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    Illinois' 8th District Congressional race draws national attention: Walsh's energy strong

    Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is running for re-election in the 8th District against Democrat Tammy Duckworth. Walsh has more than the eyes of Chicago’s northwest suburbs upon him though.

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    Illinois' 8th District Congressional race draws national attention: No quit in Duckworth

    Tammy Duckworth and incumbent Joe Walsh are in a nationally-watched race for Congress in Illinois’ west suburban 8th District.

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    DePaul raises Breast Cancer awareness for a cure

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and DePaul organizations, including its sports teams, are working towards spreading awareness and raising money to help combat the disease.

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    Kenmore closure a greater task than expected

    Emotions ran high during a DePaul University community meeting held Thursday to discuss DePaul’s proposed Kenmore Green project.

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    Legacy Walk honors LGBT heroes

    The Chicago LGBT community made history on Thursday after the Legacy Project officially dedicated the Legacy Walk, which celebrates the accomplishments of notable LGBT figures.

  • Arcade Fire brings Haitian awareness to campus

    Between making music and winning awards, Arcade Fire and its members are activists for human rights. Last Wednesday, Marika Anthony-Shaw, a member of Arcade Fire, spoke at DePaul about the band’s humanitarian outreach, particularly in Haiti with the group Partners In Health (PIH).

  • The science of campaign slogans

    “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” and “I Like Ike” are among the most memorable presidential campaign slogans in U.S. history. How do this election’s slogans measure up?

  • Express yourself (politically) on campus (maybe)

    Exactly what kinds of political speech and/or activity are allowed — or not allowed — on the DePaul University campus?

  • DePaul precinct data breaks historic trend

    The past is no prologue in politics, but DePaul-area voters could be bucking some historical trends in both registration and votes cast this election season compared to years past.

  • Is the youth vote gone? Not so fast

    Are we sitting this one out? “Younger voters vanishing” screamed a Sept. 26 Chicago Tribune headline above a story reporting there were 180,000 fewer registered voters in the 18-to-34 bracket than were signed up in Cook County at that point prior to the 2008 presidential.

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    Chicago bicyclists find it tough to share the road

    Chicago is not the friendliest place for citizens who rely on their bikes as their primary mode of transportation. It is no secret that drivers of parked cars often and carelessly swing open their doors into the path of bicyclists, causing multiple bicycle-car related injuries that are all too plentiful in Chicago.

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    News in Brief 10-15-12

    This week's news brief featuring headlines including: DePaul Alum Awarded Fulbright Scholarship, DePaul's School For New Learning Celebrates 40 Years, and "Genius Squad" Expands, Adds Location.

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    News in Brief 10-8-12

    The week's top headlines. Including: Rosalind Franklin Details Revealed, Alliance with Gordon Tech College Prep in the Works, and Tibetan Monks to Visit DePaul.

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    Roy's Furniture to break ground, rebuild after fire

    After a fire in May destroyed Roy’s Furniture, a 28-year-old furniture business in Lincoln Park, Roy’s decided to waste no time and began plans to rebuild.

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    Students may save burned out Bagel Authority

    Chicago Bagel Authority (CBA), located off the Belmont Red Line stop, was forced to close after a fire from the Ultimate Exposure Tanning Salon caused significant water damage to the ceiling Sept. 24.

  • Author speaks about transition from opera to writing

    Joelle Charbonneau knew that her opera performance degree would take her to stages, though she wasn’t expecting the editing and proofing sort.

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    Voting 101: a first-timer's guide to democracy

    Believe it or not, Nov. 6 is right around the corner, and for many DePaul students this will be their first time voting. Here is a how-to guide to voting in the Windy City.

  • Students weigh in on presidential debates

    Brownstone’s Annex at DePaul University was full of students watching the large screen as President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took the stage at the University of Denver for the first of three presidential debates last Wednesday night.

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    One ‘L’ of a place to do your grocery shopping: Peapod virtual markets in CTA stations

    Chicago CTA and Metra riders will now be able to tackle their grocery shopping lists on-the-go this October, as the Skokie-based online grocer Peapod expands its virtual supermarket to 17 CTA and Metra stations across the city.

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    On cold morning, Chicago Marathon runners bring the heat

    The city came to a standstill Oct. 7 as 45,000 athletes took to the streets to compete in the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

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    Students in favor of public teacher evaluations

    Getting ready to fill in your course cart? Whether you are already planning your classes for next quarter, or waiting until last minute, there is chatter among students about professor suggestions and who to avoid.

