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OPINION: The ‘tired college student’ trope is toxic

OPINION: The ‘tired college student’ trope is toxic

Kalia Butler, Contributing Writer April 25, 2021

Before students even graduate high school, we are told how exhausting college will be. We are told about the rigorous workload, long hours, lack of sleep, extracurriculars and the inevitable burnout we...

OPINION: We shouldn’t rush our progress and ideas of success based on cultural, societal expectations

OPINION: We shouldn’t rush our progress and ideas of success based on cultural, societal expectations

Fatima Zaidi, Staff Writer April 18, 2021

Before the pandemic, the image of success looked different for all of us. For some, it was walking across the stage in a blue graduation gown. For others, it was working tirelessly to land a job right...

OPINIÓN: Los tatuajes en la cultura chicana simbolizan el orgullo del barrio

OPINIÓN: Los tatuajes en la cultura chicana simbolizan el orgullo del barrio

Izabella Grimaldo , La DePaulia Former Opinions Editor April 13, 2021

Al sentir la aguja perforar tu piel, estás tomando una decisión permanente para el resto de tu vida. Y qué mejor decisión que tatuarte el amor de tu cultura y el aprecio que le tienes a una imagen...

Brett Kavanaugh

OPINION: Don’t pity the accused: sexual assault allegations don’t hurt men

Contrary to popular belief, sexual assault allegations rarely derail the careers of powerful men. Often, it is the accusers who have their lives uprooted by coming forward.
Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor September 23, 2019

It’s a familiar media narrative: A prominent, powerful man is accused of sexual misconduct. All the major news outlets chase the story, trying to pin down the accuracy of the claims made by the accuser. Then...

An institution of complacency and short memories

An institution of complacency and short memories

Doug Klain, Contributing Writer September 10, 2018

DePaul University, like many institutions, has had its fair share of scandals. Generally when something goes wrong at an institution, interested parties voice their opinion and the institution makes corrections...

Campus conservatives say they are oppressed, others beg to differ

Campus conservatives say they are oppressed, others beg to differ

Evan Sully, Staff Writer September 10, 2018

President Donald Trump often speaks about the “Forgotten American:” the average wage earner in middle America who feels as if their voice hasn’t been heard by elites in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately,...

Music scene shaken by sexual abuse, some criticize friends of abusers for staying silent

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor September 10, 2018

In this post-#MeToo moment, when a formerly empowering pioneer such as Asia Argento is an alleged abuser as deplorable as Kevin Spacey, the line between allies and charlatans can be blurred almost to the...

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address, and  Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan sit behind him. (PHOTO COURTESY OF Tribune News Service)

The transparency of Trump’s lies

The president's tendency to falsify statements speaks to his regard for the American people
Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor February 5, 2018

On Jan. 30, President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. Trump tackled taxation, unemployment, immigration, foreign policy and other topics in the 90-minute speech. News outlets were...

Jerusalem: the capital for the Jewish people

Jerusalem: the capital for the Jewish people

Michael Adato, Contributing Writer February 5, 2018

In a time of high tensions in the Middle East, it is of the utmost importance that the actuality on the ground is recognized by both sides. The United States has historically seen bipartisan support for...

Student recalls memories of Father Holtschneider and his legacy

Student recalls memories of Father Holtschneider and his legacy

Fabrice Lakina May 30, 2017

Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M. has been serving as DePaul University’s President for the past 13 years. As he prepares to step down as DePaul‘s president at the end of this academic year, I wanted...

White House attempts to silence the press, lethal to the American people

White House attempts to silence the press, lethal to the American people

Daniel Reyes May 29, 2017

The U.S. public has been spoon fed information from the White House for over 85 years since the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's appointment of the very first White House Press Secretary, Stephen Early....

Lack of employment and growing student loans leave grads walking into an uncertain future

Madeline Cruz May 29, 2017

As families and friends gather to take photos and congratulate the recent graduates for all their hard work and accomplishments, we have to think about what is really being celebrated. Unfortunately for...

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