The DePaulia

Old age isn’t what it’s cracked up to be

Kasia Fejklowicz

August 23, 2012


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Children go around bragging to their parents and friends that they will live until they're 100. Now their fantasy has become a reality because according to theguardian.com, more than a third of babies born in 2012 will reach their 100th birthday. The question is if this is good or bad news?Old age comes...

What should I eat?

Kasia Fejklowicz

August 16, 2012


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What to eat is a question that haunts us all day long. Whether we are in class or running errands, food is always on our minds. Since we live in a nation where supermarkets are abundant and food is rather cheap, we have trouble making choices.And because we have big, complex brains and are able to m...

Mali’s Ansar Dine want to create Islamic State

Jackie Tortorello

August 12, 2012


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Shrines topple and the innocent flea; as fearful citizens reject the oppression of extreme Islamic forces. On the surface it's an obvious cause for revolt and another chance for rebel armies overthrow. But lingering beneath the depths of greed and oppression another heritage gasps for its long lost re...

Americans need new role models

Francesca Gattuso

August 12, 2012


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The limousine door gently props open as a perfectly tanned and toned leg gracefully peeks out. As soon as her sky high Christian Louboutin red heeled bottoms hit the red carpet all eyes are on this one woman.Her floor length designer gown elegantly drapes behind her as the plunging neckline shouts to...

How and why? Answering questions about the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek Wisconsin

Chris Ayan

August 11, 2012


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The state of Wisconsin was rocked Aug. 5 by the second major violent assault in the United States within two weeks. According to the Associated Press, the attack that took place in Oak Creek, Wisconsin at a Sikh temple and was instigated by Wade Michael Page left six dead and three injured. Like the Au...

America’s obsession with unattainable beauty

Jackie Tortorello

August 2, 2012


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David Hume said beauty is based on perception, while Aristotle told the masses it's what gets your foot in the door. Advertisements tell us it's a key factor in success, and mothers believe it's the manifestation of their child.But according to Vivian Miller, who holds a doctorate in plastic surgery, ...

Dollars and Sense: Political campaigning disconnects from the American population

Chris Ayan

July 24, 2012


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According to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), President Barack Obama has raised $300,134,364 to date, and Mitt Romney has raised $153,537,758. These numbers represent a major disconnect between the American population and the act of campaigning for office.Campaign funds go towards travel expenses,...

Chicago homeless face dangerous heat this summer

Liz Palisin

July 24, 2012


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Hot summers are a breeze for most people in Chicago.But what happens when you don't have a cool air conditioned apartment to go back to? What happens if you don't have a full Brita pitcher to drink from every time you want to quench your thirst? What happens when you don't have light cool clothing?This is the scenario ...

Obesity a bigger issue than smoking

Natalia Hernandez

July 21, 2012


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Three individuals stand before you.The first uncomfortably shifts anywhere between 200 and 400 pounds of fat from one leg onto the other. Their clothes stretch tight and cling to the insides of crevices and rolls that adorn their body. Breathing is measured. Paces are slow. Faces are warped with the ...

Where do parents come in? R rating for movie smoking is unnecessary

Chris Ayan

July 20, 2012


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A recent study published in "Pediatrics" entitled "Influence of Motion Picture Rating on Adolescent Response to Movie Smoking," explained how adolescents are affected by smoking in movies. The findings indicate those teens that watch movies featuring smoking are more likely to try cigarettes. The st...

Dark Knight Massacre: Are we to blame?

Jackie Tortorello

July 19, 2012


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ξThe midnight showing of "The Dark Knight" took place across theaters nationwide June 21. The film, surrounding the life of super hero Bruce Wayne, intended to lend privy to the inside world of bat-like heroics and socially acceptable civic involvement. Instead of thrilling audiences with an action...

Church of Scientology television station future possibility

Kasia Fejklowicz

July 15, 2012


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The Church of Scientology is working to spread their beliefs by using television, radio, and the Internet, according to the Chicago Tribune.The five-acre studio property which is located near the church's headquarters in Hollywood was bought last year by the church for $42 million. The church is planni...

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