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Duck Donuts Review

Duck Donuts Review

Katie Hiebl, Reporter

November 28, 2018


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Finding a place to get a doughnut is not hard, but finding a good doughnut is a little more challenging. Ducks Doughnuts just opened up in Leawood Kansas next door to Price Chopper. When you first walk into Ducks Doughnuts the inside is very colorful and modern. The walls are painted white with bright...

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


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*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


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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...

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...

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...

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....

Nelson-Atkins Unveils New Bloch Galleries

Nelson-Atkins Unveils New Bloch Galleries

Sophia Belshe, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor

March 6, 2017


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After months of construction, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art finally unveils its newest additions to its collection in a newly renovated section of the museum. Although it's not officially open to the public, museum members got an exclusive first look at the brand new Bloch Galleries over the past t...

Harry Potter Returns to the Big Screen with ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Harry Potter Returns to the Big Screen with ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Avery Woods, Copy Editor

November 21, 2016


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After 2011, it was assumed that the "Harry Potter" movie franchise was finished. Eight movies and seven books seemed to be enough. But Nov. 18, 2016, a spin-off of the "Harry Potter" series debuted in theaters, set in the 1920s and based off one of Harry Potter's textbooks. The textbook was publis...

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