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An ode to Harry Potter

Tricia Cathcart

July 26, 2011


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Nearly two weeks after the movie release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. II," the final installment of the massive Harry Potter franchise, wizarding fans across the globe are still running to the theaters to catch a glimpse of their beloved four-eyed friend and his comrades duking it ou...

Pitchfork 2011: Music festival not just for hipsters

Brianna Kelly

July 18, 2011


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*View more photos from Pitchfork Music Festival 2011 here*Music enthusiasts of all ages and social categorizations flocked to Union Park on Friday for the sixth annual Pitchfork Music Festival. The crowd was as eclectic as the music that played: roughly 18,000 people attended each of the three days ...

Students break out their shades

Kirby Foote

June 15, 2011


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After a long, gloomy winter, the sunshine has finally returned to Chicago, bringing summer wardrobes out along with the warm weather. But Bermuda shorts and stylish flip-flops aren't the only way to make a warm-weather fashion statement. As the sun peeks out behind the clouds, DePaul students are br...

Gleeking Out: Glee Live stops off at Chicago

Kelly Stotmeister

June 13, 2011


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Pressed up against a shaky, seven-foot fence, surrounded by packs of screaming 12 year olds and their moms, desperately trying to find a camera and pen, I began to question my sanity. Then, they appeared.Across the smoldering asphalt of the Allstate Arena parking lot on Friday, June 3, Lea Michele, ...

On-campus vegan group to start next fall

Tricia Cathcart

May 30, 2011


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Flexitarian, pescetarian, vegetarian, vegan… We've all heard these dietary alternative terms before, but what do they actually mean?DePaul student Ben Austin aims to further inform students on the facts about cutting meat out of their diets. He's spearheading the idea for a new on-campus group tha...

Chicago’s lakefront opens for summer

Celeste Piraino

May 30, 2011


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Blooming tulips and looming finals can only mean one thing … summer vacation is just around the corner. And to top it off, all of the beaches in Chicago officially opened to the public Friday, May 27, for the Memorial Day opening at 9 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.Since Fullerton Beach is just blocks aw...

‘On Stranger Tides’ replaces characters, loses viewer approval

Debra Lipson

May 30, 2011


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The latest installment of Disney's swashbuckling franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides" set sail in theaters May 20. While the blockbuster raked in $400 million internationally within its first week, "On Stranger Tides" was a confounding diversion with even more unsolved plot holes th...

Michigan Avenue blushes with blooming tulips

Sarah Rens

May 30, 2011


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As you walk down Michigan Avenue, your eyes are naturally drawn to the illustrious skyline. But if you look a little lower you can really see what makes Chicago bloom. Beneath the gleaming metal towers lie fields of vibrant tulips growing within the gritty streets of Chicago.While as a unit, all the t...

Blues festival returns in June

Kyle Widenski

May 30, 2011


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Known as the largest free blues festival in the world, Chicago Blues Festival is the largest of the city's music festivals. Less than a month away, more than 300,000 blues fanatics will flood Grant Park for three days of blues delight. Regarded as the "Blues Capital of the World," the festival demonstrates th...

Electric Forest: Festival impresses Rothbury fans

Joanie Faletto

May 30, 2011


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div.imageRight,div.imagetop{display:none;}Consider what you know about an electric fence and electric chair. An electric dog collar, even. Using those context clue-reading skills standardized testing taught you so well, you may read an electric forest as terrifyingly "Saw VI"-like. Luckily, with wate...

Survival guide for graduates

Joanie Faletto

May 30, 2011


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Confession: I don't exactly know how to do laundry. I get the basic principles, but separating colors? Weights? Textiles? Countries of production? These are foreign concepts. But come 12 months from now and I'll be a real live citizen in the world. Yowza.My case is sadly and pathetically not unique. I...

‘Hangover II’ same story, different movie

Hanna Guerrero

May 30, 2011


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In the Hangover Part II, Bangkok is depicted as a bustling Asian city with hundreds of people, many of whom can't be trusted, seedy nightclubs, blown up bars, dingy hotels and peaceful monasteries. If you are in need of more facts on Thailand, Alan (Zach Galifianakis) will fill you in throughout the fi...

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