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Poll: Chicago continues to battle unsafe perception

Poll: Chicago continues to battle unsafe perception

Marc Filippino

September 28, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

It’s not the streets of Los Angeles or New York that make people nervous anymore. The majority of Americans now believe Chicago to be the most dangerous city in the country, according to recent data. Earlier this month, research and consulting group YouGov published a poll that shows 53 percent...

Doug-goneit: The final days of Hot Doug’s

Doug-goneit: The final days of Hot Doug’s

Mike Horky

September 28, 2014


Filed under Focus

Chicago has been the hot dog capital of the U.S. for years with enough stands to cure the hunger of any sausage fanatic. One such stand is Hot Doug’s: The Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium, where owner Doug Sohn has been doling out hot dogs, brats, and other sausages since 2001. ...

DePaul journalism students, Univision team up

DePaul journalism students, Univision team up

Christian Ianniello

September 28, 2014


Filed under Campus News, News

To help regenerate an interest in news to millennials, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation has provided a $20,000 grant for DePaul journalism students and high school journalism students to team up with Univision Chicago, a news station geared towards Spanish speakers. “Univision is interest...

Parlor Pizza Bar caters to all different tastes

Parlor Pizza Bar caters to all different tastes

Jenna Duddleston

September 28, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

The newest restaurant addition to the West Loop is Parlor Pizza Bar. This restaurant gives a lofty urban feel with a neighborhood vibe. With an open interior of the kitchen and huge pizza oven, you can see and smell your pizza being made. The restaurant also features a large patio with a pingpong tabl...

Ald. Michele Smith speaks to DePaul College Democrats

Ald. Michele Smith speaks to DePaul College Democrats

Brenden Moore

September 25, 2014


Filed under Campus News, News

Alderman Michele Smith (43rd Ward) spoke to the DePaul Democrats Tuesday night on topics ranging from the responsibilities of an alderman to her upcoming re-election campaign. With students from around the country and world attending DePaul, the city’s political process can be confusing. So in her talk, Smith started with explaining the r...

AP: Mayor Emanuel calls for Illinois to reform drug laws

AP: Mayor Emanuel calls for Illinois to reform drug laws

The Associated Press

September 23, 2014


Filed under Nation & World

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked state legislators Tuesday to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense. He said the city has shown it is possible to reduce penalties for small...

Playlist: Happy David Bowie Day, Chicago!

Playlist: Happy David Bowie Day, Chicago!

Summer Concepcion

September 23, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

"We can be heroes, just for one day" David Bowie sang on his hit song "Heroes." And today Bowie gets to have his own day. Last week Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared Sept. 23 as David Bowie Day in Chicago, coinciding with the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art's "David Bowie Is" exhibition archiving Bowie's personal items from the pa...

‘David Bowie Is’ better than ever

‘David Bowie Is’ better than ever

Andrew Morrell

September 22, 2014


Filed under Art, Arts/Life, Music

Ground control to DePaul students: The Museum of Contemporary Art is debuting a one-of-a-kind exhibit. “David Bowie Is” debuts at the MCA Sept. 23, and an exhibit celebrating one of pop culture's greatest minds couldn't come sooner. Thanks to an extensive archive of costumes, artwork, sheet mu...

News briefs: 9-22-14

Brendan O'Brien and Amanda Crane

September 21, 2014


Filed under Campus News, News

DePaul sets record service hours DePaul University, well-known for its emphasis on the Vincentian mission of service, set a new record for service hours during the 2012-13 academic year. The university said in a press release students recorded a record-breaking amount of 518,848 hours of communit...

Picture-perfect partnership: DePaul film students, pros connect at Cinespace Chicago

Picture-perfect partnership: DePaul film students, pros connect at Cinespace Chicago

Eric Domingo

September 21, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

DePaul students sometimes forget that some programs once took place in small buildings and used outdated equipment. The DePaul School of Cinema in the College of Computing and Digital Media started in a 20-foot-15-inch room in SAC (room 266), and students produced their work with half-inch VHS ...

Creative crowdfunding: Artwork by Marek Hubáček links Czech Republic to Chicago

Creative crowdfunding: Artwork by Marek Hubáček links Czech Republic to Chicago

Parker Asmann

September 16, 2014


Filed under Art, Arts/Life

Bombings, shootings, destruction and chaos; it’s all that seems to be frequently presented in the world of international news these days, but what about the brighter side of this global community we’ve all constructed, that light in the dark, the good that is boldly hidden underneath all the wreckage, the ...

Review: Day Three of Riot Fest 2014

Review: Day Three of Riot Fest 2014

Erin Yarnall

September 15, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

[slideshow_deploy id='3468'] The last day of Riot Fest always brings up a lot of emotions. Sadness, because the most fun weekend of the year is over. Happiness, because your sleep schedule will soon go back to normal. Most importantly, though, excitement, because for the most part, Riot Fest follow...

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