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‘Animal Crossing’ is the new socialization

May 2, 2020

After a stressful move from the Dwight Lofts on-campus residence hall to her parents' house in Santa Cruz, California, freshman animation major Isabelle Woo has established a new routine through the vid...

Stay-at-home mandates can put stress on couples living together 24/7.

Rocky relationships and Erotic Isolation: the Chronicle’s guide to love during a pandemic

April 27, 2020

Stay-at-home mandates have left no love life untouched, from single people struggling to meet others from their living room to couples struggling to adjust their relationships within the new normal. With...

A young woman walks past a billboard advertisement for the dating app Tinder in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Skyrocketing sex drives and virtual check-ups: the Chronicle’s guide to sex during a pandemic

April 24, 2020

Whether you’re spending your shelter-in-place snuggled in bed on your lonesome with a shiny new vibrator you ordered online, sexting your long-distance significant other or sanitizing before jumping into ...

The anonymous creator of the account—who refers to themself as “the Peter Parker to Mayor Lightfoot’s Spider-Man”—initially created it to repost others’ memes about Illinois’ stay-at-home order.

The ‘meme generation’ creates humor to cope with coronavirus

April 23, 2020

Memes of Mayor Lori Lightfoot popping up at the “Bean” or of SpongeBob SquarePants burning one of President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s emails may seem pointless or childish to some, but for others, ...

Jacob Elordi, Joey King and Joel Courtney attend a screening of 'The Kissing Booth' at NETFLIX on May 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix)

Review: The no-nos of Netflix: What not to watch during quarantine

April 11, 2020

So here you find yourself, at a point in self-isolation or quarantine where you’ve already run through first-string entertainment. You’ve watched “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” you’...

Review: The many issues with the Netflix docu-series 'Tiger King'

Review: The many issues with the Netflix docu-series ‘Tiger King’

April 10, 2020

After not being able to understand any of the Twitter posts of a blonde-mulleted man named Joe Exotic, I turned on Netflix and sat down to watch the series he was a part of: "Tiger King: Murder, May...

Senior fashion design major Maria Varela is working with instructors in the Fashion Studies Department to create masks to send to health care workers at the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

Artists find solace and community through remote collaborative projects

April 6, 2020

Desperate to keep her mind off the reality that she would have to wrap up her senior thesis online, Maria Varela found a new purpose—making masks for health care workers. After seeing posts about mask ...

Review: Vundabar masters the art of variety in ‘Either Light’

Review: Vundabar masters the art of variety in ‘Either Light’

March 30, 2020

In the age of digitally produced music, some pop tracks on the radio can feel bland, formulaic or, worst of all, predictable. Indie-rock trio Vundabar’s latest album “Either Light”—released March 13...

The Chronicle's guide to fending off boredom while social distancing

The Chronicle’s guide to fending off boredom while social distancing

March 28, 2020

With no definite end to social distancing or Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's statewide "stay-at-home" mandate in sight and Columbia classes suspended for another week, finding ways to entertain yoursel...

Gabriel Bump is a Chicago native. His debut novel,

Review: ‘The microcosm of South Shore,’ a literary coming-of-age in Gabriel Bump’s ‘Everywhere You Don’t Belong’

March 25, 2020

The city of Chicago has been documented in various ways, some positive, others more critical. The historical and political aspect of the city has been commemorated in books such as "Chicago," by Domin...

Junior design management major Imani Kutti operates a one-woman fashion line, incorporating aspects of her African heritage.

Student brings African heritage to the Chicago fashion scene

March 23, 2020

Fresh off a New York City fashion show, designer Imani Kutti had little time to celebrate because come Monday morning, it was back to her part-time job as a boutique manager, on top of being a full...

International Women's Day concert GLRZ WKND featured a showcase of upcoming female talent in Chicago.

GRLZ WKND concert celebrates female empowerment at Avondale Music Hall

March 22, 2020

After a successful EP release party last November with her friend and fellow musician Tmuny, King Inesse, a 20-year-old DJ and YouTuber from the North Side, knew she wanted to take it a step further...

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