The truth about teen coffee addiction

A student pours themself a cup of almond mocha iced coffee from Ms. Vanessa's stand during a lunchtime passing period.

Janine Ruszkowski, Contributing reporter

May 18, 2020

If you look closely, you begin to notice how big of a role coffee plays around the school. People can buy it almost every period of the day. Students come in late to class holding enormous Starbucks cups. Even friends of mine would complain about being jittery and tired when they don’t have a cup fi...

Quentin Tarantino’s WW2 Revenge film reviewed: Better than Pulp Fiction? #10 | Wise Duke Podcast II

Quentin Tarantino's WW2 Revenge film reviewed: Better than Pulp Fiction? #10 | Wise Duke Podcast II

Graham Reid, Ethan Thomas, and Josh Ho

May 11, 2020

Host Graham, co-host Ethan, and guest host Josh discuss why Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" is so great as to Tarantino's highly-regarded "Pulp Fiction." Link to podcast NOTE: Be cautious of violent sound effects from various scenes from the film....

Pilot Pete’s Coffee and Treats: A small business that gives back to the community

Pete Thomas prepares a customers order before he sets out to deliver to their home.

Jude DeMotte, Satire Editor

May 1, 2020

During the morning hustle and bustle of train goers on their morning commute, Elmhurst’s train station has one man who can keep the passengers at ease, he goes by Pilot Pete. Pete Thomas grew up on Spring Road and has been in the coffee business since he was just 14 years old. He began his career ...

Navigating college in the digital age: seniors feel pressure to impress next year’s potential roommates with heightened social media presence

Many students who will be attending college next year and living on campus use social media platforms such as Facebook or Instagram to find roommates or friends in advance.

Mary Kett, Features Editor

April 22, 2020

Freshman year of college is hard, especially the first semester. The first few months spent away from home, surrounded by strangers,  overwhelmed with difficult classwork and feeling constant social pressures, are frightening and strange. To curb this fear of the unknown, many current high school senior...

Online overnight: Enzee Boutique adapts as pandemic causes business shutdowns

Grace Moriarty, Editor-in-chief web

April 20, 2020

After Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses starting on March 16, local business owners were forced to close storefronts and halt business. This sudden shock to the community left some business owners with no choice but to think far outside the bo...