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Chill Bubble Tea

Noemi Orrantia, Writer

October 14, 2018


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  Chill Bubble Tea, located in Yorktown Mall, is a small place that serves bubble tea, loose leaf tea and smoothies with the option to put their signature tapioca pearls, small and chewy pearls also commonly called boba, or other items in your beverage. Finding this tiny space is ver...

Love Never Dies

Michaela Reif, Writer

October 14, 2018


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    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies has large shoes to fill as the sequel of the critically acclaimed Phantom of the Opera. Picking up ten years after the resolution of Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies introduces new conflicts and new characters to the longstanding cl...

Noodles Pho U

Sohini Surapaneni, Editor

October 14, 2018


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Upon noticing a pun that had been converted into the name of a Vietnamese inspired restaurant, I was introduced to this quick Asian fusion place, Noodles Pho U by a friend of mine. Naturally, I decided to visit with two of my friends. We decided to go on a Saturday afternoon at about three, which ...

Maize and Mash

Sohini Surapaneni, Editor for The Scoop

September 14, 2018


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Amidst a ponder determining my lunch for the day, I opened the most reliable smartphone application there is for restaurant recommendations - Yelp!. If you were to do the same, the very top of the list would boldly behold the words "Maize and Mash." Mark my words, this cozy downtown lunch and dinner...

Dining at Juicy-O

Mikey Reif, Writer for The Scoop

September 14, 2018


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  Upon walking into Juicy-O, I immediately got the sense that it was a brunch gem. Despite having four locations, Juicy-O attracts loyal and local clientele, who habitually return for its famous doughnuts, which are complimentary upon being seated. After asking to be seated, I was taken to the...

‘The 15:17 to Paris’ – a thorough review

Tommy Powers, Writer for The Scoop

September 14, 2018


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Clint Eastwood’s "The 15:17 to Paris"is polarizing, and rightfully so. It has been bashed by critics, earning only 24% positive reviews on the popular review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes—Eastwood proves with this film that he is still the aesthete that directed films like "Bird"(1988) and "Hereafter"...

‘Crazy RICH Asians’

Noemi Orrantia, Writer for The Scoop

September 14, 2018


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  "Crazy RICH Asians," Jon M. Chu’s romantic-comedy, premiered on August 15, 2018, and has already made 111 million dollars in the United States and has sparked a new movement for minority actors and actresses. This movie follows the story of Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she travels to Si...

Good Time

Good Time

Tommy Powers, Scoop Writer

January 8, 2018


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Good Time has quickly received critical acclaim, box office success and a dedicated fan base, and it is a film that anyone and everyone can enjoy. It is fast-paced and entertaining for those that are looking for a fun experience, but it also holds thematic weight and genuine artistic value to appeal t...

Coco

Coco

Noemi Orrantia, Scoop Writer

January 8, 2018


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Coco, the newest addition to the Pixar movie franchise, came out on November 22nd of this year and is already a smash hit. Directed by Lee Unkrich, Coco takes place in the heart of Mexico and during the Dead of the Dead. The film is about a 12 year old boy named Miguel Rivera, an inspiring musician who...

‘The Genius of Ray Charles’ Review

Jackson Tovian, Scoop Writer

January 8, 2018


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Most jazz fans agree that 1959 was the most pivotal and creative year in jazz and in the general music scene. A plethora of timeless albums were released in the span of 12 months, such as Miles Davis’s “Kind of Blue,” Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” and “Moanin’” by Art Blakey. “The...

City fun during winter break

City fun during winter break

Karaline Soloman, Scoop Writer

January 8, 2018


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As winter break approaches, many fun holiday activities are occurring in "The Windy City." For an easy, economical trip to the city, taking the train from the Wheaton or Glen Ellyn station is a lot less time consuming than driving to the city. Students are able to get reduced tickets when traveling...

‘The Blind Side’: extraordinarily special

Vinti Bakhshi, Scoop Writer

January 8, 2018


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“The Blind Side” is a heartbreaking film which brings a whole new perspective into life through its incredible plot. This movie boasts twists and turns which are uniquely scattered throughout the storyline and surprise viewers in unthinkable ways. If you have been searching for a movie which will...

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