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‘The Half of It’ Review

‘The Half of It’ Review

Claire Williams, copy editor

May 14, 2020

“The Half of It” is a cute, coming-of-age movie that doesn’t feature a straight white girl as the main character. Instead, it follows Ellie Chu, a girl who owns an essay-writing business, and Paul, a somewhat dim-witted boy who is hopelessly in love with the most popular girl in school, Aster....

“On My Block” Season 3 review

On My Block TV series poster.

Liz Gremer, Co-Art Director

March 30, 2020

Like most people, I have been nestled up in my house for the past week, trying to figure out ways to make the time pass by. And what better way to pass a couple hours than to catch up on all the shows I watched. So, when the third season of Netflix’s “On My Block” dropped on Monday, I decided that...

Frozen Two Reviews

February 28, 2020

‘Sex Education’ season 2 impresses fans

Liz Gremer, Co Art Director

February 28, 2020

When I first tuned-in to “Sex Education” last year in its first season, I was shocked, but also incredibly intrigued. Sure, the show graphically depicts teenage relationships and intimacy, but the realness and complexity of the storylines kept my eyes glued to the screen. I finished the first season...

Little Women Review

Quinn Riordan, reporter and photographer

February 27, 2020

“Little Women” does the little things right Louisa May Alcott’s novel “Little Women” has been taught and read by thousands of people, its lovable characters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, left a lasting impression on generations and created high anticipation for Greta Gertwig’s adaptation. “Li...

Little Women Review

Tommy Layden, Sports Co-Editor

February 27, 2020

‘Little Women’ is for the boys I walked into “Little Women” with a group of my cousins. Right away all of the boys and I were on the same page, “this movie looks like trash,” “this sucks,” and “why aren’t we at the new ‘Star Wars’ movie.” However, after struggling throu...

Tryfecta Nugget Review

Tryfecta Nugget Review

Tommy Layden, Quinn Riordan, and Lizzie Patel

February 24, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=4eC6lYgNs4U&feature=emb_title Restaurants reviewed in order of favorite to least favorite: Popeye's Chick-fil-a Wendy's McDonald's White Castle Burger King

Starbucks Roastery Reserve debuts in Chicago

Olivia Janik, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2020

As a self-proclaimed coffee snob, I was over the moon when I heard that the world’s largest Starbucks would replace the Crate and Barrel on Michigan Avenue. I am happy to report that the Starbucks Reserve Roastery, located at 646 N. Michigan Ave., did not disappoint. Starbucks managed to create a D...

Mexican restaurant opens in Western Springs

Mexican restaurant opens in Western Springs

Charlotte McLaughlin, Reporter

January 31, 2020

Mexican food is my all-time favorite, but it’s hard to find good, authentic restaurants in the area. When I heard Guac N Tacos was opening in Western Springs, I naturally had high expectations. With some exceptions, I was truly satisfied.   Guac N Tacos recently replaced an old restaurant,...

Surfaces concert review

The stage at the Surfaces concert (LION/Williams)

Claire Williams, Copy Editor

January 23, 2020

When I arrived at the concert venue on Jan. 10 for Surfaces’ Chicago-stop on their Warm Winter tour, there was still a line wrapped around the Metro. Immediately, I noticed the stage. Its wall was covered with the mellow pastels that Surfaces has branded, and each column scene seemed to embody a differ...

Frozen Two Review: Disliked

Kate Ferrell, Assistant Web Editor

January 17, 2020

Let it Burn Accumulating over 1.3 billion dollars in box office sales, Disney’s “Frozen 2” surpassed its predecessor in taking the top spot for the highest grossing animated movie. For as much as the film was built up to be, I definitely felt that it is undeserving of its top spot. Following...

‘Uncut Gems’ is a diamond in the rough

‘Uncut Gems’ is a diamond in the rough

Tommy Layden, Sports Co-Editor

January 17, 2020

“Uncut Gems” is a chaotic movie with a wild, ever-evolving plot and strong individual performances that make it a distressing but very entertaining movie. The protagonist, Howard Ratner portrayed by Adam Sandler, is completely unlike the Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and Bobby Boucher characters th...

Frozen Two Review: Liked

Frozen Two Review: Liked

Quinn Riordan, reporter and photographer

January 17, 2020

I walked into “Frozen 2” with my friend on opening weekend, surrounded by young children giddy with anticipation to see their favorite Disney characters, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and the lovable reindeer Sven.  “Frozen 2” is a better movie than its predecessor with memorable music scene...

Little Women Reviews

Little Women Reviews

January 10, 2020

   

Tryfecta, episode 1: Fry Guys

Tommy Layden, Quinn Riordan, and Lizzie Patel

December 9, 2019

We set out to give readers and viewers idea where to get the best fries based on a few different criteria. They are as follows: flavor/saltiness, bang for your buck, crispiness, warmth, overall taste, and aesthetic.  Each of these criteria are judged on a scale of 1 to 5 points, as well as an overal...

Miranda Lambert concert review

Kaitlyn Joyner, Reporter

October 31, 2019

Miranda Lambert kickstarted the weekend early on Thursday Oct. 10. Her ‘girl power’ themed tour “Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars” stopped in Urbana-Champaign for a passionate and energetic concert. Along with Lambert was country-pop star Maren Morris, young artist Tenille Townes and fellow ...

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