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The Lumineers BRIGHTSIDE cover art.

The Lumineers release “BRIGHTSIDE”

Indie rock band drops album after 2 years, features new sounds and genres
Sydney Wolf, Reporter January 28, 2022

The Lumineers, returning with their fourth studio album after two years, will truly brighten anyone's day. “BRIGHTSIDE” was released on Jan. 14, following their three singles; “Brightside,” “Big...

Spider-Man: No Way Home movie poster.

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Movie Review

Janessa Mosqueda, News Editor, Multimedia Editor December 28, 2021

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” was released across theaters in the U.S. on Dec. 17, 2021. As of Dec. 21, 2021, this movie has had the second biggest box office weekend debut in Hollywood history, subsequent...

2021: A year of change and growth

Gabriella Rauf, InDepth Editor December 22, 2021

As with any year, 2021 flew past. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that this was a year of challenges and resilience, with drastic changes that required patience.  Many might have gone...

In and Out of the Classroom

Macy Hepokoski, InDepth Editor December 22, 2021

After starting 2021 in a hybrid model last school year, we are officially ending 2021 fully in person. I’ve got to say, tests are definitely harder without my notes open on the left of my computer screen,...

Sushi Ukai Restaurant Review

Naimah Arteaga, Freelance Writer December 21, 2021

Everyone wants to have a good meal on their birthday. Expectations are high and we want our experience to be something to remember. On my birthday, my family and I decided to go to a restaurant called...

Gelato Pie made out of peanut butter gelato and an oreo crust served at GP Italiano (Race/LION).

GP Italiano opens new location in La Grange

Family-owned, operated Italian restaurant offers housemade pizza, pasta, among other menu items
Hannah Race, Reporter December 20, 2021

When I heard about GP Italiano, the new restaurant in downtown La Grange, I was immediately intrigued. I love Italian food, and am always eager to try a new place to open my horizons. Upon entering...

Christmas tree featured in the market (Whelton/LION).

Holiday festivities continue for 25th annual Christkindlmarket

Popular return to in-person celebration in Chicago after held online last year
Macy Hepokoski and Ryan Whelton December 20, 2021

The 25th annual Christkindlmarket once again livens up the streets of downtown Chicago, after a gap year due to COVID-19, where the event was completely virtual. Two locations have opened up this year...

Bear sculpture featured at Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic Experience (Rauf/LION).

Holiday Magic lights up Brookfield Zoo

Gabriella Rauf, InDepth Editor December 20, 2021

Twinkling lights, loud holiday music, and tall, bright animal sculptures greet you as you enter the Brookfield Zoo for a Holiday Magic night. From 3-9 p.m. on special dates found on the Brookfield Zoo’s...

Decorative lights displayed at entrance to Lincoln Park Zoo (Rauf/LION).

ZooLights at Lincoln Park welcome holidays

Lily Hanafin, Opinions Editor December 20, 2021

Walking into the Lincoln Park ZooLights, I experienced the Christmas music set to light displays, lights in the shape of monkeys, owls, and even the Cheshire Cat dangling from the trees. From the moment...

Puttshack located at the Oakbrook Center mall (Anderson/LION).

Puttshack opens in Oakbrook

New attraction offers mini golf, dining, bar
Evelyn Kowalski and Cooper Anderson December 20, 2021

Puttshack, one of the newest additions of the Oakbrook Center mall, opened its doors on Nov. 3, offering indoor mini golf, dining, and a bar. It gives off a modern vibe and stylish appeal at the same time....

Album cover for “Red (Taylor’s Version)” which came out on Nov. 12.

Taylor Swift releases ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’

Surprises fans with new songs, music videos
Hannah Race, Reporter December 7, 2021

Taylor Swift released “Red (Taylor’s Version)” on Nov. 12, as well as a surprise release of “All Too Well: The Short Film” on YouTube. The short film is based off of the song “All Too Well...

Promotional poster for Dune (2021)

Movie Review: ‘Dune’

Brooke Chomko, Sports Editor December 3, 2021

The highly anticipated movie “Dune” was released in theaters across the U.S. on Oct. 22, 2021 after a delay from an initial release date of Nov. 20, 2020. “Dune” is a science fiction movie based...

30 album cover.

Adele releases new ‘30’ album

Features ‘Easy on Me,’ ‘To Be Loved’ and ‘All Night Parking’ songs
Ella Mahaney, Managing Editor December 2, 2021

After six years Adele has finally released her new album, “30.” I, like many other Adele fans, was very excited to hear her new music. The album came out on Nov. 19 and has been a huge success. On...

Outside of RH (Fry/LION).

RH opens rooftop restaurant in Oak Brook

Brings aesthetic dining room to the suburbs
Morgan Fry, Editor in Chief November 18, 2021

The upscale American home-furnishing company RH (formerly known as Restoration Hardware), has been opening elegant restaurants across the country. With one restaurant already located in downtown Chicago,...

Left to right: Susie Esseman as Susie Greene, Lucy Liu as herself, and Larry David as Larry David at a party with the typical companions of the show (out of shot) (photo courtesy of Tribune News Service).

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ returns with a much anticipated 11th season

Modern changes maintain signature magic of story
Nicholas Barbera, Reporter November 15, 2021

he 11th season of the show, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” (Curb) created by Larry David, has returned for the first time since the last season premiere in 2020. The show stars David himself, who plays...

Just wear it!

Brooke Chomko, Sports Editor November 11, 2021

As a former avid-Crocs wearer, some might think I’m unfit to have any opinion regarding fashion. However, I believe my former shoe choices (while controversial) make me all the more qualified to speak...

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