The Charger

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...

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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