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The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

People walk along Chicagos Navy Pier, Friday, May 14, 2021. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines, saying fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing masks. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

Businesses turn to the honor system for vaccine proof as Chicago eases indoor mask mandate

Erik Uebelacker, Contributing Writer May 23, 2021

Many Chicago businesses are now relying on the word of their patrons when it comes to wearing masks. The looser mask enforcement comes after public health commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady’s announcement...

McDonald’s workers in Chicago went on strike along with other workers in 15 U.S cities as part of the nationwide Fight for 15 initiative.

Chicago McDonald’s employees demand a $15 minimum wage, join nationwide fight for 15

Erika Pérez, La DePaulia Managing Editor May 23, 2021

While McDonald’s corporation continues to gain revenue during the pandemic, McDonald’s frontline workers have been surviving paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet. On May 20, McDonald’s workers...

People gather with their dogs in Chicagos Montrose Dog Beach, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans dont need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

Chicago plans summer reopening as COVID-19 vaccinations tank

Kalia Butler, Contributing Writer May 9, 2021

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday she hopes to fully reopen the city by July 4. As Chicago progresses towards being a city once again filled with baseball games, concerts and restaurant-going, some...

DePaul MFA Graduate (20) Edward McCreary began work last week as the Assistant Director of Grants and Partnerships at the Joffrey Ballet.

DePaul MFA graduate named Joffrey Ballet’s assistant director of grants and partnerships

Nate Burleyson, Arts & Life Editor May 2, 2021

When the Covid-19 pandemic began, few industries lost their identity as quickly as the performing arts. Virtual performances took over across all forms of the arts, putting artists and those in the industry...

FILE-The crowd endures the rain during Lollapalooza 2014. (Courtney Jacquin / The DePaulia)

Chicago festivals return, restrictions lifted as Covid-19 cases decline and vaccinations increase

Sonal Soni, Assistant News Editor April 29, 2021

According to Chicago’s Phase Four guidelines, the city loosened its Covid-19 regulations, effective immediately, permitting events like festivals, reopening the United Center and more. The city’s new...

FILE- A parade participant performs stunts with giant rings at the 2019 Chicago Pride Parade.

Traditional parades and street festivals face challenges as pandemic persists

Josephine Stratman, Staff Writer April 25, 2021

A staple of Chicago’s summer season — outdoor celebrations — are facing hurdles despite rising Covid-19 vaccinations and warming temperatures.  After the city’s summer planning came to an abrupt...

Joe Lewis (Jo Mama) marching in support of the BLM movement. .

Chicago Black Drag Council born out of the ashes of 2020

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer April 4, 2021

2020 was a year full of hardships ranging from a global pandemic to increased racial tension, causing some to call for change. Chicago’s Black drag community saw this need for change and formed the Chicago...

People march during the second consecutive weekend of Stop Asian Hate protests, Saturday March 27, 2021, on Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

Anti-Asian ideologies allow Asian hate in Chicago to persist

Nadia Carolina Hernandez, Opinions Editor April 4, 2021

Hate crimes and discrimination against Asian Americans are rising at a high rate, largely due to harmful anti-Asian ideologies. Chicago has the fifth-largest Asian American population in the U.S., while...

The Chicago Bird Collision Monitors (CBCM) is seeking volunteers to walk routes in search of injured birds that may have flown into the city’s tall downtown buildings.

Chicago Bird Collision Monitors seeking volunteers for migration season

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

The Chicago Bird Collision Monitors (CBCM) is seeking volunteers to walk routes in search of injured birds that may have flown into the city’s tall downtown buildings. CBCM is a nonprofit organization...

United Center will be home to a new COVID-19 vaccination site, with the ability to vaccinate 6,000 people a day.

United Center to become mass vaccination site

Josephine Stratman, Contributing Writer March 7, 2021

Beginning March 10, a new COVID-19 vaccination site at the United Center will vaccinate 6,000 people a day.   More than 100,000 appointments opened this week, with more coming soon, as the site is...

Restaurants along 2000 N Halsted in Chicagos Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Lincoln Park restaurants, retail suffer in the Covid economy

The Lincoln Park neighborhood’s atmosphere was empty after March 2020 when DePaul emptied its campus and sent students home to limit the spread of Covid-19. As students went away, local restaurants suffered.  “When...

A child detention center located in Rogers Park on the city’s Far North Side, one of five such properties managed by Heartland Alliance.

Revisiting Heartland Alliance a year after Covid outbreak sickened 42 detainees and staff

Cailey Gleeson, News Editor March 4, 2021

Activists are demanding answers surrounding Heartland Alliance’s Covid-19 protocols after an outbreak infected 42 people last April – reportedly the largest outbreak of the virus at any shelter for...

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