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What’s on your phone?

What’s on your phone?

Damita Menezes, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2018


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If you have a smartphone, you will also have a plethora of applications that you use for information and entertainment on a day to day basis, or so one assumes. Five random students were asked their top five most used applications on their rectangular devices. Three of them have Snapchat as No. 1 mos...

The anatomy of the heart

The anatomy of the heart

Rachel Fernandez, Managing Editor

February 12, 2018


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When you walk into the State Street Barnes and Noble and head over to the greeting card section, a gaudy Valentine’s Day card sits right at eye-level. At the top of the card, a flashy sticker with the words “I Love You” demands attention in a cursive font. All around it, tiny fabric roses and sma...

Crack open an old book

Crack open an old book

Ross Greer, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018


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With Spring still a few weeks away there is some time to kill before re-emerging from winter hibernation.  What better way to pass the time and avoid the cold than by revisiting a favorite book, cracking open the novel you’ve been meaning to read since 2012, or finally reading something you’ve p...

Hot Chocolate Battles

Hot Chocolate Battles

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 29, 2018


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Winter was practically made for certain things; dry skin, settlements involving black ice, the coat industry, and of course hot chocolate. After a long day of trudging through the bitter cold outside, nothing feels better than sitting down to a nice warm mug full of good old fashioned hot chocolate. Th...

Thrift stores from Armitage to Addison

Thrift stores from Armitage to Addison

Zoey Barnes, Focus Editor

January 22, 2018


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Digging through bins and scouting through racks of clothes can be an extremely arduous process to find one piece of clothing you like. But the benefits can outweigh the costs of thrift shopping. Living in a world through an eco-friendly lens, thrift shopping is one huge way to help the environment b...

Raising the bar

Raising the bar

Isabella Valdes, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018


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The start of the new year brings many new faces to gyms and athletic clubs across the country. Fortunately, DePaul students looking to become more fit this year don’t have to look far for a state of the art facility. The Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center is one of the highest rated fitness ...

Academic Success Tips

Ashley Fedha, Focus Editor

January 8, 2018


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Power to the Planets: Learning to read your birth chart beyond your sun sign

Power to the Planets: Learning to read your birth chart beyond your sun sign

Rachel Fernandez and Carina Smith

November 6, 2017


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Horoscopes have become the latest trend, with sassy Twitter astrologists and magazine columns boasting they know exactly how your entire life will look based on your birth date. The actual science of horoscopes and astrology is much more intricate than a single sign, though. Your real astrological signs are dec...

Dissecting Dia de los Muertos

Dissecting Dia de los Muertos

Rachel Fernandez

October 23, 2017


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Late October is a time of skeletons, cemeteries and spirits. Despite the ghosts that sit in the windows of costume shops, not all of these spirits are out for Halloween, nor are they all meant to be spooky. Read More »...

Media vortex: What streaming platforms do you use?

Media vortex: What streaming platforms do you use?

Sarah Julien

October 16, 2017


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“I can’t stop myself, once I start a season— I have to finish it,” freshman Destinti Riley said. Her friends all erupt in laughter, and they agree that Riley simply has no self-control.  Read More »...

Let’s go clubbing: All the tea on clubs at DePaul

Let’s go clubbing: All the tea on clubs at DePaul

Andrew Hattersley

October 2, 2017


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Close to 200 clubs and organizations gathered for two days at the Lincoln Park and Loop involvement fairs. These fairs aim to strike interest from new or returning students looking to get involved. Students utilize clubs in a variety of ways, ranging from professional development to networking to finding a ...

Personality by design: What do your laptop stickers say about you?

Personality by design: What do your laptop  stickers say about you?

Rachel Fernandez

September 25, 2017


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Nothing brightens up the Student Center or a classroom much like a laptop layered with stickers. Each small piece of art brings color and life to an otherwise dull surface. Each collage is unique to the owner and creates diversity in design. Whether  they  promote a local business, show your favori...

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