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Chipotle: best grill in town

Chipotle: best grill in town

Vinti Bakhshi, Scoop Writer

January 8, 2018


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As an absolute foodie, Chipotle has always been one my favorites for delicious Mexican food. Although I have tried to branch out to other types of restaurants and eateries, this Mexican grill in particular has been the go-to for a delicious meal prepared in the matter of minutes. Without a doubt, Chipotle...

‘IT’ Stephen King’s masterpiece

‘IT’ Stephen King’s masterpiece

Zeb Scheffler, Scoop Writer

January 8, 2018


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Let us go back, 27 years to 1990. The movie “IT” is based off Stephen King’s book. King is an author known for his frightening novels and short stories. For example, King wrote Misery, The Shining and Carrie that were later made into horror movies. “IT” shocked the world in 1990 and is still...

Abbey Road

Abbey Road

Jackson Tovian, Scoop Writer

January 8, 2018


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“Abbey Road” is The Beatles’ 11th and final studio album. It was released on September 26, 1969, and marked an end to a chapter of iconic music. By the end of the 60’s, The Beatles were the biggest stars on the planet and turned every song they wrote into gold. Every album they released...

Dipping Happiness

Dipping Happiness

Cassidy Shirley, Scoop Writer

January 8, 2018


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When I step foot into The Melting Pot, my senses are overwhelmed with the odor of melted cheese, tender meat and rich chocolate. Everytime I eat at this restaurant, I know two hours of delicious fondue, is awaiting me. The Melting Pot is a classy fondue restaurant that is open from 5 p.m. until...

The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory

Taeona Calhoun, Scoop Writer

December 4, 2017


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The Cheesecake Factory has been a well-known restaurant founded in 1978 and gained popularity because of its large portions and signature cheesecakes. The history of the Cheesecake Factory has gone back to almost 60 years ago. The first restaurant started in Beverly Hills, California, and now there are...

Bob Marley and The Wailers, “Exodus”

Zeb Scheffler, Scoop Writer

December 4, 2017


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It was December 3, 1976, two days before Bob Marley and The Wailers were set to play in Free Jamaica, a free concert set up by Jamaican Prime Minister, Michael Manley. Inside the Marley's home, both he and his wife were shot at in an assassination attempt by an unknown gunman. Marley was the only one...

A Frighteningly Good Movie

Cassidy Shirley, Scoop Writer

December 4, 2017


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When the first of eight "Saw" movies came out in 2004, many viewers were hooked on the thrilling storyline in which players "played a game" to fight for their lives. The new addition to this series, "Jigsaw", tops the preceding movies in the series ten-fold. The whole movie series follows the main...

Tea To Go at Tea Canal

Tea To Go at Tea Canal

Michaela Reif, Scoop writer

October 2, 2017


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Yorktown Mall has long been a well-visited mall in the area, but with its new addition of the Tea Canal there is even one more reason to visit! The Tea Canal offers quick tea to-go for shoppers as well as a sitting area for those who desire tea party reservations. When I arrived, the shop was brightly...

The Petra van Nuis Jazz Quartet

The Petra van Nuis Jazz Quartet

Noemi Orrantia, Scoop writer

September 17, 2017


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Petra van Nuis Jazz Quartet is a quartet created by vocalist, Petra van Nuis, and she had been featured at many jazz events like Chicago Jazz Festival and Jazz City. Petra van Nuis is a Chicagoan vocalist who has a soothing, delicate voice while singing jazz pieces. Her quartet features her, guitarist...

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation

Noemi Orrantia, Scoop writer

August 22, 2017


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Annabelle: Creation, directed by David Sandburg, is the best selling movie in between its first movie, Annabelle. The newest installment, Annabelle: Creation is a movie based on the possessed doll and tells the story of a little girl who has been killed in a car accident. Annabelle: Creation, the pre-...

The Yellow Birds

The Yellow Birds

Andrew Kotecki, Scoop writer

December 16, 2016


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Kevin Powers’ The Yellow Birds, is a novel that follows a group of soldiers in their efforts in Iraq to fight the war on terror in the early to mid 2000’s. It focuses mainly on a character named John Bartle and the loss and hardship he faces during these years. While The Yellow Birds is presented...

‘Hamilton Mixtape’

‘Hamilton Mixtape’

Jocelyn Soto, Scoop writer

December 16, 2016


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There has been much hype over the best worldwide phenomenon known musical on broadway, “Hamilton.” People all over the world are saving up money to buy tickets, have the soundtrack on replay and are head-over-heels obsessed. “Hamilton” is one of the biggest shows on Broadway as of this past year....

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