DePauw Lives and the Need for Safety: A Sanctuary Campus

DePauw Lives and the Need for Safety: A Sanctuary Campus I had the pleasure of interviewing junior, Margaret (Maggie) Rocha and senior, Nancy Huynh, two students who have been meeting with President McCoy to talk about what a sanctuary campus is and how it impacts our campus. Many students on campus do not know what a sanctuary campus is or what a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) student is. This article is helpful for...

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The Truth About Being a First-Year

       When we came to DePauw, all of us either had many expectations or no expectations at all. We all wanted it to be a place where there was fun parties and cool people. We really didn’t know about how hard or rough the academic experience would be. We just wanted to love DePauw. There are students who see the university as their home for the next four years while there are some students who think of transferring to another school....

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Hartman House Doing it Well!
Oct10

Hartman House Doing it Well!

What has the Hartman House been up to so far this semester? Check out this awesome video for a quick reminder of the awesomeness that has been happening over at 500 E....

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Spiritual Life at DePauw!
Jul20

Spiritual Life at DePauw!

‘Spiritual Life’ is the branch of the Hartman House that oversees all things religion. Not only are multiple faiths recognized and practiced, but several services are provided during the year for students who want to leap right into DePauw’s spiritual...

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Stop White-Washing My Colors: Holi vs Color Run
Apr08

Stop White-Washing My Colors: Holi vs Color Run

In elementary school, I was made fun of for having mehndi done on my hands, which I had gotten done that past weekend from celebrating Eid (a Muslim holiday). My classmates were asking questions like “why did you color on your hands?” and saying that it was “dirty” to have that on my hands. Some of them didn’t want me to touch them out of disgust and fear. I was so confused because in desi culture (desi =...

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Prayer Beads and Interfaith Dialogue
Mar01

Prayer Beads and Interfaith Dialogue

The Prayer Bead Workshop hosted by the Interfaith Interns embodied what it means to be a part of a pluralist community in the most tangible way. The tradition of using beads to invoke spirituality supersedes borders and is seen across cultures -across faiths. We were eager to host this activity for the DePauw community as we felt that not only was it a meditative and a fun study break in the midst of Finals but it also illustrated the...

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