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Theatre Central to perform classic “The Diary of Anne Frank”

Theatre Central to perform classic “The Diary of Anne Frank”

March 5, 2019

Theatre Central’s spring production, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” by Frances Goodrich and Albert...

Review: ‘thank u, next’ takes pop charts by storm

Review: ‘thank u, next’ takes pop charts by storm

February 26, 2019

Pop star Ariana Grande’s newest album “thank u, next,” released on Feb. 8, has brought a freshness...

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

  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

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

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

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...