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The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

DIY: Trinket holder

DIY: Trinket holder

Mariah Woelfel and Jessica Villagomez April 6, 2016

This DIY dish only looks like it's from an expensive gift shop. Simply paint a plastic animal with a strong jewel tone, like gold, and create a simple way to store rings, necklaces and other small...

DIY: Terra Cotta plant pot

DIY: Terra Cotta plant pot

Jessica Villagomez March 28, 2016

Pinterest and sales at Michaels all encouraged me to spend my free Spring Break days crafting and falling into a DIY wormhole. As a seasoned crafter and firm believer that I can make anything, I wanted...

Treehouse Records was started by Matt Gieser and “Bear” Guzaldo after they dropped out of DePaul. Today it’s a thriving studio and space for bands in Chicago. (Olivia Jepson / The DePaulia)

DePaul dropout-founded Treehouse Records rooted in DIY

Jaycee Rockhold May 24, 2015

[slideshow_deploy id='12222'] Once a gym full of meatheads, one West Side warehouse has been transformed into a homey, eccentric and welcoming studio space. Treehouse Records, co-founded by Matt Gieser...

Botched DIY projects by DePaulia staff members Carolyn Duff, Courtney Jacquin and Erin Yarnall. (Courtney Jacquin / The DePaulia)

DIY on a dime: Turn a dull apartment homey for cheap

Carolyn Duff May 17, 2015

I moved into my first apartment almost one year ago and as soon as I signed the lease, I couldn’t wait to start decorating. I’m pretty good at crafting, if I do say so myself, so I’ve managed to...

Japanese group Your Pest Band performs at a DIY space in Chicago. The band says the underground music scene in the United States is much more active than it is in Japan. (Photo courtesy of Benny Hernandez)

Young punk’s paradise: House shows in Chicago offer a unique space for underage music fans

Gabriella Lewis October 12, 2014

On a chilly September night, about 30 young adult punk rock fans gathered in a basement in Pilsen. Inside, splashes from the bright yellow walls peek through the mass of hundreds of fliers from previous...

Musicians playing The Rad Pad, the name given to SAIC student Mylo Reyess apartment that doubles as a performance space for local musicians. Photo by Parker Asmann.

Redefining DIY: Chicago’s basement scene

Parker Asmann May 19, 2014

Artists need their own space: a place where they can go and feel welcomed without the fear of being judged for their work, a place that brings them into a community of like-minded individuals who have...

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