The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Summer Recharge: Students discuss why breaks from school are so important

Summer Recharge: Students discuss why breaks from school are so important

Isabella Salinas, Contributing Writer May 26, 2024

As the spring quarter is ending, and the temperatures are already rising, students at DePaul have expressed how eager they are for the summer break. Whether spending summer working, at internships or...

Ilse Arciniega and her daughter, Esli, sit together in a pumpkin patch in October of 2023. The family has made it a tradition to go to a pumpkin patch every year and had to go on a day where Esli had a day off of school. 
Photo provided by Ilse Arciniega.

Child care access grant vital for student parent mental health on campus, advocates say

Lilly Keller, Editor in Chief May 26, 2024
However, her stress eased upon learning that she qualified for child care assistance at NIU, funded by a recent federal program.
Do not disturb; become less available

Do not disturb; become less available

Nadine DeCero, Opinions Editor February 4, 2024

If you’ve texted me within the past year, there’s a good chance that you saw, “Nadine has notifications silenced,” pop up at the bottom of your screen.  This is not me trying to ignore notifications...

Treatment Not Trauma: Brandon Johnsons mental health plans

Treatment Not Trauma: Brandon Johnson’s mental health plans

Lucia Preziosi, News Editor January 28, 2024
Six closed clinics later, Chicago residents continue to lack accessible mental health resources. Four of the closed clinics were in neighborhoods on the South Side.
Dry January isnt impossible, youre just a college student

Dry January isn’t impossible, you’re just a college student

Nadine DeCero, Opinions Editor January 21, 2024

Every year, we tell ourselves that the new year will be different from the year before. The new year brings the idea of a fresh start, a definitive date as to when we will start making the changes we said...

Christopher LeMark (right) and emcee The Last Poet speak at a fundraising concert Oct. 11, 2023, in Chicago. The proceeds from the fundraiser go to Coffee Hip Hop & Mental Health and their free therapy program.

“Coffee, Hip-Hop, & Mental Health” finds new ways to normalize therapy

Eli Smith, Contributing Writer October 22, 2023

Christopher LeMark stood on stage in front of a full crowd at The Promontory the night of Oct. 11 and led the room through a simple call and response: “The city … of Chicago … will heal.”  LeMark...

Participants chat at the DePaul CHARGG Welcome Party, Wednesday,  Sept. 20, at the Arts and Letters Hall. Current and prospective members made flower bouquets they got to take home.

DePaul group seeks to create positive mental health culture

Vanessa Lopez and Una Cleary October 8, 2023

With World Mental Health Day approaching Oct. 10, a DePaul student organization CHAARG, an acronym for "Changing Health, Attitudes, and Actions to Recreate Girls," reflects on the group's role in promoting...

Beating the back-to-school blues

Beating the back-to-school blues

Lilly Keller, Editor in Chief September 11, 2022

The start of a new school year in college is often marked as a celebratory event. From Welcome Week festivities, to involvement fairs and, for many, the first real taste of independence as many embark...

COLUMN: The journalism industry needs to reexamine the journalist lifestyle

COLUMN: The journalism industry needs to reexamine the journalist lifestyle

Josephine Stratman, Focus Editor 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 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...

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