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The Bellas are back in Pitch Perfect 2, in theaters now (Courtesy of www.facebook.com/pitchperfectmovie).

“Pitch Perfect 2” fails to live up to standards set by the first film

May 21, 2015

he sequel to 2012s ‘Pitch Perfect’ came out on Friday, May 15. The film featured all of the previous cast members from the first one, most famously...

Enjoy the mystery of cloning in Orphan Black (Courtesy of www.facebook.com/orphanblacktv).

TV Blog: Enjoy a unique cloning story called “Orphan Black”

May 4, 2015

he hit TV show “Orphan Black” is a drama created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, and starring Tatiana Maslany. The show airs on BBC, yet is filmed...

Freshmen orientation integrates incoming students to high school life

Freshmen orientation integrates incoming students to high school life

May 1, 2015

he orientation for next year’s freshmen class took place on April 28 at Huntley. The orientation for freshman with last names A-L went from 5:30 p.m....

American Horror Story Freak Show recently finished season four, and hopes to continue to season five later in the future (Courtesy of www.facebook.com/americanhorrorstory).

“American Horror Story” still continues to surprise audiences

March 19, 2015

he TV show 'American Horror Story' is unlike anything else on television. Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the show has been pushing the boundaries...

Madonna album review: Rebel Heart

Madonna album review: Rebel Heart

March 13, 2015

elving into this album, I was completely unsure what to expect. I have never considered myself a fan of Madonna’s and was worried that I would have to...

The set for the Academy Awards still leaves many in awe (www.facebook.com/TheAcademy/).

The Academy Awards touches audiences everywhere

March 4, 2015

he 87th Academy Awards premiered on Sunday, Feb. 22 with Neil Patrick Harris as the host this year. Harris is no stranger to hosting awards shows, but...

Watch The Walking Dead on AMC every Sunday (Courtesy of www.facebook.com/TheWalkingDeadAMC)

TV Blog: The Walking Dead

March 4, 2015

he Walking Dead" starts with former sheriff Rick Grimes waking from a coma and finding himself in a zombie-infested world. He hunts down his family and...

The finale of Parenthood starts on Thursday, Jan. 29 (Courtesy of  facebook.com/Parenthood)

TV Blog: “Parenthood”

January 29, 2015

arenthood' is a drama created by Jason Katims, the creator of successful show Friday Night Lights. The NBC drama shows the lives of the large clan of...

The new season poster for Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia (Courtesy of fxnetworks.com/shows/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia).

TV Blog: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

January 11, 2015

t's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a gem of comedy. It follows twins Dennis and Dee, their 'father' Frank, and their friends Mac and Charlie as they...

Dexter cover for season eight (Courtesy of facebook.com/dexter)

TV Blog: “Dexter”

December 16, 2014

exter is a crime drama adapted from the book series by Jeff Lindsay. It is about Dexter Morgan, blood spatter analyst by day and serial killer by night....

Marlowe middle school hosts a breakfast with Santa

Marlowe middle school hosts a breakfast with Santa

December 8, 2014

arlowe Middle School was decorated exquisitely for Christmas on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 6. The school hosted a Breakfast with Santa event from...

The cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Courtesy of www.facebook.com/BuffyTheVampireSlayer)

TV Blog: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

November 21, 2014

‘uffy the Vampire Slayer’ is a television show created by Joss Whedon that ran from 1997 to 2003. The show centers around Buffy Summers who moves...

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South Park season 18 episode 6 review

November 18, 2014

outh Park releases its sixth episode titled “Freemium Isn’t Free.” The episode lunges right into the plot when the first scene is of Jimmy telling...

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South Park season 18 episode 7 review

November 17, 2014

outh Park screwed with the minds of its fans everywhere with “Grounded Vindaloop.” The episode starts as a seemingly classic Cartman-messes-with-Butters...

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St. Vincent Movie Review

November 13, 2014

t. Vincent” is a dramedy written and directed by Theodore Melfi. The film stars Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy as neighbors Vincent and Maggie. Maggie...

