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DePaul shows solidarity to people experiencing homelessness with ‘Big Sleep Out’

DePaul shows solidarity to people experiencing homelessness with ‘Big Sleep Out’

Xavier Ortega, Photo Editor

December 8, 2019

On a cold, cloudy Chicago night of about 38 degrees Fahrenheit, DePaul hosted the Chicago Sleep Out on Dec. 7. About 130 participants joined together to spend one night sleeping outside in the Lincoln Park Quad. Many were only equipped with sleeping bags, blankets and layered clothing to keep them w...

DePaul celebrates annual tree lighting

DePaul celebrates annual tree lighting

Aaron Somo, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2019

DePaul University officially ushered in the holiday season with its second annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 13. Another brisk November night didn’t stop the appearance of a sizable crowd in St. Vincent’s Circle where the tree stands, all looking forward to the holidays. As students, staff a...

Immigrant organization founder spoke about misconception of undocumented citizens

Immigrant organization founder spoke about misconception of undocumented citizens

Veronica Schoonover, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

Define American, a nonprofit media organization, seeks to use storytelling to shift the conversation on immigration and citizenship. Jose Antonio Vargas, founder of the organization, appeared to speak at DePaul’s third annual President’s Lecture Series on his life and experience as an undocument...

DePaul students celebrate Day of the Dead

DePaul students celebrate Day of the Dead

Ebony Ellis, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2019

When walking into the Student Center on DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus, the last thing one would expect to see are pictures of people who have died. These pictures are surrounded by colorful skulls, flowers and fruit, showing that honoring loved ones is not always a sad affair.  Día de los Muerto...

DePaul students, Chicagoans alike will participate in event to fight homelessness

DePaul students, Chicagoans alike will participate in event to fight homelessness

Ebony Ellis, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2019

In 2017, 86,324 people experienced housing insecurity in Chicago, according to the Chicago Coalition of the Homeless. World Homeless Day on Oct. 10, is a reminder that homelessness or housing insecurity is more than what it may look like. As a call to action, DePaul University will host the “Big Sleep Out,...

CIEE gives out over 100 free passports at DePaul

CIEE gives out over 100 free passports at DePaul

Luke Murphy, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2019

Over 100 DePaul students received free passports as part of an event held  by the CIEE Passport Caravan on Friday afternoon in room 325 of the Lincoln Park campus Student Center. Originally offered to students in the Daily Newsline email, the event was held in an effort to increase the accessibilit...

Two-credit course allows DePaul students to experiment with public speaking on major platform

Two-credit course allows DePaul students to experiment with public speaking on major platform

Veronica Schoonover, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2019

Public speaking terrifies pretty much everyone — even professionals. A new two-credit course at DePaul University encourages students to overcome their fear of public speaking. The course, “YOU, on the TEDx Stage,” teaches students how to choose and develop a topic into a final pitch. The cours...

Journalist who first broke R. Kelly sexual abuse allegations talks life, work at DePaul event

Journalist who first broke R. Kelly sexual abuse allegations talks life, work at DePaul event

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

October 27, 2019

Jim DeRogatis says there are at least 48 women he knows of whose lives were ruined by R&B superstar R. Kelly, and he believes the true number of Kelly’s alleged victims is likely at least twice that number. The former Sun-Times music critic and “Sound Opinions” co-host spoke last Tuesday with...

College of Science and Health hosts climate change experts at DePaul

College of Science and Health hosts climate change experts at DePaul

Alayne Trinko, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

DePaul College of Science and Health associate professor and department chair Mark Potosnak and associate professor Hugh Bartling of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences mediated a climate change panel on the Lincoln Park campus Friday. “The climate policies are currently at a crossroads,”...

‘Organic process’ of impeachment discussed at DePaul event

‘Organic process’ of impeachment discussed at DePaul event

Veronica Schoonover, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2019

Since Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the official impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, there has been a surge of questions about what may happen next.  To facilitate open conversation on the subject, DePaul’s political science department held a panel discussion event in t...

DePaul students talk pros and cons of DePaul Greek life amidst recruitment

Hannah Mitchell and Rebecca Meluch

September 30, 2019

     As the new school year unfolds, many students look forward to making new friends, participating in service events and joining new organizations–while fraternities and sororities are looking forward to recruiting new brothers and sisters for the same reasons.      DePaul’s first week bac...

Welcome Black DePaul kicks off black student experience

Welcome Black DePaul kicks off black student experience

Ebony Ellis, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2019

If one wanted to have an understanding of unity at DePaul, attending “Welcome Black DePaul” would have provided a glimpse. The event was held Friday, Sept. 20 on the first floor of the Student Center in Lincoln Park and was an opportunity for black students and staff to come together, network and f...

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