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An American at Oxford: A moment for Valentine’s Day

An American at Oxford: A moment for Valentine’s Day

Charli Rose

February 15, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

The English fog and steady mist are a welcome retreat from the blizzards I ran through last winter in Chicago, but there are still challenges to face whilst running here nonetheless. The main one being the mere discovery of a route, but Oxford is nothing if not full of surprises, and turning down any random alleyway is sure to lead you ...

Fuel-efficient and rugged cars rule the Chicago Auto Show

Fuel-efficient and rugged cars rule the Chicago Auto Show

Colin Sallee

February 14, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

[slideshow_deploy id='9646'] Because they are so common — and in most cases taken for granted — automobiles are a basic necessity. College students especially know all too well how valuable a functional car is. Read More »...

Live blog: Chicago Auto Show

Live blog: Chicago Auto Show

Kirsten Onsgard and Colin Sallee

February 12, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Multimedia

The annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place is one of the largest auto shows in the country. Follow along as The DePaulia explores the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. // ...

Flowchart of love: Choose your Valentine’s Day adventure

Flowchart of love: Choose your Valentine’s Day adventure

Grant Myatt, Courtney Jacquin, and Kirsten Onsgard

February 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Follow this quiz to find out what you should eat, drink or do for your own special Valentine’s Day Read More »...

Love at first (right) Tinder swipe

Love at first (right) Tinder swipe

Courtney Jacquin

February 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

When thinking about Tinder, relationships aren’t necessarily the first thing to come to mind. Definitely not serious relationships. Read More »...

Tinder isn’t just for dating — it’s also a game

Tinder isn’t just for dating — it’s also a game

Murray Campbell

February 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

By this point, most millennials know about Tinder. Its popularity has now permeated our culture, updating online dating for our generation in a neat little package, complete with slick animations, tons of buttons to press and a myriad of pictures to swipe left and right. At its heart, Tinder is a game with many of the...

Contestants, poets celebrate language at Lucky Guess Spelling Bee

Contestants, poets celebrate language at Lucky Guess Spelling Bee

Erin Yarnall

February 1, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Onomatopoeia is the formation of a word from a sound associated for what it is named; for example, cuckoo and sizzle. Onomatopoeia is also the word that won Chicagoan Evan Loritsch the glory of being crowned the winner of the first ever Lucky Guess Spelling Bee on Jan. 29. Read More »...

An American at Oxford: Off to the pubs

An American at Oxford: Off to the pubs

Charli Rose

February 1, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

I made a conscious and steady effort to go into this year with no preconceived notions about Oxford. This was usually done in the form of refusing to search any images on Google of the cobblestone streets and old libraries. I did expect a few things, however. I expected there to be academia, robes worn to dinners and mast...

All ages ‘Lucky Guess’ Spelling Bee to be held Jan. 29

Erin Yarnall

January 28, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Spelling bees are a quintessential part of the public school experience for children growing up. Some kids excelled, some kids got out on the word ‘sinew,’ such as eighth grader, Anthony Sanders at St. Beatrice Catholic School in Schiller Park. Read More »...

Embracing female nudity via Herself.com

Embracing female nudity via Herself.com

Jen DePoorter

January 25, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Star of CW’s “Reign,” Australian actress Caitlin Stasey launched the feminist website Herself.com, where women pose nude and tell their stories. Stasey sought to create a place where women could unapologetically be themselves and bare all. Read More »...

Sudsy shake-up: Why less shampoo might be good for your ‘do

Sudsy shake-up: Why less shampoo might be good for your ‘do

Vanessa Bell

January 18, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

There are three unavoidable challenges in life: bills, hair and company coffee. While there is little that can be done about debt collectors and powdered creamer, people are finding better ways to manage their hair by removing shampoo from their daily routine. The resurfacing trend is called “no-’poo,” and it’s not as revolting a double ...

An American in Oxford: Where the magic lies

An American in Oxford: Where the magic lies

Charli Rose

January 18, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

I am not the first person to go abroad. Should you ever choose to do the same, there are times when you will feel a grand connection with all the people who have gone before you. Read More »...

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