan, located outside of the Lincoln Park Student Center, wearing a mask.

DePaul Community Health Team sends out Covid-19 vaccine resources

Rebecca Meluch, News Editor April 18, 2021

On April 17, DePaul’s Community Health Team sent out an email to the DePaul community with a list of vaccine clinics and websites students can use to schedule a Covid-19 vaccine appointment.  The...

FILE- In this May 5, 2018, file photo, students attend the University of Toledo commencement ceremony in Toledo, Ohio. Colleges across the U.S. have begun cancelling and curtailing spring graduation events amid fears that the new coronavirus will not have subsided before the stretch of April and May when schools typically invite thousands of visitors to campus to honor graduating seniors.

DePaul Class of 2021 invited to participate at in-person graduation celebration events

Rebecca Meluch, News Editor April 12, 2021

On April 12, DePaul’s Office for Academic Events sent out an email to the graduating class of 2021 announcing a “Graduation Celebration” will take place on campus. The event will allow graduating...

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