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A Striking Movie: Thor Ragnarok

Hannah Cole, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Marvel Cinematic Universe released yet another amazing movie, Thor: Ragnarok. The movie came out Nov. 3, making 121 million dollars in just the first week. This new addition was a hilarious, action-packed and satisfying movie to watch. In the past, the Thor movies have been very serious but...

The Legacy of ‘The King of Pop’

The Legacy of ‘The King of Pop’

Dana Nasr, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Michael Jackson was a musician who became very famous around the time where American culture was changing, making him a major influence on the world. He then reached a success like no other, becoming the King of Pop. In the time where his fame had reached its peak, he showed his selflessness and cre...

Strangers Thing 2 Review

Strangers Thing 2 Review

Rae Zimmerli, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Friday, Oct. 27, Netflix released all nine episodes of Stranger Things 2. This new season was everything fans hoped for and more. Episode one starts off just before Halloween of 1984 as Mike, Lucas, Dustin and Will are trying to go on with their lives after the events of last season. Mike desperatel...

The Shining Review

Bianca Garcia, Reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

"Here's Johnny!" "The Shining" was based off of Stephen King's 1977 novel. The chilling movie takes place in 1980 when Jack Torrence, a writer, gets the opportunity to stay in a hotel with his wife and five year old son, Danny. However, this is no normal hotel. An incident occurred in 1970 when a father...

Awesome Burgers and Fries at The Burger Stand

Shelby Hoelting, Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This weekend I tried out a new restaurant in Lawrence, Kansas, called The Burger Stand. Upon entering the restaurant you are greeted with a really fun atmosphere. One of the first things I noticed was that there was a different way of ordering than I had seen in a while. After walking into the restaurant,...

Chaos Walking:The Knife of Never Letting Go Review

Chaos Walking:The Knife of Never Letting Go Review

Hannah Cole, Reporter

October 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Knife of Never Letting Go is a thrilling first book to the wonderful series Chaos Walking. The book centers around an almost thirteen-year-old boy named Todd Hewitt. Todd lives in a community called Prentisstown, where personal thoughts can be heard in the minds of all men. They call these thoughts...

Clowning Around: “It” Review

Clowning Around: “It” Review

Jonah Park and Stephen Kinder

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 2017 screen adaption of Stephen King’s “It” is as disturbing as it is heartwarming. A Breakfast Club group of bullied kids combine forces when Pennywise, a shapeshifting clown, begins hunting children. The antagonist is slightly reminiscent of the clown epidemic of 2016. After the mysterious d...

Things to Do in the Fall

Things to Do in the Fall

Chelsea Park and Lauren Prehn

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Fall. It is the time of year when the leaves start to change colors and the hot and humid days of summer fade away. It is also the time to make memories with friends that will last a lifetime. Here are a few places throughout Overland Park and Kansas City to go during the fall/Halloween season: Louisburg Cider Mill ...

What Do You Think of the Car? Review

Rae Zimmerli, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On July 21, 2017, 18-year-old Declan Mckenna published his first album, What Do You Think of the Car?. The namesake for the title comes from an audio snippet at the beginning of his single, Humongous, from a home-movie where Mckenna’s sister asks him that question. He replies that he thinks it...

The Hidden Gem

The Hidden Gem

Lanie Render, Reporter

October 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, September Print

On the furthest end of the school lies the Jewelry classroom, a hidden gem unknown to many. Few students are aware of the impressive machinery and resources that are unique to the BV School District. A typical day in Room 611 constitutes a fairly lenient structure. Jewelry Teacher, Brian Kroeker explains...