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South Park season 18 episode 5 review

October 31, 2014

outh Park hits its midseason mark in season eighteen with “The Magic Bush.” The episode begins with Cartman gleefully finding out that Butters’...

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South Park season 18 episode 4 review

October 16, 2014

outh Park brings back old characters Nathan and Mimsy in this week’s episode “Handicar.” Do not be surprised if you do not remember Nathan and...

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South Park season 18 episode 3 review

October 15, 2014

outh Park airs its third episode called “The Cissy,” and it is not at all what I expected. The episode begins with Cartman being more creepy and...

The freshman mixed choir perform on the stage (Brands).

From corn fields to Broadway

October 8, 2014

he PAC was packed on Oct. 7 at 7:00 p.m. for the HHS choir’s first concert of the year. The theme for this concert was Broadway musicals. Beforehand,...

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South Park season 18 episode 2 review

October 2, 2014

outh Park bounces back from last week’s mundane episode with “Gluten Free Ebola.” The episode begins with the boys cheerfully greeting their classmates...

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South Park season 18 episode 1 review

September 30, 2014

outh Park’s eighteenth season gets off to a mediocre start in season premiere “Go Fund Yourself.” Last year’s season premiere struck me as simply...

The track to recovery

The track to recovery

April 16, 2014

Most people can't fathom why anyone would want to run for fun. Other people, like Rebecca Cords, can't imagine having a different hobby. Rebecca's track...

Wrestling Recognition

Wrestling Recognition

February 28, 2014

I am not a sports fan. I never have been and more than likely never will be. I am so far gone that I do not have the faintest idea why anyone likes sports. Baseball...

Science Olympiad prepares for regionals

Science Olympiad prepares for regionals

February 27, 2014

The members of Science Olympiad - nickname "Sci-o" by the kids - meet every Thursday in room 2122. The atmosphere in the room is a warm and friendly...

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Coca-Cola on diversity

February 27, 2014

Coca-Cola recently released a commercial entitled "It's Beautiful" that has caused an uproar among Americans on Twitter. The commercial included images...

Dakotah Henn and his pet snake (courtesy of D. Henn).

Lions and tigers and reptiles, oh my!

February 7, 2014

Dakotah Henn was three when he adopted his first animal. His father had a habit of taking Henn to the pet store when he was young to look at all...

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Sherlock Series Three

January 30, 2014

I just spent my entire Sunday afternoon watching the third series of BBC's "Sherlock." The entirety of the third series came out in the UK quite a while...

Huntley Wrestlers Lose to Dundee Crown

Huntley Wrestlers Lose to Dundee Crown

January 25, 2014

On Thursday, Jan. 23, wrestlers from Huntley strolled into the gymnasium of Dundee Crown High School after a half hour long bus ride. The gym was large...

The end of an era

The end of an era

December 20, 2013

Twelve years ago, Phil Crespo was in danger of being unable to graduate from Huntley High School. Twelve years ago, Principal Dave Johnson went the...

Leading a work of fiction

Leading a work of fiction

December 7, 2013

Stop for a second and think. When someone say “good leader” what do you think of? More importantly, who do you think of? I am a firm believer in the...

(J. Bednarczyk).

Do you believe in magic?

November 26, 2013

Every morning before class, sophomore Nate Pomegas is in the same place: the cafeteria, underneath one of the TVs that shows daily announcements. He...

Spanish club designs mural

Spanish club designs mural

November 13, 2013

Spanish Club is one of the many new clubs starting after school, and held a meeting this Tuesday, Nov. 12. The club was created by co-presidents Holly...

Marching band finishes season strong at Lincoln Way East High School

Marching band finishes season strong at Lincoln Way East High School

October 22, 2013

The bright lights illuminate the football field at Lincoln Way East High School as the members of Huntley High School Red Raider's marching band take their...

Not so different

Not so different

October 11, 2013

Junior Koki Ito isn’t like the other students at Huntley High School, and for one obvious reason: he’s from Japan. He arrived in the United States...

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