On April 4 Chicago lost Roger Ebert, a writer and critic of boundless energy. When I was growing up, his movie reviews were one of my Friday morning breakfast staples, spread out on the table alongside my cereal and juice. Years later, when I enrolled at DePaul, I had no idea that Ebert lived in the neighborhood. By that time I had drifted away from movies to books, and hardly read any of his reviews, until I re-discovered him on Twitter.
Left voiceless by throat cancer, Ebert became a prolific tweeter. As it turns out, he had a lot to say about DePaul–especially on April 2, 2010, when apparently his patience was running thin with his neighbors, whom the Princeton Review had just named the happiest students in America.
We’ll miss you, Mr. Ebert, as I’m sure you’re missing us happy students!