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Drew Recommends: Federico Fellini’s “8½”

Drew Levitt, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

“8½” (Otto e Mezzo) is a 1963 Italian classic directed by the famous Federico Fellini, who had previously gave birth to the term “paparazzi” in his other Italian classic, “La Dolce Vita”. “8½” is considered to be t...

Ad Astra presents space exploration, cinematically mesmerizing and tonally beautiful

Drew Levitt, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

“Ad Astra” is a science fiction drama by director James Grey, who has previously made four feature films. The film’s cast includes big names such as Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland, all of whom do an amazing job t...

“Mario Kart Tour” races onto Apple and Android devices

Ola Rembiszewska, In-Depth Editor

October 25, 2019

  Recently, the new Mario Kart Tour game was released on all iOS and Android devices on Sept. 25th. For many gamers, this has been a huge phenomenon since Mario Kart originally was only available on  Nintendo devices and Wii. ...

Science fiction’s relevance continues to broaden in a modernizing world

Sriman Narayanan, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2019

Science fiction has long been a staple of literature and film, becoming a genre that has grown into one with a massive fan base. Perhaps the market for sci-fi writing is oversaturated, with the endless volumes of paperbacks t...

Feature show of the month: That 70’s Show, a nostalgic blast from the far out past

Yustyn Kokor, Sports Editor

October 25, 2019

“That '70s Show” is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from Aug. 23, 1998 to May 18, 2006. The series focuses on the lives of a group of six teenage friends living in fictional Point Place, Wis.,...

Downton Abbey wraps up series on big screen

Mikayla Kim, Features Editor

October 24, 2019

Popular British TV show, “Downton Abbey”, made the box office after a successful run of 52 episodes over six series. The time period drama is set in the early 20th century following the Crawley family, owners of an estate in ...

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...


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 ...

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