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    DePaul basketball may be on the move

    The mayor’s office has taken interest in DePaul’s 2018 Vision to bring back Blue Demons basketball to Chicago.

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    DePaul goes digital with phone app

    DePaul students can now find out everything they need to know about the university with the help of iDePaul, a new application for mobile phones.

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    Storify of the first 2012 presidential debate

    A collection of social media and legacy media commentary on the first presidential debate Oct. 3, 2012.

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    News in Brief 10-1-12

    The week's top headlines. This week: DePaul's Feast for de Paul, and this week in DePaul history.

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    Consent is sexy: SlutWalk returns to Chicago

    Skirts were short, heels were high, but spirits were even higher at Thompson Center Plaza on Sept. 29 for Chicago’s SlutWalk, where self-proclaimed “sluts” and supporters marched south down State Street to Daley Plaza.

  • Chicago IMPACT provides self-defense classes at the Ray

    Since last year, IMPACT Chicago has been offering self-defense classes at the Ray Meyer Fitness Center. IMPACT Chicago has offered classes around campuses in Chicago since 1989.

  • New Wifi plan to broaden city internet access

    Last week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled a plan to expand internet access throughout Chicago: establishing a high speed broadband network, including free wireless internet access in 15 business districts throughout the city.

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    Urban farming makes its debut on campus

    The Urban Farming Organization (UFO) at DePaul is one of the many urban farms blossoming at universities and city parks in Chicago. A city tour of urban farms hosted by the Chicago Higher Education Sustainable Food Systems Network showcased farms from Loyola University, Schrieber Park, the City Farm and UFO’s own DePaul Urban Garden.

  • Textbooks at DePaul facing reform

    Over the last 20 years, textbook prices have skyrocketed, increasing at twice the rate of inflation. To combat this, Student Government Association (SGA) executive Vice president of Academic Affairs Sarah Rens is looking to reform the textbook market.

  • DePaul to form alliance with medical school

    DePaul will start a “strategic alliance” with the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) to bolster their respective medical programs, the university is expected to announce Wednesday.

  • Student-made "EventDrops" site sparks university controversy, a website created by DePaul student Khoa Nguyen, was created to assist DePaul organizations in their event planning. Recently, however, the website has been a source of controversy with the administration raising objections to it.

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    News in Brief 9-24-12

    Get the week's top stories and headlines in our News in Brief. This week: Back to school for CPS teachers and students, DePaul online teaching service wins award, and this week in DePaul history.

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    "You can't buy happiness -- except with an iPhone"

    Apple users, start your search engines: after months of speculation and anticipation, the iPhone 5 went on sale Friday to long lines around the globe. The Apple Store at North and Clybourn opened its doors at 8 a.m. to customers eager to get their hands on the newest version of Apple’s smartphone.

  • Marijuana ordinance does not affect DePaul students

    A new ordinance in Chicago that took effect Aug. 4 reduced the punishment for marijuana possession of 15 grams or less from a $1,500 fine and six months jail time to a $250-500 ticket. Mayor Rahm Emanuel aims to reduce the amount of time officers spend processing possession cases and increase the number of cops on the streets combating gang violence and drug dealing.

  • Kenmore Green leaves some seeing red

    In Chicago, there are few issues more contentious than parking, the need for green space and pedestrian access. In Lincoln Park, these two issues are coming to a head on the DePaul campus.

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    DePaul student remembered after accident

    Aug. 17 began like any other day for Alice Butler-Collins. She got up and heard her son – Kenneth Collins, a DePaul Ph.D. student – start his car after a few misfires and drive away. That was at 6:45 a.m. Collins, 43, died on his way to pick up his paycheck after a car hit him from behind when the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

  • Blurry "vision" for the future

    If you walked through the quad Sept. 14, you might have noticed the gigantic stage, sea of white chairs and a scrumptious looking spread, which rivaled the sandwich from Chartwell's you grabbed earlier. No, FEST didn't come early this year--this event kicked off the university's plan to enhance our education and national appeal over the next six years.

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    Teachers stay strong amid strike criticisms

    A sea of more than 20,000 red t-shirts donned by teachers, union leaders, and a number of supporters rallied in Union Park, Saturday, chanting, “strong schools, strong community,” “Chicago is a union town,” and “the people united will never be divided.”

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    Walk it out: CPS teachers strike

    After six days of negotiation between the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) administrative board and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), the Chicago teachers’ strike seemed to be close to ending on Sunday, Sept. 16—but the earliest students will be back in school is Sept. 19.

