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

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

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019


Filed under Opinions

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

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

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music, Politics

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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

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

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

January 28, 2019


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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

Building a new Illinois: Pritzker’s plan

Samuel Rahman, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under News

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...

Kash Jackson hopes voters can ignore his past and vote Libertarian

Kash Jackson hopes voters can ignore his past and vote Libertarian

Ella Lee, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under News

The Illinois Libertarian Party’s gubernatorial candidate says past allegations of wife-beating and threatening a family-court judge have no bearing on who he is today. Grayson “Kash” Jackson says he wants to be recognized as an honorable Navy veteran, a former drill instructor and a ...

Forced off campus, TPUSA event goes off without a fuss

Forced off campus, TPUSA event goes off without a fuss

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under News

DePaul University’s Turning Point USA (TPUSA) chapter was scheduled to host their “Campus Clash” tour event with conservative activists Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens Tuesday Oct. 16, but both the “campus” and “clash” failed to make an appearance. After DePaul denied the event permission...

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