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The Pros and Cons of Reading ACOTAR

The Pros and Cons of Reading ACOTAR

Rachel Zimmerli, Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On May 2 of this year, the final book in this phase of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses, more commonly known as ACOTAR, was released and was yet again met with animosity. While being a best selling series for young adults, many parents feel that this series is not appropriate for children...

The Grammys are Changing

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

January 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 60th annual Grammy Awards are set to premiere tonight, Jan. 28. While the Grammys are widely known as a celebration of the best artists in today’s music industry, the awards have commonly been dominated by white people; after all, only 10 black people have won the award for Album of the Year in ...

The Folly Theater: A History

The Folly Theater: A History

Lauren Prehn, Reporter

January 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

                                                                     © Aaron Dougherty  Among the many venues found i...

Oscar Nominations 2018

Oscar Nominations 2018

Natalie Fiorella, Reporter

January 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Oscars is an annual award show that focuses on the American film industry. There are 24 awards given that range from Best Actress to Best Visual Effects. This year show is going to be on March 8, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The complete list of the nominees follows. Best Picture: Call Me by Your Name ...

Greatest Showman

Greatest Showman

Lanie Render, Reporter

January 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After its release, the film, The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman has seen great success. Many have flocked to the theaters to experience the music and magic accompanying the life of P.T Barnum. Apart from some theatrical additions, the movie remains somewhat true to the story of the first circus....

Movie Review: The Darkest Hour

Movie Review: The Darkest Hour

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Darkest Hour follows Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) in his first, and arguably most treacherous, month as Prime Minister of a nation engulfed in the perils of World War II. The film begins with the ousting of Neville Chamberlain, a misguided politician more concerned with the well-being of his nation...

A Director’s Cut

Jacob Braun, Reporter

December 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The lights are dimmed. The stage is set. A hush falls over the house as they prepare to experience the lives of the characters. On Dec. 1 and 2, BV West’s repertory theatre held its production of A Thousand Clowns by Herb Gardner. The show follows the lives an out-of-work comedy writer, Murray Burns, po...

Horror Movie Review

Hannah Cole and Lauren Prehn

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, October Print

 It We all float down here. The movie “It” is a perfect combination of terror, friendship, and surprising comedy. The movie focuses on a group of seven kids who call themselves “The Losers Club” and Pennywise, the shapeshifting monster, who terrorizes them. There are plenty of jump-scare...

Movie Review: A Bad Moms Christmas

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A Bad Moms Christmas, which is a sequel to the original Bad Moms movie, follows three sets of mothers dealing with the trials and tribulations of planning a perfect Christmas for their family. Their patience and sanity is put to the test when their moms come into town.  Amy, played by Mila Ku...

Reviewing Food Before It Was Cool

Bianca Garcia and Stephen Kinder

November 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, October Print

Walking around Kansas City; or any large city, one might be lured by scents of food coming from restaurants, food trucks, and urban stores. Upon walking into or near one of these places, consumers will be shocked by how rustic the interior and food themes are in comparison to the cityscape surrounding...