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OPINION: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a source of pride for young Latinas

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., questions Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

September 1, 2020

Numerous negative stereotypes have plagued Latinas for decades. We are perceived as angry and loud, with more emphasis placed on our looks instead of our character. Young Latinas have struggled with overcoming these stereotypes while navigating through society. Strong female role models are the key ...

Los inmigrantes indocumentados serán excluidos del Censo 2020

Michelle Lainez, de 17 años, originaria de El Salvador pero que ahora vive en Gaithersburg, Md., habla durante un mitin fuera de la Corte Suprema en Washington, el viernes 8 de noviembre de 2019. La Corte Suprema asume el martes el plan de la administración Trump de poner fin a las protecciones legales que protegen a casi 700.000 inmigrantes de la deportación, en un caso con fuertes connotaciones políticas en medio de la campaña de las elecciones presidenciales de 2020.

Hillary Flores and Maria Guerrero

July 23, 2020

El presidente Donald Trump firmó un memorándum el martes excluyendo a los inmigrantes indocumentados de ser contados en el Censo 2020 en un esfuerzo por redistribuir a los representantes entre los estados.  Trump dijo que el decreto es una "póliza de los Estados Unidos para excluir de la base de distribución a los ex...

OPINION: Green New Deal: Ocasio-Cortez led Democrats in a valiant charge of environmentalism — straight off a cliff

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Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019

Democrats had found the Golden Ticket — or rather, the Green Ticket. They had in their holster an idea that was so grand, so focused and inspiring that it enjoyed the support of more than 80 percent of Americans from both parties, polls show — an increasingly rare thing in our hyperpartisan poli...

Candidates court college voters: As politicians turn to social media to expand their reach, some are proving more successful than others

Sen. Kamala Harris on Capitol Hill on Feb. 7, 2019.

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 18, 2019

When Sen. Kamala Harris’ communications director, Lily Adams, posted a video of Harris dancing to Cardi B’s “I Like It” about two weeks ago, she probably thought it would help make the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate more relatable to young voters. It didn’t. In fact, most of the responses ...

Lori Lightfoot helps rebuild trust during mayoral race

Lori Lightfoot helps rebuild trust during mayoral race

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

February 11, 2019

In a crowded political race, it can often be difficult for voters to feel like they have an effective understanding of each candidate. With long-winded speeches and dense jargon, it’s sometimes tricky to discover the essence of each candidate. For Chicago mayor hopeful Lori Lightfoot, however, the...

David Krupa announces lawsuit following alleged election fraud

David Krupa announces lawsuit following alleged election fraud

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 11, 2019

David Krupa, the 19-year-old DePaul University freshman running for alderman of the 13th Ward on the Southwest Side, has more work ahead before Election Day later this month. Krupa  announced about two weeks ago that he is suing his opponent, Ald. Marty Quinn, and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan for...

Chicago comes to terms with Van Dyke’s 81-month sentence

Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his sentencing hearing for the murder of Laquan McDonald.

Brita Hunegs & Emma Oxnevad, Contributing Writer & Asst. News Editor

January 28, 2019

Citizens of Chicago were outraged and disappointed when it was announced that former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke will serve less than a decade for committing second degree murder. Van Dyke was found guilty of the death of 17-year-old black teenager Laquan McDonald, who Van Dyke shot 16 time...

Student continues campaign for alderman after tumultuous start

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

January 28, 2019

Being a freshman in college can already be a challenge without having a political campaign to run at the same time, but DePaul freshman David Krupa does not back down easily. The 19-year-old is running for alderman in Chicago’s 13th Ward on the Southwest Side, where his opponent, incumbent Marty Qui...

Building a new Illinois: Pritzker’s plan

Gov. J.B. Pritzker acknowledges the crowd after being sworn in as the state's 43rd governor during the Illinois inaugural ceremony Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 in Springfield, Illinois.

Samuel Rahman, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019

From expanding Illinois’s Medicare system to instituting a progressive graduated income tax, newly inaugurated Gov. J.B. Pritzker has proposed a slew of daring policy plans to overhaul Illinois’ economy. With a new Democratic governor and a reaffirmed Democratic state Senate and House of Representa...

Gov. Pritzker plans ahead for Illinois and college students

Gov. Pritzker plans ahead for Illinois and college students

Luc Fougere, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2019

Newly sworn-in Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker sees the state as one of possibility and promise, and outlined how he plans to fix a variety of issues during his inauguration speech last Monday. “No. Everything is not broken,” he said in his speech. Pritzker, who beat out the former Republican Gov. ...

Politically inspired fashion is in this season

Politically inspired fashion is in this season

Jack Breslin, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018

Conservative political activist Candace Owens made false claims last month that Yeezy designer Kanye West was helping her design an anti-democratic clothing brand called Blexit, which would encourage black Democrats to turn Republican. West, who was notoriously conservative last month, now claims he...

Pritzker wins battle of the bank accounts in Illinois

Pritzker wins battle of the bank accounts in Illinois

Rosbelis Quinonez and Ryan Witry, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018

Democrat J.B. Pritzker rode a green wave of record-breaking spending as he seized the Illinois governor’s office from Republican incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner in a midterm election that generated unusually high turnout. Pritzker, the billionaire heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune, won easily after pour...

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