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Inmates or Income?

Danny Adams, Senior Writer

November 8, 2016


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On October 19 the president's administration renewed contracts with private prisons. This is a strange thing because in August of this year president Obama condemned for-profit prisons for not being as safe and efficient as state run prisons and seems to be on the road to setting them down. The renewed...

History of Halloween

Hanna Jeong, Junior Writer

November 8, 2016


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As the time reaches the end of the harvest and summer, coinciding with the start of dark and cold winter, people wait for Halloween with enjoyment and excitement as they have done every year. As a result of an interview with a few students at DePaul College Prep, the Halloween images popped up in their heads are mostly ridiculous costumes, pumpkins, and candy. Fatima Nieto, Junior at DePaul Col...

A Chance For Change

Danny Adams, Senior Writer

October 10, 2016


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Is Chicago capable of destroying its reputation of corruption, violence, and greed? While some may argue this is impossible, a 23 year old rapper is showing that it is anything can happen. Chancellor Bennett, better known as Chance the Rapper, is one of the biggest rising stars in the rap industry and is changing music and his home town. His album, The Coloring Book, is the first streaming e...

Exciting Homecoming Football Game

Zach Burhans, Freshman Writer

October 10, 2016


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When everyone arrived in the gym for the first pep rally of the year, you could feel the energy from the students. Later that night, it would be a very disappointing 4th quarter as the last second on the score board ticked down to triple zeros, as the home crowd Rams silently filed out of Lane Stadium,...

Sea of Trees

J.R., Junior Writer

May 6, 2016


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Resting on Mount Fuji, the Aokigahara Forest is the world’s second most popular place to take your own life. The Aokigahara Forest is perhaps the most infamous forest in all of Japan and is also home to over 500 confirmed suicides since the 1950s. Legend says that the tradition started after Seic...

Join DePaul College Prep for Taste of the Arts

Mallory Winkler, Senior Writer

April 15, 2016


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This Friday, April 15th, DePaul College Prep will be hosting the 7th annual Taste of the Arts at 5pm-8:30pm. This event welcomes hundreds of students to get involved with a creative part of the school. The Parents Club has been working hard to coordinate this wonderful event that is guaranteed to...

Meet The Avenue’s Graphic Designer: Anna Korol

Shoni Herrera, Junior Editor

April 15, 2016


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At DePaul College Prep, senior, Anna Korol, is part of the graphics team for The Avenue. She designed the logo and the layout of the first digital news publication at DePaul College Prep. Anna Korol wants to be a graphic designer and hopes to be accepted to her top choice university, University of I...

More Guns More Violence: Chicago’s Most Violent January in 16 Years

Andrea Pensamiento, Sophomore Writer

February 1, 2016


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Social media is becoming a powerful tool more and more everyday, but it's also helping violence increase in Chicago. In 2015 alone, nearly 3,000 people were victims of shootings. Over the weekend of January 29 through January 31st, 6 people were killed and 23 were left wounded from shootings. In the...

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