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Candidates court college voters: As politicians turn to social media to expand their reach, some are proving more successful than others

Candidates court college voters: As politicians turn to social media to expand their reach, some are proving more successful than others

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music, Politics, Showcase

When Sen. Kamala Harris’ communications director, Lily Adams, posted a video of Harris dancing to Cardi B’s “I Like It” about two weeks ago, she probably thought it would help make the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate more relatable to young voters. It didn’t. In fact, most of the responses ...

Transparency International: World is facing ‘crisis in democracy’

Transparency International: World is facing ‘crisis in democracy’

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Nation & World, Politics, Showcase

For the first time since 2011, the U.S. has fallen out of the top 20 countries on anti-corruption group Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perception Index. With a score of 71, it sits between France, which scored 72, and the United Arab Emirates, which scored 70. The lowest-scoring count...

Trump’s business failings foretold the shutdown

Trump’s business failings foretold the shutdown

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 14, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

On Dec. 11, President Donald Trump stated that he “would be proud” to shutdown the government in the name of border security, namely over funding for a border wall. One month later, Trump seems to have accomplished yet another feat in which he can be proud: forcing hard-working federal employees to ...

Nation & World Briefs: December 13

Nation & World Briefs: December 13

Associated Press

December 13, 2018


Filed under Days of Terror, Nation & World

Turkey train crash leaves 7 dead, dozens injured A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing seven people and injuring 46 others, officials and news re said. The 6:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the ce...

Politically inspired fashion is in this season

Politically inspired fashion is in this season

Jack Breslin, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Conservative political activist Candace Owens made false claims last month that Yeezy designer Kanye West was helping her design an anti-democratic clothing brand called Blexit, which would encourage black Democrats to turn Republican. West, who was notoriously conservative last month, now claims he...

Protestors take to the streets across the US to protect Mueller investigation

Protestors take to the streets across the US to protect Mueller investigation

Marin Scott, Nation & World Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Nation & World

In the past week Democrats have taken back the House of Representatives, Republicans have maintained a hold on the Senate and the U.S. has seen the largest voter turnout since 1966. Since the elections, there has been the resignation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and nationwide protests erupte...

The yin and yang of Chicago’s rap royalty

The yin and yang of Chicago’s rap royalty

Jack Breslin & Adam Webb, Contributing Writers

October 15, 2018


Filed under Focus, Showcase

Kanye West (now to be known as “Ye”) once told the world after Hurricane Katrina on national television that Republican president George W. Bush didn’t care about black people. Fast forward 13 years, he’s hanging out with president Donald Trump in the oval office, showing him what kind of hydrogen...

The rise of conservatism around the world

The rise of conservatism around the world

Marin Scott, Nation & World Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Nation & World, Showcase

Throughout the world controversial and conservative candidates are sliding into positions of power. In France, there was the increased support of Marine Le Pen. In Italy, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has gained immense support from conservatives in the country, as well as a political endorsement...

Caged children are still a reality in the U.S.

Caged children are still a reality in the U.S.

Marin Scott, Nation & World Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Nation & World, Showcase

Despite the Trump Administration reducing the coverage of the detention of thousands of immigrant children, there is still so much to learn about what they endured while in custody. Just this month, ProPublica Illinois was able to attain records of the 99 children separated from their families and...

DePaul alum who triggered Russia investigation sentenced

DePaul alum who triggered Russia investigation sentenced

Tolga Bozoglu, Associated Press

September 10, 2018


Filed under Nation & World, Showcase

George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, was sentenced to 14 days in prison Friday by a judge who said he had placed his own interests above those of the country. Papadopoulos, the first campaign aide sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoin...

Trump calls for Justice Dept. investigation of op-ed writer

Trump calls for Justice Dept. investigation of op-ed writer

Susan Walsh, Associated Press

September 10, 2018


Filed under Nation & World

President Donald Trump declared Friday the Department of Justice should try to identify the writer of a bitingly critical New York Times opinion piece, purportedly submitted by a member of an administration "resistance" movement straining to thwart his most dangerous impulses. Trump cited "na...

Democrats make final attempt to block Kavanaugh nomination

Democrats make final attempt to block Kavanaugh nomination

J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press

September 10, 2018


Filed under Nation & World

Senate Democrats mounted a last, ferocious attempt Thursday to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a foe of abortion rights and a likely defender of President Donald Trump if he makes it to the high court. But their chances of blocking Trump's nominee seemed to fade away by the end...

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