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Holiday treats from around the world

Maggie Dziubek

December 3, 2012


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Sampling local cuisine is a central part of most travel itineraries, but on Christmas, most travelers retreat to their respective places of origin to eat familiar holiday treats. While Americans eat sugar cookies and peppermint candy, in France, Greece, Colombia and Australia different holiday treats ru...

It all comes down to the swing states

Paige Wagenknecht

October 26, 2012


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Presidential Election fever may have skipped Illinois voters this cycle, but campaign symptoms grow stronger as both candidates spread their messages like an epidemic across sought-after battleground or "swing" states.In 2008, there were six swing states in play, while the 2004 campaign had 11 states...

Employ me, maybe? The differences between on and off-campus student employment

Chelsea Page

October 19, 2012


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Living in a big city can be expensive, and this is especially true of Chicago. Even though the sales tax in Cook County at almost 10 percent and the price of rent for a nice apartment in a friendly neighborhood often costs more than one paycheck, a high number of students still choose to live in Chicago.Many of these ...

Get in the spirit with these halloween costume ideas

Hanna Gurrerro and Amanda Boleman

October 12, 2012


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For Halloween 2012, old and new reality TV favorites, blockbuster movie franchises and the presidential election are among the most popular costume category ideas. Whether you're planning to stand out solo or gather with a group of friends to reinforce a look with multiple characters, dressing up is...

The digital classroom: the use of DePaul University’s online course system increases

Wendy Rosen

October 5, 2012


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An increasing number of DePaul students are ditching classrooms and taking courses online in homes, hotels and coffee shops - 24-hours a day.And those homes, hotels and coffee shops may be scattered across the globe, according to Joseph Vu, associate professor in the Department of Finance."I have students ta...

A film revolution: apps like Instagram show increased interest in film photography

Kiersten Sinko

September 21, 2012


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Jenna Koopman, a sophomore Art History major, snaps a quick picture of the bookshelves inside the John T. Richardson Library before taking a seat to study. She takes a seat, opens up the VSCO Cam app, selects the seventh color scheme, and chooses the Valencia filter on Instagram before posting her fi...

DePaul Tweets: a university Twitter directory

Jill Miskevics

September 14, 2012


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Everybody's doing it. Look around, somebody is probably tweeting, refreshing their Twitter feed, or stalking their favorite celebrity in the Twitterverse. Even DePaul University offices and organizations have gotten in on the action.  DePaul is on Twitter, and in a big way. Some popular accounts ...

Oh, the places we go

Kiersten Sinko

September 12, 2012


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Upperclassmen recommend their favorite places around campus to new students.ξSweet Mandy B's1208 W. Webster Ave.Key Johnson, a sophomore education major recommends Dirt Cakes. "The presentation reminds me of being a kid again!"ξJam 'n Honey2009 W. Webster Ave.Senior and public relations major Al...

Get to know your editors: Dylan McHugh

DePaulia Staff

July 24, 2012


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Hi! My name is Dylan McHugh. I'm a senior and I'm the News Editor.I wanted to be the News Editor because I bore my friends with political minutia, compulsively double-checking my texting grammar, and listen to National Public Radio while I'm in the shower. I was made for the job.When I'm not in schoo...

Get to know your editors: Kiersten Sinko

DePaulia Staff

July 24, 2012


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Hi! My name is Kiersten Sinko. I am a Sophomore and I am the Focus Editor.I wanted to be the Focus Editor because I am interested in feature and in-depth pieces. Chicago is such an inspiration to journalism, and there is so much that DePaul's student body can "focus" on.When I'm not in school or wor...

Get to know your editors: Zoe Barker

DePaulia Staff

July 17, 2012


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Hi! My name is Zoe Barker. I am a grad student and I am the Online Editor.I wanted to be the Online Editor because I love working with web platforms and I have a bunch of great ideas to make the site more fun and informative.When I'm not in school or working on the paper, my hobbies include reading ...

Get to know your editors: Shannon Shreibak

DePaulia Staff

July 17, 2012


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Hi! My name is Shannon Shreibak. I am a sophomore and I am the Weekend Edition Editor.I wanted to be the Weekend Edition Editor because I love writing about arts and culture and think that the Weekend Edition showcases it well in an accessible format.When I'm not in school or working on the paper, my...

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