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REVIEW: Lady Gaga dances through the pain on “Chromatica”

Lady Gaga attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions and Social Media Editor

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When I think of Lady Gaga, I think “big.” She is a star who, by design, demands that you stop what you’re doing and pay attention. After much anticipation and COVID-related delays, the pop icon released her sixth studio album “Chromatica” on Friday.   But before we discuss where we are, let’s discuss how we got here. After s...

What I miss the most: live music

What I miss the most: live music

Sam Ellenby, Contributing Writer

June 1, 2020

A concert is far more than a performance. In a world largely devoid of communal ritual and ceremony, the opportunity to gather for an evening of live artistry with a roomful of strangers, and maybe a friend or two, is invaluable. The people in a crowd often have far more in common with one another t...

Seeing Chicago in a new light

A home in Lincoln Park, taken in the early evening.

Madeline Brown, Contributing Writer

May 30, 2020

Recently, one thing has been made very clear to me: I really have been taking the little things in life for granted.  This realization struck me on a walk through Lincoln Park with a friend. It was sunny outside, and we were chatting about how impressive the houses around us were. Right as we walked und...

The long-term effects of COVID-19 on human touch

The long-term effects of COVID-19 on human touch

Holly Jenvey, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2020

It has been over two months since most people around the world have been able to be with friends and loved ones. The feeling of missing others is universally understood, but why we miss them goes deeper than just surface emotions.  Human nature makes us crave being around others. By connecting o...

COVID-19 pandemic sees rise in fostering pets

Three of the 50 dogs that Eryn Fleener and her family have fostered.

Abby Yimer, Contributing Writer

May 27, 2020

As business closed their doors and shelter-in-place orders were put into effect around the nation, many people opened their homes to some furry friends.   Mark Rutkowski and his partner, Rebecca Taylor, took in a terminally ill corgi named Daisy. They are fostering her through Lakeshore Pembroke W...

REVIEW: Season opener of “Blindspot” shows that it is on its way out

Rob Brown, Ashley Johnson, Sullivan Stapleton, Ennis Esmer, and Jaimie Alexander in Blindspot.

Chinyere Ibeh, Staff Writer

May 27, 2020

Blindspot’s season opener proves that it has run its course and it is ready to bow out.  The NBC show has been on for four seasons, and the fifth season has been confirmed to be it's last. "Blindspot" originally premiered in 2015 as another crime drama featuring an FBI team and a tattooed woman...

The rise of horny posting

The rise of horny posting

Carly Travis, Contributing Writer

May 25, 2020

What is it about a global pandemic that makes everyone horny?  A week after the stay at home orders were put in place, Twitter timelines everywhere were flooded with tweets about wanting some. Most of those tweets were from yours truly.  Twitter is a horny domain to begin with. With fewer restri...

REVIEW: In ‘The Last Dance’ final episodes, ‘it’s all about basketball’

REVIEW: In ‘The Last Dance’ final episodes, ‘it’s all about basketball’

Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

May 25, 2020

The final two episodes of “The Last Dance” come crashing in like a bat out of hell, only this time, it’s all about basketball. For weeks, the series gave us insight into the inner-turmoil of the Bulls’ final season together – the in-fighting, the clashing of personalities and all. The entire...

REVIEW: The 1975 experiment with new sounds on “Notes On A Conditional Form”

REVIEW: The 1975 experiment with new sounds on “Notes On A Conditional Form”

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

May 24, 2020

When asked what genre British band The 1975 is in an interview with GQ, frontman Matty Healy simply responded  “yes.”  Not only does the obscure answer fit in general, it perfectly encapsulates the group’s fourth album “Notes On A Conditional Form.”  Healy, drummer George Daniel, bassist ...

Mexikodro talks working with Drake, Playboi Carti beef

Mexikodro talks working with Drake, Playboi Carti beef

John Cotter, Staff Writer

May 24, 2020

Throughout the 2000’s, pop music was defined by artists like Katy Perry, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and more who created radio-friendly hits. These hit songs can almost seem algorithmically made, with these computable means translating to seemingly uninterrupted success. That is until hip-hop music...

DePaul students face uncertainty while picking fall quarter classes

DePaul students face uncertainty while picking fall quarter classes

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2020

With week eight beckoning for DePaul students, many have also been busy selecting classes for fall quarter. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated the process for many students and uncertainty remains over the status of in-person, on-campus classes. Professors have also had to adapt and switch...

The iconic films of Chicago

1986's 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' shot in Chicago.

Ernesto Hernandez, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2020

From 1896’s “The Tramp and the Dog” to 2019’s “I Used To Go Here” and everything in between, Chicago is a filmmaker’s dream and has been the home of several iconic movies.  Whether big Hollywood blockbusters or small independent films, Chicago has cemented a place in the hearts and mind...

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