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There are a number of great moments in college basketball to choose from, especially among those who enjoy March Madness. (Photo illustration created by Wildcat Chronicle Staff using an image by Todd Greene via Unsplash)
Top 5 moments in college basketball history
There are so many warning signs that a woman is just not committed relationship material. (Photo illustration created by Emily Ziajor)
Top 5 red flags in women
The WEGO weight room is a popular place for working out after school.
Top 5 WEGO workouts
The Pro-Bowl is annual event that brings together some of the best in the NFL - some of being the operative word. (Photo illustration created by Wildcat Chronicle Staff using royalty-free images from FreeIconsPNG and Staff Sgt. Chris Hubenthal via Wikimedia Commons)
Top 5 NFL Pro-Bowl snubs
The cover of Party School features a nude representation of the main character running across a football field.
"Party School" offers some enjoyment, but little substance
By Lauren Dusing, Guest Contributor • February 7, 2024

    With college in mind, ever wonder what it would be like to attend a party school? In John Hart’s book "Party School",...

The cover art for american dream displays a baby picture of 21 Savage, with several personal details scattered throughout. The promotional images released on Instagram for this LP followed a similar format, with Savage announcing the features by posting baby pictures of the guest contributors. (Photo credit:
"american dream" is (almost) a dream come true
By Dhanveer Gill, Managing Editor • February 5, 2024

    "american dream" is 21 Savage's triumphant return to solo music, after a dizzying number of guest appearances and collaborations....

The show is really good at establishing the world of Percy Jackson, the setting feels like the Camp Half Blood that original fans read in the books (Photo Courtesy of Disney Studios)
"Percy Jackson and the Olympians" does not live up to expectations
By Karidja Monjolo, Managing Editor • January 31, 2024
A deep dive into Percy Jackson and the Olympians and why it might be a respectable adaption, but not a successful show.
Takeout wings are convenient and delectable. (Royalty-free photo by Zabdi Onan-Caceres via Pexels)
Worth the 'stop'
By Violeta Rivera, Reporter • January 27, 2024

The Plastics make their way to West Chicago Community High School: from left to right, Sasha Baumgartner, Sami Moesch, JaNyah Villa, and Karidja Monjolo.
"Mean Girls": The musical movie was 'so not fetch!'
By Ja'Nyah Villa, Senior Reporter • January 24, 2024

    Fans geared up to watch and sing along to the new “Mean Girls” musical that dropped in January 2024, but were sadly...

NFs HOPE is the artists latest rap album, released at the end of 2023.
Underappreciated rapper NF tops charts with 'HOPE'
By Fernando Calvillo-Morales, Multimedia Content Creator • January 17, 2024

    Starting from nobody to becoming somebody, NF released his fifth Studio Album “HOPE” this past April, garnering attention...

COSRX is known for having a minimalist design, which is clearly displayed with the serums packaging
The viral serum with 96% snail - yes, snail - filtrate
By Anjali Rai, Reporter • January 14, 2024

    If you are looking for a hydrating serum that leaves the skin feeling glossy and moisturized, the COSRX Advanced Snail...

Move over Crumbl: Dear Donuts has a wide range of flavorful treats and coffees, making it a perfect destination for a snack. These are just three doughnuts of their specialty doughnuts. Vanilla bean on the right, yuzu cheesecake in the middle, and the ube doughnut on the left.
The best ube doughnuts around
By Lizbeth Padilla, Reporter • January 10, 2024

    Dear Donuts, 570 S Randall Rd, St. Charles, IL 60174 (331) 235-5960). Drinks $ 2-$7; Corn Dogs $5-$6; Ice cream $4-$6;...

A statue of Harry Caray in front of many photos of celebrities standing with the statue.
Take me out to… Harry Caray's Tavern
By Olivia Heredia, Reporter • January 2, 2024

Harry Caray’s Tavern, 700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (312-527-9700). Starters $14.95-$6.95; Entrees $24.95-$19.95; Salads $18.95-$12.95;...

The food at La Cocina de Maria in West Chicago cannot be beat.
West Chicago’s La Cocina de Maria is a five-star small business
By Daniela Perez, Reporter • December 20, 2023

La Cocina de Maria, 142 W. Washington St., West Chicago 60185 (630 520-2699). Plates $13.99- $16.99 ; entrees $2.95-16.99; desserts $6.99; drinks...

Tyler, the Creator, crafted the character known as Igor specifically for this concept album. (Photo courtesy of Tyler, the Creator)
The Creator's new style of music gains attraction
By Albin Tosterud, Reporter • December 18, 2023

  Many consider Tyler, the Creator to be one of the top five rap artists this decade. Tyler, who has been an artist since his debut...

Looking for the perfect blueberry scone? Paneras literally melt in ones mouth.
Panera perfection
By Ava Koch, Reporter • December 5, 2023

    Panera, 12632 Illinois Route 59, Plainfield 60585 (815.254.0022). Breakfast $4–$7; Soups $8–$11; Bakery $1–$5. If...

Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth star as Coriolanus Snow and Lucy Gray Baird. (Photo by Murray Close via Lionsgate)
"The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" slithers its way into hearts
By Karidja Monjolo, Managing Editor • November 28, 2023
A deep dive into the newest addition to The Hunger Games Franchise.
The fried rice is served with a side of cucumber at Bonchon in Naperville.
Another taste of that all-time favorite: fried chicken
By Jayem Nato, Reporter • November 26, 2023

    Bonchon, 635 East Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. (630.426.1229). Entrees $11.75-$39.95; Sides $2.15 - $7.35. Drinks...

