Give winter blues the boot

It gets to the point where the snow stops being exciting. For some, this day is the day after the first snowfall, while for others, it’s not until March, but it happens. There are those days when you look out t...

The best of 2008

2008 was a big year and a lot happened on a local, national and international level. Here are some highlights, as compiled by readers and writers of the217.com. Local: -Pygmalion Music Festival: a great compi...

What do Jews do on Christmas?

Christmas Day—a day when families join together, go to Church, eat delicious food, unwrap presents and practice several different traditions that are individual from family to family. On this day of family, foo...
article placeholder

How to enjoy Labor Day weekend

1. Marathon a tv show. Yeah, it will probably be nice outside, but after a full first week of school, let your brain rest. 2. Do the opposite. Take advantage of the Saturday, Sunday and Monday that are suppos...

It’s easy being green

The Common Ground Food Co-op is not M.I.A. It is not out of business, nor did it sell out to cheap, processed food. It is, instead, big, bright and sustainable at its new location in Lincoln Square Village in U...
article placeholder

Moving Tips

1. Have plenty of boxes. Overestimate how many you need; you can always recycle or let someone else use the extras. Having to put a pile of books or sweatshirts on the floor of your backseat is inconvenient, an...

How to Spend Reading Day

1. Give yourself study breaks. If you’re writing a 20 page paper, every five pages, go do something, like go to the gym, get some candy, watch an episode of Family Guy. Your brain will appreciate the break and ...

Doin’ It For the Bears

The Polar Bear Swim-a-thon had nothing to do with the temperature of the water, but instead, the plight of the polar bears around the world. Members of the RSO Students for Environmental Concerns joined togeth...