“Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” Review

One of the official posters for the movie version of

Caroline Foster, Writer

October 29, 2016

“Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” was at first a movie many fans were ecstatic to see. The book series by James Patterson was absolutely amazing and hilarious, a graphic novel that was a new breath of air into the genre without being overbearing or stupid. People thought that it woul...

Batman vs Superman

The official Batman vs Superman movie poster

James Palmer, Writer

March 30, 2016

Batman vs Superman the movie was a disappointment.  An Oscar, or any award for that matter, for this movie will remain in the director’s, Zach Snyder’s dreams. Audience expectations appeared to be low when it was announced that Ben Affleck was going to play Bruce Wayne, and yet, Affleck managed...


Official Allegiant movie poster

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

March 25, 2016

The third movie to the Divergent trilogy, Allegiant is a PG-13 action, adventure and mystery movie. The movie came out March 18, 2016 and it is expected that The Divergent Series: Ascendant showing on June 9, 2017 to wrap things up. Allegiant leaves off from the previous movie, Insurgent- the fall...

The Boy

The official movie poster for the The Boy

Angela Sluder, Writer and photographer

March 7, 2016

  The Boy is a PG-13 horror movie. It is directed by William Brent Bell. The movie was released on January 22, 2016. The main actors are Lauren Cohan who starred as Greta Evans and Rupert Evans who takes part as Malcolm. The Boy takes place in an isolated town in England, and focuses on a...

Freshmen Roselena Rodriguez and grade fist last acting in Shorts on

Jocelin Egeland and Alyssa Magrone

February 7, 2016

The accumulation of short plays directed by theater seniors was an experience all can relate to. From comedies to inspiring true narratives, the Shorts took the audience from laughs to tears. While some of the content was intended for mature audiences only, there were several Shorts that produced...

The saga continues

Official movie poster.

Jocelin Egeland, Writer

January 3, 2016

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is a nostalgic film that adds new depth to the classics. Thirty years after the original saga the galaxy is under a new threat, The First Order. The only hope lies in the hands of an ex storm trooper, a scavenger and a few familiar faces. With unexpected p...



Jocelin Egeland, Writer

December 17, 2015

The movie “Creed” continues the craze about Rocky Balboa- the legendary American classic. Back in the old saga, which started in 1976, Rocky fought the world champion, Apollo Creed. This new movie is about Creed’s son- Adonis. In the beginning Adonis, played by Michael B. Jordan, finds his...

The Annual Craft Fair Deserves an A

Jocelin Egeland, Writer

December 7, 2015

Saturday Dec. 5, the girls’ basketball team hosted their annual craft fair. Vendors from all over the city come to sell their various crafts and knick knacks in the school. Everything sold at the fair is handmade and original. One vendor had airplanes made from recycled cans while another had...


Jocelin Egeland, Writer

December 7, 2015

Smallcakes Cupcakery is a leader in the cupcake revolution. Located on Ash Avenue in Liberty, Smallcakes offers a wide variety of flavors. Founder Jeff Martin discovered fame after multiple appearances on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and the daytime talk show “The View.” According...

“The Martian” informs and entertains

Jocelin Egeland, Writer

November 5, 2015

With credible science, fantastic landscapes and a hilarious sense of humor, The Martian should be on everyone’s list of must sees. During a mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is hit with debris during a storm and is assumed to be dead. His crew (Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña,...

Unique pumpkin options a short drive away

Pumpkins on display at Weston Red Barn Farm in Weston, Mo. on Sept. 26

Jocelin Egeland, Writer

October 15, 2015

Autumn is known for its changing leaves, pumpkin spice lattes and sweaters. But pumpkin patches are a favorite among fall fanatics. The Weston Red Barn Farm is located on Wilkerson Road in Weston, MO. Fresh barbeque fills the air the moment visitors arrive. The quality of the food shows the ...

SoMo makes you want some more

A phone photo taken from the crowd point of view on Friday, October 2.

Savannah Moore, Co-copy editor

October 6, 2015

On Oct. 2, singer-songwriter SoMo brought his “Fallin’ Up” tour to the Uptown Theatre in downtown Kansas City. Joseph Somers-Morales, aka SoMo, started out as a YouTube talent until he began receiving recognition from higher-ups in the music industry. He has worked his way up for years and has...

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