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    News in Brief 9-17-12

    Get the week's top stories and headlines in our News in Brief. This week: JTR Library hours extended for fall, DePaul ranked among top 150 universities, Former Chicago Police detective convicted in fatal crash that killed DePaul student, and DePaul welcomes largest freshman class ever.

  • CTU and LOL: Social media buzz about the strike

    Notice a lot of chatter on Twitter and Facebook lately about the teachers strike? You’re not alone. The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike has become more noticeable as media coverage has swelled with each passing day.

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    A new Vision for 2018

    DePaul President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M.  introduced the Vision 2018 plan for the school at an event attended by more than 800 alumni, faculty and students Sept. 14. The plan, like its predecessors Vision 2012 and Vision 2006, outlines DePaul’s goals for the university over the next six years.

  • See what SGA has in store for DePaul this year

    The DePaulia’s Editor-In-Chief Elizabeth Schuetz sat down with Student Government Association President Caroline Winsett about goals and plans for the new school year.

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    CTU strike photos 9-13-12

    Photos from the Chicago Teachers Union strike outside of the Chicago Public Schools headquarters Sept. 13, 2012.

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    CTU strike photos 9-12-12

    The CTU strike continued for a third day as protesters marched outside the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters Wednesday Sept. 12.

  • Help StreetWise by voting through Chase Community Giving

    StreetWise, Inc. now has the chance to make even more money than the small profit they make from the $2 papers. The organization has been selected as one of 196 nonprofit organizations in the country to participate in the Chase Community Giving program, sponsored by Chase Bank, and they need your vote.

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    Chicago Teachers Union strike day one recap

    At 6:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10 more than 26,000 teachers wearing red t-shirts and carrying strike signs picketed around 650-plus public schools to show support for their union during contract negotiations.

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    CTU strike photos 9-10-12

    A collection of photos from the Chicago Teachers Union strike Sept. 10, 2012. 

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    Changes are coming to the CTA and UPass

    As part of the new Open Standards Fare System (OSFS) enacted by Illinois House bill 3597 the CTA must “develop and implement a regional fare payment system,” according to a document released by the CTA. This means new cards and new contactless card readers will replace the current cards and ticket machines at the CTA stop turnstiles and buses in 2014.

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    News in Brief: 9/10/12

    Get the week's top stories and headlines in our News in Brief. This week: DePaul student killed in car accident, Dean of Students Office opens new department, and DePaul kicks off Vision 2018.

  • New survey aims to promote talk, action for sex assault prevention on campus

    A recently-released survey about sexual safety on campus has called attention to one of the most prevalent, yet most underreported, crimes affecting university students, just in time for the new academic year.

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    Students to benefit from CTA improvements

    In an effort to update and reduce overcrowding on Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) routes, the CTA announced numerous proposed changes Aug. 21. One major change that will affect DePaul students is the elimination of the No. 11 Lincoln bus between Western and Fullerton and the addition of a new No. 37 Sedgwick bus.

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    Occupiers rally in front of Obama campaign headquarters

    To commemorate the first night of the Democratic National Convention, Occupy Chicago and other protesters rallied against the Obama administration in front of his campaign headquarters Tuesday.

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    One day before classes begin, CPS teachers rally for new contact

    Just one day before Chicago public schools are to begin, thousands of teachers wearing red t-shirts in support of their union rallied at the Daley center for a new and fair contract. The march began at Chicago’s city hall then continued on Clark Street to the CPS headquarters.

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    Meet some of the new faces of the univeristy from Taste of DePaul

    Welcome Weekend's Taste of DePaul event was a hit with new students.

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    DePaul Immersion Week wraps up with performance by the Second City

    Freshmen were treated to a free DePaul-exclusive Second City show, Saturday night in the McGrath Arena. The performance was one of many Saturday events to end Freshman Immersion Week and welcome new students to DePaul and Chicago.

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    Newest Blue Demons move-in on Lincoln Park Campus

    DePaul's newest Blue Demons have arrived. Upperclassmen, faculty and family were out and about the Lincoln Park campus Saturday to help the Class of 2016 move into what will be their home for the next nine to 10 months.

  • Graphic designers, photographers, and writers needed!

    The DePaulia is looking for graphic designers, photographers, and writers for the 2012-2013 school year.

  • Another bump in the road for CMH redevelopment

    It looks like another rejection has been stamped on the redevelopment plans for the former Children’s Memorial Hospital. In accordance with the wishes of active Lincoln Park residents, Ald. Michele Smith (43rd ward) has formally stated her opposition to the most recent redevelopment plans.

