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Press Start to Continue: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Will Stringfellow, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017

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Friday, March 3, marked a big day for Nintendo fans, the Switch console launched but more importantly so did Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. There’s not a lot to say about this game that hasn’t already been said; it’s...

Janis, Me and Bobby McGee at the Blizzard Theatre

Maarten Metzelaar

March 13, 2017

Filed under Human Interest, Reviews

On the night of March 4, a crowd of people saw the talents of Karen Irwin, the powerhouse vocalist singing for the Janis Joplin cover band, “Janis, Me and Bobby McGee”.  A sort of intimate show,  Irwin carried her audie...

Press Start to Continue: Nintendo Switch Conference

Will Stringfellow, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

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On Feb. 17, Nintendo held an early release conference for a lucky few to come and test-play the new Nintendo Switch a few weeks early. Nintendo showed off some of the biggest hits for this year including: an early version of “Splatoon...

Enter Cloud Rap Sensation, Ethereal Lotus

Maarty Metzelaar, Staff Editor

February 27, 2017

Filed under Human Interest, Reviews

As I made my way into the home of someone I haven’t met yet, I was wondering how the night may turn out. When I made my way to the door, I was greeted by a familiar face.  My long time friend Manuel Delatorre, or just “Ma...

A rare occasion: TL’s Four Seasons

Ryan Naughton and Will Stringfellow

February 27, 2017

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TL’s Four Season’s located in downtown Bartlett is a hot place to go if you are up for some Chinese and Japanese dishes. When you first walk in, you are welcomed by a server that will try and sit you as soon as possible. We...

One-man-shows based on Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

Maarten Metzelaar, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017

Filed under Human Interest, Reviews

A number of performances were recently held in Elgin Community College's Spartan auditorium, including an introduction by speaker Chris Snock. A one man show, based on excerpts from Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel Fahrenh...

PSTC: The PlayStation VR – A Few Months Later

Will Stringfellow, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017

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The virtual reality trend has started popping up ever since the announcement of the Oculus Rift but nothing has been truly affordable. That is until Sony’s answer to the PC powerhouses. It’s been three months since the...

Nella’s Beef is a Portillos challenger

Ryan Naughton and Will Stringfellow

February 13, 2017

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When you first walk into Nella’s Beef, you look around and see something that isn't really too special. However, the food will change your mind.  Located at 818 S McLean Blvd in Elgin, IL, it is a quick two minute drive from...

Press start to continue: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Will Stringfellow and Ryan Naughton

December 6, 2016

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This year marks twenty years that Pokémon has been a part of our generation and even helped us shape who we are today, from the TV shows that would play on Saturday morning’s at 8 o’clock to the movies we would go see and...

Dave Chappelle hosts Saturday Night Live

Luis Arevalo, Staff writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Human Interest, Opinion, Reviews

When The Chappelle Show first premiered on TV the final sketch to air on its first episode was of a blind white supremacist, who just so happen to be black. So, who better to have host Saturday Night Live the Tuesday follo...

Southern Charm and Strength of Steel: ECC’s Steel Magnolias

Vanessa Passo, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016

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Think Sex In The City meets southern charm. The gossip, laughter and tears portrayed from the leading ladies of Steel Magnolias left the audience with the lasting impression of strength, love and true friendship. Elgin Co...

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