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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...

Starting On The Right Note

Starting On The Right Note

Rae Zimmerli, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, September Print

West Choir is singing in the nineties, or really, they’re singing in the eighties as well. They performed songs like Patience by Guns and Roses and I’m Going to be 500 Miles by the Proclaimers at their Performing Arts Showcase on September 19th. “We pick a theme for Performing Arts Showcase; l...

This is Us Review

This is Us Review

Lanie Render, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Last night the popular series, This Is Us, debuted its second season to eager watchers. To say the least, it did not disappoint. The worries regarding second season slumps were assuaged the minute the familiar characters appeared on the screen. The audience did not think their hearts could break anymore,...

Thoughts on Youtube Vlogs

Bianca Garcia, Reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every month there are over six billion viewers that watch YouTube. The large majority are young people that range from age 13 to 17. What exactly do people watch on YouTube? Lately children have been watching YouTube vlogs that can last up to hours while others are much shorter, lasting only ten...

The New Harry Potter Books

The New Harry Potter Books

Hannah Cole, Reporter

September 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On June 26, 1997, J.K. Rowling released the Harry Potter books to the world. It was the beginning of a huge franchise, full of movies, merchandise and theme parks. The series left people excited and hungry for more. Now, 20 years later in the fall of 2017, there will be two new additions to the beloved...

How to Ask Someone to Homecoming

Rae Zimmerli, Reporter

September 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  The school year has begun, and with that comes the Homecoming season. Nervous young boys and maybe some girls will be taking that final step to ask their crushes out, or maybe even just a friend. These nerves may get in the way of taking that step so I’ve developed the top three ways to ask someo...

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