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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.

Graduating seniors prepare to face an uncertain job market

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...

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

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

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...

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.

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

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”...

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)

DePaul plans virtual commencement for Class of 2020

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...

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.

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

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...

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

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...

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.

COLUMN: Graduating when the future is a true unknown

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...

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.

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

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...

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)

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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.

Some US colleges cancel, postpone graduation over virus

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,...

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