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ECC Gallery Features Fred Stonehouse’s Surreal Art

Maarty Metzelaar, Staff Writer

March 26, 2017

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

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...

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

Will Stringfellow, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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