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Hot Pocket Review

Kyler Murphy and Kennedy Kramer

April 25, 2019

Hot Pockets are essentially pizza burritos and at some point or another, almost everyone has eaten the magnificent creation known as Hot Pockets, even people that don’t like pizza! But what’s the best flavor? This taste-test will cover four fantastic flavors, with the pros and cons of each kind....

Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition

Jaden Webster, Reporter

February 1, 2019

Tales of Vesperia has always been one of the most popular games in the Tales series, and now it is back and better than ever. The Definitive Edition was released on Jan. 11 with a surplus of new content on top of the already massive original game. In addition to the seven characters from the original, this vers...

Just a Thought

Jaden Dudrey, Illustrator

January 22, 2019

Despite everything happening around us, we are still human.

Sprinkle of Winter

Kiley Peterson and Brenna Morrison

December 17, 2018


Stringing Joy

Kolbie Christensen and Darrelyn Dollar

December 13, 2018

Months before any winter holiday begins, Christmas music starts to play, the holiday commercials begin and Christmas lights burn bright in neighborhoods throughout our community as holiday traditions begin. One uniquely Kansas City tradition is the Plaza Lighting Ceremony. The Plaza shopping district...

Christmas Movie Review

Rachel Zimmerli and Natalie Fiorella

December 13, 2018

Love Actually “Love Actually” is a tale of nine lives that all somehow get tangled up together. Set in England, the movie follows romantic and non-romantic relationships such as a crime writer and his foreign maid, a widowed step-father and his lovesick step-son, and a washed out rock star an...

A Taste of Fall

A Taste of Fall

Chelsea Park, Editor-In-Cheif

November 8, 2018


Made in KC Market Place

Made in KC Market Place

Natalie Lindmark, Reporter

October 25, 2018

Recently, local Kansas City companies have been opening in big spaces and selling their products. Places like Parlor in Made in KC Market Place and others are big spaces made up of many restaurants, shops and places local to Kansas City. Made in KC Market Place is down on the plaza in Kanas City, Mo....

Show of Hands

Show of Hands

Kiley Peterson

October 19, 2018

There are a ton of talented artists, although, there are very few artists who actually sell their own work. Being a young artist can be hard, but in the end, it pays off. “Artists have almost a duty to make beautiful things that people can enjoy,” Art teacher Debra Waldorf said. “It helps ...

Singer, songwriter Ray Goren performs at BV West

Singer, songwriter Ray Goren performs at BV West

Jolie Barnhart, Illumination-Arts Section Editor

October 9, 2018

     Walking into the BV West Performing Arts Center, a single figure stands center stage. He is surrounded by two microphones, a loop machine and his guitar. As students fill the center section, 18-year-old Goren looks out to the group and grins.  "Thanks for coming. Who wants...

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