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Foster the People’s new album showcases variety, lacks pizazz

Foster the People’s new album showcases variety, lacks pizazz

Grace Garlick

September 4, 2017


Filed under Reviews

Indie rock band Foster The People released their new album "Sacred Hearts Club," combining electropop and indie pop to create a psychedelic sound that makes an ambitious turn from their usual 60s inspired sound into modern pop.  Their song "Loyal Like Sid & Nancy" was the leading single of the album. ...

T-Swift ruins reputation with new music video

T-Swift ruins reputation with new music video

Caroline Stiefbold

August 30, 2017


Filed under Reviews

Well, Taylor Swift has officially become a self-obsessed, bratty, whiny celebrity. (That is if she wasn't already considered one.) At the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday, Swift debuted her new music video, "Look What You Made Me Do." It is complete trash. The song's only purpose is to complain about...

‘The Incredible Jessica James’ celebrates life’s imperfections

‘The Incredible Jessica James’ celebrates life’s imperfections

Jamie Anderluh

August 29, 2017


Filed under Reviews

  "The Incredible Jessica James" is an iconic example of the glory of Netflix originals. Teeming with optimism and pride, Jessica James has a brand of individuality that is hard to beat. The film, directed by James C. Strouse, was released on Netflix over the summer. It's a colorful, honest...

Enjoy an instant ‘Hit(man)’

Enjoy an instant ‘Hit(man)’

Joshua Irvine

August 16, 2017


Filed under Carousel, From the Issue, Reviews

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is one of those movies that uses that aggressively italicized action movie font with a whoosh sound and a lens flare for its opening titles. It’s a style that tells you that this movie will be fast-paced, that it will be aggressive, that it will have fast cars and faster...

New custard location scoops up frozen deliciousness

New custard location scoops up frozen deliciousness

Caroline Stiefbold

August 14, 2017


Filed under Reviews

While the Northwest Suburbs already seem packed with dessert places, Andy's Frozen Custard opened up a new shop in Mount Prospect on Aug. 2. Despite being a chain, Andy's still has a cute ice cream shop vibe. The walk-up window gives off a welcoming impression, and the drive-thru is super convenient....

‘The Emoji Movie’ rates 👎

‘The Emoji Movie’ rates 👎

Grace Garlick

August 12, 2017


Filed under Reviews

Sony Pictures Animation recently released a children’s comedy film, “The Emoji Movie”. The movie takes place in the digital city of Textopolis where emojis await to be sent out by the phone’s user. The main character, Gene, is a "meh" emoji believed to be a malfunction and must escape the...

Show choirs take on retreat

Show choirs take on retreat

Kayleigh Padar

August 11, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Entertainment

After the last day of school, some students ignore any club responsibility until classes are back in session. This isn't true for many students involved in the Onstage and Ladies First show choirs, who gathered at NIU for bonding activities and choreography at the end of July. "I think it [the retreat]...

Yoon’s second novel lands beyond stars

Yoon’s second novel lands beyond stars

Caroline Stiefbold

August 10, 2017


Filed under Reviews

I was instantly intrigued by Nicola Yoon's "The Sun is Also a Star" because of the title. Well that and my love of YA Romance novels. But from the moment I read the title, I knew this book would be different. And it was. While "The Sun is Also a Star" does contain the star-crossed lover aspect that...

Women of ‘The Bold Type’ prove inspirational in new series

Women of ‘The Bold Type’ prove inspirational in new series

Caroline Stiefbold

August 1, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Reviews

Three girls donning floor-length gala gowns and six-inch stilettos scream at a train passing through Grand Central Station. I was only sixty seconds into “The Bold Type”, and I knew I could not stop watching this show. The new Freeform show, following the women of Scarlet, is based on my two favorite...

Around Cafe enlivens downtown Arlington Heights

Gracie Scannell

June 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

In the heart of downtown Arlington Heights, amongst the Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts drive-thrus, there is a corner cafe. Around Cafe is a tiny coffee hub located right at the entrance of down town Arlington Heights. Placed in the perfect location, this tiny shop is convenient and different from any...

Uncle Julio’s beats the competition

Uncle Julio’s beats the competition

Lauren Theisen

May 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

As multiple locations are opening up all over the northwest suburbs, Uncle Julio's is definitely the place to be. With a wide variety of Mexican food and great atmosphere, it has something that everyone will enjoy. From the moment guests arrive at Uncle Julio's, the smell of tacos and fresh avacado...

Six Flags flies above expectations

Six Flags flies above expectations

Jennifer Lechowski

May 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Going to Six Flags Great America is one of my favorite activities during the summer. This amusement park offers tons of exhilarating roller coasters and activities for all ages. My personal favorites include: Raging Bull, X-flight and Batman. All three of these roller coasters are high-speed and make...

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