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‘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...

Justice League featuring DC Comics Superheroes is Mediocre at Best

Justice League featuring DC Comics Superheroes is Mediocre at Best

Avery Woods, Sports Editor

December 20, 2017


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The newest installment in the DC Comics movies is "Justice League," featuring Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). The movie opens with where Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ended: with Sup...

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...

Footloose Review

Footloose Review

Parrish Mock, Reporter

October 24, 2017


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The production of Footloose went from Wed. Oct. 18 to Sat. Oct. 2. Juniors Leah Lissauer and Marissa Lunetta were both leads, and their enthusiasm on stage captivated the audience. Lunetta's graceful voice grabbed one's attention and never let it go. Lunetta performed as "Rusty Rodriguez" in the production....

City Market- The Place to Be

Daniella Campos, Reporter

September 29, 2017


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Saturday morning is a great time. It’s the beginning of the weekend; you have two whole days ahead of you, and you want to get the most out of it. Starting at 6 a.m., you can head down to City Market to get the freshest produce around. City Market is the region's largest Farmer’s Market, which is ope...

‘Die for Me’ not to die for

‘Die for Me’ not to die for

Anastasia Jackson, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


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The book, “Die For Me” by Amy Plum,  is an interesting book with a lot of romance and paranormal and a bit of adventure and action, but it’s more a book for girls. The main character Kate is closed off at the beginning because she is trying to get over her parents’ death. Like many storie...

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