Your passions in a box: A review on subscription service Cratejoy

Your passions in a box: A review on subscription service Cratejoy

Written by Gabby Bach, A&E Writer

April 25, 2018


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Take a look around the hallways during your next passing period. Who do you notice? The nerdy kids that always have a book with them? The preppy girls that have a passion for makeup and fashion? The sporty kids that are always in sweatpants? Each and every single one of us at Lockport are inherently d...

A review of the Groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Movie: “Love, Simon”

A review of the Groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Movie: “Love, Simon”

Written by Gabby Bach, A & E Writer

April 18, 2018


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Based of the award winning YA novel, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli, Love, Simon follows seventeen-year-old Simon Spier, played by teen heartthrob Nick Robinson, in his senior year of high school. Simon has a pretty decent life: he has a loving and supportive family, a great,...

Oscars Dazzle With Star-Studded Guest List

Oscars Dazzle With Star-Studded Guest List

Written by Gabby Bach, A&E Writer

March 14, 2018


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For many fans of pop culture, one of the more prominent nights of award season was here. The 90th annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 4. The show aired on ABC at 7:00 CST. The Academy took its time to announce the star-studded lineup on...

Book Review: “Let’s Talk About Love” by Claire Kann

Book Review: “Let’s Talk About Love” by Claire Kann

Written by Gabby Bach, A&E Writer

March 6, 2018


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The asexuality representation in this book is phenomenally developed and well-stated. The characters within this novel are entirely three dimensional and human to the core. The dialogue contains a nice balance of humor and seriousness that allows for a continual flow of plot. There is nothing more tha...

Super Bowl LII halftime show: Timberlake’s first since 2004 controversy

Written by Sarah Albertino, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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In 2004, Justin Timberlake performed during the Super Bowl Halftime Show along with Nelly, Sean Combs, Kid Rock, and Janet Jackson. He performed his song “Rock Your Body” with Jackson at the end of the show. During the final line of the song, Timberlake pulled a piece of Jackson’s clothing off, re...

Disney’s newest Mexican culture based movie

Written by Nancy Rivera, Student Writer

December 22, 2017


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**Spoiler alert** Disney’s Pixar movie, Coco, has brought much attention for its cultural-based story plot. It won the box office twice on the weekends of November 25-26 and December 2-3. It has made over $108.7 million since its release on Thanksgiving. The film focuses on the Mexican celebr...

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

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...

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