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Popular Pays cashes-in on Instagram social currency

Popular Pays cashes-in on Instagram social currency

Andrew Nunez

December 5, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

There are countless things to do and places to eat within Chicago, and unfortunately, most of us college students do not have to time or money to experience many of these. However, now there’s a way for those who are tight on money to enjoy and discover the many attractions and restaurant of the city for ...

Say hello to Ello, the ad-free social network

Say hello to Ello, the ad-free social network

Brendan Pedersen

November 16, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

On Aug. 7, a social network named Ello opened its doors to the public with a humble collection of 90 initial users. Read More »...

Map: Ice skating rinks in Chicago

Map: Ice skating rinks in Chicago

Kirsten Onsgard

November 12, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Along with hot chocolate and snowball fights, there are few things more quintessentially wintertime than ice skating. Luckily, Chicago is not short on places to hit the ice and channel your inner Michelle Kwan. Read More »...

Majoring in viral videos: DePaul students and alum big on YouTube

Majoring in viral videos: DePaul students and alum big on YouTube

Alyssa Girdwain

November 9, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

The world of YouTube runs deeper than minute-long cute cat videos. Call it a cultish, virtual Hollywood, but DePaul students and graduates are using the platform to create quality content, build audiences, craft a persona and launch a career in entertainment. A prankster, vlogger, and beauty guru sound of...

Bonn-voyage: Trains, planes and automobiles – 4 tips for traveling abroad

Bonn-voyage: Trains, planes and automobiles – 4 tips for traveling abroad

Megan Deppen

November 9, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

After almost three months, I’ve flown, bused, driven (or rather, been driven) and stayed in various accommodations across Europe. Studying abroad brings the world to your fingertips; all you have to worry about is getting there, and more importantly, deciding where to go. Read More »...

Bonn-voyage: Bonn-Appetite

Bonn-voyage: Bonn-Appetite

Megan Deppen

October 26, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

One of the great joys of travel is sampling the new food. Perusing the streets of Bonn, I was surprised by where my nose led me. Read More »...

Bonn-Voyage: To Budapest

Bonn-Voyage: To Budapest

Megan Deppen

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Imagine you're about to graduate college and receive the holy diploma that is your ticket to a better life. Now imagine that your native tongue and "political background" make you an enemy to the state, therefore your university won't recognize your degree.  Read More »...

Breaking barriers: Favianna Rodriguez sheds light on slut phobia, gender equality

Breaking barriers: Favianna Rodriguez sheds light on slut phobia, gender equality

Parker Asmann

October 12, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

With her head barely peaking over the podium, Favianna Rodriguez waited eagerly for students and faculty to pile into the first floor of the Student Center on Thursday afternoon. She took the audience on a roller coaster of uncomfortable discussions surrounding topics of slut phobia, gender equality, ...

Commentary: Reddit and the new ethics of the Internet

Kevin Locoh

October 5, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

In the ’90s, Silicon Valley promised that in the Internet era, citizens of the world would all be free. Yet this technological utopia seems to have taken quite a turn for more of a dystopia. In 2014 and far from being free, a few global corporations with considerable power, and very little ethics rule t...

CTA do’s and don’ts: Etiquette when riding the ‘L’

CTA do’s and don’ts: Etiquette when riding the ‘L’

Stefani Szenda

September 29, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

As a school that has a lot of commuters and multiple campuses, DePaul University students are advised to quickly learn the 'L.' Students generally ride the train during the busiest parts of the day, so it’s good to know some etiquette that will help make the ride smoother. When the train pulls i...

Bonn-voyage: Trier time machine

Bonn-voyage: Trier time machine

Megan Deppen

September 28, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

My racing heartbeat was the only sound in the cool stone passageway. I flew past shadowy corridors, turning one corner then another. My eyes strained in the faint light trickling through the bricks above my head, and my jog turned to a sprint when a scream echoed from the hallway beside me. It w...

Trolling and talking smack on Yik Yak

Trolling and talking smack on Yik Yak

Ally Zacek

September 28, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Our parents always warned us to ‘never talk to strangers’, but they never warned us about something like this. The latest craze in social media is an app called Yik Yak which functions much like an anonymous Twitter. Instead of tweets, users can send out ‘Yaks’ to those in their area. Originally ...

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