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Fall guide to Chicago farmers markets

Fall guide to Chicago farmers markets

Zoe Krey

September 24, 2015


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Celebrate the beginning of fall by visiting one of the last farmers markets in Chicago. Read More »...

Skating through life: Skateboarding culture is more than bruises and injuries

Skating through life: Skateboarding culture is more than bruises and injuries

Erin Yarnall

September 20, 2015


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When the weather isn’t bone-chillingly cold, walk down almost any street in Chicago and you can see someone skateboarding. Whether it’s for transportation, fun or an attempt to land a new trick, skateboarding is a popular sport for people of all ages. The sport, which has been around since the 1940s, began to gain its own culture c...

Photos: Hit the ramps at great Chicago skate parks

Photos: Hit the ramps at great Chicago skate parks

Josh Leff

September 16, 2015


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Check out one of Chicago’s skate parks this fall even if you don’t have the balance and skills of a pro. Obstacle ramps and concrete features give you a space to work on any trick or to just learn the basics. Read More »...

Get ‘appy: Mobile apps are changing college

Get ‘appy: Mobile apps are changing college

Zoe Krey

September 13, 2015


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The college campus of 30 years ago would be unrecognizable today. Read More »...

Photo essay: A summer break vacation across Europe

Photo essay: A summer break vacation across Europe

Marcus Cirone

July 29, 2015


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I looked down at the Colosseum floor trying to imagine what a gladiatorial fight would have looked like. Men battling exotic animals from across the empire while the crowds chanted for blood. Read More »...

Looking beyond Lolla: Cheap Chicago events this summer

Looking beyond Lolla: Cheap Chicago events this summer

Zoe Krey

July 23, 2015


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With Pitchfork coming to a close last weekend and Lollapalooza right around the corner, festival season is in full swing in Chicago. However, these three day time-consuming and money-grabbing music extravaganzas are not for everyone. Others seek more relaxed activities that don’t lend themselves to...

Career building 101: The job interview

Zoe Krey

July 16, 2015


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You’ve crafted the perfect resume and cover letter, and finally the hiring manager has gotten back to you. He or she asks you for your availability and it is time to check your calendar, pull out your nicest clothes and start preparing for the interview. Read More »...

Career Building 101: The cover letter

Career Building 101: The cover letter

Zoe Krey

July 8, 2015


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In a world of short tweets, text messages and status updates, for some writing a letter can seem like writing in a foreign language. Read More »...

Career Building 101: Resume writing

Zoe Krey

July 1, 2015


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First impressions are often made before a person can even utter a word, and in the hiring world, this fact can be a scary one. The Huffington Post cited a study released by TheLadders, an online job search site, which reveals that job recruiters look at resumes for approximately six seconds each. Six ...

Career building 101: Introduction

Career building 101: Introduction

Zoe Krey

July 1, 2015


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Competition is an activity normally reserved for sports and contests, but with how competitive the job market is these days for recent college graduates, securing an entry level job can be a sport or contest in itself. While college prepares graduates with important knowledge in their desired field and offers them an opportunity to network with professors and oth...

Working on your fitness: Summer exercises and tips

Working on your fitness: Summer exercises and tips

Olivia Mohseni

June 24, 2015


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We had a brutal winter here in Chicago and I'm sure many of us spent it cuddled up in blankets and sweatpants drinking hot chocolate and avoiding any intense physical activity. However, now that summer is approaching let’s put away the extra clothing and get active again. Read More »...

But it was 99 cents: Top thrift stores in Chicago

But it was 99 cents: Top thrift stores in Chicago

Emily Clement

June 17, 2015


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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a college student in possession of no fortune must be in want of inexpensive clothing and housewares suited to his or her style.  However little known the fiscal status or aesthetic mindset of such a student may be, this truth is so well fixed that one needs not look far to find a plethora of stores dedicated ...

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