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Graduating seniors prepare to face an uncertain job market

Tyrone Keoton Jr., is handed an unemployment benefit application form by a security guard behind the glass doors of this state WIN Job Center in north Jackson, Miss., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The job centers lobbies are closed statewide to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The agency encourages residents to apply for their benefits on line, however, the system has been stressed by the large numbers of applicants. The local job centers are making paper unemployment applications available and applicants are filling them out and pushing them back through the mail slots or doors as well as they can.

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor

June 16, 2020

Senior year of college is an undoubtedly emotional time filled with highs and lows all leading to a similar road: graduating from school and trying to figure out your next move. For many students, the next move is attempting to find a job, hoping that their degree will land them something aligned ...

Graduation pictures add significance to online commencement, caps and gowns delayed

Business school alum Hannah Judson took graduation photos with her cat for a more lighthearted feel.

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer

June 14, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DePaul University was forced to transition to online learning for the entire Spring quarter and graduation for the class of 2020 was moved online. It is normal to scroll through an Instagram feed during this time of the year and see college students celebrating graduation. Late Ma...

Memories are made of these: looking back on four years at DePaul

McGee’s Tavern, which is located on Webster Avenue in Lincoln Park, is widely regarded at DePaul as a top spot for partying on weekends.

Keira Wingate and Rebecca Meluch

June 14, 2020

Through every up and down college has thrown our way, some of the best memories have been created during the most stressful of times. Every all nighter, Saturday night, exam, presentation and “sick day” has brought a memory to go along with it. The mental scrapbook of the past few years is packed...

DePaul plans virtual commencement for Class of 2020

Allstate Arena will be one of two sites to host commencement ceremonies on Sunday. Many undergraduates receiving their diplomas will face the question of whether to go to graduate school and when. (Photo courtesy of Angie Linder)

Regina Bressanelli, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2020

On March 27, DePaul announced it would cancel traditional in-person commencement ceremonies in favor of a “series of virtual ceremonies” to be held June 13.  DePaul’s leadership team in consultation with the Office of Academic Events made the decision to go virtual, and was “informed by federal, sta...

Fear of the future: Class of 2020 enters a world in crisis

University of California at Berkeley graduate Tyler Lyson stands in front of Sproul Hall on the closed Cal campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday, May 11, 2020. Lyson watched his parents’ financial collapse in the Great Recession, a decade ago. He vowed he’d find the security they never had: He would get a college degree.

Associated Press

May 18, 2020

Tyler Lyson watched his parents’ financial collapse in the Great Recession, a decade ago. He vowed he’d find the security they never had: He would get a college degree. The 27-year-old won a full scholarship to the University of California-Berkeley and, on Monday, will become the first in his...

‘Stranger Things’ star will speak at DePaul’s virtual commencement ceremonies

Joe Keery in

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

May 7, 2020

Joe Keery, a star in Netflix's "Stranger Things" and a 2014 DePaul theatre alum, will participate in June's virtual commencement ceremonies, the university announced in an email Thursday morning. Each school and college will hold virtual ceremonies for the Class of 2020 on June 13. Each graduate will...

COLUMN: Graduating when the future is a true unknown

In this May 5, 2018, file photo, students attend the University of Toledo commencement ceremony in Toledo, Ohio. Colleges across the U.S. have begun cancelling and curtailing spring graduation events amid fears that the new coronavirus will not have subsided before the stretch of April and May when schools typically invite thousands of visitors to campus to honor graduating seniors.

Keira Wingate, Arts & Life Editor

April 8, 2020

The moment has come, finally. After years of hard work, determination and discovery, college graduation has finally appeared and the future awaits.  The world was supposed to be a great unknown that was full of promise and hope, but recent events have made the unknown far more fearful than any soon...

OPINIÓN: La clase de 2020 merece el mayor reconocimiento por no sólo tener que enfrentar la elección de Trump, sino ahora el COVD-19

Los estudiantes que usan tableros de mortero decorados se reúnen con sus compañeros, amigos y familiares dentro de la Iglesia Parroquial de San Vicente de Paúl para la misa anual de bachillerato.

Lissi Nuñez, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 está afectando a los estudiantes de último año de una manera que muchos no entienden.  Las ceremonias de graduación han sido canceladas para algunas universidades y algunas aún no están seguras que si serán reprogramadas o no. La ceremonia de graduación es más que solo caminar en un escen...

Más que una ceremonia: los estudiantes latinx de primera generación exigen una ceremonia de graduación en persona

Honorary degree recipient Muhal Richard Abrams, a world-renowned pianist, addresses the graduates of DePaul University’s School of Music and The Theatre School at the 117th commencement ceremonies on June 13, 2015. (DePaul University / Jeff Carrion)

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

March 29, 2020

Una ceremonia de graduación es más que una celebración para los estudiantes universitarios latinx de primera generación que inspiran a la próxima generación. Los estudiantes latinx de primera generación no tendrán la oportunidad de girar su borla y usar su toga y birrete azul real en un estadio lle...

More than just a ceremony: First-generation Latinx students demand in-person graduation

Graduates joined in celebration with their family after three years of rigorous academic study.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

March 29, 2020

A commencement ceremony is more than a graduation for first-generation Latinx college students inspiring the next generation. First generation Latinx students won’t get the chance to turn their tassel and wear their royal blue cap and gown in a packed arena after DePaul University announced they ...

DePaul cancels commencement, petition surfaces to postpone ceremony instead

DePaul cancels commencement, petition surfaces to postpone ceremony instead

Ella Lee, News Editor

March 27, 2020

Traditional in-person graduation ceremonies will not be held this May or June, DePaul announced Friday in an email. Instead, the university is planning a “series of virtual ceremonies.” The decision was made because of the uncertainty over when COVID-19’s widespread social disruption will e...

Some US colleges cancel, postpone graduation over virus

In this May 5, 2018, file photo, students attend the University of Toledo commencement ceremony in Toledo, Ohio. Colleges across the U.S. have begun cancelling and curtailing spring graduation events amid fears that the new coronavirus will not have subsided before the stretch of April and May when schools typically invite thousands of visitors to campus to honor graduating seniors.

Associated Press

March 13, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges across the U.S. have begun canceling and curtailing graduation amid fears that the coronavirus pandemic will stretch into spring. Some are exploring “virtual" alternatives, while others are considering inviting seniors back for commencement at a later date or just mailing o...

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