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    Get in the spirit with these halloween costume ideas

    For Halloween 2012, old and new reality TV favorites, blockbuster movie franchises and the presidential election are among the most popular costume category ideas. Whether you’re planning to stand out solo or gather with a group of friends to reinforce a look with multiple characters, dressing up is a sure-fire way to get involved in the Halloween spirit.

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    The digital classroom: the use of DePaul University's online course system increases

    An increasing number of DePaul students are ditching classrooms and taking courses online in homes, hotels and coffee shops – 24-hours a day. And those homes, hotels and coffee shops may be scattered across the globe, according to Joseph Vu, associate professor in the Department of Finance.

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    What frat house? DePaul sorority and fraternity life

    The stereotypical sorority lifestyle can easily be perceived from the movie “Legally Blonde.” As these girls live together in one house, a sense of community is built during events and moments in their personal lives. However, sorority and fraternity life at DePaul University seems to be the polar opposite from this lifestyle due to living arrangements in Chicago.

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    A film revolution: apps like Instagram show increased interest in film photography

    Jenna Koopman, a sophomore Art History major, snaps a quick picture of the bookshelves inside the John T. Richardson Library before taking a seat to study. She takes a seat, opens up the VSCO Cam app, selects the seventh color scheme, and chooses the Valencia filter on Instagram before posting her final product.

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    DePaul Tweets: a university Twitter directory

    Everybody’s doing it. Look around, somebody is probably tweeting, refreshing their Twitter feed, or stalking their favorite celebrity in the Twitterverse. Even DePaul University offices and organizations have gotten in on the action.

  • Oh, the places we go

    Upperclassmen recommend their favorite places around campus to new students.

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    Get to know your editors: Lynsey Hart

    "Get to your your DePaulia editors" is a new series of editor bios. Each editor has filled out a "fill-in-the-blank" survey as a way to let you know more about each DePaulia staff member.

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    Get to know your editors: Dylan McHugh

    "Get to your your DePaulia editors" is a new series of editor bios. Each editor has filled out a "fill-in-the-blank" survey as a way to let you know more about each DePaulia staff member.

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    Get to know your editors: Kiersten Sinko

    "Get to your your DePaulia editors" is a new series of editor bios. Each editor has filled out a "fill-in-the-blank" survey as a way to let you know more about each DePaulia staff member.

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    Get to know your editors: Max Kleiner

    "Get to your your DePaulia editors" is a new series of editor bios. Each editor has filled out a "fill-in-the-blank" survey as a way to let you know more about each DePaulia staff member.

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    Get to know your editors: Shannon Shreibak

    "Get to your your DePaulia editors" is a new series of editor bios. Each editor has filled out a "fill-in-the-blank" survey as a way to let you know more about each DePaulia staff member.

  • Zoe Barker

    Get to know your editors: Zoe Barker

    "Get to your your DePaulia editors" is a new series of editor bios. Each editor has filled out a "fill-in-the-blank" survey as a way to let you know more about each DePaulia staff member.

  • Kasia Fejklowicz

    Get to know your editors: Kasia Fejklowicz

    "Get to your your DePaulia editors" is a new series of editor bios. Each editor has filled out a "fill-in-the-blank" survey as a way to let you know more about each DePaulia staff member.

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    Get to know your editors: Julian Zeng

    "Get to your your DePaulia editors" is a new series of editor bios. Each editor has filled out a "fill-in-the-blank" survey as a way to let you know more about each DePaulia staff member.

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    Get to know your editors: Courtney Jacquin

    "Get to your your DePaulia editors" is a new series of editor bios. Each editor has filled out a "fill-in-the-blank" survey as a way to let you know more about each DePaulia staff member.

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    Get to know your editors: Elizabeth Schuetz

    "Get to your your DePaulia editors" is a new series of editor bios. Each editor has filled out a "fill-in-the-blank" survey as a way to let you know more about each DePaulia staff member. 

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    The DePaulia staff share their summer activities

    Wondering what the DePaulia editors are doing this summer? Check out these photos to see where we've been and what we've been up to.

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    Chicago gets its Pride on

    The 43rd annual Gay Pride Parade painted the north side of Chicago with some very colorful characters Sunday. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets to enjoy the spectacle.

