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August/September Concert Guide

Maria Carrasco, Managing Editor

August 29, 2014

Ed Sheeran $52 per ticket All Ages Tuesday, Sept. 2 Show Starts: 7:30 p.m. Sprint Center 1407 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, Mo. 64106   One of the most famous singer-songwriters in Hollywood is making his way to Kansas City.   Sheeran’s hit single “The A Team” gained cr...

David Stubbs lands job as audio engineer, makes mark in Encore

sarah lieberman, copy editor

May 23, 2014

Since age 12, junior David Stubbs hasn’t stopped thinking about music. “I never stop working on it,” Stubbs said, “24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” Stubbs is an audio engineer who was recently approached about a job, jump starting a career in music. “I record professionally for like an...

Debaters qualify for national tournament

Debaters qualify for national tournament

gavin spence, reporter

May 6, 2014

In the weeks leading up to the National Qualifier tournament, sophomore Linda Liu spent five to six hours a week in the debate and forensics room, preparing for Senate Congressional Debate. After researching bills and competing in numerous Friday night tournaments, she saw her hard work come to fruition,...

Thespians continue excellence in annual Black Box Theater Festival

Senior Chris Hatfield plays an alcoholic father in the student written play

ryan liston, online editor-in-chief

May 5, 2014

Sitting in the front row of the Black Box on Saturday, April 26, I had an unobstructed view of the students performing in the Black Box Theater Festival. The Black Box Theater Festival is an event that the Thespian Club puts together once a year. Skits are student written and directed, giving student ...

Black Box Theater Festival directors scrutinize scripts

Sophomore Josh Eisenhauer plays a teen addicted to his phone in the comedy

kyra haas, editor-in-chief

April 24, 2014

On a Wednesday afternoon, junior B. Adams sits atop a desk in Room 152, watching her cast read through their half-memorized script. At sporadic intervals, she descends from her perch and moves around the actors, providing gentle criticisms and suggestions: “Do the exact same thing you were doing, bu...

Robotics Club finds success in first year of operation

Robotics Club finds success in first year of operation

gavin spence, reporter

April 20, 2014

The crowds are uncontrollable as they prepare to watch robots, created by high schoolers from around the country, hash it out in the ring at the First Kansas City Regional competition. The victorious robots often possess certain key qualities. “The games are usually high-contact, so the best robots ...

Encore 2014

photo by nick popiel

rosemary newsome, copy editor

April 3, 2014

Juniors Randall Schmidt and Sam Hay and senior Madeline Chestnut describe their journey for Encore 2014 and weigh in on their experience. Pre-Auditions When did you start preparing for Encore? Sam Hay: Mine started in January. Some groups started over winter break but there weren’t any actual se...

Parkin Srisutiva and Isabelle Haake go on a “blind date”

Juniors Parkin Srisutiva and Isabelle Haake sit down to dinner at Johnny Brusco's Pizza.

fiona mcallister, reporter

March 10, 2014

Junior Parkin Srisutiva kicked off the matchmaker date by impressing junior Isabelle Haake with chocolate and a red rose. “It seemed liked the proper thing to do,” Srisutiva said. “Without chivalry, what is there? Got to be a gentleman.” Haake and Srisutiva were the winning candidates of...

“Jayhawkers” movie review

ryan liston, co-online editor in chief

February 28, 2014

After a long drive from Philadelphia, Wilt Chamberlain sat down in a restaurant just outside of Lawrence. A waitress comes to his table and tells him he must eat in the kitchen or leave. At first, Chamberlain thinks his height is intimidating other customers, but he soon learns he can’t eat there be...

Under the Hood

jacob hood, cartoonist

February 26, 2014

matchmaker matchmaker

fiona mcallister, reporer

February 20, 2014

*Please note: If you would like to vote on who should go on a date together, you can get take the poll on the home page. Isabelle Haake, Junior Star Sign? Capricorn Favorite Sport? Basketball Ideal Vacation Spot? Paris Favorite One Direction Member? Niall Zac Efron or Drake? Zac Efron What’s you're opinion ...

Hometown Hub: Spring 2014 Concert Guide

Maria Carrasco, Copy Editor

February 20, 2014

Buzz Under the Stars: $25 per ticket ALL AGES Doors open 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 KC Power and Light District 60 E 13th St. Kansas City, MO 64106 As the only relatively close music festival in Kansas, 96.5’s Buzz Under the Stars offers a great lineup. Headlining the semi-festival...

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