March 2020

Project: Coffee Filter Flowers Looking at the same scenery day after day can get pretty drab, and we’re seeing the worst of that now in self-quarantine. What’s the solution? Decorating! Today, let’s look at a simple project to add some unique décor to change up your home! You won’t need anything complicated – the primary ingredient here will be your run-of-the-mill coffee filters. As it turns...

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As many of us continue to adjust to the changes in our lives shaped by COVID-19, we thought it would be a good idea to inform you all on more resources that can be a help to you. Use them to help in any aspect of your life whether it is simply to explore or to help make this change easier.  Resources:  Spectrum: Spectrum is offering...

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DePaul is collaborating with individuals at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Public Libraries, the Nation of Makers, Bosch, and makerspaces and makers around the state to address the immediate, critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for Illinois healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals large and small are in dire need of this equipment to...

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DePaul is collaborating with individuals at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Public Libraries, the Nation of Makers, Bosch, and makerspaces and makers around the state to address the immediate, critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for Illinois healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals large and small are in dire need of this equipment to...

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As the labs are mostly closed across DePaul's Campus and our depaul.edu emails are still spinning up to access Adobe products, I found an open-source video editing software that does the job just as well. For context, I am a film major who has used Adobe Premiere for basic editing, but I am not in the video editing sector of film production. While scrolling through...

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Have you been interested in learning a new skill? Or have you been trying to think of things to do while stuck at home? The IRL team is currently working on getting Shelter-in-Place Project Kits and At-Home projects going. These kits and projects will enable you to learn something new that will help fill all the free time we've got now. We have a few of...

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Hey, everyone!   With DePaul’s campuses closed down, we know there are a lot of students who don’t have access to the resources they usually would. As one of those resources, we’re looking for ways to fill those gaps. Right now, though we can’t provide physical tools, we can help you out on the digital side! Our spaces use a lot of programs, which are very accessible...

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