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‘Supernatural’ fans flock to pop culture celebration

‘Supernatural’ fans flock to pop culture celebration

Erin Yarnall

May 10, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

With the large amount of excited “Supernatural” fans downtown on Sunday, you’d think the stars of the show, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles were filming a scene somewhere nearby. Instead, the fans were attending the Celebration of Supernatural, an event organized by Media and Cinema Studies professor Paul Booth, which featured panel...

DIY generation of drag queens takes center stage at DePaul’s Amateur Drag Show

DIY generation of drag queens takes center stage at DePaul’s Amateur Drag Show

Emily Clement

May 3, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

As Brooke Candy’s song blasted through the Cortelyou Commons, Sara Tonin, scantily clad as a nun, stomped and gyrated in platform boots under the watchful gaze of a dozen portraits of priests. The crowd ate it up. Read More »...

Soothing signs of student stress

Kirsten Onsgard

May 3, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

If you want to know how many students are feeling, just eavesdrop in the library. There’s talk of full workdays capped with night class, sleep-deprived sophomores sprawled across chairs, freshmen juggling smartphones, laptops, desktops, tablets and a few old-school notepads. IT technicians burrow into books between fielding questions by students with wi...

Chicago celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Chicago celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Olivia Mohseni

May 3, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Named the “best fiesta north of the border” by Mercadito, one of Chicago’s most celebrated holidays is here — Cinco de Mayo. The entire city celebrates with Mexican food, music and art in commemoration of Mexico’s improbable victory against French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1892. This was one of many ba...

Board, not boring: Board game nights and cafes aren’t just for kids

Board, not boring: Board game nights and cafes aren’t just for kids

Sergio Montealegre

April 26, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Games, Lifestyle

Board games have been making a return to popularity as a more social face-to-face alternative. Read More »...

Get moving and motivated with the perfect fitness band

Get moving and motivated with the perfect fitness band

Mary McIlvain

April 26, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Out with the old and in with the new.  It seems these days the “old-fashioned” pedometer just doesn’t cut it with fitness gurus.  Activity trackers, otherwise known as fitness bands or fitness trackers, are taking the place of original pedometers and replacing them with more high-tech versions.  Read More »...

Let it grow: Herb gardens flourish in small urban spaces

Let it grow: Herb gardens flourish in small urban spaces

Kirsten Onsgard

April 26, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

It isn’t easy exercising a green thumb between a two-flat and paved paradise. For many Chicagoans who rent an apartment without a backyard, this often means forgoing gardening, leaving farming to the suburbanites or digging up weeds in a patch of communal land. Read More »...

Bacon lovers, creative chefs unite at Baconfest Chicago

Bacon lovers, creative chefs unite at Baconfest Chicago

Kathryn Eardley

April 21, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink, Lifestyle

It was a bacon lover’s dream. Donuts and popcorn with bacon sprinkles set side-by-side with bacon-wrapped onion rings. Bacon-infused bourbon and fried pickles were followed by pork-stuffed Bao, bacon custard pie and churros topped with bacon crumbles. Read More »...

Chrome extension RateMyPaul adds ratings to Campus Connect

Andrew Nunez

April 12, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

With course registration coinciding with midterms, fitting in classes and cross-referencing Rate My Professors is often a burden. But one new Google Chrome extension could change that. Read More »...

Social media sites become more socially conscious

Andrew Nunez

March 15, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Several social media platforms have recently taken more steps in becoming socially aware. Facebook has taken the well-being of users into further consideration with a feature that allows users who express suicidal thoughts to easily get the assistance they need. Read More »...

An American at Oxford: The people

Charli Rose

March 13, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

It will have been the people. When future aunts, uncles, colleagues of my parents and fellow classmates ask me what it was I got out of my year at Oxford, it will have been the people. They will assume that the unique traditions and ancient histories of this place made an impact on me and they will...

DePaul student makes dollars and scents off homemade aftershave

DePaul student makes dollars and scents off homemade aftershave

Jessica Villagomez

March 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

  DePaul University junior John Costa barely manages to squeeze in into his twin sized bed, yet alone much else in his cramped, 8-by-6-and-a-half-foot bedroom in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Costa doesn’t even have a closet, stuffing his bookshelves with clothes and his other belongings. Read More »...

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