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Ink outside the box

Ink outside the box

Rachel Mann

October 24, 2016


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Many people, like junior childhood education major Brianna Gougis, “don’t think there are many bad tattoos.” Although television shows like Bad Ink and Tattoo Nightmares might disagree, there are people all around Chicago, and DePaul’s campus in particular, who love their tattoos and want to ...

The art of clowning through the years

The art of clowning through the years

Jessica Villagomez

October 16, 2016


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When DePaul sophomore Alyssa Padilla watched the horror film “It”, Pennywise the dancing clown haunted her dreams and intensified her already poor perception of clowns. The heavy make-up disguising the human identity beneath, and horrific intentions against a group of children, added onto her belief...

DePaul students and faculty recommend their favorite books

DePaul students and faculty recommend their favorite books

Jake Ekdahl

October 10, 2016


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The Bible - “Hands down, you can't beat it for narrative, for storytelling, for drama. It has been frequently suggested that Christ's story of the prodigal son and the father's unrequited love is the greatest story ever told. I've been strongly influenced by Christ's parables in terms of how I try to ...

Offshore wind farms and the future of renewable energy

Offshore wind farms and the future of renewable energy

Adriana Kemper

October 3, 2016


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Offshore wind farms have the potential to blow other sources of energy out of the water. Despite the fact that the Department of Energy estimates that the United States has an offshore wind capacity of four million megawatts of energy, “four times the generating capacity of all U.S. electric power...

Rock the Boat: Chicago River’s untapped potential

Rock the Boat: Chicago River’s untapped potential

Jake Ekdahl

September 26, 2016


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From its days of industrial domination to modern recreation, the Chicago River has enabled the city to prosper. Chicago’s location at the meeting point between the river and Lake Michigan proved to be one of the major factors that enabled the city’s rise to prominence in the Midwest. Today, the ea...

DePaul students choose personal style over trends

DePaul students choose personal style over trends

Maddy Crozier

September 19, 2016


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New York City's runways might host the nation’s largest fashion week, but the sidewalks of DePaul boast just as many streetwise trends, if not more. Read More »...

New food hall offers quick bites near DePaul’s Loop campus

New food hall offers quick bites near DePaul’s Loop campus

Maddy Crozier

September 12, 2016


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The Loop’s largest lunch destination stands only a six-minute walk from the heart of DePaul’s Loop campus. Revival Food Hall (125 S. Clark St.) boasts 15 distinctive fast-casual booths of both Chicago’s rising favorites and debuts from acclaimed local chefs. This collective of Chicago’s most...

Look closer for better supermarket produce

Look closer for better supermarket produce

Maddy Crozier

August 16, 2016


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Although Chicago has no shortage of markets, from the Lincoln Park Farmers Market to the city’s longest running at Daley Plaza, and dozens more open through October (check out chicagofarmersmarkets.us for more information), when it comes to regular shopping and picking the best produce, grocery s...

Netflix success rooted in originals

Netflix success rooted in originals

Maddy Crozier

August 4, 2016


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Netflix, the world’s most popular streaming service, succeeds with its original content and will continue to succeed as its catalogue grows. It seems like Netflix aims to create every viewer’s next favorite show. Original content spans genres including comedy, mystery, drama, sci-fi, crime, series,...

Coffee hacks to save a dollar

Coffee hacks to save a dollar

Maddy Crozier

July 30, 2016


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Coffee connoisseurs and casuals alike know the cost of a cup. Selling for $2 to $5 or beyond depending on the store, drink size, and specializations, coffee can seem like a large, but necessary, expense. However, new coffee price analysis powered by the technology firm Graphiq shows that, when adjus...

The top YouTube channels for new summer music

Maddy Crozier

July 18, 2016


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Summer doesn’t make too many demands, but summer and new music go hand in hand. Something about the season begs us to find new favorite songs. YouTube can be one of the best sources for finding summer hits, and subscribing to channels can bring newly posted content directly to your home page. Che...

Consumer Reports find some sunscreens don’t meet protection guidelines

Consumer Reports find some sunscreens don’t meet protection guidelines

Maddy Crozier

July 8, 2016


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A trusted summer product many rely on for shelter from burns and long-term skin damage might not work as hard as it claims. When it comes to the care consumers expect, many sunscreens fail to protect as promised. After testing and rating more than 60 sunscreens with a labeled sun protection factor...

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