Ernest (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mollie Burkhart (Lily Gladstone) formally meet each other. (Photo courtesy of Apple TV+ and Paramount Pictures)
“Killers of the Flower Moon": Killer reception, poor opening
By Sebastian Alarcon, Multimedia Content Creator • November 24, 2023

    In just a year, it seemed like an epidemic occurred with the increase in deaths for the Native Americans of the Osage...

Reporters visit and review local establishments in this Chronicle vlog series. (Photo illustratration created using Envato)
[VLOG] Village Tavern is worth the hype
By Ryan Zalak, Sports Editor • November 18, 2023

LOreals Telescopic Lift Volumizing Mascara is packaged in a glossy black tube with a chrome blue line and silver letters flashing the product name and brand.
Telescopic mascara: the best waterproof mascara in the world
By Alexa Morales, Features Editor • November 16, 2023

If you always struggle with flat and straight lashes, L'Oréal's telescopic mascara will change your life and eyelash game. A fairly new...

The Rake himself: Henry (Monty) Montague.
Henry Montague's guide to getting drunk and causing mischief
By Savannah Epperson, News Editor • November 13, 2023
A Victorian era story of forbidden love and adventure.
An official poster showing all of the animatronics in the film (Photo courtesy from Blumehouse Productions/Universal Studios)
The highly anticipated movie of the year, “Five Nights at Freddy’s”, falls short of fans’ expectations
By Jonathan Saucedo, Opinions Editor • November 7, 2023

On August 8, 2014, a small indie creator by the name of Scott Cawthon created a video game based on his nightmares in real life (IRL): soon,...

The cover for 1989(Taylors Version) is noticeably different than the original - the previous cover featured half Swifts face, whereas now, she is fully pictured, perhaps as a statement of nearing wholeness in terms of re-recording all her albums. (Album cover via Republic Records)
Say, don't go: Taylor Swift is back to release more from "1989" (her version)
By Miley Pegg, Senior Reporter • November 2, 2023

Never in fans' wildest dreams did they think Taylor Swift would re-record the iconic album "1989." Yet, after shocking fans with "Speak Now...

The main character, Solomon Northup, played by actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.
“12 Years a Slave” is a must-watch for its historic - and horrific - context
By Ayline Montoya Ramirez, Reporter • November 2, 2023

Imagine a man with a beautiful wife and two lovely children. A free man who gets kidnapped and forced into slavery by two con men. A man...

The official artwork for Taylor Swifts Eras Tour, which is headed to South America next. (Photo courtesy of Taylor Swifts official website)
The first leg of the North American Eras tour hits different
By Miley Pegg, Senior Reporter • October 26, 2023

    Taylor Swift, once again, outdoes herself with the production of the Eras Tour concert film released on October 13, starring...

The cover art and abstract drawing of a dog that was created by Drakes son Adonis (Photo credit Adonis Graham)
The dogs were truly let down
By Michael Birdsell, Reviews Editor • October 19, 2023

    Notable rapper Drake finally released his highly anticipated album “For All The Dogs” Oct. 11 much to the disappointment...

Benedict Cumberbatch makes his Wes Anderson premiere as Henry Sugar. (Photo obtained from the official content provider, Netflix).
"The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar" review
By Karidja Monjolo, Managing Editor • October 18, 2023

With Seven Academy awards and several breakout movies just in the past decade, including, The French Dispatch, The Grand Budapest Hotel,...

Payday 3 and the Wildcat Chronicle - read the review and play the game.
"PAYDAY 3” is fun with friends, but needs some work
By Jonathan Saucedo and Micah Weber October 16, 2023

    Since the release of the original “PAYDAY: The Heist” back in 2013, the “PAYDAY” series has been the first-person...

HellsGate Haunted House is located in Lockport, Illinois, in an old mansion. (Photo courtesy of Hellsgate Haunted House)
Go to HellsGate Haunted House...if you dare
By Fabio Piloni, Reporter • October 1, 2023

    The fear is palpable. Adrenaline unstoppable. Such is the experience of going to a haunted house like HellsGate.  According...

Joshua Bassetts latest single, Just Love dropped on Sept. 22.
Fans are in luck after Joshua Bassett releases new music (after months) this morning
By Ja'Nyah Villa, Senior Reporter • September 22, 2023

    Rumors of Bassett's new music have been speculating around the fanbase for months, but the wait is finally over. On September...

Rodrigos GUTS album cover for Spotify and Apple Music.
Olivia Rodrigo’s “GUTS” are spilled in her second album
By Miley Pegg, Senior Reporter • September 14, 2023

  Former actress and current popstar, Olivia Rodrigo released her second headlining album, “GUTS,” on September 8. After...

The cover for UTOPIA went through numerous revisions, but the current version features Travis Scott against a black backdrop falling backwards. It is reminiscent of the original cover for Rodeo, Travis Scotts first album. (Photo credit:
Travis Scott drops "UTOPIA" after nearly five years of waiting
By Dhanveer Gill, Managing Editor • September 12, 2023

    Following the release of the highly successful album "ASTROWORLD," Travis Scott could have easily made an "ASTROWORLD...

Rapper Kendrick Lamar was the headliner at the festival in August 2023, closing out the second day of performances.
Lollapalooza 2023: an average year for an otherwise great festival
By Michael Birdsell, Reviews Editor • August 31, 2023

    Lollapalooza, the annual music festival that the city of Chicago’s Grant Park hosts annually arrived early last month,...

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