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The many forms of soulmates

The many forms of soulmates

Keira Wingate, Arts & Life Editor

May 14, 2020

A soulmate is defined as a person whom one has a strong affinity, shared values and tastes and often a romantic bond, according to Dictionary.com. Funnily enough, it’s definition such as those that cause people to lose sight of a connection they have with someone outside of romance. You could be sitting ...

The art of charcuterie

Wayne and Donavan’s friends convinced the two to craft a charcuterie board their board included brie toast and crackers, brie and cheddar cheese, grapes, strawberries, kale, almonds and craisins. The friends spent time together while making the board and had a long conversation while devouring the board. Donavan photo.

Jessica Rish, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2020

It is easy to imagine walking into an art gallery show and seeing a catered cheese plate with generic cheeses and meats and plain crackers, but imagine walking into a college study party or wine night and seeing an extravagant charcuterie board carefully crafted to perfection.  At DePaul University, this isn’t hard to i...

Waste-free living: Recipes for reducing waste, saving money and helping the environment

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Zoey Barnes, Focus Editor

April 30, 2018

After another full rotation around the Sun, Earth Day came and went. Throughout Chicago, people gathered around at parks to plant trees, grow flowers and celebrate the planet we live on. However, as the increase in waste continues to grow exponentially, with an average person generating about 4.5 pou...

Intuitive eating: the new non-diet diet

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Emily Rutherford, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018

In a world consumed with diet culture, weight loss tips, cleanse suggestions and an overload of Photoshopped images, it’s hard to escape the pressure to give in to these trends. To alter one’s body in unhealthy ways, deprive it of food and ignore the cues it’s signaling is the farthest thing from he...

Some help with how to combat panic attacks

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Marissa de la Cerda, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018

Dizziness. Heart palpitations. Trembling. An overwhelming tightness in your chest coupled with an intensified fear and feeling of discomfort. These are some symptoms of a panic attack, a crippling phenomenon that is often a side effect of anxiety, stress and panic disorders that affect over 40 milli...

Personality may play a role in social media addiction

Neuroticism, conscientiousness and agreeableness may all contribute to developing an addiction.
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Damita Menezes, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2018

If you can’t control your social media use, your personality might be to blame. A recent study conducted by Professor Isaac Vaghefi of Binghamton University and Professor Hamed Qahri-Saremi of DePaul University says that people with certain personality traits are more susceptible to using social media...

Look to the stars

Look to the stars

Katie Adams, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2018

Not too long ago, astrology seemed as if it was only a practice used to appease middle school-aged girls who read horoscopes in magazines. Now the study, which uses celestial bodies to interpret human activities, has gained prominence as a useful practice, especially among young people in urban cent...

Zoe Knight exemplifies young artist culture

DePaul sophomore Zoe Knight uses zines to express themselves creatively.
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Katie Adams, Contributing Writer

April 2, 2018

As the sun pours through the huge front windows of their third-floor Lincoln Park apartment on a Friday afternoon, Zoe Knight lies stretched on the floor. Their small frame is covered by a baggy thrifted sweater over a pair of denim overalls that they are proud to say they purchased from Target’s ki...

Photo of the week: Dibs!

Some Chicagoans spend hours shoveling out parking spaces after snowy conditions. This spot is claimed by a Leonardo DiCaprio cardboard cutout.
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Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2018

Commentary: Around DePaul, everyone knows DIBS as that weird, creepy blue monster that roams the Student Center and makes everyone feel just a little uncomfortable. But when it snows in Chicago, residents respect a different kind of dibs — the art of shoveling out a parking spot and saving it with...

Hot Chocolate Battles

Hot Chocolate Battles

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 29, 2018

Winter was practically made for certain things; dry skin, settlements involving black ice, the coat industry, and of course hot chocolate. After a long day of trudging through the bitter cold outside, nothing feels better than sitting down to a nice warm mug full of good old fashioned hot chocolate. Th...

2018 Resolutions

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Rachel Fernandez, Managing Editor

January 8, 2018

The last five seconds of every Dec. 31 leading into Jan. 1 starts the same for millions of people around the world: with families and friends counting down and synchronizing their voices with the second hand on the clock ticking to an enthusiastic “happy new year!” The following days are spent dis...

DePaul students serious about pursuing comedy after graduation

DePaul students serious about pursuing comedy after graduation

Megan Stringer

May 14, 2016

Between iO, The Second City and numerous other theaters throughout the city, Chicago is the home of good improv. Whether it’s your friend’s improv team, your mom’s improv team or that cute boy or girl who sits across from you in your standup comedy class, everyone seems to know someone perfo...

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