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The Heart of the Irish: McNally’s Pub

Ryan Naughton and Will Stringfellow

September 19, 2016

When you think of restaurants in downtown Saint Charles, you probably think of such places as Francesca’s, Pizzeria Neo or even the Finery. But one place that has recently gotten a makeover for the better is McNally’s Pub...

ECC Humanities Club Hosts International Film Series

Brittany Raysby, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016

"Terraferma", an Italian drama and the first in Elgin Community College's international film series, showed on the big screen in the Spartan auditorium on the night of Friday Sept. 9. It gathered a small crowd, but not lacking...

Press Start to Continue: ReCore

Will Stringfellow, Writer

September 19, 2016

In a month of big Electronic Arts sports titles, Microsoft released the Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive title, “ReCore”. The title was developed by Concept Armature Studios and spearheaded by Mega Man producer, Keiji Inafune. "ReCore"...

Food Review: Life is Sweet at Sweet Berry Cafe

Mitch Karmis, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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