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New “Gilmore Girls” episodes lack authenticity

Helen Fagan

December 14, 2016

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The Netflix original 4-episode series “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was a much-needed continuation of the endearing story of a teen mom and her daughter navigating through life, laughing every step of the way.  Thou...

Moana destined to be another Disney classic

Jessi Zook

December 14, 2016

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“Moana” is a must-see movie for any Disney-lover looking to be transported back to their childhood. The movie follows Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho), who grew up with the expectation that she’ll follow in her father...

“Black Mirror” highlights technology overload

Beth Wall

December 14, 2016

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The premise seems like something straight out of your dad’s Facebook feed. Technology is evil and kids are addicted to their iPhones and our near-future is a dull, disjointed, digital dystopia. This is how technology can (and will...

“Harry Potter” spin-off disappoints loyal fans

Tia Rotolo, Features Editor

December 14, 2016

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The new “Harry Potter”, but not “Harry Potter” movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” lacks cinematic magic, banking too much on the wizarding world and neglecting a solid plot. When I heard they would be releasing...

Four Questions with rising alum duo Louis the Child

December 7, 2016

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CJ: So what was it like over the weekend going to the Metro, seeing such a hometown crowd? RH: It was amazing, we saw a lot of kids from New Trier, it was cool to just look out and see kids in the same position we were in ju...

New coming of age film falls short of predicted classic status

Jessi Zook

December 7, 2016

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“The Edge of Seventeen” is a typical teenage angst movie, but it has fallen short of its expectations to become a modern day classic. The film follows Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) as she navigates her way through her junior year...

Nasty Woman t-shirts make statement

Helen Fagan

December 7, 2016

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In the wake of the recent presidential election, six seniors are continuing to show their Clinton pride by selling homemade t-shirts with the slogan “nasty woman”. The words reference a quote from Donald Trump during a pres...

Chess team wins NSCL opener

Emily Abt

December 7, 2016

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On Oct. 8 the New Trier Chess team participated in the North Suburban Chess League Opener at Niles North, returning home with their first ever win. Head coach Dan Hart stated, “This was our best performance at the NSCL opener ...

“Boo! A Madea Halloween” is a surprising letdown

Joe Borushek

December 7, 2016

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New movie brings in $28.5 million in first weekend

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Vine shut down due to Twitter’s financial issues

Tia Rotolo

December 7, 2016

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The once popular social media app, Vine, has “died.” The makers of Vine sold their six-second-video social media platform to Twitter back in 2012, prior to its launch. Twitter would become the parent company to Vine starting ...

A personal account of the Cubs parade experience

Connor Josellis

December 7, 2016

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We arrived and proceeded to walk down to Lake and Michigan Ave. waiting for the buses to arrive. A sea of blue overwhelmed the eye and transformed the city. The other estimated five million people had already begun to arrive by ...

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn

Joe Borushek

November 3, 2016

Filed under Features

The sequel to the indie cult classic “The Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn” ditches the traditional “alone in the woods” horror movie formula by having a bunch of teenagers in a cabin and instead tells two int...

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