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The entrance of The Last Chapter bookshop on Feb. 6, 2024, located on 2013 W. Roscoe St. Behind the brick entrance is a safe haven for all things romance.

Chicago’s romance-centric bookstore gears up for Valentine’s Day

Hailey Bosek, Contributing Writer February 11, 2024

In the Roscoe Village store, patrons laugh, flip pages and peruse the shelves. Hundreds of shiny red hearts dangle from the store ceiling. Pink and red balloon hearts adorn the tables and walls. A giant...

Richard Wilford talks with a customer in his Edgewater storefront on Oct. 22, 2023. Every item in the store, from Tiffany jewelry boxes to Beanie Babies, is handpicked from local families estates.

‘I’ve been collecting my whole life’: Richard Wilford, paramedic, finds new purpose in estate sale storefront in Edgewater

Linnea Cheng, Contributing Writer February 4, 2024

Richard Wilford is quite literally the man on the corner. Whether he is chatting with customers or waving at familiar faces passing by on Broadway, it is clear that Wilford's open door is a central point...

Osama, right, and participants prepare to take a selfie during the event at DePaul’s Student Center in Lincoln Park on Tuesday night, Jan. 23, 2024. The kickoff featured traditional Palestinian food and drink as well as games.

DePaul’s Zaytoun Aceituna Intercultural Dialogue Club bridges Arabic and Spanish cultures

Una Cleary and Lindsay Freiberger January 28, 2024

“Zaytoun” in Arabic and “Aceituna” in Spanish means olive. Just like “Zaytoun” and “Aceituna,” many words in Arabic and Spanish share the same meaning, sounds and identities, creating a...

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks to his supporters at the rally in Davenport, Iowa on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2024. DeSantis emphasized the importance of policy reform in education during his campaign.

Iowa Caucus 2024: Republican candidates’ immigration policies and the potential effects on the Latine community

Erin Gessert and Ashley Peréz January 21, 2024

Young Republican voters who gathered at the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 15 listed immigration as a top concern among other issues — abortion, climate change and education.  Despite former President...

Former President Donald Trump speaks after his defense team finished presenting closing arguments at New York Supreme Court, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, in New York.

Trump’s Ballot Battle

Una Cleary, Focus Editor January 15, 2024

As former President Donald Trump begins the Republican nomination process, this past weekend marked the third year since the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. Now, some states have decided...

DJ Cymba, a host and event curator from the South Side of Chicago, plays music for those in attendance at the event.

A Renaissance in the Center for Black Diaspora

Safia Poindexter, Contributing Writer November 5, 2023

DePaul’s Center for Black Diaspora hosted its own version of “Tiny Desk” — a series by NPR where different artists do a mini performance in a small space — in the Schmitt Academic Center.  Similar...

Members of the Forward Momentum Chicago dance collaborative practice at Gallery 37 for the Arts in Chicago on Oct. 18, 2023. The group meets after school several days a week.

Chicago Mayor proposes $11 million boost for youth jobs, benefits After School Matters program

Una Cleary, Focus Editor October 22, 2023

Mayor Brandon Johnson proposed his first city budget, including $76 million for youth jobs, an $11 million increase from last year, Oct. 11.  After School Matters (ASM), a Chicago nonprofit that offers...

Living Thing band preforms at the Chicago International Film Festival Block Party. Among food venues, and the red carpet the outdoor venue provides live music for attendees.

From the silver screen to the city streets

Claire Tweedie, Arts & Life Editor October 15, 2023

The Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) brought the lights, cameras and action from the big screen to the Southport corridor for their Opening Night Block Party Oct. 11.  The second annual event...

Participants chat at the DePaul CHARGG Welcome Party, Wednesday,  Sept. 20, at the Arts and Letters Hall. Current and prospective members made flower bouquets they got to take home.

DePaul group seeks to create positive mental health culture

Vanessa Lopez and Una Cleary October 8, 2023

With World Mental Health Day approaching Oct. 10, a DePaul student organization CHAARG, an acronym for "Changing Health, Attitudes, and Actions to Recreate Girls," reflects on the group's role in promoting...

Nora Muhlemfeld and other abortion rights activists march outside a fundraiser for crisis pregnancy centers at the Union League Club in downtown Chicago Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, which was also International Safe Abortion Day.

Battle for Choice: DePaul students protest what they call ‘secret anti-abortion’ clinics, in person and on social media

Molly Tinkey, Contributing Writer October 1, 2023

As cars zoom up North Cicero Avenue, they encounter signs from protesters: “Honk for Abortion Access” and “Honk for Abortion Rights.” Red and blue pigtails bounce back and forth as junior Kenna...

Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) hosted a recruitment BBQ with the brothers event on Sept. 12.

Behind the letters: Inside DePaul’s Greek life culture, philanthropy

Una Cleary, Focus Editor September 22, 2023

DePaul sophomore Diana Torres remembers laughing with her friends as they scrolled through reels and reels of BamaRush, The University of Alabama’s infamous rush process, TikTok videos  in her senior...

These works are part of the current exhibit Seeing Race Before Race, which explores the roots of race from the Middle Ages to 1800s.

An evolving history: The Newberry Library welcomes patrons to community built on service

Sam Mroz, Asst. Arts & Life Editor September 17, 2023

Much like Jennifer Fastwolf’s favorite novels, the Newberry is like a good read: She just can’t seem to put it down.         "Never mind that our buildings are legendary. This huge, incredible...

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