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Local open mics for aspiring musicians

Local open mics for aspiring musicians

Emmett Grundberg, Kunal Jobanputra, News Editor, and Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief
February 10
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Open mics are the first place that most singers, songwriters and musicians go to test their chops. A place to share music and get performing experience, open mics are a weeknight staple all throughout the Chicago suburbs. Here's a preview of some open mics within a short drive from school. Ca...

Honors Portfolio students experiment with tape for latest project

Honors Portfolio students experiment with tape for latest project

Hannah Anderson and Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
January 25
Filed under A&E, Top Stories

Normally when winter break ends, it can seem monotonous to return to the same routine. However, in the days after everyone returned on Jan. 10, works of art by Honors Portfolio students began popping up all around the halls of the second floor. Though their sharp black designs are intriguing enough, ...

“La La Land” lends movie musicals a new life

“La La Land” lends movie musicals a new life

Hannah Anderson and Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
January 18
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On Jan. 8, the cast and creators of “La La Land” waltzed away from the Beverly Hilton with seven of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s coveted Golden Globe awards, given to honor them for their brilliant revival of an often neglected genre, the musical. The film broke the previous record of...

Music Department unites to spread holiday cheer

Music Department unites to spread holiday cheer

Hannah Anderson and Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
December 17
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On Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., the auditorium was staged and the musicians were ready for the Music Department’s annual Holiday Concert, where each group from the different sections received the opportunity to share the music that they’ve been perfecting all semester. Not only was it a showcase for...

Ballet: A renewed art form

Ballet: A renewed art form

Thea Sankari and Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief
December 14
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The instructor’s blonde hair shined across the room while her foreign accent echoed off the mirrored walls. Rheana Montesantos, sophomore, who has been in ballet for over twelve years, is dressed in pink and follows orders. Her ballet shoes tap against the wooden floor as she leaps across the room. &...

Underclassman takes high role in fall play

Underclassman takes high role in fall play

Amanda Bagby and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief
December 14
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Burning hair, the smell of coffee, people rehearsing lines, and the cloud of makeup and hairspray in the air are just some of the things experienced in the green room just hours before the play begins. Sophomore Hannah Kiperman was one of four students selected by the Director, Mr. Kostro, to be h...

RDN shares their favorite holiday movies and songs

RDN shares their favorite holiday movies and songs

Hannah Anderson and Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
December 7
Filed under A&E, Top Stories

It’s officially December, and decorations are starting to pop up all over Hinsdale for holidays like Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. No matter which holiday you observe, it’s hard to argue that this is a time of joy and celebration. If you’re having trouble getting into the holiday spirit, here...

Students transition to music streaming services

Students transition to music streaming services

Hannah Anderson, Zach Wols, A&E Editor, and Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
December 5
Filed under A&E, Top Stories

For the past few years, many people around the world have seemed to stop buying music due to the increasing amount of streaming services that can be found online. However, some still continue to buy music, whether it be out of tradition, respect for the artists, or other reasons. Both parts of this...

Drama Club examines truth for Fall Show

Drama Club examines truth for Fall Show

Hannah Anderson and Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief
November 16
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From Thursday, Nov. 17 to Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m., the Hinsdale Central Drama Club will be staging "Rashomon" in the auditorium as its annual Fall Show. “I chose ['Rashomon'] because I’ve seen it. I’ve seen a high school production and a professional production of it,” said Mr. Christop...

“Gilmore Girls” revival to arrive on Netflix Thanksgiving weekend

“Gilmore Girls” revival to arrive on Netflix Thanksgiving weekend

Hannah Anderson, Zach Wols, A&E Editor, and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief
November 6
Filed under A&E, Top Stories

Though it’s been more than nine years since it last aired, the popular 2000s television show “Gilmore Girls” is coming back on Friday, Nov. 25 for a four-part revival on Netflix titled “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.” The original show followed single mother Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham...

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