  • Recent shootings raise awareness on DePaul campus

    With Monday’s shooting near Texas A&M University, the recent Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting and last month’s Aurora, CO massacre, it may seem like your safety is at risk whenever you leave your home.

  • DePaul student killed in car accident

    Kenneth Collins, a DePaul Ph.D. student, was killed Friday morning after a car hit him outside of Roseland Hospital, according to Chicago Tribune and ABC 7 News.

  • Chick-Fil-A controversy hits home in Chicago community

    The Jim Henson Company’s withdrawal from their partnership with the popular fast food chain Chick-Fil-A is just as protected as Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy’s admission that the company is, ”guilty as charged” when it comes to their beliefs that marriage should exclusively be between a man and a woman.

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    Not all CTA emergency buttons work in emergencies

    As a follow up to the story reported originally by Good Day DePaul, the DePaulia has learned this summer through FOIA responses that the “CTA [did] not report annual numbers for defective emergency call buttons at CTA rail stations and platforms or defective passenger intercom buttons on its trains” from 2006 to February 2012.

  • Education and building height main concerns in CMH redevelopment

    A Lincoln Park town hall meeting took place July 26 to discuss the redevelopment plan for the area where Children’s Memorial Hospital stood. In accordance with the wishes of Ald. Michele Smith (43rd Ward), the meeting gave Lincoln Park residents a platform to voice their concerns about the plan.

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    News Brief: 7-24-12

    A summary of this week's headlines.This week: "Theatre School Fundraiser Tessa Craib-Cox, 1944-2012," "DePaul Law Veteran Named 'Veteran of the Month,'" and "The Best Taco Bell in the Nation Might be Just Around the Corner."

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    Students still see "Dark Knight Rises" despite Colorado shooting

    The absolute horror of the shooting in an Aurora, Colorado theater screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has not deterred audiences from visiting theaters to see the movie, nor has it seemed to increase theater security. The tragedy has claimed the lives of at least twelve innocent audience members with as many as eleven remaining in critical condition.

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    CityTarget to open on State Street

    The historic Carson Pirie Scott building, just blocks away from DePaul’s Loop campus, will reopen it’s doors Wednesday, July 25 as CityTarget

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    Sun-Times reports Chicago has more cash and growing debt

    According to a Chicago Sun-Times report, the city has more cash, but is still dealing with growing debt. The 2011 audit shows that the year ended with “$310 million in cash on hand, $167 million more than the year before, but added $465 million to the mountain of debt piled on Chicago taxpayers.”

  • AP: Jury selection to start in Drew Peterson trial

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Jury selection is to begin Monday in Drew Peterson's long-delayed murder trial, in which prosecutors want the former suburban Chicago police officer's wives to effectively testify from their graves about his threats to kill them.

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    Escalator at Jackson red line station re-opens

    The escalator at the Jackson red line station is finally open after months of construction.

  • News Brief: 7-16-12

    A summary of this week's headlines. "Blue Demon Makes Broadway Debut," "DePaul Increases Donation Goal to $300 Million," and "Mayor Emanuel 'Showed Interest' in a Chicago Location for New DePaul Stadium"

  • Public Safety “waiting for clarification” on new marijuana ordinance

    The new Chicago marijuana ordinance will take effect in early August, allowing those possessing small quantities of the illegal drug to evade arrest. While federal law mandates that any amount of marijuana can result in revocation of financial aid, DePaul is examining the ordinance to determine how it will affect future policies at the university.

  • CTA Crime Map reveals theft threat for Loop students

    It’s nearly midnight, and bleary-eyed Loop students begin wandering out of DePaul’s CDM, Law, and Student Center buildings to the Red Line stops below. But according to a recent Chicago Tribune analysis, these students are at increased risk of theft and robbery: nearly half of the crimes committed on Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Loop stations between Jan. 2009 and June 2012 were thefts.

  • Privacy not a luxury when living in student housing

    Credit cards. Loan agreements. Renters insurance. For many college students these are the first contracts they sign. Some may be taken for granted while others play out on a daily basis. But one that might oft get overlooked is a University code of conduct or a student housing guide. Implicit contracts in dealing with a University that has its own rights.

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    AP: High court upholds key part of Obama health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.

  • With summer heat, crime on the rise

    Rusted fire hydrants are open in neighborhoods across Chicago welcoming summer with fits of youthful laughter and free car washes to those passing by. But while the summer heat has brought floods of children playing happily in the street pools of water, a surge of violence continues as temperatures have risen.

