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DePaul alumnus paints depictions of veterans’ lives

Michael Slaughter, a veteran and DePaul alumnus, uses art to draw attention to the city’s homeless population. “Chicago is asleep,” he said.

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

November 11, 2019

Michael Slaughter wanted what he says all veterans are after: a chance to be part of something that matters after they return to civilian life. Among the issues veterans often face are finding employment, mental illness and homelessness, the latter of which is often a result of other challenges snow...

OPINION: It’s time we actually serve those who served us

OPINION: It’s time we actually serve those who served us

Lacey Latch, Managing Editor

November 11, 2019

Many of the 18.2 million American veterans bear physical, mental and emotional scars from their service to our country - lifelong residual effects of their selflessness and sacrifice in volunteering for the armed forces. Once a year, free meals, reduced ticket prices and special online deals for v...

What’s Fresh for Veterans Day

What's Fresh for Veterans Day

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

November 12, 2018

Resurface (Netflix) This award-winning documentary short follows a group of veterans that find solace and rehabilitation in the sport of surfing. Though only about half an hour in length, “Resurface” is a poignant and honest look at the obstacles, both mental and physical that plague many of Ame...

Programs help military vets transition to civilian life

Programs help military vets transition to civilian life

Christian Jones

November 16, 2014

Every day it is a chance that it could be your last. Death is around every corner, and the people around you are trained to think just like you. Then one day, it is over; you leave the dangerous situation that you were in, and now you’re back home like nothing happened.  Read More »...

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