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Cracking trivia crack

Cracking trivia crack

Riley McGee

January 26, 2015


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Ask anyone with a smartphone what Trivia Crack is. You will get a range of answers-- addicting, time consuming, maybe stressful. But one thing is undisputed, Trivia Crack is undoubtedly addicting. Spreading through the school like wildfire, it seems like over the course of two days everyone and his dog have...

A little taste of ‘Little Italy’

A little taste of ‘Little Italy’

Dominc Fazzari, Scoop Writer

December 15, 2014


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(630) 536-2270 1847 Freedom Drive Naperville, Illinois 60563   You can’t beat this authentic Italian restaurant, or as the Italians would call it, a “ristorante.” Starting out as a franchise in November of 1991, this 23 year old high-end cafe has been home to many customers in the sub...

Tell all on the tele

Tell all on the tele

Melissa Lachcik

December 13, 2014


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Over the course of 2014, TV shows have come and gone. Now that the year is almost over, there were a few in particular - ten to be exact - that have made it on the list of favorites. They range from comedy to horror and everything in between. If one is looking for a new show to binge on, these ten sho...

Movies coming out this holiday season

Movies coming out this holiday season

Laurel Bacote, Editor

December 13, 2014


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Christmas time is finally approaching, and it is time to deck the halls. The holiday season is primarily well known for its seasonal foods, music, and cheer, but it is also a popular time for families to go to the theater and see the newly released movies. Regardless of all the different tastes out th...

Christmas wish list ideas

Christmas wish list ideas

Kathleen McMillion, Editor

December 13, 2014


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Sometimes the hardest part of Christmas shopping is coming up with ideas for your family and friends. Here is  a way to narrow down some choices at an affordable price. Gifts for Mom: Boxed set of perfume, lotion and shower gel(Bath and Body Works $25) Coffee mug (Gloria Jean $10) New Year Cal...

A deeper look at ‘Interstellar’

A deeper look at ‘Interstellar’

Riley McGee

December 13, 2014


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The latest beauty from the mind of Christopher Nolan is Interstellar. With blockbuster hits such as Inception and The Dark Knight under his belt, big things were expected from Nolan. He delivered. Interstellar takes place in a dystopian future earth, which has become uninhabitable. As food decreases in s...

Who can win the prince’s heart?

Who can win the prince’s heart?

Emily Schmidt

December 13, 2014


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The Selection by Kiera Cass Rating: ★★★★  35 girls come to compete for the prince’s heart and the crown, yet only one can win. Who will obtain Prince Maxon’s heart? Who will be the next princess of Illéa? The main character, America Singer, who got picked for the Selection, is still in l...

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’

Ariana Dolce

December 13, 2014


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Rating:✰✰✰✰ It is out with old and in with the new for this young superstar. Miss Swift has taken on 80’s pop and modernized it on her new album, leaving behind her country twang for the big city. This album presents the former country singer as a reformed pop performer. Swift opens the ...

Chicagolands best deep dish pizza

Chicagolands best deep dish pizza

Austin Wall

December 13, 2014


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119 S. Main Street (630)-428-2111 www.giordanos.com   Giordano’s Pizzeria in Naperville, Illinois, is known as the best sit-down pizza restaurant in town. Downtown Naperville has become a popular tourist attraction for many people and offers many high-end restaurants to choose from, but Giordanos...

A latte cheer

A latte cheer

Shea McGee

December 13, 2014


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Starbucks Coffee 91 Danada Square East, Wheaton, IL, 60189 1-(630)-260-9900   I visited the Starbucks in Wheaton Town Square last Saturday to take part in its “Happy Hour”: buy one holiday drink between the hours of two and five, get another holiday drink of equal or lesser value for free. T...

Some of the best burger places around

Some of the best burger places around

Aisha Baggia, The Scoop Writer

November 7, 2014


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If it is a normal fall weekend, and one is very hungry with absolutely no idea where to eat out for lunch, try these awesome burger places. They certainly will make one’s mouth water from the delicious menus. First is the most common burger place, the home of Burger King, which can be found at 590 Ro...

Fall books to hit the shelves

Fall books to hit the shelves

Katie McMillion, The Scoop Editor

November 7, 2014


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With the inevitable cold nights creeping closer and closer, rewatching television episodes and movies is losing its touch. This is why now is the perfect time to lose yourself in the latest books to hit the shelves.   Lauren Owen's The Quick: In 1982, London, James Norbury finds lodging with a charming, young aristocrat until he ...

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