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“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...

“A Curious Mind” piques curiosity

“A Curious Mind” piques curiosity

Taylor Green, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under A&E, Book Review

Curiosity. It leads to new discoveries or new ways of thinking. Producer Brian Grazer wrote an entire book, “A Curious Mind,” on curiosity and how it influenced him. Grazer wrote about how he started what he calls curiosity conversations and about curiosity in general. Grazer’s curiosity con...

Coco shows need for improvement

Coco shows need for improvement

Raul Villegas, Mass Media Student

January 22, 2018


Filed under Movie Review

“Coco” is about Miguel, a boy in a shoe-making family whose great-grandfather abandoned his wife for his passion was music and was never seen again. However, his wife didn't have time to weep over his sorrow, so she started to make shoes. Now their family has taken that tradition and are strict o...

Comedy ‘Major League’ creates laughs

Comedy ‘Major League’ creates laughs

Blake Beashore, Mass Media Student

January 18, 2018


Filed under Movie Review

In “Major League” the new owner Rachael Phelps (Margaret Whitton) of the Cleveland Indians decides to run her team a little differently. She wants to move the team to Miami, but the team has a contractual obligation to stay in Cleveland unless attendance fell below a certain number. Her idea of h...

Hereford House mildly disappointing

Hereford House mildly disappointing

Kaleb Brown, Mass Media Student

January 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Restaurant Review

The Hereford House is a steak house located in Kansas City, Missouri. The Hereford House has great service although the food is costly. My family went to the restaurant on a Saturday night, and the service was outstanding. Our food came out on time and did not take too long. Although the food came ou...

Christmas comedy “Daddy’s Home 2” upholds first film

Christmas comedy “Daddy’s Home 2” upholds first film

Rene Evans, Mass Media Student

January 11, 2018


Filed under Movie Review

If you are looking for a family-friendly comedy Christmas movie, “Daddy’s Home 2” is a perfect fit. It is about two different sides of a divorced family coming together to try and have a normal Christmas, but it is nearly impossible. Mark Wahlberg plays a relaxed dad named Dusty, who has grown ...

German restaurant in Freight House District catches attention of many

German restaurant in Freight House District catches attention of many

Natalie Frick, Mass Media Student

January 10, 2018


Filed under Restaurant Review

Trying something new can be a great experience. This past week my family and I ate at Grünauer, a German restaurant located in the historic Freight House District in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Freight House District was once a place where railroad freight was received and distributed. Now th...

The “Thrill” of the album

The “Thrill” of the album

Taylor McEachron, Staff writer

January 7, 2018


Filed under A&E, Album Review

Although the second album to be released by artist Sam Smith, “Thrill Of It All,”  might have taken some time, it was definitely not a let down. Already knowing that his songs from the first album were focused on his life, it was predictable to know what the second would be. Many, if not all,...

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