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‘The Half of It’ Review

‘The Half of It’ Review
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,...

“On My Block” Season 3 review

On My Block TV series poster.
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...

Frozen Two Reviews

February 28, 2020

‘Sex Education’ season 2 impresses fans

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...

Little Women Review

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...

Little Women Review

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,”...

Tryfecta Nugget Review

Tryfecta Nugget Review
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...

Starbucks Roastery Reserve debuts in Chicago

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...

Mexican restaurant opens in Western Springs

Mexican restaurant opens in Western Springs
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...

Surfaces concert review

The stage at the Surfaces concert (LION/Williams)
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...

Frozen Two Review: Disliked

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...

‘Uncut Gems’ is a diamond in the rough

‘Uncut Gems’ is a diamond in the rough
This high octane, flashy movie illuminates the dark, shady world of high stakes sports betting
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...

Frozen Two Review: Liked

Frozen Two Review: Liked
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...

Little Women Reviews

Little Women Reviews
January 10, 2020

   

Tryfecta, episode 1: Fry Guys

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,...

Miranda Lambert concert review

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...

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