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Winter break bucket list: 9 things to check off your Chicago holiday bucket list

Winter break bucket list: 9 things to check off your Chicago holiday bucket list

Yamini Bangarusamy, Focus Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Focus, Showcase

The holiday season offers a great respite from studies for DePaul students. The nearly six-week break is relaxing to many, but a lot of students struggle to find activities to occupy their time if they aren’t heading home for the holidays. The dilemma is worse for students who are spending their first w...

Dissecting Dia de los Muertos

Dissecting Dia de los Muertos

Rachel Fernandez

October 23, 2017


Filed under Focus

Late October is a time of skeletons, cemeteries and spirits. Despite the ghosts that sit in the windows of costume shops, not all of these spirits are out for Halloween, nor are they all meant to be spooky. Read More »...

Five things to do before holidays

Five things to do before holidays

Pat Mullane

December 19, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life

With the winter chill quickly becoming more bitter as the days go by, there is only so much to do in Chicago before the winter air becomes more frigid than festive.  Luckily the city is still trying to create holiday cheer to distract bundled-up citizens from the dropping temps and frenzied, last minute...

Can’t buy me love: Valentine’s Day celebrates consumerism

Can’t buy me love: Valentine’s Day celebrates consumerism

Zoe Krey

February 8, 2015


Filed under Focus

Valentine’s Day is thought of as a day of romance, but with companies such as Hallmark cashing in, it has become more of a holiday to celebrate consumerism Read More »...

How to semi-successfully make your first Thanksgiving on your own

How to semi-successfully make your first Thanksgiving on your own

Courtney Jacquin

December 1, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

When my mom decided to leave the horrible winters of Illinois for good and move to Mexico, I soon realized for the first time ever I wouldn’t have somewhere to go for Thanksgiving. My dad still lives in the ‘burbs but is certainly no chef, I have no extended family, and while I’m sure I could’v...

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