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Lori Lightfoot addresses CTA crime as cases rise

Chicago police at the Jackson Red Line CTA stop.
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...

Hidden spots at DePaul’s Loop campus

Harold Washington Library in the Loop.
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...

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)
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...

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.
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...

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.
Being a new student at a new school — and possibly living in a new city — may be intimidating, but both Chicago and DePaul’s arts scenes offer a warm welcome.
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...

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.
Before you take a seat on the Smoker’s Steps, there are a few things you must know about campus culture
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...

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.
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...

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.
There are bound to be differences when the city is your campus
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,...

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
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...

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)
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...

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

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

Shooting reported near Loop campus

Shooting reported near Loop campus
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...

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