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The DePaulia

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The DePaulia

​​DePaul students erupt with cheers at annual Tree Lighting

Molly Tinkey, Contributing Writer November 20, 2023

Excited students lined up at the Quad Tuesday, Nov. 14, for their turn to enter DePaul’s annual Tree Lighting event. After students swiped their IDs, they were met with music, pom-poms, cookies...

Eric Guzman, Jason Gould, Francesco Pollina and Nicholas Prusa pose by a Santa inflatable at the Ugly Sweater Party on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, on the DePaul Lincoln Park Campus. The friends were among hundreds of students who stood in line to receive the sweaters at the annual event.

Annual Ugly Sweater Party draws hundreds of students to the Quad

Luis Ojeda, Contributing Writer November 10, 2023

As fall quarter wraps up, the holiday events start up. The traditional Ugly Sweater Party drew more than 1,700 students to the Lincoln Park Quad with lines stretching to Kenmore and Fullerton. The line...

Sergio Ceron and Dave Spencer beat Native American drums during a gathering in support of Indigenous Peoples Day in Potawatomi Park on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 in Chicago.

Among increasing recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Italian Americans dig in

Parker Rose, Contributing Writer October 19, 2021

After a pandemic-borne interruption, the Joint Civic Committee for Italian Americans hosted its annual Columbus Day parade last Monday to a crowd estimated at 20,000 people according to an AP report. But...

Winter break bucket list: 9 things to check off your Chicago holiday bucket list

Winter break bucket list: 9 things to check off your Chicago holiday bucket list

Yamini Bangarusamy, Focus Editor November 12, 2018

The holiday season offers a great respite from studies for DePaul students. The nearly six-week break is relaxing to many, but a lot of students struggle to find activities to occupy their time if they...

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Dissecting Dia de los Muertos

Rachel Fernandez October 23, 2017

Late October is a time of skeletons, cemeteries and spirits. Despite the ghosts that sit in the windows of costume shops, not all of these spirits are out for Halloween, nor are they all meant to be...

Christkindlmarket shoppers in Chicago. (Jim Prisching | Christkindlmarket)

Five things to do before holidays

Pat Mullane December 19, 2016

With the winter chill quickly becoming more bitter as the days go by, there is only so much to do in Chicago before the winter air becomes more frigid than festive.  Luckily the city is still trying to...

Cant buy me love: Valentines Day celebrates consumerism

Can’t buy me love: Valentine’s Day celebrates consumerism

Zoe Krey February 8, 2015

Valentine’s Day is thought of as a day of romance, but with companies such as Hallmark cashing in, it has become more of a holiday to celebrate consumerism People all over the world will go through...

How to semi-successfully make your first Thanksgiving on your own

How to semi-successfully make your first Thanksgiving on your own

Courtney Jacquin December 1, 2014

When my mom decided to leave the horrible winters of Illinois for good and move to Mexico, I soon realized for the first time ever I wouldn’t have somewhere to go for Thanksgiving. My dad still...

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