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Pets Solve Problems

Pets Solve Problems

Avery Downes, Freshman Writer

March 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

A Flash to the Past: 80s Fashion Makes a Comeback

A Flash to the Past: 80s Fashion Makes a Comeback

Stephanie Nguyen, Junior Writer

February 14, 2017

Recently, fashion has been making a flash to the past. Notorious for its contributions to fashion, the 80’s were known for their spontaneous, colorful, and outgoing clothing styles. Mom jeans and jean jackets have been the hype in the youth generation. Mom jeans that were once, “unfashionable and...

Spanish Club’s Newest President: Eric De La Luz

Elena Reilly, Junior Writer

December 5, 2016

Eric De La Luz is the new Spanish club president; he is also a student, friend, classmate, leader for cross country, and runs track at DePaul College Prep.  He is dedicated to the Spanish Club. He focuses on what the club needs and listens to the club participants. Eric is a very outgoing person and...

Periodic Table Completed

Shoni Herrera, Senior Editors

December 3, 2016

Mrs. Rodriguez and her IB chemistry students have completed research on the new elements recently added to the periodic table by The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. According to IUPAC, the new elements were named after… A mythological concept or character (including astronomica...

Sebastiano Masi’s Speech Team Experience

Shoni Herrera, Senior Editor

December 2, 2016

Congratulation to the DePaul College Prep Speech Team! Sebastiano Masi, an IB senior, participated at the first Catholic League Tournament on Saturday, October 29th at Stagg High School. With his strong efforts of working 4 to 5 hours per week, he was ranked in fifth place. He elaborates on his journey...

Choir’s first concert, Even When, captures the importance of hope

Choir’s first concert, Even When, captures the importance of hope

Stephanie Nguyen, Junior Writer

November 30, 2016

Even When,” the first titled performance of the year from the choir, took place on November 15th, 2016 at 7pm in the DePaul Prep chapel. Working hard on rebuilding the music program at school, this 9 piece ensemble sang a variety of songs with one thing in common, hope. The wide and large space that...

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