There is absolutely nothing to do in West Ridge. Growing up in this neighborhood, I joined a soccer league, took swimming lessons, and typically stayed inside to do homework or read my stack of library books. Thus, there is a great deal to be involved in as a kid around here. However, as a young adult, I find myself fairly bored. All the bars (about three...) are pretty run down and target more of the old school folks. However, there have recently been some changes off Western and Lunt that seem to be spicing up this otherwise deserted part of the city.Read More
Amidst the early 2000s, there seemed to be a silent declaration that capri pants were officially “uncool.” This was possibly due to the fact that the cut was rather unflattering, and in part, that depending on one’s height, the style would just look like a pair of floods. That being said, the idea of the capri has transformed into cropped denim flares for 2016.
Brands such as Rag & Bone, Current Elliott, and Chloe have all shown variations of this trend. Styles include pants that sit higher on the waist and hemlines that range from a raw selvedge to a streamlined cuff. The pant is being shown paired with a tucked in blouse and platform boots. The height of the shoe balances the proportion of length of the pant; alluding the appearance of a slimmer waist.
While the cropped flare is still a harder look to pull off, and might possibly be just a fad, it is most definitely a more streamlined and flattering look than the capri. Because the thought of Lauren Conrad rocking the style in her Laguna Beach days is still terrifying.
Illustration by Ksenia Rybe.
Perry Howell, also known by his rap name James Slay, grew up in the Edgewater neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. During his time at Walter Payton College Prep, he was introduced to the art of freestyling. Since this exposure, he realized how rap can be used as a form of expression. Through our discussion, he elaborated upon how he utilizes the creation of music per enjoyment, as opposed to making a profit.Read More
Dollop Coffee & Hoosier Mama Pie Company opened its relatively large cafe space in 2013, on a strip of the area that was newly reconstructed. The architecture itself created a younger, more modern appearance to the Evanston neighborhood. The cafe was a new, exciting presence in the otherwise larger chains that consumed the area; such as Starbucks and Panera Bread.
The public has become used to the oversaturation of Kardashian/Jenner publicity. However, the announcement of Kylie Jenner’s lip gloss and lipstick line has furthered the attention by constant social media posts. Once the line debuted (as well as instantly selling out), Instagram became flooded with users showcasing their purchases. To be quite frank, this became rather annoying because it seemed like consumers were so quick to buy into a product simply for the fact that it had a “famous” face attached to it. Additionally, all the users appeared to try to resemble Kylie not only with makeup, but also with a pouty selfie and jet black hair.Read More