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Food Review: Life is Sweet at Sweet Berry Cafe

Mitch Karmis, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016

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With favorites like Colonial Café and Randall’s Pancake House nearby, it would appear that Elgin Community College students have a couple of obvious choices in terms of breakfast before class. What most might not realize, however,...

“Harvey”- Where does your imagination take you

Rosa Gonzalez, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016

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Elgin Community College's spring play “Harvey” brought much laughter and imagination to all of its audience during their 2 week show. “Harvey” was written by Mary Chase and directed by our very own Susan Robinson. The...

Film Review: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

Mitchell Karmis, Staff Writers

April 19, 2016

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As Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens, we are treated to the back story of young Bruce Wayne, cutting rapidly back and forth between the death of his parents and the seeds of his future persona, setting...

Food Review: Pita BBQ

MItch Karmis and Ryan Naughton, Staff Reporters

April 19, 2016

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Stepping into Pita BBQ in South Elgin, there is an immediate sense of familiarity; a friendly greeting from the employees, spits of beef and chicken spinning in the kitchen behind the counter and menus up on walls are all things...

Film Review: “Amy” (2015)

Mitch Karmis, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

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Ah, the documentary: Perhaps the ultimate “easy to learn, difficult to master” type of filmmaking. In its most simple form, a documentary can be made simply by creating a video sequence of clips strung together by a common th...

Film Review: Hail, Caesar! (2016)

Mitch Karmis, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

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I will be up front with you all: I have a bit of a soft spot for unconventional storytelling. That is not to say that a film deserves a free pass for being different or playing around within a genre; On the contrary, many movies...

Faculty Book Review: “The Girl Who Lived in the House by the Hill”

Rosa Gonzalez, Staff Writter

March 3, 2016

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It is hard to leave your past behind, especially when the past has brought so much light and happiness to your present. “The Girl Who Lived in the House by the Hill” is written by ECC’s very own, Mary Ellen Goodwill. G...

Film Review: On Deadpool (2016) and Meta-Humor

Mitch Karmis, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

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Let us talk about meta for a minute, or more specifically, meta-humor. I know what the headline says, but if you have seen this film already, you probably know where I am going with this. At its core, meta-humor is self-refere...

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