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Ice cream makes perfect summer treat in Chicago

Ice cream makes perfect summer treat in Chicago

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

June 12, 2019

Summertime is quickly approaching, and the options for seasonal desserts in Chicago remain plentiful and diverse. From classic “mom and pop” shops to more niche flavors of cold treats, different restaurants around the city have a unique flair to their approaches to ice cream. “I like ice cre...

The Reality of Reality TV

The Reality of Reality TV

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

June 3, 2019

Since the airing of “An American Family,” the first-ever reality TV show, different shows have garnered headlines in tabloid papers and magazines nearly year-round in what many describe as a cultural phenomenon. Lately, it’s been hard to avoid the influx of tweets from season 15 of “The Bachelorette,”...

Lincoln Park vs. Loop Campus

Lincoln Park vs. Loop Campus

Bella Michaels, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

DePaul is not your ordinary university. Unlike a traditional college campus, the city of Chicago is DePaul’s campus—but the university still offers both contrasting cultures. In a college town, you look out your classroom window and see students walking around with backpacks or laying down in...

Mother’s Day miracle at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Mother’s Day miracle at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

May 20, 2019

This year’s Mother’s Day was made extra special for Rollie, one of the Lincoln Park Zoo’s western lowland gorillas, by the birth of her second baby on Sunday, May 12. The species is listed as “critically endangered,” making the birth all the more exciting. The still-unnamed baby was born at ...

Reading local: Don’t turn the page on some of Chicago’s best bookstores

Reading local: Don’t turn the page on some of Chicago’s best bookstores

Brita Hunegs, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2019

It was late April but snow was pouring down in Chicago. Undeterred, though, by unseasonal cold weather or gray slush beneath their feet, an influx of Chicago book lovers scoured the city for Chicago’s Independent Bookstore Day. The literary extravaganza, put on by the concerted efforts of 37 indepen...

The Evolution of YouTube

The Evolution of YouTube

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2019

  With the release of PewDiePie’s (Felix Kjellberg’s) video “Ending the Subscribe to PewDiePie Meme” on April 28, he signaled the end of not only the battle for the most subscribed YouTuber, but also confirming the changing of the guard of the YouTube platform that many of us have recogniz...

Studying in the sun

Studying in the sun

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

April 29, 2019

With this year’s final set of midterms around the corner at DePaul, it’s likely students are beginning to get stressed—and looking for ways to cope with it. While naps, ice cream and angrily staring down that study guide for hours on end may work to an extent, the answer to students’ school-induce...

Changing climate, changing Chicago

Changing climate, changing Chicago

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

April 22, 2019

Climate change is not widely discussed in Chicago. Given our central location in America and access to fresh water, the threats we face are not as apparent as the ones that face coastal cities like Boston or Los Angeles. Our incoming city government will set the precedent for how Chicago takes on clim...

Tobacco 21 bill rises from the ashes

Tobacco 21 bill rises from the ashes

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

April 15, 2019

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Tobacco 21 bill Sunday, April 7, which raised the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. As Tobacco 21’s most affected age group, some DePaul students say they have mixed feelings about the new law. “I don’t agree with smoking because of t...

A look back at Chicago’s most iconic mayors

A look back at Chicago’s most iconic mayors

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

April 8, 2019

Chicago mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s landslide victory over long-time politician Toni Preckwinkle has been interpreted by many as a change to the way the city does politics. “They didn’t elect a Daley,” said DePaul sophomore Emily Burnett. “And to me, that seems like Chicago wants something ne...

Survival Guide: Procrastination Edition

Survival Guide: Procrastination Edition

Cailey Gleeson and Marty O'Connell, Contributor Writers

March 11, 2019

It’s that time of the quarter again—finals week at DePaul is just around the corner. As students prepare to take their exams, write their last papers and give their final presentations, procrastination might rear its ugly head and make these tasks seem impossible to complete. It is possible, tho...

Out with the old…and in with the new

Out with the old…and in with the new

Madi Garner, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2019

When seeking out those in charge of emoji approval, not many would look to a group with a name as bland as “Unicode Consortium,” which is the name of the company ultimately responsible for deciding which emoji you see on your phone. The group was originally founded to ensure that symbols could b...

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