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The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

En esta foto del 11 de abril de 2020, un fotógrafo con una bicicleta camina a través de la nube de polvo que desciende a través del vecindario de La Villita, después de que la pila de humo de la Estación Generadora Crawford fue implosionada en Chicago.Cincuenta años después de que el primer Día de la Tierra ayudara a estimular el activismo sobre la contaminación del aire y el agua y la desaparición de plantas y animales, las mejoras significativas son innegables, pero persisten desafíos monumentales. Las comunidades minoritarias sufren desproporcionadamente la contaminación continua. La deforestación, la pérdida de hábitat y la sobrepesca han causado estragos en la biodiversidad mundial. Y la amenaza existencial del cambio climático se avecina en grande.

La Villita alega racismo ambiental después de la demolición de una planta de carbón

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor May 1, 2020

Los residentes de La Villita dicen que están experimentando racismo ambiental luego de una demolición de una planta de carbón local.  Edith Tovar, un residente permanente y organizador de la comunidad...

In this April 11, 2020 photo, a photographer with a bicycle walks though the dust cloud descending though the Little Village neighborhood, after the Crawford Generating Station smoke stack was imploded in Chicago. Fifty years after the first Earth Day helped spur activism over air and water pollution and disappearing plants and animals, significant improvements are undeniable but monumental challenges remain. Minority communities suffer disproportionately from ongoing contamination. Deforestation, habitat loss and overfishing have wreaked havoc on global biodiversity. And the existential threat of climate change looms large.

Little Village alleges environmental racism after coal plant demolition

María Marta Guzmán, La DePaulia Managing Editor May 1, 2020

Little Village residents are reportedly experiencing environmental racism following the demolition of a local coal plant.  Edith Tovar, a lifelong Little Village resident and community organizer at...

Chicago population continues to decline

Chicago population continues to decline

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor June 3, 2019

The Chicago area saw a population decline for the fourth year in a row, according to census data, raising questions as to why people continue to leave and what the potential consequences could be down...

For 27 years, the South Side didn’t have a trauma center to treat gunshot victims. This meant the injured would have to endure a 10-mile ambulance ride north, often through dense traffic. Now the University of Chicago is slated to change that.
(Photo courtesy of Alex McLean)

The long ride north

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor April 23, 2018

On the night of May 7, 2013, Kevin Ambrose left his house near East 48th St. and Prairie Ave. on the South Side to go meet a friend at the 47th Green Line station, only one block north of his house. Ambrose’s...

Alex Hibbert as Kevin and Jason Mitchell as Brandon in The Chi (Photo courtesy of IMDB)

“The Chi” a love letter to the South Side

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor January 22, 2018

“The Chi” depicts life on the South Side of Chicago as a tragic event intertwines the lives of the main characters. The show airs on Showtime on Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. and follows an ensemble cast...

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