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“Aladdin” Review

“Aladdin” Review

Jenna Weyforth and Maggie McCready

May 26, 2019

Even with the same plot line, this live action rendition of the Disney classic takes the original story to a whole new level with a fresh soundtrack, humor and action making this movie certainly enjoyable for all ages. Disney’s live action "Aladdin" is a contemporary take on the classic story of d...

Pokémon Detective Pikachu: Fun for fans of all ages

Pokémon Detective Pikachu: Fun for fans of all ages

Naomi James, Writer

May 15, 2019

“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” follows protagonist Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) in his search for answers surrounding his father’s supposed death, with assistance from the latter’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds). Tim and Pikachu share a special connection due to their...

“Here Comes the Cowboy” marks a shift to minimalism for Mac DeMarco

“Here Comes the Cowboy” marks a shift to minimalism for Mac DeMarco

Ben Hobbs, Writer

May 15, 2019

Often called the prince of indie rock, Mac DeMarco has pioneered the genre and molded it into what it is today. Springing out of the gate with his debut mini-LP “Rock and Roll Nightclub,” and then his sophomore album, “2,” DeMarco stole the hearts of fans looking for something different. He mad...

Shear Perfection

Shear Perfection

Ethan Knauth, Online Copy Editor

May 14, 2019

Imagine being given an hour or two alone with alpacas. A thick coat of wool covers their bodies, in which you can just sink your face into. They’re curious. They come and nudge up to you, trying to figure out what you’re all about. You pet them, letting your hand sink down into their war...

Movie Review: ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’

Movie Review: ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’

Katie Rodriguez, Writer

May 7, 2019

Why tell a story that has already been told a million times? Director Joe Berlinger argues that what sets "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" apart from the many other narrations mimicking the reign of terror of one of the most infamous serial killers in modern history, Ted Bundy, is perspective. ...

“Father of the Bride” has Vampire Weekend striving further than before

“Father of the Bride” has Vampire Weekend striving further than before

Ben Hobbs, Writer

May 7, 2019

Vampire Weekend has remained a household name in the indie/alt-rock community for years. Their debut, self-titled album rocked the world with hits like “A-Punk” and “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.” The success of their first three albums launched the band into the stratosphere of alternative fame, garnering ...

Cage the Elephant lands another hit with Social Cues

Cage the Elephant lands another hit with Social Cues

Ben Hobbs, Writer

April 21, 2019

Since their breakthrough debut in 2008, Cage the Elephant has remained a staple in modern alternative rock. Radio hits such as “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” and “Come a Little Closer,” have brought them into the spotlight several times, while the rest of their discography packs just as much ...

Cafe Equinox Review

Cafe Equinox Review

Jenna Weyforth, Writer

April 16, 2019

7036 NIEMAN, SHAWNEE, KS Looking at the entrance to Café Equinox, a large wooden structure entrance opens into the outdoor plant nursery along with a second entrance to the indoor shop and coffee shop. Next to the doors are multiple trees and plants, including a large KC sign made up of light green...

Music album review: Free Spirit

Music album review: Free Spirit

Emma Johnson, Writer

April 7, 2019

Khalid became a breakout star upon the release of his first album “American Teen” which rose to No. 9 on the U.S. charts. Two years have passed since Khalid’s debut album and his sound has matured as he is no longer the fresh-faced 18-year-old boy listeners once knew. Khalid’s new album “F...

Music album review: “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”

Music album review: “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”

Naomi James, Writer

March 30, 2019

Most of today’s teenagers are probably familiar with Billie Eilish, the 17-year-old alt-pop singer who rose to fame with her 2016 single “Ocean Eyes.” Co-written and produced by her brother, Finneas O’Connell, Eilish’s music often addresses dark subjects with atmospheric instrumentation and...

Music single review: Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker”

Music single review: Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker”

Grace Miller, Writer

March 4, 2019

After a six year hiatus and solo careers coming to follow for Nick and Joe Jonas, the Jonas Brothers came back with their hit single Sucker on March 1. It received an inordinate amount of positive feedback with many listeners comparing it to “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man. and praising its ...

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