Theater students had prepared all semester to perform “Scenes from the Odyssey” until the show was abruptly postponed just a week before its intended March 27 debut. Rather than wallow, the cast decided to make …

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This is it, everyone. Friday was the day I broke my fast. I know I said I would remain steadfast in my decision to see this to the end, but after some mulling over, I …

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Thursday is the first day I seriously considered breaking my fast. Ever since I can remember, I’ve used food as a coping mechanism. If I ever had any stressful or life-altering experience, food was the …

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I am nearly halfway through my beer fast and I’m beginning to understand the reason I’m doing this. I mentioned at the beginning of this journey that I’m not the religious type. Growing up in a …

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic — which now has nearly 7,000 confirmed cases in Illinois as of publication — almost everyone is facing some kind of hardship. Artists, in particular, have been hit …

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I have spent hours — days at this point — trying to get my mind away from solid food. Nearly every extra hour with nothing to do is spent thinking of how amazing a single …

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As I pop open the cap of my third doppelbock bottle, I have officially reached the end of the first day of my beer fast. There’s a reason behind why doppelbock is the choice imbibement …

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Self-quarantine is a good time to start trying new things.  Want to learn guitar? Now’s the time. Want to start a new book? The day is yours. Need a haircut? Go on. Give it your …