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Morton Arboretum Illumination light show

Morton Arboretum Illumination light show

Sarah Nardella, Writer

December 10, 2016


Filed under Showcase, The Scoop

Every year the Morton Arboretum puts up lights for the holiday season. This winter wonderland will be available to visit during November 18th until January 2nd. When you enter the Morton Arboretum, you are welcomed by many different colored lights, various types of trees and an illuminating sky. You...

Christmas at Oakbrook

Christmas at Oakbrook

Jocelyn Soto, Writer

December 10, 2016


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Christmas is starting to creep up right after a relaxing Thanksgiving break. Neighborhoods are starting to fill up their homes with Christmas joy, people are getting a head start on gifts and in Oakbrook Mall is definitely going all out. For as long as any employee can remember, working at any store in OakBro...

Cosley Zoo’s spectacular light show

Cosley Zoo’s spectacular light show

Maggie Loversky, Scoop editor

December 10, 2016


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Photo courtesy of The Daily Herald This winter, Cosley Zoo will become a winter wonderland for the masses. At the Festival of Lights and Tree Sales, there will be 20,000 twinkling lights with displays shaped like farm animals that the zoo houses itself, including animals like birds, reindeers and...

Fired up at Weber Grill

Fired up at Weber Grill

Jessica Arnold, Editor-In-Chief

December 7, 2016


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Finding a good restaurant  that serves barbecue  is not an easy to do.Yet, at Weber Grill, there is no shortage. The service is timely, the atmosphere is exquisite and the food is delicious. As expected for a restaurant with food this good, there is typically quite a wait when you arrive. My pa...

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Iqra Baggia, Scoop Editor

November 15, 2016


Filed under Nation, The Scoop

It is that time of the year again-- the musical is arriving at Glenbard South. This year, director Amy Newlan says “I chose Fiddler on the Roof because it is a classical musical, and I know the audiences will love it. Its themes are timeless and especially relevant to today's world culture.” Th...

Wet and Dry

Wet and Dry

Te'Janae Tate, Scoop-Writer

November 1, 2016


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What comes to a makeup-lover’s mind when he/she thinks of makeup? Foundation, highlight, eyeshadow, mascara and lots of imagination. But in my opinion, there is one thing that brings all of it together- lipstick. Liquid lipstick has been the latest trend in makeup these last couple of months. It varies...

Book Review: The Problem with Forever

Book Review: The Problem with Forever

Iqra Baggia, Scoop Editor

September 18, 2016


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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars She uses silence not as her weapon, but as her shield. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, the silence allows her to completely blend in-- for her, not being heard means not being seen. For Mallory, the silence saved her from a horrendous childhood. A childhood she can never escap...

Frank Ocean is actually alive

Frank Ocean is actually alive

Maggie Loversky, Scoop Editor

September 15, 2016


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Where was Frank Ocean? Four years have passed since the last time the soulful, emotion wrenching R&B singer dropped his last album. The question has been answered. On August 20th, the singer surprised many of his fans by releasing an album, titled “Blonde.” The album features an array of dream-li...

Watt’s up

Watt’s up

Julia Rausch, Writer

June 2, 2016


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Wattpad is an online writing community in which users are free to upload articles, stories, fan written fiction and poems, either via the website or the app. Once the app is downloaded, there are endless ways to utilize Wattpad. As stated on their website: “Whatever you’re into, there is somethi...

Quick trips from Chicago this summer

Quick trips from Chicago this summer

Erica Mote, Writer

May 27, 2016


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There are a lot of places within a five hour drive of Chicago that would make great trips for anyone looking for a vacation this summer. Each of these destinations are perfect for a quick getaway if you do not want to spend a lot of time or money on a trip. For an outdoor experience, Starved Rock Stat...

Review: Me Before You

Iqra Baggia, Writer

May 26, 2016


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  Rating: 5 out of 5 “You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” ― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You   Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an ordinary life with her ordinary boyfriend and her not-so ordinary family. Louisa has never be...

Alessia Cara: Here to Stay

Sylvia Carlson, Writer

May 26, 2016


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Alessia Cara’s hit song “Here” has become an overplayed pop radio hit. But her talent has not ended there. Her debut album, “Know-It-All,” was released November 15, 2015, and has reached number nine on the billboard charts and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Americ...

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