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Poetry slam navigates through new online platform

Poetry club continues meetings virtually due to COVID.

Simrah Qasim, Contributor

October 20, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 3, the poetry club held their first informational meeting. The club has been communicating every week over Zoom to discuss the best way to function through a pandemic. Though classes and some sports have begun in person, some activities, including the poetry club, are continui...

“Enola Holmes” crafts an effective but standard Sherlock story

The poster of the film features Millie Bobby Brown’s Enola Holmes leading the supporting cast of Henry Cavill’s Sherlock Holmes and Louis Partridge’s Lord Tewkesbury in front of the setting of past England (courtesy of Netflix).

Steven Pappas, Sophie Burns, Editor-In-Chief, and Olivia Ostrowski, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2020

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, Netflix released “Enola Holmes” onto their streaming platform, an adaptation of the series of mystery novels of the same name written by Nancy Springer. It follows Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown), as the sister of well-known Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes (Henry Cavill and S...

New iOS14 update allows customers to be creative

Ashley Menendez, senior, created a pink-themed home screen.

Gabi Camara, Sophie Burns, Editor-In-Chief, and Olivia Ostrowski, Editor-In-Chief

October 15, 2020

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS14, became available to download on any Apple device released after the iPhone 6. This update is one of Apple's biggest iOS updates to date and includes many new features. One of the most popular features of th...

The problem with “Cuties,” Netflix’s new coming of age film

11 year-old girls are overly-sexualized in the newly released film

Aminah Ahmed, Sophie Burns, Editor-In-Chief, and Olivia Ostrowski, Editor-In-Chief

October 7, 2020

Every time a movie is released that claims to represent Muslim women, I send out a silent prayer that this time it won’t be a blatant misrepresentation. Muslim women have become far too familiar with the tropes of a Muslim girl whose sole identity is her hijab which she takes off somewhere along the...

“The Devil All the Time” is enticing more in scope than execution

Tom Holland stars as main character Arvin Russell in

Steven Pappas, Sophie Burns, Editor-In-Chief, and Olivia Ostrowski, Editor-In-Chief

September 30, 2020

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Netflix digitally released “The Devil All the Time,” a film adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Donald Ray Pollock. It follows multiple different subplots centered around themes of malice and power under multiple umbrellas, the dominant of which is religion....

Local movie theaters reopen amidst pandemic

Although recently opened to the public, the AMC in Woodridge is almost empty.

Kara Pearson, Sophie Burns, Editor-In-Chief, and Olivia Ostrowski, Editor-In-Chief

September 15, 2020

Movie theaters across the country are slowly reopening to the public after shutting their doors in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These openings have created controversy as movie-goers debate the safety of the theaters amidst a global pandemic. AMC, a large theater chain, is making changes to their procedure in order to ensure the safet...

Disney releases new “Mulan” live-action film

On Friday, Sept. 4 Disney's live-action

Lauren Witt, Sophie Burns, Editor-In-Chief, and Olivia Ostrowski, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2020

Disney’s live-action “Mulan” was released on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, on Friday, Sept. 4. The live-action movie is a real-life remake of the classic Disney film and focuses on telling a story closer to the poem from which the original movie was based, “The Ballad of Mulan." The movi...

Spice up your quarantine playlist with these albums

Here are some albums to add to your quarantine playlist.

Natalia Berti, Jack Ging, Sophie Burns, Editor-In-Chief, and Olivia Ostrowski, Editor-In-Chief

May 10, 2020

Quarantine offers the chance to get more wrapped up in new genres of music and allows you to find a mix of songs that speak towards your personality.  “I think that many people spend time listening to music in quarantine because it is a constant in our lives,” said Gabi Camara, junior. ...

Parks and Recreation hosts special quarantine episode

The cast of renowned sitcom

Zoya Anjarwala, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2020

Parks and Recreation, a popular sitcom that aired from 2009 to 2015, hosted a special reunion episode on Thursday, April 30.  Actor Chris Pratt made his theatrical debut through Parks and Rec before he took on roles for other films such as Marvel and Jurassic Park. He played Andy Dwyer, a sweet and goofy character who polishe...

Apps to help you connect with friends

Netflix Party allows you to chat with friends while watching a movie or TV show.

Lamis Alnatafgi, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2020

On April 8, to help students out during quarantine, District 86 granted a request from students to unblock Netflix, Disney+, and Netflix Party on Chromebooks with the conditions that students maintain social distancing guidelines that were outlined by Principal William Walsh.  This access to the streaming ...

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