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Erika L. Sánchez educates through love of poetry

Erika L. Sánchez educates through love of poetry

Nadia Hernandez, News Editor May 1, 2022

Growing up, author and poet Erika L. Sánchez did not have a bookshelf in her home. Her parents were unable to read to her after being too exhausted from working long hours at factory jobs. Reading and...

Top to bottom: Sergio Godinez, Riley Reed, Adora Alava and Sophie Levit. Reed is one of the Zines original creators, establishing the publication in January 2021.

Not your grandmother’s ‘zine

Lilly Keller, Assistant Arts and Life Editor April 24, 2022

Raw, uplifting and empowering is how DePaul senior and editor Riley Reed describes "Messy Misfit Club," their newly created zine. Starting in December 2021, this queer-centric zine seeks to uplift the...

Poets celebrate National Poetry Month

Poets celebrate National Poetry Month

Lilly Keller, Assistant Arts and Life Editor April 10, 2022

The month of April is celebrated for many occasions. From Easter to winter's final hurrah, the month is notorious for marking the light at the end of the tunnel. It also commences the onset of National...

Romance novels arent for your grandma anymore

Romance novels aren’t for your grandma anymore

Maddey Martin, Staff Writer January 23, 2022

A decade ago, romance novels sat shamelessly on the table next to your grandma’s La-Z-Boy — paperback covers would feature Fabio and a beautiful, dark-haired woman whose white gown was in a very convenient...

The interior of after-words bookstore, an independent shop in downtown.

DePaul students unwind over break by reading without school pressure

Jana Kunz, Contributing Writer December 23, 2021

After weeks of final projects, essays and tests, DePaul students need ways to unwind. When you find yourself compensating for all the stress by vegging on the couch this holiday season, think about picking...

The exterior of Kingston Mines.

Let me plan your date 2

Amber Stoutenborough, Assistant Arts and Life Editor October 17, 2021

Pasta Bowl + Kingston Mines  Second dates are hard. You already both talked about your embarrassing freshman year stories and all about your cringey family history, so what else is there to do but...

Works like The Great Gatsby and Lord of the Flies are staples of high school reading lists.

Revisiting the high school reading list

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor March 7, 2021

It’s been about 10 months since I graduated high school, and every so often, I try to remember what I learned in those four years. I could ponder learning about myself, friendships or even my passion. But...

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was first released in 1943.

REVIEW: ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ is a timeless tale of enduring hardship

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer November 1, 2020

With an everlasting pandemic and a tumultuous election coming up, wanting to escape reality has become a reality. The novel, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” diverts you from the grimaces of 2020, by taking...

They Call Us is a feminist literary magazine started by DePaul students.

‘You start to feel the gravity of it’: DePaul students create feminist magazine

Elana Garay, Contributing Writer October 11, 2020

They Call Us is a non-profit feminist magazine that began with four DePaul University female students after an incident of three cat-calls. The goal is for all women to be able to share their story no...

Author David Lazar.

Author David Lazar documents lifelong passions in ‘Celeste Holm Syndrome’

Nate Burleyson, Arts & Life Editor September 25, 2020

“I have Celeste Holm Syndrome.” It’s a brief, funny statement that sits atop a deeper feeling from childhood through adulthood. This type of writing is all over David Lazar’s latest collection...

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