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Family, friends remember the life of Vicente Mundo

A picture of Vicente Mundo sits next to candles placed on a table during a vigil for Mundo at the La Casa Cultural Latina on Monday.

By Camille Murray and Charlotte Collins

February 3, 2015

To his friends, he was funny and selfless. To his fraternity brothers, he was a role model. To his sister Julieta, he always had a childlike gentleness about him.  Vicente Mundo was a junior studying statistics at the University who grew up in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago. He was t...

St. Patrick’s Day: Going beyond the green beer

St. Patrick’s Day: Going beyond the green beer

By Declan Harty

March 17, 2014

Whether someone is Irish, Irish-American or not even a little bit Irish, St. Patrick’s Day, the epitome of green gatherings, is celebrated in a variety of ways across the nation.  From the numerous parades to shamrock shakes and green beer, the holiday offers the 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry the...