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Skincare is more than a trend – it’s an essential daily routine

Skincare is more than a trend – it’s an essential daily routine

Elena King, Yusra Shah, and Lauryn Balark

January 20, 2020

Skincare is an essential part of one’s daily routine. Though a proper skincare routine is important year-round, the winter season introduces dryness and cracked skin which makes skincare a must. Having the right products to keep your skin healthy and moisturized seems like an easy feat, but with al...

Why do we read less as we get older?

Why do we read less as we get older?

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer

January 20, 2020

There are plenty of benefits to reading for leisure. Some see it as an escape, while others see it as a tool to advance their own learning and understanding. “When you are reading for fun it, you are taking time for yourself to do something completely unrelated to other things you are doing,”...

DePaul group fitness classes offer a more comfortable environment to work out

DePaul group fitness classes offer a more comfortable environment to work out

Camille Koch, Contributing Writer

January 19, 2020

From what to wear to how much weight you should be lifting, you’re not the only one feeling worried about being out of place at the gym, especially in group classes.  Getting past this mentality is the first hurdle on the journey to getting fit, as well as one that is often overlooked. Maggie Smith,...

End of the decade: reliving the 2010s

End of the decade: reliving the 2010s

December 28, 2019

With 2020 comes the start of a new decade. But before the new year, it's time to look back at a few of the trends that defined the past 10 years.   Beauty Covering Climate Change Instagram Memes Movies Sports Women in Pop Music The White House...

End of the decade: Instagram defines 2010s social media

End of the decade: Instagram defines 2010s social media

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

December 28, 2019

Light bounces off winter’s first snow outside your window. Your dinner plate’s presentation is that of a “Chopped” champion. An abstract mural catches your eye after a night out with friends. Pause.  The perfect picture.  Crop, filter, caption, tag, post.  This routine is all too common for tho...

End of the decade: the 2010s in memes

End of the decade: the 2010s in memes

Ebony Ellis, Contributing Writer

December 28, 2019

The end of the decade is near. One thing that has become apart of our lives on the internet are memes – and they’ve certainly evolved since 2010. According to Complex, the term “meme” was coined by Richard Dawkins in his book, “The Selfish Gene.” According to Dawkins, a meme is a “cultural idea, a fashi...

Chicago’s best holiday pop-up bars

Chicago’s best holiday pop-up bars

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

December 25, 2019

Homeslice Walking into Homeslice during this time of year is like walking into a store after Buddy the Elf had a go at it. Wall-to-floor decor that gets you lost in thought when trying to order one of their delicious pizzas. Right away you are taken aback by how precise every bulb and ornament is hung...

Don’t forget about your pets this holiday season

Don’t forget about your pets this holiday season

Dan McDaid, Contributing Writer

December 20, 2019

When it comes to the holidays, giving and receiving gifts is a major focus. Most people are focused on getting gifts for their spouses, parents or kids to show them how much they appreciate them.  But the one thing that doesn’t get appreciated enough is our pets.  They are the ones who are wai...

DePaul celebrates annual tree lighting

DePaul celebrates annual tree lighting

Aaron Somo, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2019

DePaul University officially ushered in the holiday season with its second annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 13. Another brisk November night didn’t stop the appearance of a sizable crowd in St. Vincent’s Circle where the tree stands, all looking forward to the holidays. As students, staff a...

Thank the unthanked: Show appreciation for DePaul’s staff this holiday season

Thank the unthanked: Show appreciation for DePaul’s staff this holiday season

Nicholas Moreano, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2019

As each student hurriedly passes through the revolving doors of the College of Law Building to get out of the frigid Chicago temperatures, custodian Clarence Hort patiently waits off to the side with his vacuum. Once there is an opportunity to clean up the dirt trail that is left unknowingly by eac...

‘Ok boomer’ unites younger generations against older ones, stirs controversy between them

‘Ok boomer’ unites younger generations against older ones, stirs controversy between them

Rebecca Meluch, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

An older, graying man walks up to you, a man whose college tuition probably cost less than $1,000 a year, and has the audacity to say, “I worked hard on my own to pay off my student debt, you should be able to do it too,” “You’re not special because you’re young” or even, “I didn’t get ...

Instagram to eliminate likes, ‘depressurize’ experience on app

Instagram to eliminate likes, ‘depressurize’ experience on app

Kelly Garcia, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

Imagine a world where people care less about popularity and more about authenticity. A world where people don’t care about how many likes you get on an Instagram post, but instead they care about the content in your post. As of this week, Instagram will begin to make that a reality. On Friday, N...

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