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First faculty meeting of 2020-21 academic year discusses ongoing faculty concerns, Covid updates and more

Sonal Soni, Nation & World Editor September 19, 2021

Budget cuts, ongoing pay freezes and administrative disregard were priority discussion areas at the first faculty council meeting of the academic year. The meeting also covered a range of topics including...

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

DePaul updates campus guidelines for mask wearing

Nadia Hernandez, News Editor June 11, 2021

DePaul announced via Blue Mail on Friday that fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear masks on campus starting June 14. This comes after Illinois and Chicago entered Phase 5...

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.

COLUMN: When Double Demon means missing double graduations

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2021

When I was told that the city was my campus at my first orientation at DePaul, I took it to heart. And like so many people, I loved the city so much I stayed for as long as I could.  Over the next...

People sunbathe at Carcavelos beach near Cascais, outside Lisbon, Friday, June 4, 2021. Britain said Thursday that it is removing Portugal from its list of COVID-safe travel destinations, meaning thousands of U.K. residents currently on vacation there face the prospect of 10 days quarantine on return.

COLUMN: Americans should embrace traveling as a sign pandemic end is in sight

Jason Grapenthin, Staff Writer June 6, 2021

For many 2020 struck like a tidal wave — sudden and leaving behind devastation, accompanied with little remembrance of life’s past pleasures. As the waters slowly, but surely recede, America’s past...

Henry Hernandez, his wife Karina Gonzalez and their children Jose Sebastian, 2, and Laura, 6, of Colombia, walk towards the baggage claim area at Miami International Airport, Friday, May 28, 2021, in Miami. The couple were surprised to be offered the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine upon arrival to the U.S. It is their first overseas trip since the pandemic began last year. Floridas Emergency Management Agency is running the program through Sunday.

COLUMN: Family gatherings resuming are the light at the end of the tunnel

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor June 6, 2021

Illinois is opening up, Chicago is opening up, America is opening up. After over a year of following Covid-19 protocols, states are starting to lift most restrictions that have been in place since March...

A man puts on his mask before entering Water Tower Place on June 4.

COLUMN: Relying on the honor system may not be the best method for unmasking

Bailey Donovan, Contributing Writer June 6, 2021

Recently, the CDC updated its Covid-19 safety guidelines and announced  that fully vaccinated people can be indoors and outdoors mask-free, while their unvaccinated counterparts are recommended to continue...

FILE-Residents out on the Lakefront Trail as temperatures reach 54 degrees in Chicago following weeks of bitter cold and heavy snowfall.

DePaul students find new life in the outdoors amid global crisis

Eli Schmitt , Contributing Writer May 31, 2021

It’s the first warm day of the year and the park is empty.   DePaul freshman Camelia Verni-Patron sits on a blanket beside the North Branch  of the Chicago River, quietly looking out towards the...

A relative of a person who died of COVID-19 reacts during cremation in Jammu, India, Monday, May 24, 2021. India crossed another grim milestone Monday of more than 300,000 people lost to the coronavirus as a devastating surge of infections appeared to be easing in big cities but was swamping the poorer countryside. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Covid-19 crisis in India exacerbated by cyclone

Alayne Trinko, Contributing Writer May 31, 2021

India is facing one of the world’s most brutal Covid-19 waves in the world, exacerbated by Cyclone Yaas. Even though India took a step forward with a decline in Covid-19 cases, the country was forced...

People walk along Chicagos Navy Pier, Friday, May 14, 2021. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines, saying fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing masks. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

Businesses turn to the honor system for vaccine proof as Chicago eases indoor mask mandate

Erik Uebelacker, Contributing Writer May 23, 2021

Many Chicago businesses are now relying on the word of their patrons when it comes to wearing masks. The looser mask enforcement comes after public health commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady’s announcement...

Pedestrians walk along a shopping district on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Chicago will no longer require masks for fully vaccinated people in most settings following similar changes from the state of Illinois and new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

COLUMN: Thanks, but I’m keeping my mask on

Nadia Hernandez, Opinions Editor May 23, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines regarding mask wearing for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, causing distress about when it’s appropriate to wear masks.  One...

COLUMN: Covid-19 gave me a personal insight on my learning style

COLUMN: Covid-19 gave me a personal insight on my learning style

Bailey Donovan, Contributing Writer May 23, 2021

The past 15 months have been a ride to say the least. However, it’s given me the opportunity to get to know a lot more about myself as a student.  At first, I thought I was going to absolutely hate...

How Covid-19 impacted the opioid crisis in Chicago

How Covid-19 impacted the opioid crisis in Chicago

Sofia Leal, Contributing Writer May 23, 2021

In March 2020, Illinois enacted a stay-at-home order in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The rules were simple: socially distance, limit travel and stay at home. The very thing that would save thousands...

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