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Sense 8 – Netflix Review

Alex Brown, Axe staffer
February 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Overview:  Sense 8 is an American science fiction drama web television series created, written and executive produced by Andy and Lana Wachowski and J Michael Straczynski. The plot revolves around 8 strangers from around the world who suddenly become mentally and emotionally linked.  While living t...

Birchbox: What’s it all about?

Birchbox: What’s it all about?

Mabrey Wathen, Log editor-in-chief
January 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

What is Birchbox? Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription service that provides the subscriber four to five samples of makeup, skincare, or haircare products. Each month Birchbox sends their subscribers samples based on their preferences, so someone with oily skin won’t get a sample meant for...

Review: 1984

Mina Buchholz, Journalism 1 rookie reporter
January 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

  Book: 1984 Author: George Orwell Genre: Futuristic dystopia, but it was written in the 40s and 50s so it’s roughly on par with modern day. Technically, now alternate history, thanks to being set 30 years ago. General Notes: This is the sort of book that everyone reads, that you dis...

Dirty Grandpa – Not Worth Seeing

Jacob Bartz, Axe staffer
January 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

This movie was good don’t get me wrong, but it just wasn’t theatre-seeing good if you know what I mean. This is one of those movies that you should see but you should wait until it goes onto Netflix or Redbox because it just isn’t worth paying $10 for a theatre ticket. I should also say that...

Troupe #2758 attends Missouri State Thespian Conference

Troupe #2758 attends Missouri State Thespian Conference

Mackenzie Nelson, Axe staffer
January 11, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, News

After school on Wednesday, Jan. 6, a busload of theatre students arrived in downtown Kansas City, Mo., for the annual Missouri State Thespian Conference.  After piling into a hotel, the students, led by parent chaperones and theatre teacher Brian Gehrlein began a long weekend of interacting with other...

Oak Street swings first place

Oak Street swings first place

Jordyn Bensyl, Producer for The Axe
January 11, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, News, Showcase

This weekend Oak Street traveled to Sedalia, Mo., to compete in the annual Sedalia State Fair Choir Competition. Performing songs such as "Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend," "Centuries," "Mission Impossible," "Moon Dance," "Shut up and Dance with Me," "Photograph" and "Immortals," the group swept t...

Review: ‘Perfect Guy’ is perfect

Ibtisam Jeilani, Axe staffer
December 17, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

The trailer of The Perfect Guy was great. It gave me the chills when Leah (Sanaa Lathan) was in the shower, and Carter (Michael Early) put his fingers on the glass. When the movie began, it was like a typical movie. A couple in love, but it doesn’t work out. Leah met Carter in a coffee shop and...

Carson’s Poetry: What I’ve Learned

Carson Egbert, Log Photography Editor
December 12, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

 Boy                                                                   Girl                Since I was young                                         Since I was young I was taught                                                   I was taught ...

Carson’s Poetry: To My Loving Mother

Carson Egbert, Log Photography Editor
December 11, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

To my loving mother.  You gave me the name Natalie in hopes that one day I would be the Perfect  Sweet  Precious  Little angel you always wanted.  Natalie  Gender- Female From the Late Latin name Natalia,  which meant “Christmas Day” from Latin natale domini.  Today you as...

Carson’s Poetry: Fat

Carson Egbert, Log Photography Editor
December 10, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

If someone asks you to  describe my body type tell them I'm fat.  Don't sugar coat it and tell them  Oh she's chunky A little on the heavier side A big girl Tell them I'm fat Let them know I could probably  beat them in a pizza eating contest,  or I could crush their be...

Happy Holidays from the Vocal Music Department

Happy Holidays from the Vocal Music Department

Mackenzie Nelson, Axe staffer
December 9, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, News

Holiday spirit came early for the school’s singers, on Tuesday, Dec. 8.  Seven choirs performed an array of numbers, including the Oak Street Singers using pen lights to bring ‘The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ to life, and Treble FX honoring student Anna Bishop with a beautiful rendition of...

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