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Navy Pier to host lakeside love search

Navy Pier to host lakeside love search

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Navy Pier could be the next stop on your search for love. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the pier will host “Spinning with Singles,” a unique speed dating event that takes place on Navy Pier’s iconic Centennial Wheel in celebration of the midwestern holiday Sweetest Day. In addition to mingling on the...

Resisting age restrictions: The best Chicago music venues for underage fans

Resisting age restrictions: The best Chicago music venues for underage fans

Nikki Roberts, Copy Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music

When I was a 15-year-old commuter from the west suburbs of Chicago, I told my parents I had purchased tickets to see pop punk bands Stickup Kid and Candy Hearts play an all-ages show at the Beat Kitchen. I lied to them and made up a story about how a friend’s dad would be taking us both to the show t...

Diane Guerrero on the importance of telling your own story

Diane Guerrero on the importance of telling your own story

Amber Colón, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Personal narratives are important, especially those that shine a lot on some of the most pressing social issues of our time. Just as important is making sure that the authors of those stories are the people they most affect. At 14-years-old, “Orange Is The New Black” actress Diane Guerrero’s Colo...

The weird and the wearable

The weird and the wearable

Brenden Welper, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

They’re everywhere. At the bar, at the mall, and, of course, at your local stadium. They come in all shapes and sizes. Colors range from silver and black to Honolulu Blue.  Men, women and children seem can all be seen wearing them. Demographics don’t matter. They’re items that are so unusual, a...

Reduce, reuse, revolution

Reduce, reuse, revolution

Mackenzie Born, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Where are those must-have new clothes coming from? Where are they made and who’s making them? It’s a question that many of us don’t ask ourselves – but the Fashion Revolution Fair hosted by DePaul University wants us to start. In an era dominated by fast fashion, DePaul’s Fashion Revolution c...

Is Record Store Day good for local shops?

Is Record Store Day good for local shops?

Nikki Roberts, Copy Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music

The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2007. Since its inception, it has occurred annually on the third Saturday of April, drawing both casual and professional collectors to over 1,400 independent record shops across the U.S., as well as to record stores on six continents across the globe. T...

Intuitive eating: the new non-diet diet

Intuitive eating: the new non-diet diet

Emily Rutherford, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

In a world consumed with diet culture, weight loss tips, cleanse suggestions and an overload of Photoshopped images, it’s hard to escape the pressure to give in to these trends. To alter one’s body in unhealthy ways, deprive it of food and ignore the cues it’s signaling is the farthest thing from he...

Some help with how to combat panic attacks

Some help with how to combat panic attacks

Marissa de la Cerda, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Dizziness. Heart palpitations. Trembling. An overwhelming tightness in your chest coupled with an intensified fear and feeling of discomfort. These are some symptoms of a panic attack, a crippling phenomenon that is often a side effect of anxiety, stress and panic disorders that affect over 40 milli...

One step at a time: walking for wellness

One step at a time: walking for wellness

Brittney Bray, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Only seven ‘L’ stops separate DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus from its Loop campus. With bus stops and ‘L’ stations so close to students, not many people think about walking from one campus to the other. Plus, with U-Passes that grant students unlimited CTA rides throughout the academic year, walking...

Welcome to C2E2: A trip down Artist’s Alley

Welcome to C2E2: A trip down Artist’s Alley

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

While some comic book conventions have a reputation for shunning comic book creators in favor of “pop culture” (read: celebrity photo ops, t-shirt vendors, blockbuster movie premieres, etc.), that doesn’t seem to be a problem at C2e2, the annual comics and entertainment expo at McCormick Place....

Look to the stars

Look to the stars

Katie Adams, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Not too long ago, astrology seemed as if it was only a practice used to appease middle school-aged girls who read horoscopes in magazines. Now the study, which uses celestial bodies to interpret human activities, has gained prominence as a useful practice, especially among young people in urban cent...

Snapchat’s update unrest

Snapchat’s update unrest

Nikki Roberts, Copy Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

When Snapchat launched as an iOS-only app in 2011, it was not the app that users know and love today. Over the past seven years, Snapchat has updated, rebranded and added a multitude of social media features that have altered how users interact with the app and their Snapchat friends. What once began as...

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