Artist of the week: Eftihia Peroulas

When I first sat down with Eftihia, I knew that I was in for something more electric than a traditional interview, with her art supplies sprawled out all over the table in a room tucked away in a library, French music playing on her tablet and her obvious passion for whatever it was that she was about to create. As a 22-year-old student, artist and … Continue reading Artist of the week: Eftihia Peroulas

A Letter to Punxsutawney Phil

Dear Punxsutawney Phil, I’m sure you’ve seen how bad 2016 went, right Phil? You’ve seen our rough start to 2017, isn’t that right, Phil? We need you now more than ever, buck-toothed shadow wizard. Now, I realize that it must be a hard life to not fully have your own identity, since you are probably Punxsutawney Phil #80, but remember that this decision, this little … Continue reading A Letter to Punxsutawney Phil

Artist of the week: Andie Bruce

Andie, a graphic designer, has been making banners for everyone, but specifically those suffering from mental illness, to spread messages of positivity and self-assurance in a modern, visual way after years of her own battle with anxiety and panic disorders. With statistics like 1 in 5 American’s (or 18.5%) experiencing mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Health, it’s … Continue reading Artist of the week: Andie Bruce

The Women’s Marches were more important than you think

These marches have received, from what I’ve seen online and heard out loud, an equal mix of disapproval and pride. Of course, much like with the election, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but whether or not you think we were stupid for marching on January 21, you have to agree that we were heard. The Chicago march escalated in size overnight going from … Continue reading The Women’s Marches were more important than you think

Yes We Can: Moving forward after the election

For the past few months, since the election, I have been in sort of a place of denial.  Today is Inauguration Day, January 20th, and it is all too real. It’s here. Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. I was covering the election that night, like most journalists, watching the states turn either red or blue, one by one. With each … Continue reading Yes We Can: Moving forward after the election

Trapped in ‘La La Land’: Review

By: Emily Arias I am a huge fan of love stories.. to the point where it’s kind of disgusting. I’ve seen Jack drown in Titanic too many times to count on my fingers (x100), I have sobbed quite a bit at the Notebook: I can’t help myself. I am obsessed with great relationships. So, when I saw the trailer for ‘La La Land’, a movie-musical … Continue reading Trapped in ‘La La Land’: Review

Artist of the Week: Erica Lindsay

Erica Lindsay is redefining what it means to be an abstract artist in the age of social media. The Evanston, IL native’s Instagram feed is what dreams are made of, showcasing her land of pastel colors in a modern, contemporary way. When she isn’t painting, she uses her artistic vision working as an interior designer sifting her way through antique shops. If your Heart Flips for Erica, … Continue reading Artist of the Week: Erica Lindsay