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Paying R-E-S-P-E-C-T to Queen of Soul

Gianna Licari

September 10, 2018

After a long battle with pancreatic cancer, Aretha Franklin passed away in her Detroit home on August 16 at the age of 76. Dubbed the “Queen of Soul,” Franklin left an indelible mark on the music industry. She was a woman of many talents, breaking records with her song “Respect” while also starring...

The Bold Type Season 2: Tackling Double the Social Issues

Art by Kyung Ah Kim

Allison Bosshart, Local Editor

August 31, 2018

Season 2 of “The Bold Type” features ten fast-paced episodes, which weave together entertainment and social issues. While season 1 addressed cyber bullying, gay pride, and women’s medical issues, season 2 focuses on gun control, racism, and birth control. These controversial, heavy topics are maste...

”Incredibles 2”

Art by Kayla Johnson

Brooke Puccini, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2018

After 14 actionless years, Pixar's “The Incredibles 2” fought its way to the top of the box office following its July 15 release date. The sequel picks up where the first left off, following the Parr family, more commonly known for their superhero alter-ego as The Incredibles. Unlike the first fi...

‘Farewell’ tour sparks nostalgia

Art by Jimin Yu

Gianna Licari, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Next February, Elton John will grace Chicago with his presence for a final time. John, 70, will be saying “Farewell” to his fans after his career spanning fifty years comes to a close. He will be arriving first in Chicago this October 26 and 27, then his final two dates February 15 and 16, 2019....

Versace assassination meets TV adaptation

Gianna Licari, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

On the morning of July 15, 1997, Gianni Versace, the famed Italian designer, was murdered in cold blood by Andrew Cunanan. The assassination drew headlines and sparked a major conversation about his slaying, as Versace was not a random murder. In his three-month killing spree, Cunanan had been targeting...

In pod we trust

Art by Katya Boskovic

Morgan Trunda, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

The average teenager listens to 4 hours of music daily. An aspect of listening material many teens ignore are podcasts, a huge reason for this being that many teens don’t know what they are. Podcasts aren’t really similar to anything else, but lots of different categories of listening material are simil...

Diversity now, Wakanda forever

Art by Kenny Yi

Cassie Limberakis, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

The Marvel movie “Black Panther” came out in theaters on Friday, February 16. It is much more than your average superhero movie: it is an important step in history leading to the wanted racial equality in the movie business. As Time magazine states, “It carries a weight that neither Thor nor Ca...

Summer spotlight on shining plans

Summer spotlight on shining plans

Alyssa Yankee, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

It might seem far away, but summer break is right around the corner. Instead of spending your time at home or being unproductive, consider another entertaining option. There are many things to look forward to in the summer including new movies coming out, concerts and festivals. “I am looking ...

Dear Nap’s, I love you to ‘pizza’s

Dear Nap's, I love you to 'pizza's

Jim Scully, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

When my editor tasked me with writing a review of Napoli's pizza, I was confused. I consider myself a high-class critic, and being tasked with such simple assignment was an insult to my reputable and serious career. After I began to open up to Napoli's pizza, however, I discovered that it is truly a...

‘Death Note’ ambitiously explores character

'Death Note' ambitiously explores character

Grace Chang, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Anime Club has just finished watching their first anime — Death Note. This intriguing story revolves around a notebook that is dropped on Earth by the god of death, Ryuk. As genius student Light Yagami picks the notebook up, he learns from Ryuk that the notebook will kill anyone whose name is writt...

Does film cost equal film success?

Does film cost equal film success?

Renee Calhoun, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Does money determine success? Or is it only a number? These are questions that can make someone think about how much money goes into a movie, and in some cases, if it’s even needed. In the recent years, movie budgets have grown higher and higher. This could be due to consistent famous actors or new...

Local band releases new album

Lauren Smith leads worship at Harvest Students on March 18, 2018.

Cailyn Currie, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2018

Vertical Worship, a Christian worship band based out of Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago, is preparing to release a new album of live recordings. Titled “Bright Faith Bold Future,” it is planned to be released on April 6 of this year. They recently released a single from that record “Real Thing,...

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