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Elgin’s 17-and-up nightclub Medusa sparks interest in rowdy young adults

Elgin’s 17-and-up nightclub Medusa sparks interest in rowdy young adults

February 7, 2019

Bored over winter break with a desire to get out, my friends and I decided to head over to Medusa nightclu...

2018 Best Movie Releases

2018 Best Movie Releases

January 1, 2019

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to reminisce on all of the memories made this year. Whether it’s ...

Netflix delights with festive seasonal films

Noelle Schwarz, News Editor

December 19, 2018

Filed under Entertainment

  The fire crackles in front of you. Snow gently falls on to the ground. Your whole extended family sits packed on the couch sharing old memories and stories everyone’s heard a thousand times. Then the dreaded words are spoken: “We should watch a movie.” War ignites as your siblings and cousins all begin a...

Combined winter concert displays student talent

Chloe Chan, Opinions Editor

December 15, 2018

Filed under Entertainment

On Dec. 14 the band, orchestra and choir performed in two separate concerts. The event was held in Naperville Central’s auditorium, and there were over 30 groups playing in each concert. Each concert was around 90 minutes long, with both curricular and extracurricular musical groups featured. The point of having two s...

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts

Chase Schwarz, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Filed under Entertainment

Set six months after the first installment in the Fantastic Beasts series, the Crimes of Grindelwald build upon largely what was set up in the first one. This movie uses the same tropes of fantastic animals, bright colors and lovable goof “sam gamgee”-esque characters that made the first movie enjoyable. However, like th...

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts

Evan Liu, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

As a lifelong Potterhead, I am shocked to say that I was disappointed by Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald, a film that felt like it was trying to juggle twenty balls at the same time. It would have been feasible with fewer story lines to follow, but not even the most masterful juggler can manage that many balls at t...

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Plot Holes

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Plot Holes

Chase Schwarz, Correspondent

November 17, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Set six months after the first installment in the Fantastic Beasts series, the Crimes of Grindelwald build...

Naper Settlements ‘All Hallows Eve’ review

Rachel Cole, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Filed under Entertainment

If you didn’t get to go to Naperville settlements All Hallows Eve this year you should definitely try to make it next year. During the weekend of Oct. 19, my friends and I went to Naper Settlement’s annual All Hallows Eve event. Even though for the whole night the weather did shift between 30 to 36 degrees and it was ...

Senior performers showcased in play submitted to state festival

Senior performers showcased in play submitted to state festival

October 29, 2018

Theatre Central’s fall mainstage show, “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” is a comedy about a man who acc...