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Halloween the movie frights just right

Halloween the movie frights just right

Kaleb Brown, Co-Web Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movie Review

Halloween is a newly released movie featuring Halloween icon Michael Myers. When I went to see Halloween, I didn’t know what to expect. As the movie progressed, I couldn’t make up my mind of what I thought of the movie. I personally enjoyed the action, but after seeing Halloween, I can say that ...

Hocus Pocus wows viewers 25 years after release date

Hocus Pocus wows viewers 25 years after release date

Lauren Textor, Co print editor-in-chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movie Review

There are so many elements that go into making a movie great. Dialogue, plot, lighting, sound, camera angles… Not every movie can be remembered as one for the ages, but the 1993 classic “Hocus Pocus” deserves to be immortalized for its dedication to theme and the creation of a brand that has la...

“The Click” comes to KC

“The Click” comes to KC

Grace Haworth, Graphic Design Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under A&E, Show Review

Pop band AJR performed at the Truman in downtown Kansas City, Missouri April 11 as a part of their tour “The Click”. The performance consisted of their latest album “The Click," a new single “Burn the house down" and interactive and entertaining music experimentation. The band, consisting of thr...

“Not If I Save You First” excites with witty dialogue, interesting characters

“Not If I Save You First” excites with witty dialogue, interesting characters

Taylor Green, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under A&E, Book Review

Ally Carter’s latest novel “Not If I Save You First” follows two teenagers as they’re trying to escape their Russian kidnapper in the Alaskan wilderness. Maddie and Logan have known each other since they were kids. Maddie’s father used to be in charge of the secret service detail for Logan’s...

“Ready Player One” disappoints for fans of the book

“Ready Player One” disappoints for fans of the book

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movie Review, Showcase

I admit, my expectations were too high. “Ready Player One” is a film adaptation of the novel by Ernest Cline with Steven Spielberg as the director, and despite knowing I will be disappointed because nothing can live up to the novel, I was excited nonetheless. “Ready Player One” is set in a dystopian...

A wrinkle of disappointment

A wrinkle of disappointment

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movie Review

Going into the film “A Wrinkle in Time,” I had little to no expectations. I actually did not wish to see the movie, but I wanted to get out of the house and this was my option. Upon watching the film, I feel it would have been more beneficial to stay home instead. I had tried to read the novel to no avail. I...

The exciting Believe Cirque du Soleil show

The exciting Believe Cirque du Soleil show

Morgan Haworth, Mass Media Student

March 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Show Review

My family and I went to The Believe Cirque du Soleil show on December 5, 2017, which was a series of extravagant acts. It started strong with two gymnasts who put together an impeccable routine. There were two ballet dancers and a clown who came on between acts. The next memorable act was three extreme...

“100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People” can shed light on important factors for designers

“100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People” can shed light on important factors for designers

Grace Haworth, Graphic Design Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Book Review

From an amateur graphic designer’s standpoint, I think it’s always beneficial to find out more about what the population likes to see, what they are attracted to and what they stay away from visually. The book “100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People” may be a little lengthy, but it...

‘Blink’ bores readers rather than entices

‘Blink’ bores readers rather than entices

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under A&E, Book Review

  In half a second, one split decision can take a life away or determine the authenticity of an art masterpiece. Malcolm Gladwell follows the thought process in this half second throughout the entirety of his book, “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.” Gladwell’s research leads fro...

‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ — Roaming the frozen north of Tamriel

‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ — Roaming the frozen north of Tamriel

David Holmes, Mass Media Student

February 26, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Role-playing games have always been a popular genre of video games. Combined with the free roam aspect, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” is one of the most well-known games of all time. Released on Oct. 28, 2016, the game is still having content added to it by its users. Even without the official downloa...

Stephen King’s memoir is no less thrilling than his novels

Stephen King’s memoir is no less thrilling than his novels

Lauren Textor, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2018


Filed under A&E, Book Review

Best known for his spine-tingling, often graphic horror stories, Stephen King is one of the world’s most popular authors. Under his influence, a bump in the night can be transformed into something far more sinister than a robber or even the average killer. He has made millions through the sales of h...

“The Darkest Part of the Forest” simultaneously chills and touches readers

Lauren Textor, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Book Review

Holly Black has made a name for herself as a writer of a darker type of fantasy. In her books, cheerful wizards don't soar through the air and friendship doesn't save lives. She throws her characters into life-or-death circumstances early on, and they don't always make it out unscathed. In "The Darkest...

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