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Frankie’s Cartoon

Frankie Bruno, Editorial Cartoonist

October 4, 2016


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The Playlist: “Wild World” by Bastille

Nidhi Thakkar, Business Manager

September 29, 2016


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Album of the Month: “Wild World” by Bastille Grade: B+ A major deal breaker for me with Bastille has always been the limited range of lead singer Dan Smith and the monotonous sound of their previous albums. Their freshman album, “Bad Blood”, was by no means awful, but they were always lacking a certa...

Smug cinema: “Hell or High Water”

Sam Svoboda, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2016


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There are several bank robbery scenes in “Hell or High Water,” but none is quite the same as the first. That’s because we don’t yet know the men behind the black masks, who terrorize an old lady to steal money from the banks drawer. To us, they’re no more than criminals. This is a brilliant ...

Managing Editor Molly Manley previews newest fall TV shows

Molly Manley, Managing Editor

September 15, 2016


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"The Good Place"- Sept. 19 “The Good Place” stars Kristen Bell in a comedic case of mistaken identity as a recently deceased woman in Heaven, who quickly realizes that she does not deserve to be there. Along with her mentor and newly found “soul mate”, Bell revels in the luxuries of Paradise...

Smug Cinema: Captain America: Civil War

Sam Svoboda, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2016


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Everything about “Captain America: Civil War” screams Marvel, and yet, compared to both the “Avengers” films and the previous “Captain America” entries, this film is not particularly loud. The dialogue is still 90 percent PG-13 one-liners, the fight scenes are still twice as long as they...

Summer Playlists

Shabistha Mohammed, Staff Writer

June 2, 2016


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Pop your style? Chicago welcomes top pop artists like Beyonce, Selena Gomez, Adele, Train and more. Listen to their popular songs here. Looking for a festival to go to? There is Lollapalooza, B96 Pepsi Summer Bash, Country Thunder and more. If you can't go or wait until the day, take the festival along with this playlist. Cou...

Food review: TNT’s Snack Shop

Brendan Brady, Entertainment Editor

May 31, 2016


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Before I arrived at TNT’s snack shop in Arlington Heights, I didn’t know what to expect. While I’d passed by the establishment hundreds of times over the years, I’d never eaten there. Now, that I’ve gone once, I’ll certainly be back for more. What struck me initially about TNT’s was atmosphere....

Though funny, “Hail, Caesar” overstuffed, unfocused

Though funny, “Hail, Caesar” overstuffed, unfocused

Sam Svoboda, Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2016


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“Hail, Caesar” follows Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a Hollywood “fixer” at fictional 1950s movie studio Capital Pictures. As per his job title, he goes around fixing the image of the studio by marrying off actors, consoling complaining directors and fending of nosy reporters. He also tries, in...

Winter play features love theme, new performers

Ellen Krebs, Copy Editor

February 11, 2016


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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this year’s winter play, “Seven Ways to Say I Love You”, is centered around love. The play premiered on Wednesday, February 10 at 6 p.m., was also performed Thursday and will be performed tonight and tommorow starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are selling f...

Jazz central

Jazz central

Anup Patel, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Hosting over 100 jazz bands and combos representing 60 schools from five states, the 31st annual Jazz in the Meadows is the largest high school jazz event in the Midwest. It will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Rolling Meadows High School. Jazz in the Meadows is an all-day educational event where...

Halsey’s “Badlands” tour impressive, intimate

Sammi Milligan, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015


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On a 35-degree day, I made my way to The Vic Theater yet another time, but I do not say that with regret. This time I was able to see one of my favorite artists, Halsey. Even though she came off as shy between songs, Halsey was able to express herself through her music. Before the show, Halsey had a video play dir...

Pit Band brings rock, alternative music to V-Show

Pit Band brings rock, alternative music to V-Show

Ellen Krebs, Copy Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Front page

Pit Band, composed of talented singers and musicians, rarely allows a moment of silence to slip by. They play during the pre-show, intermission, and during transitions, or, “blackouts” between the V-Show acts. Last year, Pit Band’s most popular songs were “Holding on to You” by Twenty ...

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