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Paul McCartney show at Wrigley a grand slam

Brianna Kelly

August 3, 2011


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Sir Paul McCartney took to the stage — or the outfield, that is — this past weekend at Wrigley Field for the last two performances of his "On the Run" summer tour, both of which were sold out, and proved at the age of 69 he still has it.Two jumbo-tron screens illuminated a sea of heads on ...

An ode to Harry Potter

Tricia Cathcart

July 27, 2011


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Nearly two weeks after the movie release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. II," the final installment of the massive Harry Potter franchise, wizarding fans across the globe are still running to the theaters to catch a glimpse of their beloved four-eyed friend and his comrades duking it ou...

Pitchfork 2011: Music festival not just for hipsters

Brianna Kelly

July 19, 2011


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*View more photos from Pitchfork Music Festival 2011 here*Music enthusiasts of all ages and social categorizations flocked to Union Park on Friday for the sixth annual Pitchfork Music Festival. The crowd was as eclectic as the music that played: roughly 18,000 people attended each of the three days ...

Students break out their shades

Kirby Foote

June 16, 2011


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After a long, gloomy winter, the sunshine has finally returned to Chicago, bringing summer wardrobes out along with the warm weather. But Bermuda shorts and stylish flip-flops aren't the only way to make a warm-weather fashion statement. As the sun peeks out behind the clouds, DePaul students are br...

Gleeking Out: Glee Live stops off at Chicago

Kelly Stotmeister

June 14, 2011


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Pressed up against a shaky, seven-foot fence, surrounded by packs of screaming 12 year olds and their moms, desperately trying to find a camera and pen, I began to question my sanity. Then, they appeared.Across the smoldering asphalt of the Allstate Arena parking lot on Friday, June 3, Lea Michele, ...

Everybody loves Kung Fu history

Chris Osterndorf

May 31, 2011


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With the release of "Kung Fu Panda 2" this weekend, The DePaulia takes a look back at the history of this ancient martial art, leading all the way up to the movie.509 BC: In a conversation with Chinese duke, Ding of Lu, Confucius advises that besides being versed in literary arts, people should be w...

Full Moon Jam offers a different view of Chicago

Kyle Widenski

May 31, 2011


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Chicago hosts many events to satisfy any taste for entertainment. But there's one event that takes place every full moon, which you probably haven't heard of: Full Moon Fire and Drum Jam.Full Moon Fire and Drum Jam (FMJ) is a community gathering where fire spinning enthusiasts and local drummers share the...

Ladies & Gentlemen Salon brings the relaxation

Audrey Plank

May 31, 2011


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Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa was just one of many new businesses to grace the streets of Chicago this past November, with the Cleveland-based salon's new location in Block 37.This salon and spa, open 7 days a week, is not your run-of-the-mill hair-cuttery. The Ladies & Gentlemen offer every client an...

On-campus vegan group to start next fall

Tricia Cathcart

May 31, 2011


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Flexitarian, pescetarian, vegetarian, vegan… We've all heard these dietary alternative terms before, but what do they actually mean?DePaul student Ben Austin aims to further inform students on the facts about cutting meat out of their diets. He's spearheading the idea for a new on-campus group tha...

Chicago’s lakefront opens for summer

Celeste Piraino

May 31, 2011


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Blooming tulips and looming finals can only mean one thing … summer vacation is just around the corner. And to top it off, all of the beaches in Chicago officially opened to the public Friday, May 27, for the Memorial Day opening at 9 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.Since Fullerton Beach is just blocks aw...

‘On Stranger Tides’ replaces characters, loses viewer approval

Debra Lipson

May 31, 2011


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The latest installment of Disney's swashbuckling franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides" set sail in theaters May 20. While the blockbuster raked in $400 million internationally within its first week, "On Stranger Tides" was a confounding diversion with even more unsolved plot holes th...

Michigan Avenue blushes with blooming tulips

Sarah Rens

May 31, 2011


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As you walk down Michigan Avenue, your eyes are naturally drawn to the illustrious skyline. But if you look a little lower you can really see what makes Chicago bloom. Beneath the gleaming metal towers lie fields of vibrant tulips growing within the gritty streets of Chicago.While as a unit, all the t...

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