Cons in Kansas City: Naka-Kon

Naka-Kon is an annual convention dedicated to anime and its fans. Based in Overland Park, the convention draws hundreds of people from the Kansas City area, some guests even visit from out of state. Naka-Kon allows fans of Japanese animation, movies, video games, and culture to interact with others who share the same interests. In addition to fans, some artists, animators, and writers will be...
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The Hundred Year Drought

The whole city holds its breath. The pitch, then the crack of the bat. An explosion of emotion as the crown is bestowed upon one city. As the most recent world champions, Kansas City has had this experience very recently, with only a 30-year drought in between crowns. The Chicago Cubs haven’t been royalty for 108 years, however. With another shot, the entire county is craning its neck to get a...
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Just Clowning Around

Crisp weather and chilly nights sometimes mean bonfires and smores outside in the evenings, right? Try not to think about what could be lurking in the shadows waiting for the perfect moment to bring terror to Missouri suburbs. In the fall of 2016, clown scares seemed to be an epidemic all over the country. Some of our own students had close encounters with some of these creatures of the night....
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All the Debate About the Debate

The debate is a recent event that’s caused a mass of segregation between the people. A sudden shape of opinion formed from  to others by just saying three simple words… “I vote for”.   Park Hill South kids had a lot to say about the recent debates. In the recent debates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are running for office and have just had their first debate of the running of...
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Rocking It On And Off The Red Carpet

Beyonce, Kim and Kanye, Halsey, G Eazy, you name it and they were most likely there taking on the red carpet at the huge music awards event that takes place usually the end of August or the beginning of September in California. The VMAs. With mind blowing performances from Rihanna, Ariana Grande with Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas, and so many other talented artists that we all love. “Beyonce has...
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Italy in Ruins

Italy, August 24, 3:36 am – Most of the 2657 citizens of Amatrice were sound asleep when the earthquake struck. Within minutes, a calm summer night turned into a disaster. By the next morning, the beautiful town of Amatrice was gone. Last Wednesday, August 24, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck in central Italy. At least 291 people were killed, many injured. Aftershocks continued to damage...
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