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Nopal en la Frente: Mami and Her Country

After obtaining her visa card and immigrating to the U.S. in 1992, Arcelia Salinas visits The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

March 1, 2019

Mamí talks about Mexico with pride. She holds her country close to her heart and welcomes it with open arms. She tells cuentos de tierras hermosas - tales of beautiful lands - and the secrets they hold. Her voice is a song as she tells tales of her childhood. The animation in her eyes and the passion in ...

Nepal en la Frente: Summer Camping Trips

Nepal en la Frente: Summer Camping Trips

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

February 15, 2019

I have memories of summer nights that now feel more like faraway dreams. When the sky would be full of stars, the sound of crickets chirping and mosquitoes buzzing filled the dead silence of the night. As a mixture of Spanish and English filled the air, the lingering smell of bug spray and campfire smoke...

Springing into Something New

Springing into Something New

By: Ashley Edwards, Executive

February 11, 2019

Sliding into a comfy bed, wrapped up in a warm blanket with a good book is what every winter evening should have. Lorna Code, the librarian, purchases books every couple of months to keep the shelves stocked and students happy. The last shipment she received was mainly focused on different series and...

Nopal en la Frente

Nopal en la Frente

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

February 1, 2019

To be born a first generation Mexican-American is to be born to always be too much and never enough. One culture will reject you for the language you know, another for the one you do not. The American part of yourself will battle with the music flowing out of your mouth. It will flatten your tongue, ma...

Sing Along to These Holiday Songs

Sing Along to These Holiday Songs

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

December 19, 2018

Films Should Not be Prejudiced on Perception

While most children would rather watch animated films, there are still some who would rather watch older movies like Casablanca or Citizen Kane.

By: Ryan Lambert, Public Forum

December 7, 2018

I’ve heard people ask me something along the lines of, “Why would you watch that film?” This is typically a question provoked by me mentioning a film considered “old,” for “kids,” or “foreign” to the general public. As a film buff, with over 150 movie reviews under my belt and hundr...

Calling all High Schoolers: Jinglepalooza

Calling all High Schoolers: Jinglepalooza

By: Samantha Callaghan, Editor

December 3, 2018

It’s that time of year again when volunteering and giving back to your community seems like a considerate way to spend your time. The Elburn Community Center does a variety of work with the town of Elburn and is asking for volunteers to help ring in the holiday season. Opportunities to receive G....

Suncity: a Diverse Collection

Suncity: a Diverse Collection

By: Regan O'Brien, Reporter

November 28, 2018

Pop/R&B music artist Khalid has been rising up the song charts these past few years. With his first single, Location, Khalid was able to hit the Billboard’s top ten for Hot R&B songs. His first album, American Teen, was released later in March of 2017, boosting him to become one of the most p...

Battle of the Fall Treats

Battle of the Fall Treats

By: Madalyn Webb, Abby Lycan, and Regan O'Brien

November 2, 2018

Our taste buds drove us to downtown Geneva to try the fall delicacies in the midst of the beloved fall season. The large chain we chose is one that is well known and loved by all ages. It’s everywhere you go, even if you try to avoid it. Starbucks. The Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino is one of the...

Top 5 Halloween Movies to Give You Chills

Top 5 Halloween Movies to Give You Chills

By: Sophia Mullins, Reporter

October 29, 2018

As Halloween approaches, there is nothing better to do than curl up under a warm blanket and watch a movie. Over the past month, I took it upon myself to watch basically every Halloween movie I could find and rate some of them in order of greatness. To make this somewhat easier I decided to include mo...

Seaya SeaWorld

Cartoon By: Corinne Condos

By: Bailey Prichard, Editor

June 27, 2018

   Have you ever been smooshed in the back seat of a car? Or been so hungry but not been able to eat? Ever been on vacation without your family and miss them? That’s how the whales at Seaworld feel everyday, not voluntarily. The movie Blackfish came out five years ago in 2013 and are just now st...

Must Make Summer Recipes

Must Make Summer Recipes

By: Ashley Manzo

May 31, 2018

Ridiculously easy and fresh strawberry shortcake On a hot summer day, this recipe is perfect to have as a snack or dessert. No need to stress, just add a few ingredients together and enjoy. Ingredients: Store-bought angel food cake Store-bought heavy whipping cream 1 pint of fresh Strawberries...

Reacting to Relaxing

Reacting to Relaxing

By: Corinne Condos, Reporter

April 25, 2018

Freeman Revitalizing Peel-Off Mask with Pomegranate + Peptides 4 stars Price: $7.99 Locations: Ulta Beauty, Sally Beauty, Walmart This product was a little messy to put on, it stayed on my fingers and was hard to wash off. When I peeled it off there were little pieces on my face that were annoying...

Battle of the State Parks

Battle of the State Parks

By: Gabrielle Faletto and KT Mattern

April 16, 2018

Looking for fun activities to do with friends or family when the weather is nice? Living in the Chicagoland, finding an outdoor place to hike and explore that is not just flat and boring can be tough. With summer right around the corner, visiting some of Illinois best state parks that offer waterfal...

I Love Dogs, but do I?

I Love Dogs, but do I?

By: Evangelos Lekkas, Editor

April 12, 2018

Wes Anderson: the quirky and unique director where you’re pretty much guaranteed to love him if you know him. I am in that category. I was blessed with discovering his talents around the release of 2014’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and he quickly elevated the ranks into becoming my favorite direc...