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Review: “Almost Maine”

Review: “Almost Maine”

Olivia Baird, Online Editor

November 4, 2015

"Almost Maine," a compilation of nine short stories about love lost and gained, will premier Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Senior Olivia Baird attended the final dress rehearsal and offers her perspective on the play.

Review: Wicked

Review: Wicked

Lauren Fischer, Staff Writer

October 16, 2015

Sophomore Lauren Fischer reviewed the Oct. 15 performance of "Wicked," a musical that will show at the Music Hall through Oct. 18.

Review: Death by Design

Review: Death by Design

Lauren Fischer, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

A weekend in the English country, a radical socialist and a murder mystery? These things can all seem pretty unrelated, but they come together in BVNW’s fall play “Death by Design” by Rob Urbinati. The play is set in an English country manor in 1932, where Soral Bennett (Alea Beaman) and Edward Benne...

Students review the iPhone 6s and the iOS 9 update

Students review the iPhone 6s and the iOS 9 update

Gabe Swartz, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015

With Apple’s recent release of the iPhone 6s and the iOS 9 update, students shared their initial thoughts and opinions about them.

KC Japan Festival: a look at the all-day cultural experience

KC Japan Festival: a look at the all-day cultural experience

Natasha Vyhovsky, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2015

The Kansas City Metro Japan Festival will run tonight until 7:30 p.m. with a multitude of cultural exhibitions. For a glimpse into the festival, we reviewed three of the offered attractions.

The concert of your wildest dreams

The concert of your wildest dreams

Xiqing Wang, Staff Writer

September 22, 2015

13,000 fans screamed as the Sprint Center lights darkened. 13,000 fans screamed as the screen lit up with a birds’ eye view of New York City. 13,000 fans screamed as the upbeat music and colorful dancers appeared. 13,000 fans screamed as Taylor Swift emerged onto the 1989 World Tour stage in front...

Art Westport: a peek into the weekend-long art festival

Art Westport: a peek into the weekend-long art festival

Olivia Baird, Online Editor

September 12, 2015

Head to Kansas City's Art Westport this weekend for some culture and creativity, courtesy of local artists.

It isn’t slim pickins’ at Slim Chickens

It isn’t slim pickins’ at Slim Chickens

Olivia Baird, Online Editor

September 3, 2015

Overland Park welcomed a new fast food restaurant in August. Slim Chickens, which opened Aug. 10, is a “fast, casual” restaurant that serves a variety of basic Southern-style chicken dishes. Their menu includes strips, wings, wraps, salads and waffles—served with homemade dipping sauce. Walk...

Review: “Noises Off”

Review: “Noises Off”

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2015

The curtain was raised and the first of two casts of “Noises Off” went on. Hailed as a comedy it definitely lived up to expectations and was funny throughout. The premise is a little confusing at first because “Noises Off” is literally a play within a play, I guess you could call it ‘playception.'...

Milky Chance at the Midland

Milky Chance at the Midland

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor

April 9, 2015

Cool blue fog hung low over the stage and filled out the silhouettes of the three German musicians passionately playing the harmonica and bass. The Midland was dark, warm and thick with the combined stress and worries and insecurities emptied into the air and pushed far, far away by every soul there....

Review: Only Real – One For the Road

Review: Only Real – One For the Road

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

April 8, 2015

He raps like Beck, makes slightly more sense, and sounds like Third Eye Blind except that all of their guitars have been replaced with psychedelic riffs from the 60s. Only Real is a perfect blend with its sundrenched pop infused with grunge, and at first it’s pretty difficult to even describe what...

Review: The Mowgli’s at The Midland

Review: The Mowgli’s at The Midland

Emma Bruce, Writer

April 3, 2015

On April 2, The Mowgli’s came to play a show at The Midland in Kansas City. They were accompanied by Hippo Campus and Night Riots. Although I hadn’t heard of either of the openers, they were surprisingly good. Night Riots was very interactive with the crowd, running around the stage and communicating...

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