Olivia Holt: Generous

Katherine Barnes

Olivia Holt is yet another Disney Star to start a music career. Her newest single “Generous,” that was released this year, is her biggest hit yet. This song had a lot of potential with the tune and lyrics to becoming a number one hit single but the delivery was a bit weak, and the song became pretty mediocre. It is a pop song very similar to songs by Selena Gomez, and Hailee Steinfeld. It would be hard to differentiate Olivia’s song with a lot of other young female singers. That being said it had a very good beat to it that just makes you want to dance and sing along. The song is lighthearted and will lift your mood on any bad day. Overall, the song “Generous” has a very good rhythm and tempo that can make you happy.

“New Phone Who Dis?”

by Hubert Pach


It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone needs a new phone every single year. Whether it has gotten a millimeter thinner or its camera has more megapixels, life would be unsurvivable if, heaven forbid, one were to have an outdated model. This has been the norm since the invention of the telegraph. However, a new ideology has surfaced through a very strange man.

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Alessia Cara Know-It-All Tour Pt. II

by Samantha Arroyo


At only 18, pop singer Alessia Cara became a hit when her debut single “Here” was released. Now at 20 years old, Alessia Cara is already on her second leg of the Know-It-All Tour with fellow pop singer Nathan Sykes and singer/songwriter Ruth B. On October 7th, 2016, my friend and I were dropped off at the Chicago Theatre only moments before the concert officially kicked off that night. Feeling hungry, the two of us purchased some popcorn, found our seats, and waited for the concert to begin.

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New Hampshire Born, Chicago Bred, At Ridgewood And Here To Stay!

By Mia Triantifillou


About ten years ago, an ambitious graduate and dedicated writer named Matthew Bennett decided to step away from the east coast life he was accustomed to and shift his focus to the Midwest, right here in sweet home Chicago.

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What is Feminism?

by Lucia Ruffolo


When someone hears the word feminism in 2016, they probably picture some overly dramatic man-hater who complains too much and doesn’t shave her legs. They might even use hurtful words to describe feminists (followers of feminism), such as “whales” or “cows”. Journalist Milo Yiannopoulos calls feminism “cancer”. At the other end of the spectrum you’ll see a multitude of women advocating for movements such as “Free the Nipple” and “The Free Bleeding Movement”. I think it’s safe to call both ends of the spectrum pretty radical. Regardless, the question we really need to ask ourselves is what actually is feminism, and what is the history behind it? It is crucial to note that feminism is separated into three waves: first-wave, second-wave, and third-wave. While all three movements share a common interest, they all have different primary focuses of accomplishment.

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The Shamrock Shake Sensation!

By: Mia Triantafillou

The fast food industries love to take advantage of each holiday to fully capture the ignorant consumer. With Saint Patrick’s Day Right around the corner, the fan favorite of the season is definitely the much anticipated Shamrock Shake. McDonald’s has people busting down their doors trying to get their hands on the minty green milkshake to complete their Saint Patty’s day cravings. With this in mind, McDonald’s released a few new spin-offs of the famous drink…

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January 16th, 2017

— (Santa Monica, CA) —

Interscope Records’ La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — which features songs from the original musical film, La La Land, from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label and starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling — has leapt to #1 in pure album sales and #2 overall on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. In addition, the album comes in at No. #2 this week overall with over 42,000 album equivalent units.

Listen to the soundtrack HERE.

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Finding Your Christmas Spirit

By: Mia Triantafillou

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but what makes it so wonderful? If aliens were to come to planet Earth anytime during the month of December, they would probably be taken aback be the vicious consumerism, continuous overeating, and repetitive music selections that have all become inevitable pitfalls of the Christmas season. So how can we avoid turning such a special holiday into a time of finding good sales, stuffing your face, and driving yourself crazy with holly jolly tunes? Here’s some tips to keep your Christmas Spirit high during the Bah Humbugs of the holiday season…

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