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University announces Clifton-Fullerton Hall to be renamed Ozanam Hall

Kassidy Kascht sits in her bunk doing homework in her converted housing unit in Clifton-Fullerton Hall. Kascht’s room was designed to house two students, but currently houses three freshmen.

Cailey Gleeson, News Editor

July 24, 2020

The Division of Mission and Ministry announced Clifton-Fullerton Hall has been renamed Ozanam Hall — in honor of Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, per a July 23 Newsline release.   Ozanam was a “French literary scholar, lawyer, journalist and equal rights advocate,” who was inspired by the works of St. Vincent de Paul — founding the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in 1833, the ...

Taste of Chicago to-go

The van for Ms Tittle's Cupcakes, which will be featured at this year's modified Taste of Chicago festival.

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor

July 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of many iconic Chicago events, including Lollapalooza, the Air and Water show and the Chicago Marathon. But last weekend, the city was able to host its popular Taste of Chicago event – but repackaged as “Taste of Chicago To-Go.” On July 1, Mayor L...

Four former softball players now refute Lenti lawsuit allegations, Conviser’s legal team “stands by their facts”

The DePaul bench celebrates a hit during a Feb. 9 game against Green Bay at the Total Control Sports Invitational. The Blue Demons went on to win game 10-1.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

July 9, 2020

There are now four former DePaul softball players who have come forward to deny allegations of abuse by former softball coach Eugene Lenti laid out in a lawsuit filed in April.  Morgan Maize, who played under Lenti from 2012-16 and was a coach on the team from 2017-18, emailed The DePaulia Wednesday n...

DePaul transitions into virtual freshman orientation

DePaul transitions into virtual freshman orientation

Ria Bhagwat, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

July 7, 2020

For incoming freshmen, college orientation will be anything but traditional.  Jarriae Anderson, a rising senior and orientation leader at DePaul University, said what started as a normal application process quickly took an unexpected turn.  “The application and interview process happened as normal...

‘He was just a bright, bright light’: Remembering Gary Tinder

'He was just a bright, bright light': Remembering Gary Tinder

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad

July 6, 2020

DePaul student Gary Tinder’s unconditional kindness is the first thing most people remember about him. His friends said he “couldn’t hurt a fly.” His former pastor said he was conscientious and sweet — full of integrity. His sister said that even though they didn’t talk every day, she kne...

Department of Housing Director discusses plans for Fall Quarter

FILE — Sophomore Amber Gray moved from her hometown in Texas to live on campus at DePaul for her freshman year. As of Tuesday, June 30, at 4:30 p.m., the state of Texas is reporting 6,975 new cases, bringing the total case count to 159,986, which makes some students from the state reluctant to travel in order to move back on campus.

Alayne Trinko, Deputy Editor

July 1, 2020

As Gov. J.B. Pritzker prepares to move Illinois into phase 4 of the state’s reopening, students who plan to return to live on DePaul’s campus have lingering questions about how the university plans to keep students safe on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rick Moreci, the director of hous...

DePaul students again protest university’s affiliation with Chicago police

Protesters take a knee near the Lincoln Park Quad.

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor

June 29, 2020

On Saturday, June 28, DePaul University students gathered at the school’s Lincoln Park campus to protest DePaul’s involvement with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). The protest was organized by DePaul Student Abolitionists, a coalition of students and organizations that denounce DePaul’s...

DePaul’s Mission & Ministry keep elderly Chicagoans from feeling lonely during lockdown

DePaul’s Mission & Ministry keep elderly Chicagoans from feeling lonely during lockdown

Marcus Robertson, Contributing Writer

May 29, 2020

When Illinois’ stay-at-home order was issued in late March, many DePaul students faced a choice: stay put, or avoid being alone and return to their families. Some Illinoisans, however, didn’t have a choice. Social distancing guidelines forced many of Chicago’s elderly residents to live in iso...

Looking back on Chicago colleges’ remote spring semesters

Looking back on Chicago colleges’ remote spring semesters

Kinise Jordan, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2020

Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the closing of all schools in Illinois, on March 13, as part of the state’s plan to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Illinois schools were initially set to close from March 17 through March 30, but the executive order lasted through the end of the spring semester....

COVID-19 has sports radio scrambling for new ways to produce content

The studio for Radio DePaul Sports' office in the Loop campus.

Ernesto Hernandez, Contributing Writer

May 15, 2020

Live sports and entertainment was disrupted by the coronavirus. Stakeholders and entities within that sports ecosystem have also been impacted. From television to print to radio, no one has been immune.  The pandemic has shifted the way both college and professional radio stations operate while mak...

SGA demands protections for Chartwells workers in resolution

(DePaul Student Government Association)

Grace Del Vecchio, Contributing Writer

May 11, 2020

DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA) released a resolution today that demands protections for Chartwells dinings workers contracted by DePaul.  The resolution was written by Kelly Garcia, SGA senator for mission and ministry, and policy advisor Wesley Janicki. It was passed by SGA on M...

DePaul student called project for ISIS ‘highest form of jihad’

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

November 20, 2019

Thomas Osadzinski came to DePaul in Fall 2017 to attain a bachelor of computer science degree in software development. Now, he’s been accused of writing computer code intended to assist ISIS in spreading propaganda.  The code, a Python script, copies ISIS media channels onto an unnamed social med...

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