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All ages ‘Lucky Guess’ Spelling Bee to be held Jan. 29

Erin Yarnall

January 28, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Spelling bees are a quintessential part of the public school experience for children growing up. Some kids excelled, some kids got out on the word ‘sinew,’ such as eighth grader, Anthony Sanders at St. Beatrice Catholic School in Schiller Park. Read More »...

Embracing female nudity via Herself.com

Embracing female nudity via Herself.com

Jen DePoorter

January 25, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Star of CW’s “Reign,” Australian actress Caitlin Stasey launched the feminist website Herself.com, where women pose nude and tell their stories. Stasey sought to create a place where women could unapologetically be themselves and bare all. Read More »...

Sudsy shake-up: Why less shampoo might be good for your ‘do

Sudsy shake-up: Why less shampoo might be good for your ‘do

Vanessa Bell

January 18, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

There are three unavoidable challenges in life: bills, hair and company coffee. While there is little that can be done about debt collectors and powdered creamer, people are finding better ways to manage their hair by removing shampoo from their daily routine. The resurfacing trend is called “no-’poo,” and it’s not as revolting a double ...

An American in Oxford: Where the magic lies

An American in Oxford: Where the magic lies

Charli Rose

January 18, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

I am not the first person to go abroad. Should you ever choose to do the same, there are times when you will feel a grand connection with all the people who have gone before you. Read More »...

Sit to yourself: ‘Manspreading’ irks on the CTA

Sit to yourself: ‘Manspreading’ irks on the CTA

Nicole Cash

January 11, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

This month, the MTA in New York City rolled out a new series of placards for subway cars reminding passengers of common courtesies. One reads “Dude...stop the spread, please,” targeting manspreading. Read More »...

Popcast: Podcast popularity soars to new heights

Popcast: Podcast popularity soars to new heights

Kirsten Onsgard

January 11, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Producer Sarah Koenig opened the first episode of “Serial” by describing how, for the past year, she has sought to uncover where a 17-year-old boy was during a half-hour window, a time period when his ex-girlfriend was murdered. But six weeks later at trial, he claimed ignorance and was convicted; ...

Popular Pays cashes-in on Instagram social currency

Popular Pays cashes-in on Instagram social currency

Andrew Nunez

December 5, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

There are countless things to do and places to eat within Chicago, and unfortunately, most of us college students do not have to time or money to experience many of these. However, now there’s a way for those who are tight on money to enjoy and discover the many attractions and restaurant of the city for ...

Say hello to Ello, the ad-free social network

Say hello to Ello, the ad-free social network

Brendan Pedersen

November 16, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

On Aug. 7, a social network named Ello opened its doors to the public with a humble collection of 90 initial users. Read More »...

Map: Ice skating rinks in Chicago

Map: Ice skating rinks in Chicago

Kirsten Onsgard

November 12, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Along with hot chocolate and snowball fights, there are few things more quintessentially wintertime than ice skating. Luckily, Chicago is not short on places to hit the ice and channel your inner Michelle Kwan. Read More »...

Majoring in viral videos: DePaul students and alum big on YouTube

Majoring in viral videos: DePaul students and alum big on YouTube

Alyssa Girdwain

November 9, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

The world of YouTube runs deeper than minute-long cute cat videos. Call it a cultish, virtual Hollywood, but DePaul students and graduates are using the platform to create quality content, build audiences, craft a persona and launch a career in entertainment. A prankster, vlogger, and beauty guru sound of...

Bonn-voyage: Trains, planes and automobiles – 4 tips for traveling abroad

Bonn-voyage: Trains, planes and automobiles – 4 tips for traveling abroad

Megan Deppen

November 9, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

After almost three months, I’ve flown, bused, driven (or rather, been driven) and stayed in various accommodations across Europe. Studying abroad brings the world to your fingertips; all you have to worry about is getting there, and more importantly, deciding where to go. Read More »...

Bonn-voyage: Bonn-Appetite

Bonn-voyage: Bonn-Appetite

Megan Deppen

October 26, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

One of the great joys of travel is sampling the new food. Perusing the streets of Bonn, I was surprised by where my nose led me. Read More »...

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