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Women in the ring

Women in the ring

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Showcase

World Wrestling Entertainment continues to expand and increase the value of women’s wrestling—after a long period in WWE where the women were neglected and mistreated—by featuring a women’s main event at WrestleMania 35 on April 7 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. WWE wrestlers Ron...

Zen and the art of glass blowing

Zen and the art of glass blowing

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Showcase

In a small shop on a busy street in River Grove, Pete Rivers is dancing a mesmerizing ballet around a torch spitting a 2-foot-long, 3000-degree flame. Rivers is a glassblower. Today, he’s making a bubbler, but he didn’t know that when all he had in front of him was a half-dozen rods of borosilica...

For Chicago queen, DePaul student, drag’s glitz and glam are added bonus to intimate impact

For Chicago queen, DePaul student, drag’s glitz and glam are added bonus to intimate impact

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

The dimly-lit Berlin Nightclub in Chicago was mostly empty on a Monday night before its recurring drag competition, Squad Goals, began. A few people gathered in, but the small room did not fill up until about 11:30 p.m. when the performances began. The attendees gossiped around the bar with the barten...

Goodbye balayage, hello silver strands

Goodbye balayage, hello silver strands

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Rather than trying to achieve the Barbie blonde locks, trend-followers are reaching for the bleach and their grandmother’s purple shampoos to achieve a sleek silver look. Silver-white hair is a trend that started within the last few years. Notable celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner, Kim Ka...

A guide to celebrating in Chicago

A guide to celebrating in Chicago

Angelina Korniyenko, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

If you live in the Chicago area, the luck of the Irish is on your side. According to the personal finance service, Wallethub, Chicago was ranked the best U.S. city to celebrate 2019’s St. Patrick's Day. The service compared the 200 largest cities in the U.S., examining 17 key metrics, ranging from ...

Looking back at the city’s Irish roots

Looking back at the city’s Irish roots

Brian O'Connell, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

If you go to DePaul or have ever lived on or near the Lincoln Park campus, there is a chance that you have stopped in Kelly’s Pub or McGee’s. Like many traditional Irish bars, Kelly’s is named after the family who opened the establishment. Both Kelly’s and McGee’s are filled with traditio...

Spielberg v. Netflix

Spielberg v. Netflix

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Lifestyle

It’s a rough time to be a theater-loving cinephile lately. The theater experience is a cultural commodity that seems to be fading year after year, especially with the massive surge in streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Studios making their own buzz-worthy original content – though ...

The man who cried hate crime

The man who cried hate crime

Carolyn Bradley, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Now that actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with falsifying a hate crime as of Feb. 21, the question stands with how this incident impacts public reputations as well as news coverage. Smollett alleged a Jan. 29 hate crime attack occurred near his Chicago apartment; he said two masked attackers...

Category cutting controversy

Category cutting controversy

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Art, Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Theater

Earlier this month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its decision to present the awards for four major categories during the Oscars’ commercial breaks: makeup/hairstyling, live action short, cinematography and editing. In an email to Academy members, Academy president John...

What’s Fresh: In podcasts

What’s Fresh: In podcasts

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music

Public Official A (WBEZ Chicago) Rod Blagojevich is one of the most notorious figures in Illinois history. As he sits in federal prison for corruption charges related to his time as governor, WBEZ Chicago’s newest podcast, “Public Official A,” takes an inside look at how he got there –from h...

The Recording Academy’s cruelty

The Recording Academy’s cruelty

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music

A woman with reddish-brown hair in a masterfully tailored black pantsuit sits amongst strangers. The faces that surround her are some of the most recognizable in the world but hers stands apart. It hasn’t graced any album covers or commanded a stadium of fans from the stage. Rather, she has largely...

Candidates court college voters: As politicians turn to social media to expand their reach, some are proving more successful than others

Candidates court college voters: As politicians turn to social media to expand their reach, some are proving more successful than others

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music, Politics

When Sen. Kamala Harris’ communications director, Lily Adams, posted a video of Harris dancing to Cardi B’s “I Like It” about two weeks ago, she probably thought it would help make the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate more relatable to young voters. It didn’t. In fact, most of the responses ...

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