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‘Vintage Latinas’ crea espacio para celebrar y narrar luchas de mujeres de color

La artista Dominicana-francesa, Tina Aumont

Izabella Grimaldo, La DePaulia Opinions Editor

September 20, 2020

La realidad es que la historia tiene que ser reconocida y apreciada para evitar cualquier conflicto que nos trajo otra vez, y más que nada para valorar las luchas de nuestros antepasados.  Es realmente triste que las fotos antiguas de latinas no sean necesariamente fáciles de encontrar en línea. Las...

OPINION: The term ‘sus’ is rooted in homophobia

OPINION: The term 'sus' is rooted in homophobia

Quinn White, Social Media Editor

September 20, 2020

“Sus” jokes are taking over social media — from TikTok to Twitter — spreading an anti-homosexual message that discourages straight men from acting in a feminine or stereotypically homosexual manner. The idea behind the joke typically goes like this: a man displays a flamboyant demeanor, to depic...

End of the decade: Instagram defines 2010s social media

End of the decade: Instagram defines 2010s social media

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

December 28, 2019

Light bounces off winter’s first snow outside your window. Your dinner plate’s presentation is that of a “Chopped” champion. An abstract mural catches your eye after a night out with friends. Pause.  The perfect picture.  Crop, filter, caption, tag, post.  This routine is all too common for tho...

Instagram to eliminate likes, ‘depressurize’ experience on app

Instagram to eliminate likes, ‘depressurize’ experience on app

Kelly Garcia, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

Imagine a world where people care less about popularity and more about authenticity. A world where people don’t care about how many likes you get on an Instagram post, but instead they care about the content in your post. As of this week, Instagram will begin to make that a reality. On Friday, N...

Has social media stunted our political understanding?

Has social media stunted our political understanding?

Nikki Roberts, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018

Social media trends come and go. One week Facebook users are uploading videos of the Drake- inspired Kiki dance challenge, and the next they’re busy sharing memes about moths and lamps. For social media users whose primary sources of political news are sites like Twitter and Facebook, keeping up with...

The Ups and #Facebookdown

The Ups and #Facebookdown

Megan Deppen

January 28, 2015

Social media may have shut down, but for some students, productivity went up. The hashtag #Facebookdown flooded Twitter feeds Monday night when Facebook and Instagram suffered its biggest outage since 2010. Read More »...

Popular Pays cashes-in on Instagram social currency

Popular Pays allows Instagram users with enough followers to swap their photos for goods and services. (Photo courtesy of POPULAR PAYS)

Andrew Nunez

December 5, 2014

There are countless things to do and places to eat within Chicago, and unfortunately, most of us college students do not have to time or money to experience many of these. However, now there’s a way for those who are tight on money to enjoy and discover the many attractions and restaurant of the city for ...

DePaul launches student-run Instagram #IAmDePaul

Instagram photo from the @IAmDePaul account where a different DePaul
student runs the account every week showing off life at DePaul. (Photo courtesy of Teresa Nguyen)

Danielle Harris

May 27, 2014

Visiting Uncle Sammy’s, reading at North Avenue beach or taking in the view of the Loop Campus skyline are all common occurrences for a DePaul University student. Unfortunately, with a university-run social media account, these events are much more likely to be forgotten and replaced with yet another...

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