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Lori Lightfoot addresses CTA crime as cases rise

Chicago police at the Jackson Red Line CTA stop.

Madi Garcia, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2020

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a plan to fight crime on the CTA on Friday, Feb. 28. The announcement comes after several high-profile crimes over the last month. The new initiative will add an additional 50 police officers to patrol CTA platforms, stations, trains and bus stops, bringing the tot...

Hidden spots at DePaul’s Loop campus

Harold Washington Library in the Loop.

Madi Garcia, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2020

DePaul University, as a city school, has much to offer its students. The Loop campus exposes students to the exciting and diverse city of Chicago. There are a multitude of places to discover, and there are several spots near the Loop campus that few students know about.  The Loop campus is not thought of as DePaul...

Shooting at Jackson Red Line stop kills one, injures two

The CTA says they will add over 1,000 cameras at CTA locations, including cameras at every one of the 146 L stops.  (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

February 17, 2020

A man was killed and two others injured in a shooting early Monday morning in the tunnel connecting Blue and Red line Jackson stops, according to the Chicago Police Department. The shooting occurred just after 2 a.m. in the 200 block of South Dearborn Street, police said. The man pronounced dea...

DePaul’s student housing policies frustrate some new freshmen

Freshman Amber Gray paid for a larger room but was assigned a single suite instead. This, and multiple other cases, made students question the Housing Department.

Alayne Trinko, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Freshmen roommates Sierra Reiynolds and Maureen Andersen said they have had a great experience working with the Department of Housing, but that hasn’t been the same for all students living on campus. “I got all of my top choices,” Reiynolds said. “I got the roommate I wanted. I got the room and hall ...

Navigating Chicago’s art scene

The Chicago Theatre, which is sometimes called the “Wonder Theatre of the World,” has hosted some of the world’s greatest performers, from Duke Ellington to Robin Williams.

Chinyere Ibeh and Keira Wingate

September 23, 2019

For many, the start of a new school year can mean lots of stress. But when living in a city as exciting as Chicago, you’ll soon learn there’s more to be excited about than stressed. As you settle into the school year, here’s what you should know about the arts scene at DePaul and in Chicago. ...

DePaul 101

A student walks through the Quad on one of the coldest days ever recorded in Chicago, Jan. 30, 2019. This day fell during the beginning of DePaul’s Winter Quarter last year.

Mackenzie Murtaugh and Patsy Newitt, News Editor and Assistant News Editor

September 16, 2019

So, you’ve decided to become a Blue Demon at DePaul, the home of a competitive theatre program, urban campus and a less-than-stellar basketball team. Regardless of your reason for attending DePaul, you’ve joined a slightly perplexing campus of art school kids, commuters, frat boys and computer science...

Loop Block Party kicks off new school year

Scott Ingerson blows a giant bubble during the Loop Block Party held at Pritzker Park on Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. The Loop Block Party is one of the numerous free events during Welcome Week 2019.  Welcome Week also now includes an event at Wintrust Arena for incoming freshman.

Xavier Ortega, Photo Editor

September 15, 2019

On the first day back to school, the Loop Block Party kicks off the school year on a high note providing free food truck food, music by the Original Chicago Blues All-Stars, the DePaul Pep Band, and an opportunity to mess around with bubbles at Pritzker Park, right around the corner from 14 E. Jac...

Lincoln Park vs. Loop Campus

Students gather on the quad, hammocking and picnicking on a recent sunny day. Most universities have quads that are used for events and just hanging out.

Bella Michaels, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

DePaul is not your ordinary university. Unlike a traditional college campus, the city of Chicago is DePaul’s campus—but the university still offers both contrasting cultures. In a college town, you look out your classroom window and see students walking around with backpacks or laying down in...

The problem with the campus closure: The intentions for the campus closure and evacuation may have been to protect us, but it put students and faculty in danger

The problem with the campus closure: The intentions for the campus closure and evacuation may have been to protect us, but it put students and faculty in danger

Jacqueline Brennen, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018

On Friday, Oct. 5, DePaul Public Safety sent out an email, text message and phone call to alert students and faculty that the Loop campus would close immediately. This was approximately 20 minutes before the verdict in the Jason Van Dyke trial was expected to be announced, but not a single form of communication...

Feeding the homeless

Forward Humanity volunteers prepare bags of food in the basement of the 
Downtown Islamic Center (DIC), that contain a banana, water, peanut butter 
sandwich and salad. They put inspirational stickers on them before distributing to homeless people in the Chicago Loop. 
(Yousef Alamer | The DePaulia)

Yousef Alamer, Contributing Writer

April 2, 2018

The Islamic center is located right next to DePaul University's Loop campus and a number of DePaul members participate regularly. By feeding the hungry, these students not only fulfill the mission set forth by St. Vincent DePaul, but they also seek to bridge a gap between faiths and between the universit...

New food hall offers quick bites near DePaul’s Loop campus

New food hall offers quick bites near DePaul's Loop campus

Maddy Crozier

September 12, 2016

The Loop’s largest lunch destination stands only a six-minute walk from the heart of DePaul’s Loop campus. Revival Food Hall (125 S. Clark St.) boasts 15 distinctive fast-casual booths of both Chicago’s rising favorites and debuts from acclaimed local chefs. This collective of Chicago’s most...

Shooting reported near Loop campus

Shooting reported near Loop campus

Jessica Villagomez

July 5, 2016

An aggravated battery was reported to DePaul’s Public Safety Tuesday morning near the Loop campus. According to an email sent to the DePaul community, a shooting occurred on Jackson between Wabash and Michigan at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. “A 20 year old female was grazed by a bullet on her left l...

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