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CIFF volunteer experience positive for film students, cinephiles alike

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

October 28, 2019

During the Chicago International Film Festival, there are lots of big-picture things set far ahead. Running a large festival like the one in Chicago, which concluded its 55th rendition of the fest on Sunday night, takes dedicated people planning it out for months. Yet on the ground floor, small things...

Phora thanks Chicago after September show

The crowd for Phora’s show at Subterranean filled the room on Sept. 22 and held their iPhones up high, recording while cheering for the lead singer, Marco Anthony Archer.

Jack Dombro, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2019

Hip-hop and R&B artist Phora came to Subterranean Sept. 22 to close out his Bury Me With Dead Roses tour, determined to put on a memorable show for Chicago. The bit of rain didn’t stop a few hundred fans from lining up and wrapping around the corner past the Subterranean property. When the door...

Bit Bash event showcases Chicago game makers

Mascarenas, Moen and Mitchell pose next to their video game.

Keira Wingate, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

August 21, 2019

A power-packed event full of one-of-a kind video games and incredible talent was held at the Museum of Science and Industry on Aug. 17 and 18. It included 50-plus games from all over the globe – offering a wide range of experiences.  The event is known as Bit Bash – Chicago’s alternative game ...

Past, present and future of pop at Pitchfork Music Festival

Past, present and future of pop at Pitchfork Music Festival

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

July 15, 2019

This year’s Pitchfork Music Festival marks its 14th year at Union Park, where alternative, jazz, R&B, experimental and pop music styles have collided for hot, sticky and exciting weekends. Many acts will grace the stages in the Near West Side this weekend, but three of them stick out as perfect...

DePaul FEST 2019 Recap

The crowd of students as the sun began to set and the show was set to start.

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 25, 2019

Last year I dove into the center of FEST to try to convey an authentic experience of what the pit has in store for students. Spoiler: it was exactly as you’d expect. To switch things up this year I adopted the position of a stone-cold sober fly on the wall. Well, more like a person standing next to...

The Year of the Pig

The Year of the Pig

Luc Fougere, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2019

A sniffily oink oink to commemorate the Lunar New Year as Chicago’s Chinatown hosts its annual Chinese New Year Day parade on Sunday. Snow began to fall as the celebrations kicked off for the Year of the Pig, creating for a chilly but picturesque parade. According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, 201...

Panel on incarcerated labor reveals harsh truths in America

Panel on incarcerated labor reveals harsh truths in America

Richie Requena, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019

In a discussion held by the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies and the DePaul University Labor Education, community leaders, professors, and students discussed how the criminal justice system exploits the labor of imprisoned black men in a manner similar to Jim Crow. Nearly 50 people at...

Femifest gears up for fifth anniversary

A stand of Bad Witch Club memorabilia at the goth prom fundraiser.

Cailey Gleeson, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

Nestled in a quaint, unassuming Ravenswood apartment, Zoey Wagner, Elma Husetovic and Archie Budzar work tirelessly in preparation for their latest celebration of queer and femme liberation in music and arts, known as Femifest. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Femifest began in 2015 as a benefit for the yo...

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