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UIC Free Art School


By Nicole Jacobs
July 8, 2014 - 11:06pm

This summer UIC is offering its students free art and art history classes, workshops, and other art projects. For one month (July 6th-August10th) students will be able to register for non-credited art classes at no cost! World-renowned artists and scholars will teach a variety of different art classes that showcase a diverse mix of artistic expression and rich history. READ MORE

Music Blog: School's Out For Summer


By Meaghan Lee
May 15, 2014 - 3:11pm

Well, readers, it's that time again. Time to make a splash and spend some cash (on non-school related entities)! Enjoy a playlist equipped with songs for every summer adventure under the sun. Congratulations on surviving another school year of overstimulated brains, sleepless nights, and stress-food frenzies. Your musical reward awaits below, so dive in! READ MORE

Music Blog: Sounds Like Summertime


By Meaghan Lee
May 6, 2014 - 12:50am

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Music Blog: Hold On, We're Going Home (Almost)!


By Meaghan Lee
April 24, 2014 - 12:06pm

Hold on, readers, we're going home! With the semester quickly culminating, all that occupies my current thoughts is GOING HOME (or going out)—more in the metaphorical sense, as I'm sure many commuters (like myself) go "home" each day after class. Still, a mega reprieve from school awaits! READ MORE

Music Blog: Out of Place or Right at Home?


By Meaghan Lee
April 15, 2014 - 4:27pm

Music in its most regular format is undeniably welcome. Albums exist on store shelves or are available digitally with tracks straight from the studio, polished and mixed to near perfection. Still, the rare occasions in which we can experience the music makers live and in a conventional venue of some sort is arguably even more rewarding. Now, what if these magicians left the regular recording room AND the concert hall to perform somewhere rare? Maybe played a stripped down set in a hippyfied RV? READ MORE

Music Blog: Tunes To Put A Spring In Your Step


By Meaghan Lee
March 31, 2014 - 1:09pm

Although no judgment will be passed on those catching up on some well deserved Z’s this break, I crafted a special spring compilation that just may get you moving. When you do come around (even if it is past noon), take a spin through the playlist dedicated to sunny songs with spring and rejuvenating powers. Call me your apothecary for a strenuous semester’s first half. Relax and release. Skip to these tracks by budding artists and others that make you feel brighter, better and downright alive. A new season arises—let’s salute it through song! READ MORE

Music Blog: Take a Break in Budapest


By Meaghan Lee
March 11, 2014 - 6:02pm

Spring break isn't upon us yet, but that doesn't mean we can't start scheming, right? Humor me, readers, as we march into another world... READ MORE

Baking Bits: Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?


By Alicia McConnell
March 7, 2014 - 3:46pm

With the snow around campus finally starting to melt, we might not be able to make any more snowmen, but these delicious cookies are the next BEST thing! Recipe:  2 squares unsweetened chocolate 1/2 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Parchment paper Orange sprinkles Mini chocolate chips Frosting: 3 cups powdered sugar 1 tablespoon butter Milk Preheat oven to 375.  READ MORE

Music Blog: Playing It Cool with Epic Boy Band


By Meaghan Lee
March 4, 2014 - 5:16pm

Something cold. Something cool. A band that’s old, but back with new. Before my faux rhyme stretches into any more lunacy, I’ll cut the cryptic and fill you in on who's keeping things crisp this week in music. Photo: Anton Corbijn READ MORE

Baking Bits: Peanut Butter Hearts


By Alicia McConnell
February 25, 2014 - 2:41pm

   Need to use up that leftover Valentines candy?  A sweettwist on classic peanut butter cookie is sure to have you falling in love with these sweet treats.  Ingredients: 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/4 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 3 tablespoons milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 48 chocolate chip candies extra sugar for rolling Recipe: READ MORE