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COLUMN: The journalism industry needs to reexamine the journalist lifestyle

COLUMN: The journalism industry needs to reexamine the journalist lifestyle

Josephine Stratman, Staff Writer May 16, 2021

In what is usually their first journalism class, young reporters are taught early on of the power of communication and the dangers of plagiarism, defamation and libel. Intro to Journalism instructs students...

Students’ mental health takes hard hit amid pandemic

Students’ mental health takes hard hit amid pandemic

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief March 14, 2021

For many adults, the pandemic threw a wrench into their workdays and kickstarted a nationwide social justice movement that captured the attention of the world during the summer.  For young kids and...

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Faculty Council upholds term contracts, addresses declining student mental health

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer December 3, 2020

At the final Faculty Council meeting of 2020,  the council discussed the issue of termination of term faculty contracts along with how faculty can help students during a mental health crisis. The council...

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs an executive order to ensure coronavirus-related benefits offered by the city of Chicago are available to immigrants and refugees, Tuesday morning, April 7, 2020.

City to redesign public safety responses to mental health crises

Ella Lee, Print Managing Editor October 25, 2020

In response to a summer of high crime and daily protests of police violence, the City of Chicago has said it plans to redesign the way the city responds to mental health crises.  Mayor Lori Lightfoot...

OPINIÓN: La posición de ser “portero” en la comunidad latinx es problemática

OPINIÓN: La posición de ser “portero” en la comunidad latinx es problemática

Izabella Grimaldo, La DePaulia Opinions Editor October 5, 2020

La supremacía blanca y el patriarcado no puede sobrevivir sin sus participantes, ambos los que saben los que están participando y los que no. Muchas veces esta participación viene de generaciones en...

Mental health remains prominent issue as pandemic persists

Mental health remains prominent issue as pandemic persists

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer September 27, 2020

Editor's note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline at 800-273-8255. Quarantine has been a time fraught with isolation, increased...

Protesters interact with members of the Chicago Police Department.

OPINION: Police are not qualified to handle mental health crises

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor September 27, 2020

According to an article from Governing written in 2016, about 1 in 10 police calls are for mental health situations. These situations can vary from suicide prevention to emotional support. However, each...

In this March 30, 2020, file photo, a public service message reminding people to Stay Home Save Lives is seen on a billboard near the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday, April 23, 2020 extended his stay-at-home order through May 30 as the highly contagious COVID-19 continues its rounds. Pritzkers first decree was to expire April 30.

Counselors, therapists ask insurance companies to cover telehealth past stay-at-home order’s end

Marcus Robertson, Contributing Writer May 22, 2020

COVID-19 is taking a big toll on our healthcare system, and some Chicago mental health providers say insurance companies aren’t doing enough. “I opened a practice to serve people, and my biggest...

Cases of beer stacked in a cooler at Walgreen’s.

Letter to the editor: A message from DePaul’s Office of Health Promotion & Wellness

Katie Bellamy, Substance Misuse Prevention Specialist April 30, 2020

In response to the recent (4/25/20) article, Some DePaul Students Increase Substance Use During Pandemic, The Office of Health Promotion & Wellness would like to comment and provide resources for students...

OPINION: Maintaining community is vital for mental health during coronavirus pandemic

OPINION: Maintaining community is vital for mental health during coronavirus pandemic

Fatima Zaidi, Staff Writer April 10, 2020

“I can’t do this, how am I going to survive this, this is too much, I can’t handle this, I hate feeling alone, I hate being alone, I’m going to die, I hate this, I hate this, I hate this.”  These...

A dog is walked, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Oak Park, Mich. Health care and government officials have been urging people to get outside and shake off the COVID-19and coronavirus blues for both our mental and physical health.

How to maintain mental health while social distancing

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer April 1, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, universities around the nation have moved classes online, canceled commencements and closed campus buildings.  The change in daily routine...

DePaulia editors discuss law professor who defended stop-and-frisk policies

DePaulia editors discuss law professor who defended stop-and-frisk policies

Hannah Mitchell and Shane René March 8, 2020

On this week's episode of Page 29, we welcome our first guest, DePaul Black Law Students Association Vice President R.J. Foster to discuss the controversy over law professor Monu Bedi's recent op-ed in...

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