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COLUMN: Covid-19 isn’t over. And I’m proof.

New signage of pandemic protocols are seen throughout DePaul's campus life.

Kierstin Cole, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2020

“It is what it is.” Those five words, in context, constitute what is arguably one of the most disgusting, inhumane statements of the Trump presidency thus far. Over 150,000 people had died. It is what it is. I heard that statement only a few hours before my Covid-19 test came back positive. I wasn’...

Trump and first lady test positive for coronavirus

In this Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hold hands on stage after the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Associated Press

October 2, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning announcement that plunges the country deeper into uncertainty just a month before the presidential election. Trump, who has spent much of the year...

Trump uses “law and order” campaign to take back midwest votes

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at the Fayetteville Regional Airport in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Cailey Gleeson, News Editor

September 20, 2020

In an attempt to take back key votes that have dwindled in recent months, President Donald Trump has attempted to paint “Biden’s America” as a country devoid of any law and order — using videos from protests under his own administration.  “Joe Biden would double down on the very policies tha...

Illinois State Board of Elections encourages early voting

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, a person drops applications for mail-in-ballots into a mail box in Omaha, Neb. Mail voting is starting in the presidential election as North Carolina is sending out its first batch of ballots. The battleground state on Friday begins to send out about 600,000 ballots to voters who've requested them. Those voters are overwhelmingly Democrats and independents, reflecting a partisan split in voting methods that's developed since President Trump started attacking mail voting in March. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor

September 6, 2020

The Illinois State Board of Elections is encouraging voters to submit their ballots early to ensure their votes are counted. Ballots will be mailed to applicants beginning Sep. 24, which is also the first day of early voting in Illinois.  In a letter sent to the Board of Elections on July 30, the Unite...

Biden, Trump arrive in Kenosha in the aftermath of Jacob Blake shooting

President Donald Trump tours an area on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, damaged during demonstrations after a police officer shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

September 3, 2020

KENOSHA- Nine days after a police officer shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI, President Donald Trump arrived there to meet with business owners, law enforcement and tour damage areas from protest  as part of his “law and order” visit.  This comes after the Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Kenosha M...

Trump ‘strongly looking’ at releasing migrants in Dem cities

President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration and border security on April 5 at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif. Trump said Friday he is considering sending

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press

April 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing "Illegal Immigrants" into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast...

State of the union address calls for unity; President also takes aim at ‘ridiculous partisan investigations’

State of the union address calls for unity; President also takes aim at 'ridiculous partisan investigations'

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019

President Donald Trump called the state of the union “strong” during his Tuesday address to Congress and the nation. In the 82-minute speech, which is the second longest in American history, President Trump reiterated familiar talking points including the defense of American jobs, improving in...

Nation & World Briefs: January 9

Billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer speaks during a news conference where he announced his decision not to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Gracie Saucedo, Online Editor

January 9, 2019

Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems -- 'Bye-bye' President Donald Trump stalked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — "I said bye-bye," he tweeted soon after — as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his d...

Destiny of DACA: With deadline passed, millions are uneasy

Yamini Bangarusamy, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2018

Easter festivities over the weekend were tinged with distress as President Trump tweeted “NO MORE DACA DEAL.” This tweet follows a series of unsuccessful negotiations between the two political parties over the future of DACA and the fate of over 3 million undocumented immigrants who came to Ameri...

The transparency of Trump’s lies

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)

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 quick to release fact-checks of the information stated by Trump, with the New York Times citing 15 dif...

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 Israel, and the President’s decision to recognize Jerusalem the capital of Israel on Dec. 6, 20...

Political groups react to Trump’s first State of the Union

President Trump stuck to his script and promoted his “America First” policies.
(Photo courtesy of the Associated Press)

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

February 5, 2018

President Trump’s first State of the Union address was, like everything the president does, divisive. Democrats denounced his racially charged rhetoric in his immigration talking points, and Republicans applauded his unwavering adherence to the speech’s script – an unusual phenomenon for the not...

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