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Generalization of YA books discredits benefits of teen reading

Ryder From, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2019

Young adult, or YA, books have engrossed a new generation of teen readers. While the older ones seem to involve stories relating to wizards, vampires or Greek gods, new novels offer complex stories that stray away from simple sto...

The Joe Rogan Experience: intrigue and entertainment for everyone

Sriman Narayanan, Editor-in-chief

February 28, 2019

On Dec. 24, 2009, the first episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” was recorded. Rogan was already well known in many different walks of life: he made a name for himself as one of stand-up comedy’s prominent comics, was a pioneer...

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” innovated Broadway before “Hamilton”

Lauren Clarke, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2019

The Illinois High School Theater Festival, recently located at University of Illinois the second weekend of January, annually presents an All-State show with performers and a crew from all over the state. High school students...

THE BACHELOR CONTINUE TO GAIN VIEWERS TWENTY THIRD SEASON

Itzel Segura, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

Every early January, Bachelor Nation joins and watches the season premiere of The Bachelor. This 2019, former NFL player Colton Underwood was chosen as the twenty third season bachelor. The Bachelor has been airing now for 17 year...

Netflix’s Increased selection of originals boosts popularity.

Mark Anbinder, Features Editor

February 27, 2019

Originally a movie mailing service founded in 1997, Netflix has become a staple of pop culture. Not only does it help distribute and showcase the most popular media, it has become synonymous with lonely Sunday nights and binge ...

Drew Recommends: The Better Angels; a Pure Representation

Drew Levitt, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Many will say not to get your information from movies and entertainment, claiming that it is “just a movie.” While it would be smart and sensible to get information from a variety of sources, movies should not be looked dow...

Behind the Curtain with Lauren Clarke: IHSTF “Big Fish” makes a splash

Lauren Clarke, in-depth editor

February 27, 2018

The Illinois High School Theatre Festival All-State production of “Big Fish” was an energetic tale that left the audience in tears. It’s a story of love, family and the power of inspiration. Edward Bloom has always told la...

The Kpop craze: Korean entertainment makes its way into mainstream America

Taiah Guess, news editor

February 12, 2018

Kpop is quickly becoming a genre of music that every American household is familiar with and adores. Before the success of superstars like “Big Bang”  and “Twice”  in the Kpop industry, several artists paved the way for contempor...

Broadway’s “Wicked” returns to Chicago for another magical run

Lauren Clarke, features editor

January 16, 2018

When you think of Broadway, “Wicked” is an iconic musical that comes to mind. Originally starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, this show has become one of the most successful musicals in the industry. Earning over o...

Artist a month: Kehlani

Ginia Cottingham, entertainment editor

January 10, 2018

22 year old R&B singer/rapping born April 24, Kehlani Ashley Parrish, has recently been rapidly gaining fame. Originally from Oakland, California, at a young age Kehlani was adopted by her aunt, due to her mother serving priso...

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