Irish law banning most abortions could change in 2018

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close At a time of intense political polarization, the argument over whether abortions should be legal or not is at the forefront of many politicians’ campaigns. The debate over reproductive rights has become an international issue, including in Ireland where the government announced in late September they plan to hold a referendum in the summer of 2018 on the Eighth Amendment, the section of the constitution that res

International women’s day

International Women’s Day is a time for the world to celebrate the different women’s rights movements that are taking place around the world. It’s when Oprah quotes and pictures of Malala Yousafzai will be posted on social media with this year’s theme, #PressforProgress. In 2018, we are bound to see a lot of talk about the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements that started last year. The entire theme is meant to ask for a change in the way societies and governments deal with sexual assault. While thes

Aftermath of the shutdown

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close President Donald Trump ended the government shutdown by signing a bill early last week to reinstate funds after a three-day deadlock in the Congress. The bill extends funding for the government until Feb. 8, giving Congress over three weeks to come to a conclusion about an official spending bill. On Jan. 19, after debates about the budget bill refused to be resolved, the government entered an official shutdown

Modern Day Jane

Every Friday night, members of an unofficial DePaul student organization sit around and wait for the phone to ring from students who are in need of contraception, pregnancy tests or lubrication. From 6 until 11 p.m., the members of Students for Reproductive Justice (SRJ) hang out near campus — but never on campus — waiting to get a message on Google Voice. SRJ isn’t allowed to distribute condoms on campus. They can’t hang flyers in the Student Center, they don’t have an OrgSync account and DePa

Gaining Momentum: March for Our Lives Across the Nation

Signs and chants across the country echoed this ideology on March 24, as hundreds of thousands came together to mourn gun violence deaths and bring gun reform to the forefront of the political atmosphere. The day of the March for Our Lives protests was filled with emotion and calls for action, with people ranging from students to retired citizens coming together for the event. Taking to the streets, parks, state capitols and event spaces, marchers came to protest the current gun laws in America

Gaining Momentum: March for Our Lives Across the Nation

Signs and chants across the country echoed this ideology on March 24, as hundreds of thousands came together to mourn gun violence deaths and bring gun reform to the forefront of the political atmosphere. The day of the March for Our Lives protests was filled with emotion and calls for action, with people ranging from students to retired citizens coming together for the event. Taking to the streets, parks, state capitols and event spaces, marchers came to protest the current gun laws in America

After ‘no,’ a time to heal

Content warning: this story contains graphic descriptions of sexual acts. Samantha’s* father set rules for his daughter about what she could and couldn’t do, especially when it came to boys and dating. One of those rules was that she wasn’t allowed to ride in a car alone with a boy. Samantha didn’t understand why her father was so strict. Until one day during her junior year of high school, when her friend Matt* came to pick her up for school. Samantha’s dad had already left for work, so Saman

Correcting the bias

Religion has been in the headlines lately, but for Islam none of the press seems to be good. Between travel bans to Muslim majority countries to “radical Islamic terrorists” becoming a prominent term, a lot of lines have been blurred between what Islam actually is and what it is not. The Muslim Student Association (MSA) noticed some of these misconceptions starting to appear, and decided to use their place on campus to tear as many of them down as possible. The MSA had one speaker talk about wh

CLEAR celebrates 40 years of helping students

In 1977, the college took notice of a group of community members who yearned to further their education, including those with learning disabilities. Because of this, the college started the College Learning, Activities and Resources program, or CLEAR. It began with a small number of students who met on Saturdays and took a couple classes with instructors. Now, 40 years later, CLEAR has expanded to teaching over a hundred students and has classes three days a week. The expansion happened gradual

Organization teaches girls the language of coding

A sense of pride and accomplishment washed over Angie Sunderland, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, back in 2015 when she got the news that the national Girls Who Code organization would now be offered at the college after she worked so hard to bring it here. Before this, only one other club existed in the entire Kansas City metropolitan area. Now, all of Sunderland’s hard work has finally been paying off. Girls Who Code started being offered at the college during the 2015-20