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Ribs, Baby, Ribs!

Will Stringfellow and Ryan Naughton

May 2, 2017

Filed under Lifestyle, Reviews

With Elgin Community College so close to being done with the spring semester, and summer almost upon us, the itch for some good barbecue might be upon you. Well, we went to three different places to show you some ways to scratch...

ECC Theatre remembers the town of Laramie

Vanessa Passo, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017

Filed under Lifestyle, Reviews, Uncategorized

Laramie, Wyoming, circa 1998-1999, is a small town with large soul. The town may have quite the ‘boring’ stigma attached to its name, but the story that resides among the mountains and greens is far from ordinary. On...

Ghost in the Shell (2017) Disappoints Fans

Will Stringfellow, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

Filed under Reviews

The 2017 release of the live action version of the hit 1995 anime “Ghost in the Shell” released with some skepticism. Fans were excited, but skeptical, to see Scarlett Johansson bring the famous character Major into the real...

New “Ghost in the Shell” disappoints original fans

Ryan Naughton, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

Filed under Human Interest, Reviews

When you think of animated science-fiction movies, you either think of “Akira” or “Ghost in the Shell”, both of which are critically acclaimed and have not only been called a few of the greatest animation movies ever,...

Press Start to Continue: Nier: Automata

Will Stringfellow, Staff Writer

March 26, 2017

Filed under Reviews, Uncategorized

“Nier: Automata” is the sequel to the 2010 game “Nier,” which is a Japanese action role-playing game that released on March 7, 2017. The game is developed by Platinum Games and published by gaming giant, Square Enix. The...

ECC Gallery Features Fred Stonehouse’s Surreal Art

Maarty Metzelaar, Staff Writer

March 26, 2017

Filed under Human Interest, Lifestyle, Reviews

The recent addition at our art gallery, done by Fred Stonehouse, has a striking quality that catches the eye, if not in a partially puzzled glare. Part of his recent art show “The Silent Singers”, Stonehouse’s display has a ha...

Alexander’s Cafe: A Feast on 64

Ryan Naughton, Staff Writer

March 26, 2017

Filed under Reviews

Skip the cereal and treat yourself to some delectable pancakes at Alexander’s Café in downtown St. Charles, located on Route 64. Alexander’s is a newly opened breakfast and lunch restaurant that serves anything from coffee...

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