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“Kintsugi” by Death Cab for Cutie

“Kintsugi” by Death Cab for Cutie

Jenna Asherman

April 7, 2016


Filed under A&E

I don’t know where to begin. Apparently Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard doesn’t know either, because that’s the first lyric of the album “Kintsugi,” Death Cab’s first release since “Codes and Keys” in 2012. The signature melancholy vibe that diehard Death Cab for Cutie fans have l...

10 Cloverfield Lane Movie Review

10 Cloverfield Lane Movie Review

Karli Trumbo

March 24, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movie Review

Walking into the theater to see “10 Cloverfield Lane,” I expected a scary movie that all my friends raved about. That's not at all how it turned out, but I definitely was not disappointed. The movie can be classified under several genres, but it stands out as a suspenseful and exceptional psychological...

Local restaurant serves beyond the average burger

Local restaurant serves beyond the average burger

Cailin O'Mara

February 16, 2016


Filed under A&E, Restaurant Review

Nothing is better than a burger, especially when that burger is made with locally-sourced ingredients and tastes fantastic. blanc burgers + bottles in Leawood is the perfect place to relax and eat to your heart's content. The interior of blanc burgers + bottles is both inviting and modern. As the name ...

Curing the curiosity of ‘A Curious Mind’

Curing the curiosity of ‘A Curious Mind’

Keegan Sparks, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2015


Filed under Book Review

What do Andy Warhol, Barack Obama, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson and Norman Mailer have in common? They’ve all had a curiosity conversation with Brian Grazer. In “A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life,” writer, director, and TV producer Brian Grazer discusses his weekly “curiosity convers...

Cole Swindell ‘Down Home Sessions: EP 2’ Album Review

Cole Swindell ‘Down Home Sessions: EP 2’ Album Review

Dirk Beashore

December 17, 2015


Filed under A&E

A year after winning the Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of the Year, Cole Swindell continues to raise the bar higher with the release of “Down Home Sessions II,” a five-song EP. The EP contains two of his latest hit songs, one of which is “Should’ve Ran After You,” a song for anyone...

Dinner Review: Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop

Dinner Review: Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop

December 10, 2015


Filed under Restaurant Review

    As I walked into Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop my nose was immediately greeted with a wave of delicious spices. Despite it being a Friday night, my companions and I were seated with no time to waste. The menu offered a various mix of classic Thai dishes with American twists. Lulu’s...

Justin Bieber Purpose Album Review

Justin Bieber Purpose Album Review

Carly Dinsmore

December 10, 2015


Filed under A&E

Justin Bieber’s 2012 album, “Believe,” was considered teen pop, but the songs on his newest album prove he is more than just a lighthearted preteen star. Bieber released his fourth studio album, “Purpose,” on November 13. The album features artists such as Skrillex, Halsey, Big Sean,Travis...

Mockingjay: Part Two movie review

Mockingjay: Part Two movie review

December 10, 2015


Filed under A&E, Movie Review, Showcase

A riveting end to a series that has generated millions of fans from both books and movies, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two” brings an end to the tale of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her fight against the oppressive President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Set shortly after the events of “...

Troye Sivan Blue Neighbourhood Album Review

Troye Sivan Blue Neighbourhood Album Review

Kamri Goff

December 10, 2015


Filed under A&E

After releasing two EPs, Troye Sivan debuted his first full length album “Blue Neighborhood.”  At just 20 years old, Sivan shows maturity lyrically as he describes the struggles of teenage youth, anxiety and coming of age in a fresh and cinematic way. The tracks are not your typical pop songs,...

10 Ways to Have Fun on a Budget

10 Ways to Have Fun on a Budget

Carly Dinsmore

December 8, 2015


Filed under A&E, Showcase

It is always tough trying to figure out how to have fun while being on a small budget. Here are ten creative ways to enjoy yourself without blowing through your entire bank account.   Go to Wyandotte County Lake Park. The park includes many picnic shelters, playgrounds, fishing areas and many other things. You can ride bikes or hike around the lak...

Pan Movie Review

Pan Movie Review

Kaila Trowbridge

November 10, 2015


Filed under Movie Review

When we think of Peter Pan, we think of the happy and exciting little boy flying around in his green outfit. “Pan” gives us a whole new perspective. It starts by showing Peter in the orphanage where his mother abandoned him as a baby. The orphanage is run by evil nuns who are selling the children...

Legends mainstay has no problem staying afloat in a sea of new restaurants

Legends mainstay has no problem staying afloat in a sea of new restaurants

Karli Trumbo

November 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Restaurant Review

When I walked into Red Lobster, I immediately noticed two things. First, it had a relaxing and calm atmosphere. Second, I noticed was there was always a hostess on the phone. I overheard her making reservations. Luckily, as soon as we walked in, my companion and I were seated because they weren’t busy...

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