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Board, not boring: Board game nights and cafes aren’t just for kids

Board, not boring: Board game nights and cafes aren’t just for kids

Sergio Montealegre

April 26, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Games, Lifestyle

Board games have been making a return to popularity as a more social face-to-face alternative. Read More »...

Get moving and motivated with the perfect fitness band

Get moving and motivated with the perfect fitness band

Mary McIlvain

April 26, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Out with the old and in with the new.  It seems these days the “old-fashioned” pedometer just doesn’t cut it with fitness gurus.  Activity trackers, otherwise known as fitness bands or fitness trackers, are taking the place of original pedometers and replacing them with more high-tech versions.  Read More »...

Let it grow: Herb gardens flourish in small urban spaces

Let it grow: Herb gardens flourish in small urban spaces

Kirsten Onsgard

April 26, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

It isn’t easy exercising a green thumb between a two-flat and paved paradise. For many Chicagoans who rent an apartment without a backyard, this often means forgoing gardening, leaving farming to the suburbanites or digging up weeds in a patch of communal land. Read More »...

Bacon lovers, creative chefs unite at Baconfest Chicago

Bacon lovers, creative chefs unite at Baconfest Chicago

Kathryn Eardley

April 21, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink, Lifestyle

It was a bacon lover’s dream. Donuts and popcorn with bacon sprinkles set side-by-side with bacon-wrapped onion rings. Bacon-infused bourbon and fried pickles were followed by pork-stuffed Bao, bacon custard pie and churros topped with bacon crumbles. Read More »...

Chrome extension RateMyPaul adds ratings to Campus Connect

Andrew Nunez

April 12, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

With course registration coinciding with midterms, fitting in classes and cross-referencing Rate My Professors is often a burden. But one new Google Chrome extension could change that. Read More »...

Social media sites become more socially conscious

Andrew Nunez

March 15, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Several social media platforms have recently taken more steps in becoming socially aware. Facebook has taken the well-being of users into further consideration with a feature that allows users who express suicidal thoughts to easily get the assistance they need. Read More »...

An American at Oxford: The people

Charli Rose

March 13, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

It will have been the people. When future aunts, uncles, colleagues of my parents and fellow classmates ask me what it was I got out of my year at Oxford, it will have been the people. They will assume that the unique traditions and ancient histories of this place made an impact on me and they will...

DePaul student makes dollars and scents off homemade aftershave

DePaul student makes dollars and scents off homemade aftershave

Jessica Villagomez

March 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

  DePaul University junior John Costa barely manages to squeeze in into his twin sized bed, yet alone much else in his cramped, 8-by-6-and-a-half-foot bedroom in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Costa doesn’t even have a closet, stuffing his bookshelves with clothes and his other belongings. Read More »...

Spring break shake-up

Spring break shake-up

Kirsten Onsgard

March 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

DePaul might not offer its students a long spring break, but that does not mean it has to be boring. Whether you want to recharge, relax or remind yourself of summertime, you can take advantage of the week off. Here’s the best things to do if you’re in need of ... ...

The Ray at DePaul cooks up camping advice

The Ray at DePaul cooks up camping advice

Julian Hayda

March 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

It’s the trip of a lifetime — mountains, canyons, waterfalls, just too beautiful to be real. But you’re hungry for more — and that’s not a metaphor. You need to eat. Read More »...

An American at Oxford: The people in the shadows

An American at Oxford: The people in the shadows

Charli Rose

March 1, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

If you find yourself walking amidst Oxford’s castle-esque walls, there is little chance you will get very far without hearing a large clock tolling the time away. If it isn’t one of the college clock towers reminding you of the time, it is your own college hall, ringing out at five past seven, announcing time for di...

Author Ander Monson kicks off latest Humanities Center series

Katherine Philips

February 16, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Featuring a visit from acclaimed poet and author Ander Monson, the DePaul Humanities Center kicked off their first event in the “Discards: The Future(s) of the Book and Library” series titled, “Letter to a Future Book and Reader” Wednesday, Feb. 11 in the Lincoln Park student center. Read More »...

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