  • Shooting near Lincoln Park Zoo shakes up community

    The area around the Lincoln Park Zoo is referred to by most as one of the safest and most family friendly attractions in the city. However, as of Sunday morning, that area can now be considered a crime scene. 

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    DePaul VP of Student Affairs announces retirement

    DePaul Vice President of Student Affairs Jim Doyle announced his retirement Wednesday, June 6. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Cindy Summers will become the interim vice president.

  • Saint Vincent DePaul Parish feeds the hungry at Seton Sandwich Kitchen

    Every morning at 7:45 a line forms on the east side of the Saint Vincent DePaul Parish. Each person in the line has their own unique story and their own reason for being there. However, they all have one thing in common: they are hungry.

  • Campus recreation just went mobile

    Your smartphone can do just about anything. From ordering carryout to indentifying the name of that random song playing on the radio – the world is at our fingertips. Technology has pushed its digital nose into nearly every facet of our lives and next year, DePaul’s Office of Student Involvement will take it one step further

  • Try these unique classes to spices up your quarter

    Ever get tired of enrolling in boring and traditional courses especially classes that are not related to your major? With a few referrals and in-depth search throughout the Campus Connection database, students can find themselves in some unique and interesting.

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    Breaking: Battles drops from FEST 2012 lineup

    The experimental rock band Battles has dropped from the FEST 2012 lineup because of a "personal emergency," according to FEST coordinator Lizmarie Palomo and a post on DePaul Activities Board’s Facebook page.

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    Updated: Lincoln Park furniture store catches fire, causes CTA delays

    Roy's Furniture, located at 2455 N. Sheffield Ave., caught fire around 3 p.m. today.

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    Abstinence on the rise among young adults

    Movies such as “Friends with Benefits” and “No Strings Attached” perpetuate the idea that we live in a hookup culture. It may seem that young adults, especially college students, are having sex, but are they really? Research shows that more young adults are saying “no” to sex.

  • The least and most valuable college majors revealed

    Graduation season has finally rolled around and new packs of college graduates are being thrown from the nest and into the real world. The last few years have been difficult for college graduates who have found themselves facing challenges their parents and grandparents did not have to face, including a deep economic recession and record levels of college debt

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    Fashion statement: the hooded sweatshirt proves to mean many things to many people

    A hoodie is one of the most comfortable articles of clothing someone can wear. DePaul students themselves can frequently be seen rushing to class in the morning wearing one.

  • SGA fights for transparency in teacher evaluations

    As another quarter comes to a close, students are beginning to receive those persistent email reminders to fill out course evaluations. For those students who choose to ignore the incessant emails, they may soon find an incentive to fill them out.

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    Loop busineses take on NATO protest customers

    While the Loop campus closed altogether, most businesses downtown remained open during the NATO summit two weekends ago.

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    Clementi case still lingers on college campuses

    The results of a 2005 survey on DePaul University’s campus climate for LGBTQ students showed that almost 60 percent of LGBTQ students have hidden their sexual identity on campus “for fear of personal safety, discrimination or rejection.” Furthermore, 71 percent of LGBTQ respondents said they witnessed homophobia or hate crimes on campus, and over half of all students surveyed said LGBTQ students were likely to be harassed on campus.

  • Online presence the latest tool for job hunters

    We tend to largely view Facebook and Twitter as a recreational medium of ourselves, but the reality is that our online activity is spilling over into our professional sphere of work. Virtually everything we do online can or will affect our careers. Whether it is making a blog, participating in Twitter conversations, or having an online portfolio, creating virtual selves in our respective industries is the future.

  • University president to donate portion of salary to fight poverty

    DePaul University President Rev. Dennis Holtschneider recently joined “The Presidents’ Pledge Against Global Poverty” along with 27 other current and former college presidents, promising to donate 5 percent of his salary to fighting poverty.

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    Chicago Teachers Union holds rally, march

    The Chicago Teachers Union held a rally at the Auditorium Theatre tonight and later marched east on Jackson Boulevard to oppose low salaries for the teachers, larger class sizes, and the lengthening of the school day that will be implement this fall.

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    'Sorry for the inconvenience. There’s a revolution here.'

    This past weekend was a significant moment in the Chicago political realm as world leaders gathered around conference tables at McCormick Place. However, it was also a significant moment in Chicago activism. Throughout the weekend, and even the past week, thousands of protesters from across the globe gathered in the Windy City to voice their opposition to NATO.