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  • “Straight Outta Compton” Review
    8:09 AM

    After bringing in an accumulated 60 million in the first weekend of it airing, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ was rated the number one movie in the world.
    A movie that seemed as if it would take us back in time to the rough streets of Compton proved to have done much more than that.
    The hip-hop icons N.W.A.’s

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  • The Classism of a College Education
    8:28 AM

    Ever since the eighth grade, I’ve been fed dreams of college. After visiting Niles West for shadow day, the college and career resource center counselor Daniel Gin began lecturing us about college. As a class, we made a list of all the reasons to go and not to go to college.
    As a freshman, I worked extremely

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  • Meatheads Fills Hearts and Stomachs
    9:49 AM

    On the corner of Lincoln and Crawford street in Lincolnwood, you might catch sight of an intriguing building: all dark, warm right angles and separated sections of honest, inviting glass. With its unique outward appearance, Meatheads sets itself apart from other fast-casual restaurants right off the bat, foreshadowing a distinction that can be found anywhere from its

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  • Seniors: Don’t Lose Focus
    8:07 AM

    About a year ago at this time, I was very excited to start what I thought would be a complete joke of a school year. I’d worked my tail off for three straight years to assemble a reputable resume for college. What I quickly learned was that being a senior in high school should not

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  • Junior Year: Why the Stress is Worth It
    8:36 AM

    Junior year. Often synonymous with hell, stress, and/or tears.
    This is the year that everyone tells you counts; and the worst part is they’re right. It is colleges favorite time to look at your grades, the ACT becomes something to worry about, and always a whole pile of homework to finish. But as awful as it

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  • Saying Hello to Sophomore Year
    8:31 AM

    Congratulations! Freshman year has probably sucker punched you and yet you’re still here ready to move onto to Sophomore year. As an incoming junior, I can give you some great advice on how to soar through sophomore year. Although many people say 10th grade is “kinda just there” and “isn’t important”, its far from that.

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  • 5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Freshman Year
    8:15 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the first advice column of a series of four pieces written by upperclassmen.
    Congrats! You made it to freshman year!
    Sadly, the hard part starts now. Although, the more you know going into high school, the easier your experience will be.
    1. Freshman year is JUST as important as any other year in high school.

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