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Short Play Festival to bring student creativity to the stage

Michael Colton, Entertainment Writer April 25, 2016

The Short Play Festival is quickly becoming a well established tradition, however this year’s collection of plays brings original ideas to the stage in new ways, unlike any festival of the past. “This...

Festivals are for music, not drugs and alcohol

Festivals are for music, not drugs and alcohol

Chloe Roberts, Entertainment Columnist April 25, 2016

Here’s your Lolla checklist: Lightweight shirt, sunglasses, wristband, weed, vodka… Substance abuse has become so normal that we see it as an obvious part of the festival experience, when the real...

Freshman Jacob Wilson and Gia Clarke rehearse in the Little Theater.

Cat’s out of the bag

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor April 25, 2016

Big boots to fill. With princesses, queens and ogres, this Frosh-Soph production creates a cast of characters that few other plays can beat. “For the spring Frosh- Soph play we have been doing...

Edzo's Burger Shop

Edzo’s Burger Shop

Cam Lind, Guest Writer April 7, 2016

On the walls of Edzo’s Burger Shop, not one, not two, but five menus are strategically placed- dozens of varieties of burgers, fries, hot dogs, sandwiches, and milkshakes. My first thought is that it...

Tomate Taco Shop

Tomate Taco Shop

Cam Lind, Guest Writer April 7, 2016

Just a short walk from downtown, Tomate is a little taco shop on Noyes Street that is about as small as the tacos are delicious- that’s very delicious. As soon as you walk into the tiny storefront that...

Actors to prepare for The Wiz

Actors to prepare for The Wiz

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor March 18, 2016

We’re not in Kansas anymore. Student actors have begun to prepare for the production of The Wiz: a classic with a twist. Although this spring musical takes place on April 14, there is already a...

10th annual Etown Idol takes the stage

10th annual Etown Idol takes the stage

Michael Colton, Entertainment Writer March 18, 2016

American Idol may be coming to an end, but after 10 years, Evanston’s own Etown Idol is still going strong. Tonight at 6 p.m. in the auditorium, teacher groups, student duets, solo rappers and many more...

Take art classes to boost your health and your grades

Take art classes to boost your health and your grades

Chloe Roberts, Entertainment Columnist March 18, 2016

Get smART. Too many of us stop taking art classes because we don’t realize all that they can do for us. From mental wellness to your GPA, art classes are worth considering. So you think you’re...

Student Sam Blustein performs.

Writers’ Showcase impresses even with shortcomings

Sebastian Johnson, Entertainment Editor March 18, 2016

Opposites. When Writers' Showcase 2016 comes to mind, so does the word "opposite." Writers' Showcase is a display of opposites. It can be comedic one moment, and serious the very next. At times it can...

Don't be ashamed of your trashy TV

Don’t be ashamed of your trashy TV

Chloe Roberts, Entertainment Columnist February 26, 2016

There are a million things to do with your time, yet you find yourself watching a show that makes you feel like you’re losing brain cells. Don’t beat yourself up, though—watching “bad” TV is...

Brillianteen to end after 65 years

Brillianteen to end after 65 years

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor February 26, 2016

After being open for decades, Brillianteen, a program that allowed students to act without any prior experience, is drawing the curtains forthe last time on March 6. For this final production, students...

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Evanston Dance Ensemble to close with Alice in Wonderland

Viveka Herzum, Entertainment Editor February 26, 2016

Dance down the rabbit hole. On March 10-13, EDE will bring back its interpretation of Alice in Wonderland at Northwestern’s Louis Theater. Co-Artistic Director Christina Ernst explains that while theme...

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