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Get your laugh on

Angelika Labno and Diana Zawojska

June 4, 2012

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What connection overcomes all barriers, transcending language and culture, that we share with the world? During awkward moments, the breaking point of an argument, or the natural exchange between best friends, laughter is the easiest communicator. It is also good for your mind, body and spirit -- li...

Summer music fest survival guide

Mackenzie Maus and Genna Tardi

May 25, 2012

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The warm weather and sunshine are bringing out the summer vibes in everyone. However, the warm weather and sunshine don't just mark the beginning of the summer. They also mark the start of the music festival season. With Bonnaroo, Electric Forest and Spring Awakening only a few short weeks away, there ar...

Veterans throw back medals at NATO protest

Paul Tadalan

May 21, 2012

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It's 7 p.m. Sunday and Simone's Bar in Pilsen is filled with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans from across the country. Live music is playing over laughter and stories, but the air is bitter sweet as they honor and remember loved ones lost, wishing they could join them on this night of celebration."To making hi...

Talk of the Town

Tricia Cathcart

May 21, 2012

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NATO. Everyone in Chicago is talking about NATO.The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a political-military alliance made up of 28 world nations, visited Chicago's McCormick Place over the weekend.As the largest city to hold a summit in more than a decade and the first city in the United States outside o...

Student veteran shares his story

Cheryl Waity

May 21, 2012

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Jonathon Anderson will be in a cap in gown in June, but on Sunday, May 20 he donned fatigues and NATO medals as he marched with the Iraq Veterans Against the War.The demonstrators ended their march at Cermak and Michigan where Anderson, along with other veterans, got up and said a few words before th...

Summer sailing in Chicago’s harbors

Matthew Schwerha

May 15, 2012

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Unlike cities that are land-locked, Chicago has the unique distinction of Lake Michigan to provide summer entertainment. Lake Michigan, made possible by the 10 harbors located up and down the shore, is quickly populated with boats for the summer months.The official Chicago boating season runs from May ...

Chicago on Display: Public art brightens underpasses, public transit and schools

Diana Crisan and Ashley Huntington

March 5, 2012

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You know the saying "nothing in life is free?" Technically, there are a few things, one of which includes the pleasures of public art in Chicago.Art galleries and museums can be expensive, but there are various artworks scattered all over the city that are unique and totally free to view.From paintings, sculp...

Red vs Brown: A look at DePaul’s favorite ‘L’ lines

David Berry

February 27, 2012

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Perhaps class is finished. All you can think about is getting back to your place of residence. You step out onto State Street.Then the dread of thinking about the massive physical gridlock that lies underground at the Jackson Red Line station slowly creeps in.Or maybe class has yet to start. You're in ...

A generation growing up with 9/11

Margaret Thompson

September 12, 2011

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The young adults whose coming of age roughly coincided with the tenth annaversary of 9/11 have little trouble recalling the details of that day. It was September 11, 2001, and most of them were at school when it happened.DePaul senior Anthony Langone remembers hearing his teacher crying in the hallw...

Graduation Anxiety

Angelika Lazariciu and Courtney Pohlman

May 31, 2011

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After four years of hard work and determination, walking across the stage to receive your college diploma is usually one of the happiest days in a young adult's life. However, with graduation just around the corner, many students are beginning to worry about graduating in a time of an economical recession. It...

Escape to the Suburbs

Katherine Hall

April 11, 2011

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It's that time of year again. You can park your car without ramming it against a mountain of snow, the grass is starting to make its transition from brown and crunchy to green and lush, and you can actually feel warmth from the sun. Spring is coming.For many of us, the change of season brings a need ...

Poppin’ fresh: Chicago’s long history with popcorn

Katherine Hall

February 21, 2011

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With the Oscars right around the corner, movie buffs and amateur viewers alike are flocking to the theatres and Netflix to watch this year's contending films. And what better way is there to enjoy (or endure) a movie than with a big bowl of delicious popcorn? Named by the Illinois General Assembly...

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