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Dead Poet’s Espresso, a local coffeehouse located at 1525 3rd Ave in downtown Moline, IL, serves up fresh brews, warm breakfasts and lunches daily. Open 6:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday, Dead Poet’s Espresso is a popular and tasty choice for a local Fall date with your significant other.

Top five first date locations in the QC area

Abigail Johnson November 7, 2019

Fall has clearly begun and with it cuffing season. If you are unfamiliar with this term, cuffing season is a pop culture term for the period between fall and winter when people start seriously looking...

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Alyssa Duckett of the Observer Staff

Staff, students debate media influence on violence

Audrianna Schneider October 10, 2019

Our world today is surrounded by technology. We use it in schools, at work, at home, anywhere we turn, there’s a screen. While our technology is used in ways of work and school, we also use it to entertain...

Top 5: Movies So Bad, They’re Good

William Sikich March 18, 2019

(5.) “Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny” (1972) This is an old holiday favorite of mine starring America’s beloved and totally sane Christmas mascot, the Ice Cream Bunny. You’ve heard of him, haven’t...

Editor Column: Media, stop killing my dog

Brady Johnson January 16, 2019

As an audience member, seeing plenty of violent movies does not faze me. Yet, there is one act of violence that shatters my attention to the screen: killing my beloved dog. I can watch Michael Meyers...

“Insidious: The Last Key”: less than expected

William Sikich January 18, 2018

In terms of horror movies, nothing brings about more immediate disappointment to a viewer than a lame or predictable jump scare. As a result, when a director decides to rely on such scares to keep the...

Mother! disappoints horror fans

September 28, 2017

When I chose to see director Darren Aronofsky’s dramatic horror film, "fMother!", I expected to experience just that: a movie filled with drama and horror. The trailer implies it, the description on...

‘It’ proves itself to be both a good horror movie, coming-of-age story

William Sikich September 15, 2017

Ask any self-respecting fan of the horror genre, and they’ll tell you: Stephen King is the master of fear on both the screen and the page. Among his most well-known cinematic gems is a charming little...

Review: The Fate of the Furious

April 25, 2017

I must confess that my knowledge of the Fast and Furious franchise is extremely limited. Even though Universal Studios has churned out seven previous F&F movies, the high-octane car-centric action...

Beauty and the Beast missing original magic

Beauty and the Beast missing original magic

March 25, 2017

The 1991 animated film Beauty and the Beast is arguably the best movie that Walt Disney Animation Studios has ever produced. It was the first animated movie to ever be nominated for the Academy Award for...

Review: Oscar favorite La La Land is for the ones that dream

January 25, 2017

The best description I can give of the movie La La Land is that it serves as the optimistic alternative to director Damien Chazelle’s 2014 film Whiplash. Both of these films deal heavily with the dreams...

"Loving" saved by actors, let down by pace

"Loving" saved by actors, let down by pace

December 17, 2016

As awards season draws closer, more and more movies are coming out that hope to gain attention from critics. One of these films is “Loving”, a dramatic biopic written and directed by Jeff Nichols....

"Moana" misses Disney Magic

December 8, 2016

Disney’s next animated hit, Moana, has finally hit theaters. This is a movie that’s been hotly anticipated by many, and I was excited to see how the studio would follow up their earlier hit from this...

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