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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...

Thom Yorke: Open Again

Thom Yorke: Open Again

Edwin Svoboda, Writer for The Scoop

December 16, 2018


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Thom Yorke, frontman for the legendary alternative rock band Radiohead, has released yet another single, “Open Again”, from his forthcoming solo record Suspira which appears to also be the soundtrack for the Luca Guadagnino film. Yorke, without the writing influences of his exceptional band mates h...

In Defense of Kanye West

In Defense of Kanye West

Tommy Powers, Writer for The Scoop

December 16, 2018


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“I feel kind of free… I thought this country said I couldn’t be me.” -Kanye West, during a freestyle on Saturday Night Live   2018 has been a very interesting year for Kanye West, and it has probably been his most prolific year in terms of music. He released a Billboard #1 solo alb...

The Other Side of the Wind

The Other Side of the Wind

Tommy Powers, Writer for The Scoop

December 16, 2018


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Orson Welles is a fixture of American cinema. He studied drama at Harvard, worked on countless theatre and radio productions, directed thirteen feature films and won two Oscars. His debut picture, Citizen Kane (1941) is frequently cited as the greatest movie ever made.   Welles’ origin...

‘When The Curtain Falls’, A Bad Omen For Greta Van Fleet – Greta Van Fleet

Edwin Svoboda, Writer

October 14, 2018


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  Greta Van Fleet, the young rockers from the midwest riding the fame of their predecessors with no shame, fail to explore any new ideas on their newest song, “When The Curtain Falls.” This song is a single to be fully released in Van Fleets second full length album, and it is a harrowing...

‘Iridescence’, A Pivotal Record For BROCKHAMPTON

Edwin Svoboda, Writer

October 14, 2018


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BROCKHAMPTON has released yet another hit album. “Iridescence” is the fifth full length album from the group. However, this album marks an important crossroad of the group’s career, as it is their first album signed under RCA Records, which is the first big label to sign the group for an estimat...

‘First Reformed’ Review

Tommy Powers, Writer

October 14, 2018


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  Paul Schrader’s First Reformed is one of the most important films of the decade. Schrader is most famous for his efforts as a screenwriter, particularly his collaborations with Martin Scorsese on Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Bringing Out the Dead and The Last Temptation of Christ. Because of hi...

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