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8 tips for thriving in a remote learning environment

8 tips for thriving in a remote learning environment

Jessica Nalupta, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2020

Without a doubt, these past couple of weeks have been a blur. Whether you spent your remaining time nervously wrapping up finals, saying goodbye to friends or moving out and flying back home, time surely flew by faster than we all hoped as school is back in session again. Since the global pandemic broug...

AirPods: how Apple masks the environmental cost of comfort

AirPods: how Apple masks the environmental cost of comfort

Hifza Ayaz, Contributing Writer

March 27, 2020

In 2016, Apple released AirPods, or Bluetooth earbuds facilitating consumers’ convenience of listening to music without being tethered to phones. AirPods signify comfort and discern those who have the means of purchasing the sentiment it cultivates.  The public initially showed contempt, but sa...

Legal weed prices remain high, sending some back to illicit dealers

Legal weed prices remain high, sending some back to illicit dealers

Hank Mitchell, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2020

Recreational annabis is legal now, but that hasn’t changed the way some people purchase their weed.  Sales taxes on cannabis are currently very high, some products having a 25 percent tax by the state alone. Adding the other applicable taxes to that, the highest taxed cannabis products – those w...

Blue Demons at C2E2

Blue Demons at C2E2

Jonathan DeCarlo, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2020

In the words of the great Stan Lee: “Face front, true believers!” C2E2 is back. The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo returned to McCormick Place last weekend and there’s excitement in the air. C2E2 is one of the biggest comics and entertainment conventions in the Midwest as people from all ...

The ‘soul’ cycle of life

The ‘soul’ cycle of life

Jess Rich, Contributing Writer

February 24, 2020

The fitness industry is full of fads. One year hot yoga was the only acceptable form of yoga. The next, pilates was all the rage. Following pilates was Crossfit, which, to some, was the only valid way of working out. Most recently, the biggest fitness trend has been cycling, and more specifically, SoulCyc...

Lincoln Park worth braving Chicago winter weather for

Lincoln Park worth braving Chicago winter weather for

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2020

It’s cold outside — quite cold. But that doesn’t mean you should abandon the outside world. If you live in Chicago, it can be hard to find a place to roam free of  concrete, steel and the congestion of urban life. But for DePaul students living in Lincoln Park or Lakeview, there’s a simple, a...

How to do laundry for dummies

How to do laundry for dummies

Lacey Latch, Print Managing Editor

February 16, 2020

I’m not exaggerating when I say that doing laundry properly is an art. There are different ways to do it, but in the end, experts usually agree on the foundation of best practices. I’ve mastered those best practices. Throughout my 21 long years I’ve perfected the laundry formula and I’m prepa...

Relationship advice for when the honeymoon phase ends

Relationship advice for when the honeymoon phase ends

Rebecca Meluch, Focus Editor

February 16, 2020

Call me the “love doctor,” or maybe don’t.  I’ve been through it all, from short term relationships that lasted for a few weeks, to long term relationships that lasted years.  But like each snowflake, relationships are all unique for whoever is experiencing them. They all have their own s...

Our unhealthy relationship with celebrities

Our unhealthy relationship with celebrities

Chinyere Ibeh, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2020

Today, the obsession with celebrities appears to be at an all-time high. The internet and social media have only amplified this obsession. Celebrities have been a huge part of our culture since what feels like the beginning t of time. It’s hard to pinpoint who the first modern celebrity was. Fina...

Your parents’ relationship may impact your own more than you think

Your parents’ relationship may impact your own more than you think

Elena King, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2020

From 1961 to 1963, Psychologist Albert Bandura conducted the Bobo Doll Experiment, which studied the ways children mimic certain observed behaviors. In the experiment, which serves as support for the complex question of nature vs. nurture, children were separated into three groups: one group was sho...

How a DePaulia writer came to terms with her breakup near Valentine’s Day

How a DePaulia writer came to terms with her breakup near Valentine’s Day

Rebecca Meluch, Focus Editor

February 10, 2020

What are your plans for this upcoming Valentine’s day? A romantic dinner, an intimate movie, or a cozy night in? How about crying in your bed, re-reading texts and looking at old pictures of you and your ex, who  blatantly broke your heart on the worst possible holiday to dump someone on? When I...

Valentine’s Day: Do we love or hate it?

Valentine’s Day: Do we love or hate it?

Taylor Johnson and Jonathan DeCarlo

February 10, 2020

Celebrating all love for a day By Taylor Johnson Valentine’s Day is approaching and I am thrilled. Bring out the chocolates, sweets, cards, flowers and more. This is a holiday to celebrate love through romantic partnerships, friendships and family. Oftentimes we tend to think that this holiday i...

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