SM South News

Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Packs a Thanos Sized Punch

Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Packs a Thanos Sized Punch

Sophia Belshe, Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under A & E, Online Carousel, Reviews

*MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD* The 10-year wait came to an end one week earlier than originally scheduled when Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters April 27. Audiences across the world flooded cinemas to see a film that showcases the best, and worst, that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has to o...

“Love, Simon” is the Movie We All Need Right Now

“Love, Simon” is the Movie We All Need Right Now

Megan Smith, Reporter

March 28, 2018


Filed under Online Carousel, Reviews

Even though I couldn't see half the movie through my tears, I'm confident in my belief that "Love, Simon" is one of the best movies ever made and should be considered the "Breakfast Club" of our generation. A break from the traditional indie film, "Love, Simon" is long overdue and gives gay teens the...

The ‘Legend’ Trilogy is Legendary

Avery Woods, Assistant Editor in Chief, Sports Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Online Carousel, Reviews

The "Legend" trilogy is basically a combination of the "Hunger Games," "Divergent" and awesome. Marie Lu is my new favorite author -- seriously. The series consists of three books, "Legend," "Prodigy" and "Champion." Each of these books is amazing. "Legend" is told from two points of view -- June's...

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


Filed under A & E, Online Carousel, Opinions, Reviews, Uncategorized

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...

‘Between the World and Me’ Review

‘Between the World and Me’ Review

Megan Smith, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Online Carousel, Opinions, Reviews

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a correspondent for The Atlantic and an author of several novels, including "The Beautiful Struggle" and "We Were Eight Years in Power," both books about being a Black man in America. His memoir, "Between the World and Me," is a profound narrative on the experiences of Black men in ...

Review: Brockhampton Brings the ‘Gold’ to KC

Review: Brockhampton Brings the ‘Gold’ to KC

Sophia Belshe, Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under A & E, Online Carousel, Reviews

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


Filed under A & E, Online Carousel, Opinions, Reviews

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


Filed under A & E, Online Carousel, Opinions, Reviews

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


Filed under A & E, Online Carousel, Reviews

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


Filed under A & E, Online Carousel, Reviews

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...

The student news site of Shawnee Mission South High School
Reviews