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DePaul College of Law hosts panel about homelessness

DePaul College of Law hosts panel about homelessness

Chinyere Ibeh, Staff Writer

March 8, 2020

DePaul’s College of Law hosted “Invisible Neighbors: Fighting the Stigma of Homelessness in Chicago,” a panel that educates its attendees on homelessness around Chicago.  The panel began with a brief video that speaks about Vincent DePaul’s hospitality for the marginalized, especially the ho...

Con esperanzas por mantener vivas sus tradiciones, el Grupo Garífuna de Chicago visita DePaul

Con esperanzas por mantener vivas sus tradiciones, el Grupo Garífuna de Chicago visita DePaul

Richie Requena, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2020

El Centro de Diáspora Morena invitó al Grupo Garífuna de Chicago para mostrarle a DePaul la esencia de la cultura de un pueblo de solo 500 mil individuos en todo el mundo.  La cultura Garífuna es una cultura indígena y africana que se encuentra en centroamérica en países como Belice, Honduras, G...

Small DePaul event helps showcase students’ game design ideas

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Chinyere Ibeh, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

DePaul’s Game Design Salon serves as a mini conference for students of the MFA Game Design program to discuss various topics related to game design.  The open-mic style event, held in the Daley building in the loop, was inspired by the potluck event of the same nature that the program had at Indie ...

Meet Me at the Mission teaches DePaul the real meaning of Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Jessica Grekowicz, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2020

Troves of delectable seafood and deep-fried delights were shared among DePaul students Tuesday night as they celebrated St. Vincent DePaul’s mission and values at the carnival celebration of Mardi Gras.  DePaul University’s Meet Me at the Mission hosted the event “Mardi Gras with the Vincent...

DePaul workshop bridges design and empathy

DePaul workshop bridges design and empathy

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

February 23, 2020

A designer’s use of empathy isn’t always a consideration when playing a board game, but it’s a growing priority in the industry and a tool to approach equity and diversity. The connection between empathy and design was addressed at a workshop held in the Daley Center last Monday, February 17, hoste...

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

Three women sit at a table and laugh at the celebratory dragon passing by. The Chinese New Year event featured networking, games and a buffet, in addition to performances.

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

“It’s not about getting people to stop,” said DePaul sociology professor Greg Scott, who organized and gave the lecture on the narrative surrounding drug usage. “It’s about meeting people where they are.”  

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 rang in the holiday season by lighting up a Christmas tree on Nov. 13.

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

DePaul’s third annual President’s Lecture series featured Jose Antonio Vargas, an immigrant from the Phillippines and founder of the nonprofit Define America.

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

Those who celebrate Day of the Dead often decorate ofrendas, ritual altars decorated with personal items meant to invite the spirit of their lost loved ones.

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...

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