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Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions around the world

Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions around the world

Holly Jenvey, Contributing Writer

December 25, 2019

As soon as Fall Quarter came to a close, many students left DePaul’s campuses either to kick back and ring in the holidays with family or continued studying over the December Intersession. While many will remain in the Chicagoland area, other students will be celebrating all over the world.  “I l...

Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions from around the world

Beyond Chicago: DePaul students celebrate holiday traditions from around the world

Holly Jenvey, Contributing Writer

December 25, 2019

As soon as Fall Quarter came to a close, many students left DePaul’s campuses either to kick back and ring in the holidays with family or continued studying over the December Intersession. While many will remain in the Chicagoland area, other students will be celebrating all over the world.  “I l...

Chicago’s best holiday pop-up bars

Chicago’s best holiday pop-up bars

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

December 25, 2019

Homeslice Walking into Homeslice during this time of year is like walking into a store after Buddy the Elf had a go at it. Wall-to-floor decor that gets you lost in thought when trying to order one of their delicious pizzas. Right away you are taken aback by how precise every bulb and ornament is hung...

Holiday histories: DePaul through the decades

Holiday histories: DePaul through the decades

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

December 21, 2019

This timeline shows DePaul holiday celebrations and blunders through the decades, using documents from the university's Special Collections and Archives. Among other events, it includes St. Vincent de Paul's Christmas Eve feast, a statue of Thomas Aquinas stolen from a science building and a Hanukkah...

Don’t forget about your pets this holiday season

Don’t forget about your pets this holiday season

Dan McDaid, Contributing Writer

December 20, 2019

When it comes to the holidays, giving and receiving gifts is a major focus. Most people are focused on getting gifts for their spouses, parents or kids to show them how much they appreciate them.  But the one thing that doesn’t get appreciated enough is our pets.  They are the ones who are wai...

5 best drinks to celebrate this holiday season

5 best drinks to celebrate this holiday season

Brian Gilbert, Contributing Writer

December 11, 2019

It’s that time of the year again when temperatures drop, the sun seems to disappear during the day and nighttime comes way too early. While all that may sound dark and gloomy, luckily for you, we have some of the best holiday drink recipes to keep you warm and distracted from all that winter weather no...

CTA holiday trains, bus gearing up for season

CTA holiday trains, bus gearing up for season

Associated Press

November 25, 2019

The Chicago Transit Authority’s holiday train will soon roll into service. The six-car train decorated with holiday scenes, lights and LED displays will begin service Friday on all CTA lines. Santa and his reindeer will ride along and greet children and their families. Saturday riders will get t...

DePaul celebrates annual tree lighting

DePaul celebrates annual tree lighting

Aaron Somo, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2019

DePaul University officially ushered in the holiday season with its second annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 13. Another brisk November night didn’t stop the appearance of a sizable crowd in St. Vincent’s Circle where the tree stands, all looking forward to the holidays. As students, staff a...

The best Thanksgiving foods, ranked

The best Thanksgiving foods, ranked

Dan McDaid, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2019

When you hear the word Thanksgiving, the first thing that usually comes to mind is food — and lots of it. When Nov. 28 rolls around, what will be the best food on the table? 1. Turkey “The turkey is what I look forward to most,” said Tim Leonard, a former culinary student at College of DuPage....

Lifetime meets Hollywood: ‘Last Christmas’ has Lifetime movie feels with a Hollywood budget

Lifetime meets Hollywood: ‘Last Christmas’ has Lifetime movie feels with a Hollywood budget

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

November 18, 2019

With Hollywood names such as Emma Thompson, Emilia Clark, Henry Golding and George Michael’s soundtrack, you’d expect a recipe for success, but "Last Christmas" fails to pass the taste test.  In what was looking like the best Christmas film of the year, "Last Christmas" missed the mark when it c...

DePaul helping light up State Street for holiday season

DePaul helping light up State Street for holiday season

Jonathan Lee, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

If you were leaving a night class in the Loop last Thursday, you may have encountered a herd of people surrounding a window outside of the Daley Building. That night, the School of Cinematic Arts displayed their 3-D stop-motion film, Merry Christmas from DePaul, and premiered the movie in front of t...

OPINION: While the holiday season inspires kindness to the less fortunate, they need help year-round

OPINION: While the holiday season inspires kindness to the less fortunate, they need help year-round

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

November 11, 2019

Who remembers Easy-Bake Ovens? Impossibly expensive ovens for little children to make chemical filled cookies in an oven with a lightbulb for baking. Well, I remember. When Santa Claus came to one of the shelters my family and I were staying at when I was a child, an Easy-Bake Oven was my present. ...

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