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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 ...

Looking back at the city’s Irish roots

Looking back at the city’s Irish roots

Brian O'Connell, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019

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

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 ...

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