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Covid testing materials taken from ISU back to government

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020, file photo, nurse practitioner Debbi Hinderliter, left, collects a sample from a woman at a coronavirus testing site near the nation's busiest pedestrian border crossing in San Diego. The credibility of two top public health agencies is on the line after controversial decisions that outside experts say suggest political pressure from the Trump administration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention triggered a backlash from the medical community by rewriting its guidelines to recommend less testing. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor

October 18, 2020

After Illinois State University lost Covid-19 testing materials to government reallocation, the school had to reimagine strategies for student safety. Both Illinois State University and Loyola University were expecting Covid-19 testing materials from the manufacturer Quidel over the summer, but th...

‘The Bachelorette’ recap: quarantine edition


Jocelyn Soto, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2020

Bachelor Nation, I am so excited to say that the time has finally come. After the postponement of ABC’s hit shows “Bachelor in Paradise” and “The Bachelorette” this summer, the man of the hour and host of the show, Chris Harrison, has outdone himself once again. He’s made everyone in the nat...

Future uncertain for Chicago restaurants as winter approaches

Some streets that have closed to expand space for outdoor restaurant seating.

Charlie Carey, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2020

As the days get colder and winter draws closer, many Chicago restaurants are faced with a looming question: what’s going to happen when it gets too cold to serve people outside? Currently, indoor dining is permitted at up to 40% capacity, but some people are still skeptical. “I’m still pretty cautious to go to restaurants,” said DePaul student Cat Garcia-Goetting. “I defi...

DePaul Open Windows program gives education students unique teaching experience

DePaul Open Windows program gives education students unique teaching experience

Tony Previti, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2020

DePaul’s College of Education typically requires its students to gain in-person teaching experience in classrooms. But with most schools holding class virtually due to Covid-19, that option went away.  In response, the COE created the DePaul Open Windows (DePOW) program, which pairs education student...

DePaul athletes return to practice with new precautions

DePaul women's soccer returned to practice in August, but must wear masks during all of their workouts.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

October 11, 2020

When DePaul started to bring back student-athletes in August for workouts and practices, the athletic department had to come up with a strategy that would ensure athletes and coaches would be safe from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Before any coach or athlete was allowed back into the Sullivan A...

Working out during Covid-19 can help with cabin fever

Outdoor exercise equipment utilized during Covid-19.

Tony Previti, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2020

Cabin fever has proven to be a real issue for most of us during this pandemic. We used to head out to go to class or work — now we take online classes and many of us are forced to work from home.  Days can become quite dull, and if you are struggling to find some release from being cooped up wo...

Five must-watch films at the Chicago International Film Festival

Spike Lee directs a concert film of David Byrne's

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer

October 11, 2020

Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 14, the city of Chicago will once again be home to the Chicago International Film Festival — albeit with a Covid-enduced twist. The festival, which has celebrated international filmmakers for the past 56 years, is taking a new approach to its programming thanks to the s...

OPINION: Zoom fatigue is already an issue. Seasonal depression will make it worse.

This photo provided by Charles Timtim shows his daughter, name withheld by parents, doing schoolwork from home in Waipahu, Hawaii, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Timtim's mother doesn't think it's safe for her daughter to be back at school but she also doesn't want her exposed to an online learning program called Acellus that misspelled and mispronounced the last queen to rule the Hawaiian kingdom. Parents spotting questionable content on Acellus is forcing some school districts across the country to reconsider the program or stop using it. (Charles Timtim via AP)

Jocelyn Soto, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2020

For a lot of us, having to turn our bedrooms into our office or classroom during the Covid-19 pandemic has been among the most emotionally and physically draining moments in our lives. It’s been seven months now and we’re feeling it.  Zoom fatigue is real and it is here, it has been here for severa...

Covid-19, grading policy discussed at Faculty Council meeting

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

In the second meeting of the academic year, DePaul’s Faculty Council discussed a series of matters including the university’s Covid-19 case status, more resolutions on the grading policy, student voting opportunities, and Interim Provost Salma Ghanem’s response to pressing questions.  Health...

Majority of winter quarter classes to be held online

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

Nate Burleyson, Arts & Life Editor

October 5, 2020

Winter quarter classes will look a lot like fall quarter classes with a high majority of classes meeting online, single-occupancy rooms in residence halls and a mainly closed campus, according to an email sent to students and faculty Monday afternoon. DePaul will hold just 4.2 percent of classes on ...

Zoom looks lead 2020 fall fashion

DePaul students Jacquie Michaels, Esther Ayaji and Belle Ross all try to continue their back to school fashion even when classes are all online.

Ava O'Malley, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2020

Back before the coronavirus hit, a great deal of DePaul students stepped out in unique, expertly curated outfits. Walking from the Fullerton stop to the Quad on a busy Wednesday morning was a colorful catwalk of self-made fashionistas.  Every subculture of fashion — skater, preppy, bohemian, goth ...

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