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‘Love, Simon’ tackles teenage truths

‘Love, Simon’ tackles teenage truths

Kayleigh Padar

April 10, 2018


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"Love, Simon" left me curled up in my movie theater chair with sweaty palms and a jiggling thigh. To be extremely honest, it was too real. "Love, Simon" is a romantic comedy that follows Simon Spier's [Nick Robinson] journey to understand his sexuality, be honest with himself and his family about...

Fortnite goes mobile

Fortnite goes mobile

Quinn Cunningham

April 5, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Entertainment

Epic Games released Fortnite mobile for all supported iOS devices on April 2. Previously, only those who signed up for the invite-only event were eligible to download and play the game. This is one of the first times that a popular console and PC game has been brought to the mobile devices. "Fortnite...

New cafe creates sweet, savory success

New cafe creates sweet, savory success

Claire Dwyer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Reviews

Across the street from school, the best new restaurant has opened with delicious food at a prime location for students. Sweet and Savory Crepe Cafe, located just past Dairy Queen, is the best new spot for students to stop at lunch. The restaurant has a wonderful menu, with a variety of sweet and savory...

One Earth Film Festival inspires through documentaries

One Earth Film Festival inspires through documentaries

Jamie Anderluh

March 24, 2018


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The One Earth Film Festival is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. Admittedly, it’s a very nerdy event: an overwhelming amount of documentaries with varying environmental themes are displayed across Chicagoland. This year, there were more than 50 screenings in 45 different locations. The...

Park Ridge cooks up ‘cream of the crop’ crepes

Park Ridge cooks up ‘cream of the crop’ crepes

Kayleigh Padar

March 21, 2018


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Crepes are definitely one of my favorite foods. Anyone who's been out to breakfast with me knows that crepes are my go-to order if they're on the menu. I'll pretty much eat any crepe, but the best ones are from "Creme of the Crepe" in Park Ridge. To be honest, I found this restaurant about a year...

Showchoir hosts Chicagoland Showcase: Onstage, Ladies First celebrate competition’s 25 years

Showchoir hosts Chicagoland Showcase: Onstage, Ladies First celebrate competition’s 25 years

Caroline Stiefbold and Alex Rivera Grant

March 16, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, From the Issue, Photos

OnStage and Ladies First showchoirs hosted the 25 annual Chicagoland Showcase at the beginning of March. "I mean I've been here for the past four showcases and I see how much work goes into it all I can't imagine running it for 25 years it's pretty crazy. But it's always a great competition that...

Local breakfast joints serve up genuine flavor

Local breakfast joints serve up genuine flavor

Jamie Anderluh

March 9, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Entertainment

Finding a better than average breakfast in the suburbs is surprisingly accessible. The chains are trustworthy and the diners have genuine character. I'll begin with Walker Brothers and Egg Harbor. Both appear often in suburbia, but there's something that sets them apart from that normal nonsense....

March Madness determines sweatshirt choices

March Madness determines sweatshirt choices

Trey Schmidt

March 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

As college hoops head to the postseason, a trend begins that will last for a month during March Madness.  It will be a hit in schools all around us and in the nation. Today most people wear the college gear where family members went to school or friends go to now. Going into March the sweatshirts...

Fortnite gains popularity

Quinn Cunningham

February 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Fortnite Battle Royale has captured the attention of the entire gaming world, including students. "Fortnite is easily the most fun and popular game at the moment," sophomore Josh Methner said. Fortnite is a player versus player, free-for-all style game: 100 players land on a map, search for weapons...

‘A Piece of My Heart’ challenges actors

‘A Piece of My Heart’ challenges actors

Kayleigh Padar

February 23, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Entertainment, Photos

The play titled “A Piece of My Heart” ran Feb. 8, 9, 10 in the Black Box. The play was a challenging, nonfiction piece centered around the experiences of nurses deployed in the Vietnam War. “I thought the show was amazing and conveyed the true story of people who went to Vietnam ...

Band Pax details group history

Band Pax details group history

Joshua Irvine

January 26, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Entertainment

Senior Andrew Jacob has never seen a mango tree in his life. Which really wouldn't matter, if not for the fact that both his band Pax's new EP and the track it takes its name from are called "The Mango Tree." "I didn't know mangoes grew on trees before I wrote the song," Jacob said. That anecdote...

The 5 Best Burgers

The 5 Best Burgers

Jamie Anderluh

January 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, From the Issue, Reviews

1. Au Cheval Waiting for Au Cheval is a triumph in itself. It was the undisputed king of all burgers in Chicago–and Illinois, for that matter–until last year, when claims from Bon Appetit placed neighboring restaurant The Loyalist in the lead. But have no fear! It failed to quiet crowds at Au...

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