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“The Game Changers” movie may be a lifesaver

By Roderick Diamond II
Medill Reports

In a world where food affects so many aspects of life and the planet, what difference can a meat-free diet make?

The current Netflix film “The Game Changers” debunks myths, research and misconceptions presented about such diets. Dr. Terry Mason, COO of the Cook County Department of Public Health, drove home these points during his talk before the recent screening at DePaul University’s Center for Animal Law and  Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter. Continue reading


By Roderick Diamond II
Medill Reports

Louisiana State University Tigers celebrated a glorious victory against the Clemson Tigers in the 2020 College Football Playoff finale in New Orleans Jan. 13.

Though the university is in Baton Rouge, a good 80-mile drive from New Orleans, that didn’t stop the LSU community from rejoicing. People and places all over the country were celebrating the Tigers fourth national championship in football.

It’s to the point where fellow Chicagoans joined in on the festivities on a chilly Monday night. Over 900 miles from New Orleans, the Standard Bar and Grill in Wicker Park bleeds purple and gold yearlong. The LSU-themed bar filled with fans who showed their support the night of the game.

Kayla Howard, a law student at DePaul, was one of the many people inside Standard Bar and Grill Monday night.

“ I’m from North Carolina but it’s fun and my friend’s sister goes to LSU for grad school and that’s how I found out about it,” Howard said. Continue reading