  • Get your laugh on

    What connection overcomes all barriers, transcending language and culture, that we share with the world? During awkward moments, the breaking point of an argument, or the natural exchange between best friends, laughter is the easiest communicator. It is also good for your mind, body and spirit -- literally.

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    Summer music fest survival guide

    The warm weather and sunshine are bringing out the summer vibes in everyone. However, the warm weather and sunshine don’t just mark the beginning of the summer. They also mark the start of the music festival season. With Bonnaroo, Electric Forest and Spring Awakening only a few short weeks away, there are some important things to consider before heading out. Whether you’re festival hopping locally in Chicago or making rounds to various cities around the country, there are certain tips and things you should know before you attend.

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    Veterans throw back medals at NATO protest

    It’s 7 p.m. Sunday and Simone’s Bar in Pilsen is filled with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans from across the country. Live music is playing over laughter and stories, but the air is bitter sweet as they honor and remember loved ones lost, wishing they could join them on this night of celebration. “To making history,” says one. “To history!” says another. These are the Iraq Veterans Against The War, an organization dedicated to mobilizing the military community to withdraw from wars overseas.

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    Student veteran shares his story

    Jonathon Anderson will be in a cap in gown in June, but on Sunday, May 20 he donned fatigues and NATO medals as he marched with the Iraq Veterans Against the War.

  • Talk of the Town

    NATO. Everyone in Chicago is talking about NATO. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a political-military alliance made up of 28 world nations, visited Chicago’s McCormick Place over the weekend.
     

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    Summer sailing in Chicago's harbors

    Unlike cities that are land-locked, Chicago has the unique distinction of Lake Michigan to provide summer entertainment. Lake Michigan, made possible by the 10 harbors located up and down the shore, is quickly populated with boats for the summer months.

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    Chicago's diverse culture good fit for NATO summit

    The city of Chicago, made up of 77 distinct communities, is filled with history, rich culture and unique landmarks. Chicago is home to people from many countries that have brought their foods, cultures and traditions to the city. From the European Painting and Sculpture collection at the Art Institute to the various restaurants, there are many opportunities for NATO guests to feel right at home in Chicago.

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    Leading Ladies: Changing Hollywood's feminine stereotypes

    A death-match combatant with a knack for archery. A hacker with an insatiable curiosity. A teenage girl with a vampire baby. Female roles in film have come a long way from the film noir femme fatale or the mindless bubbly eye candy.

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    Graduating students make transition from college life to career

    With the end of the school year a little more than a month away there is one thing on every DePaul senior’s mind: what to do after they graduate. More importantly, they all want to know how they can be happy after four years of having Fridays off and being a short walk a way from a plethora of bars that cater to their demographic.

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    Recreation Motivation: Students weigh views on importance of fitness

    Late night pizza. Ramen noodles. Beer. All-nighters. How health-focused are today’s college students? In college it’s easy for students to tell themselves that they don’t actually have time to exercise because of their homework or busy work schedules.

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    Subway Saturation: Subway leads Chicago’s fast food overload

    There are more than 100 subway locations in Chicago, and whether that’s referring to El stops or Subway restaurants, it’s still correct: El stops barely edge out Subways 144 to 118.

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    Neighborhood Division

    While Chicago may be a perfect example of the range of cultures that call America home, the reality of many Windy City neighborhoods is much more like a stew than a melting pot. Rather than assimilation, the many cultural neighborhoods are a testament to a history of division.

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    Go zen for finals

    With finals just around the corner, many DePaul students are trying not to go into information-overload from their textbooks. And what better way to avoid headaches than by finding the perfect spot to relax in-between study sessions. Thankfully, Chicago has some hidden pockets of relaxation throughout the city that are just for you.

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    Chicago on Display: Public art brightens underpasses, public transit and schools

    You know the saying "nothing in life is free?" Technically, there are a few things, one of which includes the pleasures of public art in Chicago.

  • Red vs Brown: A look at DePaul's favorite 'L' lines

    Perhaps class is finished. All you can think about is getting back to your place of residence. You step out onto State Street. Then the dread of thinking about the massive physical gridlock that lies underground at the Jackson Red Line station slowly creeps in. Or maybe class has yet to start. You're in a rush and need to get downtown in 20 minutes. As you stand atop the Fullerton station, the thoughts go back and forth. Red or Brown?