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‘Ginger’ explores struggles, triumphs of Brockhampton members’ lives

‘Ginger’ explores struggles, triumphs of Brockhampton members’ lives

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

“Ginger,” the latest record by Brockhampton, offers an exquisite exploration in and around the struggles and triumphs of the member’s lives and their thoughts on whatever comes after. The 13-member boyband has been making waves in hip-hop since their “Saturation” trilogy of albums in 2017. Self...

The Gospel according to Kanye

The Gospel according to Kanye

John Cotter, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

There is typically only one main reason a venue would sell out in Chicago in mere minutes: a big celebrity is in town. Last Sunday, rapper Kanye West was in the city for his Sunday Service concert. The event was on short notice, but with West’s fame, people showed up and tickets sold out within ho...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

September 16, 2019

Welcome back, Blue Demons! Summer has always been my favorite season, with each year bringing in some new jams. A lot of great new music came out this summer, but I also found myself listening to some old favorites. For the first DeJamz of the year, I thought I would share my favorite songs of this summe...

‘Ready or Not’ proves itself to be the perfect summer thriller

‘Ready or Not’ proves itself to be the perfect summer thriller

Holyn Thigpen, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

The summer box office season often seems to entail finding something that’ll distract me from the wet blanket of humidity outside and kill a couple hours that I’d otherwise spend napping on my back porch. “Ready or Not,” a thriller-comedy that hit theaters late last month, more than delivere...

Brian Banks puts injustice into perspective

Brian Banks puts injustice into perspective

Tariqah Shakir, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

What would you do if half of your life was spent fighting a conviction for a crime you were innocent of? What would keep you fighting for justice?  These are the questions “Brian Banks” asks while delving deep into the pit of many falsely accused and convicted black men who have spent half an...

“How to Be a Muslim: An American Story” encourages readers to embrace their religion, culture

“How to Be a Muslim: An American Story” encourages readers to embrace their religion, culture

Tariqah Shakir, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

To discover and embrace your identity is tough enough, but double that with finding your footing in a religion and culture that society deems dangerous and inhumane. That is the predicament Haroon Moghul decided to tackle in his book, “How to Be a Muslim: An American Story. On the cover is a man on a bridge,...

Chicago Sinfonietta will perform score to “Get Out,” composer to conduct

Chicago Sinfonietta will perform score to “Get Out,” composer to conduct

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

September 16, 2019

The Chicago Sinfonietta will take its audience to the sunken place and back during a performance Sept. 21 at Auditorium Theater, where the orchestra will perform the score to “Get Out” as the movie plays above the stage. The score’s composer, Michael Abels, will conduct the orchestra. “The biggest surpr...

Downton Abbey opens its doors again

Downton Abbey opens its doors again

Rebecca Rogers, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

“We’ve been expecting you,” reads the tagline of director Michael Engler’s film adaptation of “Downton Abbey.” A perfect tagline for a world that has seemingly frozen in time waiting for its audience to return. Engler doesn’t miss a beat in continuing where creator Julian Fellowes’ l...

DePaul Art Museum premieres 3 new exhibits in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial

DePaul Art Museum premieres 3 new exhibits in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

September 16, 2019

Three exhibits — “Julia Fish: bound by spectrum,” ‘Remember Where You Are,” and “Architectural Annotations” — premiered at the DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) Sept. 12., each giving a nod to the Chicago Architecture Biennial and following a common theme of “remembering where you are,” b...

Brain Food: Maintaining focus, retaining information more difficult without proper fuel

Brain Food: Maintaining focus, retaining information more difficult without proper fuel

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

September 16, 2019

The school year has started and everyone is preparing for the long 10 weeks ahead. School requires a lot of concentration and students will need to focus — and nutritional breakfast or early lunch can fast track your brain to success. Eating a healthy breakfast is associated with improved cognitive functio...

Slaughter Beach, Dog show transported audience into coming-of-age movie

Slaughter Beach, Dog show transported audience into coming-of-age movie

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

September 16, 2019

Even though there wasn’t a surprise Modern Baseball reunion, Slaughter Beach, Dog gave a performance to remember at Lincoln Hall Friday as a part of their Safe and Also No Fear tour—to accompany the release of their third album of the same name. Created in 2015 by Jake Ewald, Slaughter Beach, Do...

DAB’s Demon Jam draws larger crowd than expected

DAB’s Demon Jam draws larger crowd than expected

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

September 15, 2019

Demon Jam, the DePaul Activity Board (DAB)’s annual Welcome Week concert, saw an increase in attendance of nearly 34 percent at this year’s event. The headliner was singer/songwriter Max Schneider, whose stage name is MAX. The concert, which took place Sept. 11, had 760 attendees, while last year...

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