Paper Girls: A Spectacular Sci-Fi Treat

Ever since Stranger Things premiered on Netflix in 2016, it seems like all things ‘80s has infiltrated 21st century media. This might have encouraged Amazon Prime Video to produce a TV adaptation of Brian Vaughan’s 2015 comic book series, Paper Girls. Premiered on July 29, 2022, Paper Girls tells the story of four 12-year-old girls […]

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Pandemic-Era Socialization: A Student Perspective

Technology has played a large role in students’ experiences with classes and socialization during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it offered broad horizons and significant opportunities in terms of online learning and staying connected with friends via social media, some students have found that excessively plugging in had a detrimental effect on their overall college experience. […]

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A Conversation with SM6: The Family Band that Became a TikTok Sensation

The six Jones siblings—George (21), Isabel (20), Adam (18), Emily (16), Eliana (14), and Jack (13)—grew up in the suburbs of Geneva, Illinois, just an hour away from the Windy City. It was here that they began pursuing music, going to piano lessons, taking performing arts classes at their local community college, playing in their school talent shows, and ultimately starting a family band. Originally called Summer Monkeys, the band has since changed their name to SM6.


Declutter Your Dorm: The Importance of Spring Cleaning

In the “work-from-home” age of the pandemic, with most classes being held virtually at home or in your dorm room, it’s easy to find your desk overflowing with clutter. However, now that spring has sprung and finals are around the corner, it’s important to find time to clear your workspace of the various books, stationary, and even water bottles piling up at your desk.