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Review: The most dramatic season of ‘Bachelorette’ yet


Review: The most dramatic season of ‘Bachelorette’ yet

By: Emma Stoodley ABC’s producers of The Bachelorette chose to do something this past season that they have never done before: two bachelorettes at the same time. Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, both in the final three on Clayton Echard’s previous season of The Bachelor, were the test run for this idea. Alongside the host, […]

REVIEW: La Mesa Modern Mexican deserves a do-over


REVIEW: La Mesa Modern Mexican deserves a do-over

By Emma Stoodley May 5th, also known as Cinco de Mayo, is a very popular night for Mexican Restaurants within the Fox Valley Area. I joined in on this and tried a Mexican restaurant that was recommended to me.  La Mesa is a modern Mexican restaurant located in downtown St. Charles near the Fox River. […]

REVIEW: ‘Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ entertaining but strayed from Marvel traditions


By Cole Conklin A fascinating mix between fantasy, science fiction, action, thrillers, and psychological horror, the much anticipated Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness certainly steps out of the traditional bounds of Marvel movies. For the average moviegoer, the movie is reminiscent of films such as The Matrix, Inception, and Interstellar, with a creative […]

Batavia small businesses: Small but mighty


Batavia small businesses: Small but mighty

By Ava Curran, Faith Borre, Amanda Melvin https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AE23K2qOqB1_pgxJ_dH71rmmibGpB753/view?usp=sharing

REVIEW: ‘Uncharted’ a classic treasure hunt movie


Tom Holland/Nate Drake

By Sarah Sinovich The new Tom Holland movie Uncharted came out ten days ago on Feb. 18 and it was quite the cookie-cutter treasure hunt movie. This movie was based on the PlayStation video game Uncharted, so it already had a cult-following and historic storytelling records in the gaming community. The Uncharted movie has brought […]

REVIEW: There’s a reason Wordle is the new online sensation


REVIEW: There’s a reason Wordle is the new online sensation

By Ronni Gustin Wordle gives you a five-letter word to guess but is it a five-star game? The new online game “Wordle” has taken the internet by storm. Created by Josh Wardle in June of 2021  originally as a fun game for his girlfriend and him to play, but released to the public in October […]

REVIEW: Outer Wilds expansion is a breathtaking experience


REVIEW: Outer Wilds expansion is a breathtaking experience

By Eli Balisi This review will contain minor spoilers for the video game Outer Wilds and its expansion, Echoes of the Eye. Playing Outer Wilds for the first time is the best experience I have ever had with a video game. Exploring a vibrant, ever-in-motion solar system and unraveling mysteries was an unforgettable adventure. To […]

REVIEW: Oak & Swine-A case of mismarketing or just a plain scam?


REVIEW: Oak & Swine-A case of mismarketing or just a plain scam?

By Mira Nevins To eat or not eat, that is the question. Batavia’s new and very own Oak and Swine restaurant first opened on Wilson St. in 2019 being the newest restaurant to open in downtown Batavia in five years.  Labeling themselves as a “Texas BBQ” establishment, I embarked on an adventure intending to go […]

Anthology, Music, Melodrama: Ranking Harry Styles Discography


Anthology, Music, Melodrama: Ranking Harry Styles Discography

By Sarah Sinovich The recent 2021 Grammy award winner, Harry Styles, has been rumored to drop his third album before the end of March 2022, according to fan speculation and Sony’s CEO Rob Stringer. With this in mind, as a possible new album is around the corner I wanted to rank his current discography. As […]

Ranking 5 Seconds of Summer Albums


Ranking 5 Seconds of Summer Albums

By Grace Bennett 5 Seconds of Summer has been making music since their first EP came out in 2012. They have continued to make music and tour throughout most of the nine years, with the exception of their small break from 2015 to 2018. The break was much needed and they came out of it […]