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OPINION: The pandemic will shift how we view freedom

A man wears a face mask as he walks on Pier 45 in Hudson River Park, Thursday night, April 30, 2020, in New York.

Holly Jenvey, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2020

As I gaze out my window, I don’t recognize where I am. The streets are close to desolate with only a few brave souls taking in doses of fresh air. All you can hear is the wind howl along with some distant sirens. This is New York City amid a pandemic, a city that was once a renown symbol of liberty...

US warns Americans against all overseas travel

People visit an international terminal at John F. Kennedy airport, Friday, March 13, 2020, in New York. A ban on travelers from most European countries begins at midnight Friday, and travelers returning from there will be screened. The ban is the latest calamity for a global travel industry already reeling from falling bookings and canceled reservations as people try to avoid contracting and spreading the coronavirus.

Associated Press

March 19, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has upgraded its already dire warning to Americans against all international travel as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. The State Department on Thursday issued a new alert urging Americans not to travel abroad under any circumstances and to return home...

DePaul cancels spring break study abroad trips because of coronavirus concerns

DePaul cancels spring break study abroad trips because of coronavirus concerns

Jonathan DeCarlo and Ella Lee

March 8, 2020

As winter quarter draws to a close, spring break is usually the only thing on students’ minds. But this year, there’s also been something else: coronavirus. DePaul has canceled all of its upcoming spring break study abroad trips, President A. Gabriel Esteban announced in an email Monday evening. Th...

United is first airline to cut US flying due to coronavirus outbreak

United is first airline to cut US flying due to coronavirus outbreak

Associated Press

March 5, 2020

United Airlines will reduce flights, freeze hiring and ask employees to volunteer for unpaid leave as the airline struggles with weak demand for travel because of the new virus outbreak. United said Wednesday that starting in April it will reduce passenger-carrying capacity 20% on international routes...

Flying this Thanksgiving? Expect record crowds at airports

In this Nov. 21, 2018, file photo taken with a long exposure, traffic streaks across the John F. Kennedy Expressway at the start of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Chicago. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, that it expects to screen more than 26.8 million passengers from Nov. 22 through Dec. 2, a 4% increase over the comparable period last year.

David Koenig, Associated Press

November 13, 2019

Record throngs of travelers are expected to jam into airports over the Thanksgiving break and airlines are adding hundreds of flights a day in response. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it expects to screen more than 26.8 million passengers and airline crew members between...

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...

An American at Oxford: The people

Charli Rose

March 13, 2015

It will have been the people. When future aunts, uncles, colleagues of my parents and fellow classmates ask me what it was I got out of my year at Oxford, it will have been the people. They will assume that the unique traditions and ancient histories of this place made an impact on me and they will...

An American at Oxford: The people in the shadows

The Harris Manchester College clock tower rings out and announces dinner time. (Charli Rose / The DePaulia)

Charli Rose

March 1, 2015

If you find yourself walking amidst Oxford’s castle-esque walls, there is little chance you will get very far without hearing a large clock tolling the time away. If it isn’t one of the college clock towers reminding you of the time, it is your own college hall, ringing out at five past seven, announcing time for di...

An American at Oxford: A moment for Valentine’s Day

Castle Mill Stream, a backwater of the River Thames in West Oxford.  (Charli Rose / The DePaulia)

Charli Rose

February 15, 2015

The English fog and steady mist are a welcome retreat from the blizzards I ran through last winter in Chicago, but there are still challenges to face whilst running here nonetheless. The main one being the mere discovery of a route, but Oxford is nothing if not full of surprises, and turning down any random alleyway is sure to lead you ...

An American at Oxford: Off to the pubs

The rafter in The Eagle and Child, a pub once frequented by C.S. Lewis. (Charli Rose / The DePaulia)

Charli Rose

February 1, 2015

I made a conscious and steady effort to go into this year with no preconceived notions about Oxford. This was usually done in the form of refusing to search any images on Google of the cobblestone streets and old libraries. I did expect a few things, however. I expected there to be academia, robes worn to dinners and mast...

An American in Oxford: Where the magic lies

The main street in Oxford, Broad Street, which joins St. Catherine’s College with the City Centre. (Charlotte Pence / The DePaulia)

Charli Rose

January 18, 2015

I am not the first person to go abroad. Should you ever choose to do the same, there are times when you will feel a grand connection with all the people who have gone before you. Read More »...

Bonn-voyage: Trains, planes and automobiles – 4 tips for traveling abroad

Traveling makes the world seem a little bit smaller. But after picking a destination, the next step is to figure how how to get there. (Megan Deppen / The DePaulia)

Megan Deppen

November 9, 2014

After almost three months, I’ve flown, bused, driven (or rather, been driven) and stayed in various accommodations across Europe. Studying abroad brings the world to your fingertips; all you have to worry about is getting there, and more importantly, deciding where to go. Read More »...

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