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Plant Reviews

Plant Reviews

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

March 25, 2020

In such a bustling, industrialized society, we often lose connection to our roots and forget about what...

New Lush cosmetics store opened downtown

Kylie Brown, Entertainment Editor

March 20, 2020

When I discovered a new Lush store opened on Feb. 21 in downtown Naperville, I was thrilled. Lush is a cosmetics retailer with vegan and cruelty-free products, offering soaps, moisturizers, masks and an abundance of other products. Since seventh grade, I had shopped online on the Lush website and ordered bath bombs to my house.   I...

St. Patrick’s Day events canceled, but its spirit lives on

St. Patrick’s Day events canceled, but its spirit lives on

March 17, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day, a festive holiday often oriented around green food and pints of Guinness, has been...

Naperville North student saves man from burning car

Danielle Pritchard, Features Editor

March 8, 2020

On Jan. 21, Naperville North senior Nicholas Thompson received the Mission Maker Award from the District 203 Board of Education. While others have been recognized with this award, few have taken action like Thompson, who ran toward danger on Oct. 4. While working after school, at  Jet’s Pizza on Ogden Avenue, Thompson...

Review: Guzman y Gomez’s food falls short

Richie Holmberg, Jr., Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

Guzman Y Gomez is a self-described “clean” take on fast casual Mexican food — by way of Australia — opened just north of Ogden Avenue on Naper Boulevard. It is the first American location of the brand.  The restaurant itself is clean and bright, with yellow walls, woody tones and succulents. Ordering is straight...

Naperville councilman stresses importance of racial diversity

Mary Jane Deer, Head News Editor

March 3, 2020

Black History Month dates back to 1926, when the Assosiation for the Study of Negro Life and History, known today as Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), began a week to recognize the accomplishments of black Americans and Africans through community events and celebrations. Gerald Ford became...

Little Pops wins first Naperville Pizza Wars

Little Pops wins first Naperville Pizza Wars

Rachel Cole, Opinions Editor

February 27, 2020

Naperville's first-ever Pizza Wars took place in Naperville Central’s cafeteria on Feb. 19. The event,...

Nelly, Jesse McCartney to headline Ribfest

Nelly, Jesse McCartney to headline Ribfest

February 11, 2020

Rapper Nelly and pop singer Jesse McCartney will headline the July 4 performances at this year's Ribfest....

Lululemon moves downtown Naperville store location

Emily Brodzinski, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

On Nov. 18, Retail Properties of America, Inc. announced that a new lease for Lululemon Athletica is in the works. Lululemon is a popular athletic clothing store famous for its high-end yoga wear and accessories that serve as durable work-out gear as well as comfortable athleisure.  The store, which is currently located...