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Joyee Noodles

Sohini Surapaneni, Editor for The Scoop

March 11, 2019


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Joyee Noodles, a restaurant located on East Ogden Avenue in Naperville, is a casual pan-Asian kitchen that is known locally for their boba drinks.

“Happy DeathDay 2U” Review

Mikey Reif, Writer for The Scoop

March 11, 2019


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In 2017, director Christopher Landon released Happy Death Day. Eerie and comical, Happy Death Day gained success as a solid thriller.

“Green Book” Review

Tommy Powers, Writer for The Scoop

March 11, 2019


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Green Book follows oafish Copa-Cabana bouncer Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) and world-class pianist Dr. Don Shirley (two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali) as they travel through the deep south on Shirley’s concert tour.

Cookie Dough Creations

Sohini Surapaneni, Editor for The Scoop

March 5, 2019


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  We have all had our fair share of cookie dough and have listened to our home-ec teachers warn us about eating it raw. Of course, it is rare that children listen to these suggestions and resist such temptations. The little store Cookie Dough Creations in downtown Naperville offers a solut...

Escape Room

Michaela Reif, Writer for The Scoop

March 5, 2019


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A classically eerie thriller film, Escape Room draws its viewers into a dark, twisted reality that becomes impossible to elude. Taking place in an elaborately designed escape room (a room that requires participants to engage in figuring out clues that can unlock the pathway to outside the room) cal...

Death by (Mis)adventure: On Gus Van Sant and “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”

Thomas Powers, Writer for The Scoop

March 5, 2019


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One of Gus Van Sant’s most admirable traits as a filmmaker is the variety of his output. His work is one of the best examples of the famous artistic adage: “one for me, one for them” (meaning that the artist makes one true artistic work for every schmaltzy commercial one). Where Van Sant diverges ...

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Sohini Surapaneni, Editor for The Scoop

December 16, 2018


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In close proximity to town favorites like the Blackberry Market and Fire and Wine, a Mexican twist to the downtown Glen Ellyn cuisine is offered through the restaurant Santa Fe. It is not only within the price range of a majority of the restaurants in the town, but also has dishes with traditionally l...

The Grinch

The Grinch

Michaela Reif, Writer for The Scoop

December 16, 2018


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The tale of a green curmudgeon, determined to wreck Christmas for the Whos, is a well-known and beloved tale. First written in print by Dr. Seuss, The Grinch has been adapted into a play, 1966 television special, live action movie, and now as an animated movie narrated by Pharrell Williams.   ...

Is Rock Dead? And Does it Even Matter?

Is Rock Dead? And Does it Even Matter?

Edwin Svoboda, Writer for The Scoop

December 16, 2018


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“Rock is dead” has been a phrase thrown out by both rock naysayers and bitter “old heads” of rock music, who have the strange presumption that evolving a genre is killing it. But is rock truthfully dead? But does it even matter? Rock is decidedly not dead, yet. For how could rock music be d...

Venom

Venom

Noemi Orrantia, Writer for The Scoop

December 16, 2018


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Venom, directed by Ruben Fleischer, premiered October 5 of this year, and has already hit 172 million dollars in the United States alone and has peaked the interest of all types of people, from movie lovers to comic book enthusiasts. Venom follows the story of journalist Eddie Brock(Tom Hardy) as he tries ...

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

Michaela Reif, Writer for The Scoop

December 16, 2018


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As Halloween approaches, there’s no better time for a thrilling murder-mystery novel. Agatha Christie is the best selling-author of all time, and coined the “Queen of Crime,” she’s best known for her plethora of famous mystery novels. And Then There Were None is her crown jewel, selling the most copie...

The Three Chipotles

The Three Chipotles

Sohini Surapaneni, Editor for The Scoop

December 16, 2018


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As classic fast food that caters to vegetarians and meat eaters alike, Chipotle Mexican Grill is quite popular. Chipotle offers customers the chance to make their own burrito, burrito bowl or tacos and to utilize ingredients such as lettuce, brown rice and guacamole — attractive even to the health c...

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