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Gavin Ross, Staff Writer

Gavin Ross, Staff Writer

The Downtown Rundown: Oswego’s antique shops

The interior of antique shop Stonehouse Market in Oswego, Illinois

When you think of a downtown area, you’ll likely think of something old, vintage or antique. It’s the core of a town or city, holding great cultural and historical value leading ages back into the founding of the town. The architecture and atmosphere of Oswego’s downtown displays this feeling perfectly, and even has places that preserve and share history with anyone who stops by. Antique shops hold these relics of time, on display for anyone who decides to stop by.

ELO’s album came “From Out of Nowhere” as a handcrafted love letter to the fans

This album brings the same old feeling from other works by ELO, yet managing to sound unique from the others. It’s a modern approach to the classic ‘70s era of rock, implementing an electronic and spacey synth and melodic and plucky guitar into their pieces. It replicates the feeling rather well, despite having been made in 2019. Jeff Lyne, the lead singer of the group, still to this day manages to exude an alluring charm from his voice that complements the various instruments that come together to make a track.

The Downtown Rundown: The Prom Shoppe and Bellagia

The brick exterior to the Prom Shoppe.

Bellagia has that same welcoming feeling, with a unique rustic and boutique feel. Beiges and whites come together with exurban furniture, along with the crystalline light fixtures. It feels fancy, yet like you’re right at home.

Mac Miller’s “Circles” brings his dream to life after his passing

Mac Miller's Album cover with multiple pictures of him overlayed over and over again with him in different positions with his hand on his head.

The release of a new Mac Miller album was unexpected from his fans around the world, but they gladly accepted its release with open arms. This album is a great addition of music and creations to remember Mac Miller by. Miller’s music was always remembered by how well it reflected his personality and mood. “Circles” represents a new style; a mix of electro synth and smooth melodic atmosphere.

‘Passionate and Curious:’ Mr. Wenjiang Tu’s overseas journey to teaching at OHS

Mr. Tu in his classroom.

After years of following his family’s footsteps, he found himself here in America where he was while looking for a teaching job. His career started here in Oswego teaching Junior High, but he found himself more at home when he started teaching at Oswego High School.

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