The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Ilse Arciniega and her daughter, Esli, sit together in a pumpkin patch in October of 2023. The family has made it a tradition to go to a pumpkin patch every year and had to go on a day where Esli had a day off of school. 
Photo provided by Ilse Arciniega.

Child care access grant vital for student parent mental health on campus, advocates say

Lilly Keller, Editor in Chief May 26, 2024
However, her stress eased upon learning that she qualified for child care assistance at NIU, funded by a recent federal program.
 DePaul head coach Joey Meyer directing his players on the sideline during his coaching tenure that lasted from 1984-1997.

Former DePaul basketball head coach Joey Meyer dies at 74

Tom Gorski, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter December 30, 2023

Joey Meyer, son of Hall of Fame coach Ray Meyer, died late Friday afternoon at age 74, the school announced. Meyer coached DePaul men’s basketball for over a decade, leaving a lasting impact on the program. “I’d...

DJ Cymba, a host and event curator from the South Side of Chicago, plays music for those in attendance at the event.

A Renaissance in the Center for Black Diaspora

Safia Poindexter, Contributing Writer November 5, 2023

DePaul’s Center for Black Diaspora hosted its own version of “Tiny Desk” — a series by NPR where different artists do a mini performance in a small space — in the Schmitt Academic Center.  Similar...

New health insurance plan focuses on affordability and access for DePaul students

New health insurance plan focuses on affordability and access for DePaul students

Samantha Moilanen, Former Online Managing Editor November 5, 2023
Not having health insurance is a constant worry for herself and her family.
Students protest on DePaul Universitys campus in Chicagos Lincoln Park neighborhood on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023. The event, organized by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), was part of a nationwide student protest calling for a ceasefire in the Middle East.

‘Stop the silence’: DePaul students join nationwide protests in support of Palestinians

Jacqueline Cardenas, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2023

DePaul students called upon university leaders to support the end of Israel’s siege on Gaza as part of a nationwide student walkout on Oct 25.  Students left their classrooms and met in front of...

Students walk on DePauls Quad near the intersection of Belden and Sanctuary Ave.

BREAKING: Fall census shows increased enrollment and retention

Jake Cox, Online Managing Editor October 24, 2023

DePaul saw a 2.1% increase in enrollment this quarter, according to the 2023 fall census, which the Office of the President released Tuesday, Oct. 24. The report said the freshman retention rate also increased...

BREAKING: Long-awaited student health insurance plan set to launch next academic year

BREAKING: Long-awaited student health insurance plan set to launch next academic year

Samantha Moilanen, Former Online Managing Editor October 24, 2023

A long-awaited health insurance plan for DePaul students will be available in fall 2024. Eugene Zdziarski, vice president for Student Affairs, shared an update on the student health insurance plan in a...

A police car for the Marquette University police sits in front of the MUPD station in Milwaukee on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023. Students say they feel comfortable walking to the station at night.

Campus safety showdown: Comparison between DePaul’s Public Safety and Marquette’s campus police reveals key differences

Rose O'Keeffe, Asst. News Editor October 15, 2023
The DePaulia embarked on a comparison between the work of a Marquette's campus police versus DePaul's Public Safety.
Nora Muhlemfeld and other abortion rights activists march outside a fundraiser for crisis pregnancy centers at the Union League Club in downtown Chicago Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, which was also International Safe Abortion Day.

Battle for Choice: DePaul students protest what they call ‘secret anti-abortion’ clinics, in person and on social media

Molly Tinkey, Contributing Writer October 1, 2023

As cars zoom up North Cicero Avenue, they encounter signs from protesters: “Honk for Abortion Access” and “Honk for Abortion Rights.” Red and blue pigtails bounce back and forth as junior Kenna...

New Covid vaccine stirs mixed feelings

New Covid vaccine stirs mixed feelings

Rose O'Keeffe, Asst. News Editor October 1, 2023

It’s officially fall in the Windy City,  but leaves aren’t the only thing in the air. Respiratory viruses like Covid-19 are rising, with Chicago reporting an average of 137 confirmed cases daily.   This...

Column: Why the pandemic never ended for me

Column: Why the pandemic never ended for me

Lilly Keller, Editor in Chief September 17, 2023

When the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a global pandemic in March 2020, the prospect of life returning to its former state seemed utterly impossible. Three and a half years later that sentiment...

DePaul student identities compromised in cyberattack

DePaul student identities compromised in cyberattack

Lilly Keller, Editor in Chief September 10, 2023

A cyberattack targeted the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) and exposed DePaul students' names. The nonprofit serves as a verification tool for over 3,600 colleges and universities, ensuring student...

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