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Even without sports, photographers’ creativity still runs high

The inside of Wintrust Arena is seen after a DePaul basketball game on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor & Staff Photographer

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We’ve seen the coronavirus shut down sports as we know it – yet, for the people who capture those split-second moments during those games, there is still a dire need to create. Photographers around the country have effectively been stripped of work since mid-March, leaving many questions unanswer...

Lightfoot says Chicago’s reopening to go on despite unrest

A sign along the bluff in downtown St. Joseph, Mich., encourages social distancing Tuesday, June 2, 2020, as the state slowly continues to open after being shut down for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.(Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Associated Press

June 2, 2020

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday that the city will proceed this week with its next stage of reopening after coronavirus stay-at-home orders, despite days of unrest and violence. Vandalism and violent clashes have followed peaceful protests citywide after George Floyd’s death. Numerous...

Bookshelves offer glimpses into others’ lives during pandemic

Jay Mantri's bookshelf.

Regina Bressanelli, Contributing Writer

June 2, 2020

A few weeks into the semester, DePaul students have settled into a new normal of remote education. While not ideal, the world cannot stop completely because of the pandemic, and both students and teachers have adapted a more flexible approach to classes. While there are advantages and disadvantages t...

What I miss the most: live music

What I miss the most: live music

Sam Ellenby, Contributing Writer

June 1, 2020

A concert is far more than a performance. In a world largely devoid of communal ritual and ceremony, the opportunity to gather for an evening of live artistry with a roomful of strangers, and maybe a friend or two, is invaluable. The people in a crowd often have far more in common with one another t...

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

A woman is helped after being hit with pepper spray after curfew on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.

Associated Press

June 1, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Protests erupting across the nation over the past week — and law enforcement's response to them — are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway. Health experts need newly infected people to remember and recount everyo...

COVID-19 pandemic sees rise in fostering pets

Three of the 50 dogs that Eryn Fleener and her family have fostered.

Abby Yimer, Contributing Writer

May 27, 2020

As business closed their doors and shelter-in-place orders were put into effect around the nation, many people opened their homes to some furry friends.   Mark Rutkowski and his partner, Rebecca Taylor, took in a terminally ill corgi named Daisy. They are fostering her through Lakeshore Pembroke W...

Former DePaul basketball players working at the same hospital helping the fight against COVID-19

Former DePaul guard Brooke Schulte guards a Butler player on January 14, 2017.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 26, 2020

When former DePaul women’s basketball player Brooke Schulte was waiting to have her interview with Northwestern Memorial Hospital back in December, she received a text message from a former DePaul men’s basketball player — Peter Ryckbosch — who had already been working at the same hospital in...

Pritzker issues rules as Illinois prepares for reopening

In this April 13, 2020 file photo, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker gives a daily state update on the coronavirus outbreak in Chicago. Seven Midwestern governors announced Thursday, April 16, 2020 that they will coordinate on reopening their state economies amid the coronavirus pandemic, after similar pacts were made in the Northeast and on the West Coast. The latest agreement includes Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Kentucky.

Associated Press

May 26, 2020

Barbers and their customers will have to wear face masks. Restaurants will be able to serve diners outdoors only, with parties no larger than six people, spaced apart. And youth sports may hold practices and drills for 10 or fewer people, as long as the water fountains are shut off and other rules are...

The rise of horny posting

The rise of horny posting

Carly Travis, Contributing Writer

May 25, 2020

What is it about a global pandemic that makes everyone horny?  A week after the stay at home orders were put in place, Twitter timelines everywhere were flooded with tweets about wanting some. Most of those tweets were from yours truly.  Twitter is a horny domain to begin with. With fewer restri...

La pandemia ha traído fin a la cultura deportiva y sus aficionados

La Bundesliga alemana se convierte en la primera gran liga de fútbol del mundo en reiniciarse después de una suspensión de dos meses debido a la pandemia del coronavirus.

Ernesto Hernandez, La DePaulia Sports Staff Writer

May 25, 2020

Lo que los partidos demostraron es que en el fútbol los aficionados forman una parte importante en el espectáculo. Sin ellos, los equipos deportivos tienden a perder a menudo una vez que están jugando en la cancha.  El estadio de los Borussia Dortmund, el Westfalenstadion, lució vacío en su parti...

COVID-19 has disrupted international sports tournaments that were going to take place in the summer

The empty Allianz Arena is seen prior to the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich, Germany, Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Sahil Gujarati, Contributing Writer

May 23, 2020

UEFA convened a telephone call featuring its major stakeholders back on March 14 to plan European football's response to the coronavirus. The governing body's 55 member associations, the EU Club Association, European Leagues and the international players' union Fifpro were all represented. Reschedul...

Lightfoot estimates Chicago can begin reopening in June

In this April 20, 2020, file photo, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference in Chicago. Chicago officials say the nation's third-largest city cannot begin to loosen restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus before early June. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said all parts of the state are on track for restrictions to begin loosening on May 29. But Mayor Lightfoot said Friday, May 22, that the city is not yet hitting the metrics in her plan for gradually loosening restrictions and that she is hopeful that can happen by early June.

Associated Press

May 22, 2020

Chicago cannot begin to loosen restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus before early June, officials in the nation's third-largest city said Friday. Chicago, like the rest of Illinois, has been under a stay-at-home order since March 21. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said all parts of the state are on track f...

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