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A Word of Advice to the Freshmen

Avery Downes, Sophomore Writer

August 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

The transition from eighth grade to high school can often be nerve racking and scary. You might not know anyone, the work load is harder, and you aren't the oldest anymore. Not to fear, for the older kids at DePaul College Prep would like to share some advice with you to help make your transition...

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Danny Adams, Senior Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features

On February 23, 2012 the hip-hop collective Pro Era released a video for the song Survival Tactics off of Joey Bada$$’s mixtape, 1999. This video would go viral and launch the group into fame. The last line of the song “Little weapon, Code Name: Smith & Wesson / And you’ll be quick to catch a bullet like an interception / If your man’s t...

The Film Feature: Part 1

Rafaella Ambrosio, Sophmore Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features

WHY DO WE WATCH FILMS? The question itself is simple; “Why do we watch films?”. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t so simple. I think we can all agree that all different kinds of film can be used as a form of escapism. In fact, I even have historical evidence to back that up. During the 1930...

Mothers:

Rafaella Ambrosio, Sophmore Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features

“Dad, where’s mom?” is probably one of the most asked questions in my household. Moms are problem solvers, personal drivers, teachers, supporters, and everything in between. In English class today, I was reading the book, Things fall apart. In chapter 14, the character Uchendu makes a very valid...

How to Survive High School: A Guide by the Class of 2017

Yeshay Choden, Stephanie Nguyen, and Elena Reilly, Junior Writers

May 9, 2017


Filed under Features

As the end of the school year approaches, the seniors begin wrapping up their final days of high school. With the class of 2017 giving their goodbyes, the junior class will step up and fill the roles of leaders of the school, sophomores venture onto an important year for college preparation, freshmen c...

Pets Solve Problems

Pets Solve Problems

Avery Downes, Freshman Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Features

Why is it that when you see your pet you are most likely filled with joy? How can an animal that people can't fully understand and that can't understand people make someone relaxed and happy? As a child, no one ever wondered why the animals you saw brought you excitement, they just went with...

DePaul College Prep Talks High School Relationships

Stephanie Nguyen, Junior Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Video

High school is a time that can mean different things for people. Some use this time to prepare themselves for their future, while many believe that high school is a time to experiment and grow. As students become older and more mature, dating becomes a subject. While there are some who do not participate...

Is this the “New Way” of Life We Want to be Living?

Is this the “New Way” of Life We Want to be Living?

Avery Downes, Freshman Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Features

Humans are born naturally curious about everything. Although, there is a fine line between natural curiosity, and offending someone of a different race or religion. Cultural appropriation is defined as, "the use or adoption of elements of one culture by members of another culture" (collinsdictionar...

The Asian American Kids

The Asian American Kids

Rafaella Ambrosio, Sophmore Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Features

Asian-American: An American who was born in Asia or whose family is from Asia. This is the label I was stamped with the moment I moved to the U.S. Long story short, I was born in Manila, Philippines to Filipino/Chinese parents, and because of my parents’ jobs, moved to Queensland, Australia, and...

Shh…It’s a Secret!

Shh…It’s a Secret!

Shoni Herrera, Senior Editor

February 28, 2017


Filed under Features

Rumors say there are secret menus around the neighborhood. What is a secret menu? They are special and secret meals not seen on a menu and designed for a customer from different fast food restaurants. “Yea, I’ve heard there are McLeprechaun Shakes at McDonalds, but they’re only given in th...

Hidden Figures: The Hidden Theme of Black History Month

Maggie Hollerman, Sophomore Writer

February 28, 2017


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In January, the inspiring true story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three African American women working at NASA in the 1960's during the time of the Civil Rights Movement, began playing in theaters. The three women were some of the brains behind the launch of John Glenn. In th...

Cardinal Cupich Raises His Voice in the Recent Political Issues

Cardinal Cupich Raises His Voice in the Recent Political Issues

Avery Downes, Freshman Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under Features

Throughout U.S. history, many types of leaders from Chicago have become a big part of what makes our world the way it is. Even though many were not born in the city itself, they have come to Chicago with big ideas on making America a better place. Many of the also want to express their ideas on political...

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