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Breaking Expectations: El Camino

Reagan Rude, Scoop Editor

November 15, 2019

It has been nine years after the jaw-dropping series finale of the critically acclaimed AMC series Breaking Bad, whose open-ended resolution left fans guessing the fate of the main characters: Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston). While most presume that White had died since he was se...

Turtles All the Way Down and Thumbs All the Way Up

Felicity Abbott, Scoop Writer

November 15, 2019

 John Green is an established author and scholar, having previously written Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars and other award-winning titles. His latest novel, Turtles All the Way Down was written in 2017 and does not fall short of his prestigious reputation.      A young girl, Aza, and her best...

Read & Watch: In the Tall Grass

Zainab Talha, Scoop Writer

November 15, 2019

Netflix’s new film In the Tall Grass is based off of Stephen King and Joe Hill’s novella. Stephen King, often recognized for his frightening novels, has previously written many well-known works including It, The Shining, and Carrie. Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King, is the author of New York Times best...

Give IT a Whirl

Reagan Rude, Scoop Writer

October 28, 2019

Let’s face it: three hours is so much time to dedicate to watching a movie. Personally, I usually only make an exception for The Sound of Music (what can I say, I just love Captain Von Trapp) and other than that, sitting for three hours is just not a commitment I am willing to make. However, I took a...

The Little Mermaid Review

Felicity Abbott, Scoop Writer

October 28, 2019

    Have you ever wondered what life under the sea would be like? This fall, Glenbard South will be diving into the sea life. The Glenbard South Theatre will be bringing to life the whimsical movie and 2008 Broadway show, “The Little Mermaid.” This version on the classic hit will star Gabi Allaway as “A...

Ad Astra: A Sci-Fi Masterpiece

Gwyn Buckley, Scoop Writer

October 22, 2019

          Over the weekend I took the time to see Brad Pitt's new movie Ad Astra, which came into theaters on September 20th. Walking into this movie, I thought it was going to be just a story about being lost in space simply about the characters’ back story. I was instantly proven wrong. This mo...

Let Me Hear a Rhyme: A Striking New Novel

Zainab Talha, Scoop Writer

October 22, 2019

Let Me Hear a Rhyme, a striking novel published earlier this year, is a remarkable piece that will captivate the reader’s attention and provide an intriguing view on hip-hop, Brooklyn and overcoming hardship. The novel is written by Tiffany D. Jackson, author of Allegedly and Monday’s Not Coming....

Hustlers and Its Powerhouse Cast

Michaela Reif, Scoop Editor

October 22, 2019

From the start, Hustlers has had a lot of promise. Featuring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, Cardi B and a true story, critics were banking on a huge hit. While the majority of hype surrounding the release of the new movie revolved around the incredible ca...

Homecoming Week Schedule & Spirit Days

Michaela Reif, Scoop Editor

September 22, 2019

Homecoming Week Activities Monday: Games Night (7pm at Raider Stadium) 12th: Wear Black 11th: Wear White 10th: Wear Red 9th: Wear Blue Tuesday: Powder Puff (7pm at Raider Stadium) Wednesday: Nothing Thursday: Pep Rally & Senior Dance (7pm in the gym) Friday: Football ...

Brand New Buona

Michaela Reif, Scoop Writer

September 6, 2019

Although Portillo’s is already an established local favorite, Buona Beef has had no fear opening a new storefront on Roosevelt-- right next to Andy’s Custard. Buona Beef has a solid reputation for delicious Italian Beef (possibly even rivaling Portillo’s own classic beef) and for an extensive menu...

Dora and the Lost City of Gold: Best Picture Nominee 2020?

Reagan Rude, Scoop Writer

September 6, 2019

She has had an unparalleled amount of cultural significance for the children of the United States. She is a champion of diversity. She has single-handedly demolished the language barrier between English and Spanish-speaking kids. She is a hero to daytime television and now classic cinema. She is Dora...

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Gwyn Buckley, Scoop Writer

September 6, 2019

The Angry Birds Movie 2 is an action packed movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The plot revolves around one bird and his experience overcoming his insecurities in order to save his island with his pals. It starts out by introducing Red (a returning character) and all of his friends as they...

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