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Devastated by gun violence, a mother seeks justice after loss

Devastated by gun violence,  a mother seeks justice after loss

Lacey Latch, Managing Editor

October 14, 2019

On a quiet street on Chicago’s South Side, Freddrica Nicholas sits at the kitchen table of her home that also functions as a daycare. Kids of all ages can be heard playing in another room, a mix of her own foster children and neighborhood kids she looks after during the day. Family photos cover every available in...

OPINION: Chicago doesn’t deserve its bad reputation for violence

OPINION: Chicago doesn’t deserve its bad reputation for violence

Charlie Bevins, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2019

There is a weird angst about Chicago, and it comes almost entirely from people outside Chicago. Two weeks ago, a group of five avid Trump-supporters traveled all the way from Fresno, California to Chicago so they could harass Pastor Emma Lozano from Lincoln United Methodist Church and expose the “evil u...

DePaul students attend anti-gun rally in D.C.

DePaul students attend anti-gun rally in D.C.

Kelly Garcia, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2019

An impromptu 12-hour bus ride isn’t generally considered an ideal weekend activity. But with the U.S. reaching 312 mass shootings in 2019 as of Sept. 29, according the the Gun Violence Archive, many considered this 12-hour bus ride a necessity. Six hundred people, including 50 DePaul students, left on 12 ...

3 dead in shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California

3 dead in shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California

Associated Press

July 29, 2019

The mayor of the California city where a gunman killed three at an annual food festival says the community will mourn the tragedy but will get through it. Gilroy Mayor Roland Velasco told a press conference Monday that gun violence is an epidemic in the United States and it's "beyond sad" that a charitable...

Analysis: Thousands in Illinois may have guns without permit

Analysis: Thousands in Illinois may have guns without permit

Associated Press

May 27, 2019

Tens of thousands of Illinois residents whose gun licenses have been revoked could still be in possession of firearms, according to an analysis of state records by the Chicago Tribune. The failure of the system was underscored in February when a man killed five former colleagues and wounded five police offic...

DePaul and Rush University shed light on nonfatal gun violence

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019

With so much attention paid to those who have died from shootings, whether it is mass shootings like last week’s in Aurora, Illinois or the day-to-day violence in Chicago, it can be easy to forget about the victims who survive. That’s one of the issues the Center for Community Health Equity, an organization...

14 school shootings in 2018

14 school shootings in 2018

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

February 5, 2018

The first month of 2018 is over, and there have already been over a dozen school shootings across the U.S., raising questions for many about what can be done to stop the violence on campuses. According to the non-profit organization Everytown for Gun Safety, there have been a total of 14 shootings...

Students and faculty react to the chance of a shooter on campus

Students and faculty react to the chance of a shooter on campus

Shelby Wheeler

October 23, 2017

Pulse nightclub, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and most recently Las Vegas, played host to a few of the deadliest shootings that have occurred in the United States in the past 10 years. Read More »...

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