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Looking back at this year’s top 5 albums

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

January 6, 2020

2019 was indisputably a year that happened some time after 2018, but importantly not before 2020. In fact, I’d argue that we are going to experience all of it way before we ever step foot into whatever number the next year happens to be.  Anyways, here’s some of my favorite jams from it.   Honorable Mention...

How to survive a concert: the fun way

How to survive a concert: the fun way

Emme Moore, Staff Photographer

January 6, 2020

In my days as a high schooler, I have gone to many concerts and feel as if I am a professional concert...

Instagram begins hiding likes has potential health benefits

Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor

December 23, 2019

On Nov. 14, Instagram announced plans to hide the number of likes on posts from followers. The company intends on allowing the user to retain the ability to view the amount of likes on their own posts. Instagram began testing this feature in select countries back in July of 2019. Since then, they have announced plans to...

Review: Jack Ryan season 2

Prem Chandrasekar, Managing Editor

December 9, 2019

There are always those shows that are breathtaking and epic the first season but just slump to a more boring, safer second season. Season 2 of “Jack Ryan” follows this exact cliche.  Season 2 starts off a couple of months after the last season’s final scene, with the titular character Jack Ryan (John Krasinski)...

Review: Rex Orange County’s new album, ‘Pony,’ steals the show

Kylie Brown, Entertainment Editor

December 5, 2019

Rex Orange County’s recent album release, “Pony,” has captured the hearts of fans, both old and new. As someone who has listened to Alex O’Connor, also known as Rex Orange County, for a few years now, I can confirm that this album is a gem and has been on repeat for me since its release. Although having a different sound...

Fantasy meets reality

Fantasy meets reality

December 4, 2019

How can Saquon Barkley, Aaron Rodgers and Travis Kelce all be on one team? Through fantasy football,...

Review: Up and coming Conan Gray comes to Chicago

Maggie Dalton, Head Photo and art, Community Editor & columnist

December 1, 2019

On Nov. 1, I went to the House of Blues in Chicago to see Conan Gray on “The Comfort Crowd Tour.” At 8 p.m. UMI, a Lo-fi R&B artist, opened the show. She sang a few of her singles, a cover of “Put Your Records On” by Corinne Bailey Rae, and the songs off of her new EP “Love Language.” She sang with a band...

Cole Sibus: Renaissance Man

Cole Sibus: Renaissance Man

Mary Jane Deer, Head News Editor

November 10, 2019

Oct. 4, 2019 - It’s 4:22 p.m. in Southern California, and despite staying up until one a.m. the night...

A remake of Princess Bride? Never, says Central Times’ Richie Holmberg

Richie Holmberg, Jr., Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

Recent talk of remaking the 1987 cult classic The Princess Bride has been met with fierce criticism. Rightfully so. I love The Princess Bride it is my all time favorite. It is a perfect movie. It combines fantasy with reality (who hasn’t stayed home sick wearing their Bears jersey). It mixes action and romance, in a comica...