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  • Travel: So Now What?

    By Ryan Cowden. Created on Aug. 7, 2020.

    Travel: So Now What?

    What a period it has been, I don’t think there is any need to expound upon that. We all know the story by now and if you don’t, I would like to find the rock you’ve been hiding under and join you.

    But what is the current thought process for travel?

    Well, the short answer is that it is as uncertain as ever and there are many additional considerations. The most direct answer seems to be we won’t be going abroad until we get the numbers low enough that outbreaks can be quickly isolated as many …

  • Drag March For Change (37 images)

    Created on June 15, 2020. From Editorials & Opinions.

  • Life in France during quarantine: How our country went to sleep

    By Célia Raguis and Lawrie Surdon. Created on June 9, 2020.

    Like all countries in the world, France has had to face the COVID19 epidemic and all the challenges it has brought with it. It is hard to explain exactly how things went now that quarantine is officially over, but I do remember how quickly it happened. On Thursday, March 12th, the President of the Republic announced the closure, as of Monday, March 16th, of all schools in the country. At that time, I admit, the challenges of managing this pandemic were still unknown to us and we did not pay much attention to it. However, the situation in Italy seemed …

  • Three College Students’ Takes on the Impact of the Rona

    By Ethan Isaacson. Created on May 29, 2020.

    My name is Ethan, and I’m an incoming senior at DePaul University double majoring in Communication and Media and Psychology. I was curious how some queer young adults are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and wanted to better understand how it’s impacting their lives. Additionally, I wanted to hear their opinions on how the pandemic is affecting diverse communities, specifically LGBTQIA people. I interviewed three Chicago college students who are each incoming undergraduate seniors. Jack Golden studies biology and Spanish at Loyola University Chicago, Kendall Palmer is double majoring in communication studies and psychology and is getting a minor in …

  • Traveling During the Pandemic

    By Ryan Cowden. Created on May 22, 2020.

    When will we be able to travel again? What about going to this country, that festival or a favorite party weekend with friends? This question is flooding the minds of everyone affected by the stay-at-home order. It’s nearly impossible to predict the next three months, let alone the rest of the year.

    Our current situation has created mass chaos in the travel industry with cancellations, rebooking, and understanding updates. Travel companies are changing policies daily. As a travel advisor, I’m attended crash courses in Force Majeure and Act of God clauses.

    During video calls and online seminars, the travel industry …

  • Retail Shops in Boystown Accommodate Customers Despite Stay-at-Home Order

    By Michael Christopher Radford. Created on May 21, 2020.

    You might be one of the thousands of Americans who have received their stimulus checks and are getting unemployment checks in the mail. With that money you probably paid your rent and stocked up on groceries that will last you a couple weeks, and you’re looking for something fun to do in your home that isn’t binge-watching the latest Netflix series. With that extra money, you decide to pour yourself a glass of wine and do a little online shopping! Who says that retail therapy isn’t a real thing?!? Instead of going on Amazon, why not support a local business …

  • Real Estate During Pandemic

    By Kirk Hudson. Created on May 4, 2020.

    Hello all!

    Our lovely friend Bill Gubrud reached out to me to write in about my experience as a Realtor® during the current pandemic. First off, I hope all of you are staying well and taking all preventative measures possible to flatten the curve. We got this!

    When it comes to the Real Estate industry, things have definitely been different from the “normal” spring/summer sales/leasing climate. Personally, a good chunk of my clientele are industry workers who have been hit hardest by this virus, as most of them lost their only source(s) of income and subsequently put their home searches …