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DePaul’s 12th Chinese New Year Gala celebrates Year of the Golden Rat, giving hope to faculty, students entering the new decade

DePaul’s 12th Chinese New Year Gala celebrates Year of the Golden Rat, giving hope to faculty, students entering the new decade

Mackenzie Murtaugh and Jessica Grekowicz

January 26, 2020

The idea of celebrating a rat is lost upon many in Western culture. Rats are the scurrying figures you avoid on the subway, the hidden creatures in the walls of your apartment and what one DePaul student affectionately called: “garbage squirrels.” DePaul University celebrated the year of the Golden Rat on Frida...

DePaul event encourages attendees to rethink perceptions of drug use

DePaul event encourages attendees to rethink perceptions of drug use

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

January 26, 2020

Legalization of cannabis in Illinois after decades of criminalization has spurred many to rethink their perceptions of drug use. DePaul University sociology professor Greg Scott offered a space for this evaluation in an open lecture on drug user advocacy this past Friday, Jan. 24.  His lecture, tit...

Organización estudiantil revela nuevo mural representando a países Latinoamericanos

Organización estudiantil revela nuevo mural representando a países Latinoamericanos

Hillary Flores, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2020

Después de 4 meses – con una sonrisa y despegando una tela azul con la mano izquierda – estudiante de segundo año en la Universidad DePaul, Lupe Casas, reveló un nuevo mural en el Centro Cultural Latinx.  El mural, que fue revelado el pasado 16 de enero, es dicho ser una representación d...

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,”...

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