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Your parents’ relationship may impact your own more than you think

Your parents’ relationship may impact your own more than you think

Elena King, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2020

From 1961 to 1963, Psychologist Albert Bandura conducted the Bobo Doll Experiment, which studied the ways children mimic certain observed behaviors. In the experiment, which serves as support for the complex question of nature vs. nurture, children were separated into three groups: one group was sho...

How a DePaulia writer came to terms with her breakup near Valentine’s Day

How a DePaulia writer came to terms with her breakup near Valentine’s Day

Rebecca Meluch, Focus Editor

February 10, 2020

What are your plans for this upcoming Valentine’s day? A romantic dinner, an intimate movie, or a cozy night in? How about crying in your bed, re-reading texts and looking at old pictures of you and your ex, who  blatantly broke your heart on the worst possible holiday to dump someone on? When I...

Valentine’s Day: Do we love or hate it?

Valentine's Day: Do we love or hate it?

Taylor Johnson and Jonathan DeCarlo

February 10, 2020

Celebrating all love for a day By Taylor Johnson Valentine’s Day is approaching and I am thrilled. Bring out the chocolates, sweets, cards, flowers and more. This is a holiday to celebrate love through romantic partnerships, friendships and family. Oftentimes we tend to think that this holiday i...

Movies about love aren’t always love stories

Movies about love aren’t always love stories

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

I think about Wong Kar-Wai’s “Chungking Express” a lot. It’s the only movie I have thought about every day since I watched it. What hits me most about it is that it showcases a kind of love that isn’t often portrayed on screen. A subtle, secretive and oftentimes unreciprocated kind of love ...

The logic of love

The logic of love

Alayne Trinko, Staff Writer

February 9, 2020

Love / noun – an intense feeling of deep affection. Love is the common thread that runs through us all. It is that wondrous and magical, yet maddening and confusing feeling that has stumped even the greatest philosophers. When we think about love, we often think of romantic and platonic love, ...

Unconventional ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Unconventional ways to celebrate Valentine's Day

Angelina Korniyenko, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we all know what it means — Valentine’s cards with hearts, bouquets of roses, movie theatres playing romantic comedies, restaurants booked for romantic dinners and much more. But what if you want something different this Valentine’s Day? Then you...

Navy Pier to host lakeside love search

Navy Pier to host lakeside love search

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

October 15, 2018

Navy Pier could be the next stop on your search for love. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the pier will host “Spinning with Singles,” a unique speed dating event that takes place on Navy Pier’s iconic Centennial Wheel in celebration of the midwestern holiday Sweetest Day. In addition to mingling on the...

Valentine’s Day on TV

(Photo by Ali Goldstein/NBC)

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 12, 2018

Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day often provides some of the greatest themed episodes on TV. The hilarity that can be found in this holiday is practically limitless. Below is a list of some of the greatest Valentine’s Day episodes of the best comedies out there.   "Parks and Recreation...

The anatomy of the heart

Design courtesy of Suzie Shin

Rachel Fernandez, Managing Editor

February 12, 2018

When you walk into the State Street Barnes and Noble and head over to the greeting card section, a gaudy Valentine’s Day card sits right at eye-level. At the top of the card, a flashy sticker with the words “I Love You” demands attention in a cursive font. All around it, tiny fabric roses and sma...

An American at Oxford: A moment for Valentine’s Day

Castle Mill Stream, a backwater of the River Thames in West Oxford.  (Charli Rose / The DePaulia)

Charli Rose

February 15, 2015

The English fog and steady mist are a welcome retreat from the blizzards I ran through last winter in Chicago, but there are still challenges to face whilst running here nonetheless. The main one being the mere discovery of a route, but Oxford is nothing if not full of surprises, and turning down any random alleyway is sure to lead you ...

Flowchart of love: Choose your Valentine’s Day adventure

Flowchart of love: Choose your Valentine's Day adventure

Grant Myatt, Courtney Jacquin, and Kirsten Onsgard

February 8, 2015

Follow this quiz to find out what you should eat, drink or do for your own special Valentine’s Day Read More »...

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

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 »...

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