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QUIZ: Which Chicago zoo is for you?

QUIZ: Which Chicago zoo is for you?

Zoe Krey

October 18, 2015


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Call of the Wild: Explore acres of animals at Chicago zoos

Call of the Wild: Explore acres of animals at Chicago zoos

Geoff Stellfox

October 18, 2015


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With temperatures finally starting to cool, we’re all looking for fun ways to explore the city before the winter chill sets in. Luckily, there are two award-winning zoos situated right in our back yard. Both the Lincoln Park and Brookfield Zoos have world-class facilities and house hundreds of species of animals, but which one is right ...

Iconic Chicago movie theaters transform the film experience

Iconic Chicago movie theaters transform the film experience

Matthew Barbuscio

October 11, 2015


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Going to the movies in Chicago can be a special experience that is often taken for granted. Living in a major metropolitan city allows for unique film venues that do not exist in typical college towns or suburbs. Although some might find the ever-growing home movie services like Netflix and Hulu to be more ap...

Fantasy football fever gets bigger

Sid Khaitan

October 4, 2015


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Beer, buffalo wings, friendly conversation and a healthy dose of smack talk — all the makings for a fantasy football league. Read More »...

Fresh from the farm: Chicago farmers markets

Fresh from the farm: Chicago farmers markets

Megan Stringer

September 27, 2015


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Having a Whole Foods market right on Fullerton fulfills the dreams of many  students looking to eat organic, healthy foods while in college. Read More »...

Fall guide to Chicago farmers markets

Fall guide to Chicago farmers markets

Zoe Krey

September 24, 2015


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Celebrate the beginning of fall by visiting one of the last farmers markets in Chicago. Read More »...

Skating through life: Skateboarding culture is more than bruises and injuries

Skating through life: Skateboarding culture is more than bruises and injuries

Erin Yarnall

September 20, 2015


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When the weather isn’t bone-chillingly cold, walk down almost any street in Chicago and you can see someone skateboarding. Whether it’s for transportation, fun or an attempt to land a new trick, skateboarding is a popular sport for people of all ages. The sport, which has been around since the 1940s, began to gain its own culture c...

Photos: Hit the ramps at great Chicago skate parks

Photos: Hit the ramps at great Chicago skate parks

Josh Leff

September 16, 2015


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Check out one of Chicago’s skate parks this fall even if you don’t have the balance and skills of a pro. Obstacle ramps and concrete features give you a space to work on any trick or to just learn the basics. Read More »...

Get ‘appy: Mobile apps are changing college

Get ‘appy: Mobile apps are changing college

Zoe Krey

September 13, 2015


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The college campus of 30 years ago would be unrecognizable today. Read More »...

Photo essay: A summer break vacation across Europe

Photo essay: A summer break vacation across Europe

Marcus Cirone

July 29, 2015


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I looked down at the Colosseum floor trying to imagine what a gladiatorial fight would have looked like. Men battling exotic animals from across the empire while the crowds chanted for blood. Read More »...

Looking beyond Lolla: Cheap Chicago events this summer

Looking beyond Lolla: Cheap Chicago events this summer

Zoe Krey

July 23, 2015


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With Pitchfork coming to a close last weekend and Lollapalooza right around the corner, festival season is in full swing in Chicago. However, these three day time-consuming and money-grabbing music extravaganzas are not for everyone. Others seek more relaxed activities that don’t lend themselves to...

Career building 101: The job interview

Zoe Krey

July 16, 2015


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You’ve crafted the perfect resume and cover letter, and finally the hiring manager has gotten back to you. He or she asks you for your availability and it is time to check your calendar, pull out your nicest clothes and start preparing for the interview. Read More »...

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