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Groovy Movies: Because I’m a wild animal

Based on the 1970 children's novel by Roald Dahl's of the same name,
Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 26, 2020

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" is a star studded film that features huge names such as Bill Murray, George Clooney, Maryl Streep, and director Wes Anderson. And if Anderson's name isn’t a good enough reason to...

Review: ‘Tiger King’

The eccentric Joe Exotic is certainly a character worthy of his own documentary series. But does the series reveal him to be a hero or a villain?
Michelene Havard, Staff Writer April 17, 2020

Many people have been raving about the new Netflix docu-series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” Joe Exotic is a breeds big cats, and entertains guests at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal...

Review: Are You Okay With This?

Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff star in Netflix's new show
Stacy Correra, Copy Editor March 18, 2020

Just when it seemed like there were no more original series' worth watching, Netflix released "I Am Not Okay With This" starring Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff, both of whom are child actors who are arguably...

Review: Impractical fun

Since 2011, “Impractical Jokers” has made audiences laugh with their unscripted competitive antics. The comedy team hit the big screen in February with their first feature-length film.
Zach Brown, Sports Editor March 13, 2020

For years, “Impractical Jokers” has been a television staple. The silly antics of four friends from Staten Island has proven to be a hit, providing laughter for the masses. Now, the Jokers head to...

Review: Staying caffienated in McHenry County

The counter at Grounds Cafe in Crystal Lake displays the variety of food and drinks they serve, including Nutella lattes, bubble tea, and vegan pastries.
Elle Smith, Staff Writer March 9, 2020

Coffee is a thriving industry, especially among young hipsters who find their home in the aesthetically pleasing coffee shops filled with string lights and indoor plants, that have popped up all over the...

Review: We’re watching ‘You’

In Netflix's
Elle Smith, Staff Writer February 5, 2020

Many students at MCHS are obsessively binge watching the new show “You” on Netflix. When season two was released in late December, the show started rapidly growing in popularity. Below the surface...

Review: “Frozen 2”

Disney's
Hayley DuHamel, Staff Writer December 19, 2019

The latest Disney movie “Frozen 2" which came out on November 22, is in many ways better than the original “Frozen” movie that came out in 2013.  In the original movie “Frozen,” Anna and...

Review: Selena Gomez’s ‘Lose You To Love Me’

Review: Selena Gomez's 'Lose You To Love Me'
Michelene Havard, Staff Writer November 12, 2019

Selena Gomez is an iconic pop sensation, but she has yet to release a new album since her latest full-length album 2015’s "Revival." “'Revival' was just a stepping stone for me,” Gomez admits...

Review: The Specials’s ‘Encore’

Review: The Specials's 'Encore'
Jared Bysiek, Features Editor October 16, 2019

Comeback albums are never an easy feat, and usually quite rocky in its execution. However, English ska-revivalist icons The Specials, formed in 1977, change that perception on their newest album. “Encore”...

Review: Blink-182’s ‘NINE’

Review: Blink-182's 'NINE'
Ciara Duncan, Staff Writer October 4, 2019

For a person who has wanted to get into punk music for quite some time, Blink-182’s new album “NINE” is a good place to start. With a diverse set of songs, great melodies, and easy listening, “NINE”...

Kanye West has redefined rap music

Kanye West performs last year
Cody Dyer, Staff Reporter April 1, 2019

From production, lyrics, even the content of his songs, Kanye West has influenced contemporary rap music more than any other artist. With the release of his fourth studio album “808’s and Heartbreak”...

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