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The ‘Twilight’ Series is the Worst Series Ever

The ‘Twilight’ Series is the Worst Series Ever

Avery Woods, Assistant Editor in Chief, Sports Editor

March 4, 2018


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The Twilight series is quite possibly the worst YA series I've read in my entire life. Yes, I said it, and I'll probably get some hate for this, because people either love Twilight or hate it. And yes, the movies were awful, but I'm going to tell you why I believe that the books never should have...

Review: Brockhampton Brings the ‘Gold’ to KC

Review: Brockhampton Brings the ‘Gold’ to KC

Sophia Belshe, Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2018


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Texas-born hip hop group Brockhampton proved that they really are "the best boyband since One Direction" at their Feb. 21 show at Kansas City's The Truman. While it may have been freezing outside, The Truman heated up as fans came out in throngs, despite the ice storm, for this Wednesday night show. With...

‘Let It Snow’ Is a Cute Collaboration of Romance Authors to Create an Enjoyable Read

‘Let It Snow’ Is a Cute Collaboration of Romance Authors to Create an Enjoyable Read

Avery Woods, Assistant Editor in Chief, Sports Editor

February 6, 2018


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What's better than a Hallmark-esque Christmas romance? Three Hallmark-esque Christmas romances. That's the gist of "Let It Snow," a three-part holiday romance, with each story written by a different author, and all tied together in one story. The defining aspect of this book is the fact that one part...

John Green’s ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ is Profound and Relatable, Yet Unoriginal

John Green’s ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ is Profound and Relatable, Yet Unoriginal

Avery Woods, Assistant Editor in Chief, Sports Editor

January 26, 2018


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Following his 2012 hit novel The Fault in Our Stars can't be easy for John Green. Almost all of his YA novels are praised and worshipped by readers. Green is famous for his romances in amusing settings, and his latest novel is no different. This time, Green introduces Turtles All the Way Down, a ...

Review~ Wind River

Review~ Wind River

Will Cooper, Guest Writer

January 16, 2018


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Wind River is written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, writer of Sicario, and stars Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, and mostly unknown actors. If you’ve read my review of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, you know that that film was, in my opinion, the best of the year. However, Wind River is ...

REVIEW~Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

REVIEW~Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Will Cooper, Guest Writer

January 12, 2018


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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is written and directed by Martin McDonagh. He has also written and directed for the acclaimed In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, but with “Three Billboards,” he achieves a new level of greatness. This film tells the story of Mildred (Frances McDormand), who...

Reputation Review

Reputation Review

Ansley Chambers, Ads Editor

December 19, 2017


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Taylor Swift’s new album, “Reputation,” has received a large mix of reviews. Everyone either loves it or hates it, especially one  controversial song, “Look What You Made Me Do.” The single seems to represent her entire album. The song discusses how she’s changed over the years because o...

Review: Arcade Fire Lights Up Independence

Review: Arcade Fire Lights Up Independence

Sophia Belshe, Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2017


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The Silverstein Eye Center Arena, usually home to the Missouri Mavericks hockey team, took new form Oct. 27 to welcome alternative band Arcade Fire for a uniquely stunning show. Opening act Bomba Estéreo gave an electric performance that was fun and full of energy, even if their style is not mainstream...

New and Old Staff Members Reunite

New and Old Staff Members Reunite

Brynn Taylor, Ansley Chambers, and Savannah Morgan

November 10, 2017


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Young Josie Herrera was a creative child. She had always loved to paint and found that it came easily to her. When she entered Shawnee Mission North High School, she began pursuing a career in art. She took many art classes alongside our very own art teacher, Jill Oliver. “She was very creative. Loved art....

Halloween: Where Did It Come From?

Halloween: Where Did It Come From?

Avery Woods, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

October 17, 2017


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Costumes, treats, ghosts, monsters – that's what Halloween is all about these days. It represents the switch between summer and winter, the crossover to shorter days and longer nights, to chillier weather. This beloved holiday is celebrated by all, but not everyone knows why. It is thought to have been...

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