2018 Grammy nominations announced

Written by Sarah Albertino, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017


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The nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards were announced on November 28th. The ceremony will take place on January 28th, 2018, at Madison Square Garden and will be hosted by James Corden. The Grammy recognizes excellence in music of a given year, and this year has many big contenders. The...

Tokio Hotel: The German rock band making its mark in America

Written by Kirsten Adamski, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017


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Tokio Hotel is a German rock band that was founded in 2001 and hit its peak in 2007. They were extremely popular in a number of countries throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. In fact, the band has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Tokio Hotel is made up of drummer Gustav Schafer, bass...

Album Review of Joji’s In Tongues

Written by Billy Jahnke, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


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On November 2nd, musician Joji, who usually produces lo-fi music - a more relaxing type of music that typically uses sounds found in a city or in nature like bells, glass tapping, and bird noises along with regular instruments - released his first album titled In Tongues.   Joji, or George Miller, is t...

Stranger Things: Season two gets darker

Stranger Things: Season two gets darker

Written by Sarayah Villasenor, Staff Writer

November 26, 2017


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**Before reading: Spoiler Alert** When we last saw our favorite groups of misfit middle schoolers, rag tag teens, and sceptical adults on the Netflix original series hit TV show, Stranger Things, they were all left in questionable positions. Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) had finally been reunited with his fami...

Movie Review: Jigsaw as true terror

Written by Zayne Giertuga, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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Spoiler Alert! Jigsaw, the latest addition to the Saw franchise, was amazing. As a given, I must talk about the gore and traps. The gore was extremely realistic. Instead of it looking like someone threw cauliflower inside a prop head and dyed it red calling it a brain, the organs looked real. ...

Jon Bellion performs at Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

Jon Bellion performs at Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

Written by Angelina Borne, Photographer

October 31, 2017


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    On October 17 Jon Bellion performed at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago's north side. Fans of all ages were there to listen live to Bellion's unique futuristic style. Bellion is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter from Long Island, New York. He started his music care...

Statesville Haunted Prison: one of the scariest haunted houses in Lockport

Written by Tannor Giertuga, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


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During this Halloween season, many of your friends and family will want to go to haunted houses.  And why wouldn’t they? After all, it is October, and everyone is looking for a scare.  Many may go to haunted mazes or hayrides, but most of us are looking for a haunted house.   My recommendation ...

“Happy Death Day” as one of the best horror films of the year

Written by Zayne Giertuga, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


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**Prior to reading the article: Spoiler Alert** Happy Death Day was bound to be great since the first trailer was released. Blumhouse, the film production team who made this movie, are well known for horror movies like The Purge and Get Out. This movie is no exception to this pattern. The main c...

Mother! movie review: the most divisive film of the year

Mother! movie review: the most divisive film of the year

Written by Sarayah Villasenor, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


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From Black Swan to Noah, director Darren Aronofsky has a knack for making controversial films. His most recent and, as many claim, his most controversial movie Mother! dropped on September 15. Starring Jennifer Lawrence as “mother,” Javier Bardem as “Him,” Ed Harris as “man,” and Mic...

A step into the strange world of steampunk

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Writer

October 4, 2017


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In light of the recent Summer Art Series here in Lockport, I decided it may be appropriate to welcome you to a genre I hold very close to my heart. I am referring to that which falls under the umbrella term of steampunk. Steampunk, in its most basic definition, is a merging of two generations to create an alte...

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Film Review

Written by Zayne Giertuga, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


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After watching the original Kingsmen film and learning a new one was coming soon, I wanted to see it as soon as possible. Once I finally got around to watching it, I was not disappointed. With Taron Egerton playing as Eggsy again and Colin Firth as Harry Hart, their performances are on point. Ma...

“IT” movie review: horror done right

“IT” movie review: horror done right

Written by Sarah Albertino, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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It is not a perfect film. The biggest issue is the portrayals of Bill Denbrough and Beverly Marsh by Jaeden Lieberher and Sophia Lillis. They both have potential, but their emotional and verbal delivery is somewhat dull and very overdone. What is particularly unimpressive is Beverly’s story line and th...

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