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Unofficial wonders of the world may be lost in countries plagued by civil unrest

Leptis Magna offers connections to Libya’s ancient times.

Charlie Bevins, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

Mark DeLancey, associate professor and chair of history and architecture at DePaul University, sits across the table in his fourth-floor office. Windows give way to an almost distracting view of the Chicago skyline, and illuminate a bookshelf filled with a vast array of work on the Islamic world. He...

18 years later, America vows to ‘never forget’ 9/11

A woman stands next to the north pool prior to a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 at the National September 11 Memorial, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 in New York.

Karen Matthews and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press

September 11, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil. "Eighteen...

Modern anti-semitism changes young Jews

Students from a school near Squirrel Hill react following a funeral service at the Jewish Community Center on Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018.

Courtney Lewis, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018

At 13 years old, I didn’t have a care in the world. I was living with my family in the town of Deerfield, on Chicago’s North Shore, going to school, cheerleading practice, Deerfield Square after class – and synagogue. In heavily-Jewish, affluent Deerfield, I never thought twice about being Jewish....

A deeper look into terrorism

In this June 23, 2014 file photo, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle on the main road in Mosul, Iraq.

Varvara Makarevich, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2018

Paris, 2015. Nice, 2016. Berlin, 2016. St.Petersburg, 2017. London, 2017. Brussels, 2017. Barcelona, 2017. These are the locations of a number of high-profile terror attacks committed in Europe by Islamist terror group ISIS over the past few years. And while ISIS’s goal of creating a new “caliphate” has la...

No one needs an automatic rifle

Nancy Hardy, of Las Vegas, cries as she walks among crosses placed in honor of those killed in the mass shooting in Las Vegas. (Gregory Bull/AP)

Danielle Ortiz

October 9, 2017

We need change and we need it now. On Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, a man opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino into the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. At least 59 people were killed and 527 people  were wounded. In the face of such tragedy many are asking themselves, ...

The nation mourns for Las Vegas

A woman places a candle at a memorial for victims of the mass shooting Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas. 
(Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Evelyn Baker

October 4, 2017

No motive has been discovered to explain the awful terrorist attack in Las Vegas, Nevada on late Sunday evening. An individual gunman who had checked into the Mandalay Hotel busted the window of his hotel room on the 32nd floor to set up a makeshift shooting range. However, instead of targeting paper cuto...

Interest in study abroad unchanged in light of attacks

Interest in study abroad unchanged in light of attacks

Sabrina Miresse

September 25, 2017

On Sept. 17, four Boston College students studying abroad in Paris had hydrochloric acid thrown at their faces by a woman with a history of psychiatric issues. In light of such terrorist attacks that have been occurring overseas, DePaul’s study abroad programs have taken safety measures to ensure st...

No one is safe: Jordanian people refuse to let fear dictate their lives

Jordanians travel to southern Jordan Feb. 6 to pay respects to the family of Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, the pilot burned alive by the Islamic State after his plane crashed in late December 2014. (Roy Gutman | Tribune News Service)

Tom Rietz

February 22, 2015

Throughout the past month, developments of the Jordanian-ISIL hostage crisis have gone from tense to brutally violent. Tensions between Jordan and the international terrorist organization have escalated to such a high point that Jordan has committed a violent bombardment of ISIL’s occupied territory. Iranian figures report that Jor...

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