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How lack of sunlight can harm our bodies and minds

How lack of sunlight can harm our bodies and minds

Camille Koch, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2020

From the Coronavirus to impeachment trials and now to record-breaking weather, the first months of 2020 have been gloomy in more ways than one. So far this year, Chicago has already broken the record for the amount of consecutive cloudy days. From Jan. 23 through Feb. 2, Chicago had the longest clou...

Lincoln Park worth braving Chicago winter weather for

On the east side of North Pond, buildings’ glow reflects on the water. It is one of many spots DePaul students can enjoy the beauty of winter in Lincoln Park.

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2020

It’s cold outside — quite cold. But that doesn’t mean you should abandon the outside world. If you live in Chicago, it can be hard to find a place to roam free of  concrete, steel and the congestion of urban life. But for DePaul students living in Lincoln Park or Lakeview, there’s a simple, a...

Winter weather doesn’t stop Chicago bikers

Winter weather doesn't stop Chicago bikers

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

It is a cold winter morning as a bicyclist speeds toward Jackson and State. As the light turns red, the bicyclist hits the brakes, but the bike abruptly falls and skids down the street.  “I went straight down and slid from 50 feet in front of the intersection all the way through the intersection...

Freezing rain, storms bring outages to northern Illinois

Snow falls as traffic moves slowly along State Street ahead of the Jeff Dunham comedy show at the BMO Harris Bank Center Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in downtown Rockford, Ill.

Associated Press

January 11, 2020

FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Freezing rain left roads and trees glazed with ice Saturday across parts of northern Illinois as a winter storm packing a mixed bag of precipitation cut power to about 5,000 homes and businesses across the region. Just under 5,000 Commonwealth Edison customers were without...

Snow continues to fall in Chicago, cold air expected to break records

A woman walking the half mile from the Chicago Aquarium to the Adler Planetarium braces in a stiff wind and blowing snow off Lake Michigan, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Chicago.

Associated Press

November 11, 2019

A storm that's brought snow to the Midwest is about to give way to record-setting cold. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Birk says that the arctic air mass will make the region feel a lot more like the middle of January than the middle of November. He says that by the time things warm...

Like January in November: Much of US braces for record lows

A student walks through the Quad on one of the coldest days ever recorded in Chicago, Jan. 30, 2019. This day fell during the beginning of DePaul’s Winter Quarter last year.

Associated Press

November 9, 2019

Air from Siberia — yes, Siberia — is heading toward a huge chunk of the United States and it could set record-low temperatures from Texas to New England. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Donofrio said Saturday that the weather service's National Digital Forecast Database indicates...

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.
(Jonathan Ballew | The DePaulia)

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...

White weather, red profits: Chicago businesses face consequences from snowfall

An aerial view of Chicago taken on Feb. 3 after multiple snowfalls. (Kiichiro Sato | AP)

Kevin Gross

February 8, 2015

Ask any longtime Chicago resident the two things they most associate with Midwestern winters and they will likely respond with these words: “Snow and ice.” Read More »...

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