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When it comes to getting over heartbreak, time will help you heal

When it comes to getting over heartbreak, time will help you heal

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

July 21, 2019

Everyone who has had a broken heart knows that not all feel the same. Some broken hearts prove that maybe the feelings weren’t as strong as one thought, or that it was just lust. But, the first real painstaking heartbreak is something that nobody can truly be ready for. What I wasn’t prepared for was the love th...

Thunderstorms put early end to pride parade, but can’t stop the celebration

Thunderstorms put early end to pride parade, but can’t stop the celebration

Lacey Latch, Managing Editor

July 1, 2019

At the official kickoff point of the celebration, for both the 50th anniversary of Chicago’s Pride Parade and the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York, the crowd was heavily intoxicated and enjoying the music and dancing that spread from the floats to the sidewalks. Everyone was properly covered in glitter...

Plants bring health, life to interior design

Plants bring health, life to interior design

Keira Wingate, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

Plants add a bright and earthy feeling to any space – welcoming a relaxed sense of breath and awakening. Imagine coming home to a place that has a crisp smell that makes every nose hair stand up and greenery so subtle yet eye-catching, it’ll bring a smirk to even the grumpiest face.  Adding plants into any design space adds more tha...

Profs & Pints democritizes access to education

Profs & Pints democritizes access to education

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

June 3, 2019

From climate science deniers to anti-vaxxers to flat-earthers, refusing to trust the world’s leading scientists and scholars is more popular than ever before. And if you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that this way of thinking has become a political necessity for some of the most...

Meditation for mental health

Meditation for mental health

Keira Wingate, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019

The mind is a complex thing: it brings a different mood, thought or emotion with every day that passes. It can be hard trying to navigate around it, but becoming mindful can bring that 3D type of dimension into life with more ease and understanding. Mental disorders account for nearly one-half of the dise...

Unpacking the explosive rise of mukbang

Unpacking the explosive rise of mukbang

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

In a 43-minute-long video with almost 400,000  views on YouTube, Stephanie Soo sits atop her kitchen stool and devours over 100 spicy dumplings with sprinkles of impassioned commentary—“So hot, so steamy so juicy!”—and straight-to-camera gossip about friends’ douchebag boyfriends of days p...

Barber encourages involvement in local arts with his North Side Chicago studio

Barber encourages involvement in local arts with his North Side Chicago studio

Nicole Shih & Evan Sully, Contributing Writer and Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

DeWayne Thomas is more than just a barber in the city of Chicago. He’s also an innovator, entrepreneur and small business owner who integrates his passion for art with his love for learning more about African-American culture. Thomas is 35 years old and originally from Brooklyn, N.Y. However, he was raise...

Women in the ring

Women in the ring

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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