The Sentinel

Review: ‘Isle of Dogs,’ a film for dog-lovers

Jonathan McCaslin, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

Okay, so we know Wes Anderson is both a brilliant writer and director. His original screenplay for "Moonrise Kingdom" was nominated for an Oscar in 2013 and his directing skills earned him a Best Director nomination in 2015 for...

Review: Kansas City’s local brewery scene boasts many great options

Andrew Knopke, Staff Writer

May 13, 2018

Kansas City is known for a great many things. From BBQ to celebrated sports teams, KC has slowly moved into the national spotlight. But it's not all just ribs and baseball in this great city. Ever since Boulevard Brewing...

Ask Iggy: Here are the best coffee shops to explore in Kansas City this summer

Iggy Jo, Advice Columnist

May 10, 2018

Summer's just around the corner, which means it's time to start hunting for a coffee shop to help yourself stay refreshed while you read your favorite book. The National Coffee Association says that 54 percent of Americans...

Review: ‘A Quiet Place’ is a thriller worth the price of admission

Jonathan McCaslin, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018

In a world where movies like “Truth or Dare”, “Happy Death Day” and “Lights Out” reuse the same old horror tropes we’ve become accustomed to, “A Quiet Place” brings in a whole new era of modern horror. By giving...

4 tips to help make grocery shopping a bit easier

Theresa Gengler, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018

Do you feel like you spend too much money on your groceries every week, and then end up throwing half of it away? You are not alone; many college students do not know if they are spending the right amount on food every week. Fear...

Three day trips you can make in Missouri for Spring Break

Theresa Gengler, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

Did the first half of the semester get away from you and leave you with no plans to get away for Spring Break? Worry not. Kansas City is well situated between several great places for day trips. You could taste the wines of...

Film Review: ‘Darkest Hour’ never surrenders to boredom

Stockton Grunewald, Staff Writer & Film Critic

February 18, 2018

I’ll get straight to the point. “Darkest Hour” begins in the early days of May 1940. Though Great Britain and France have been at war with Nazi Germany for nearly nine months, there has been little action on the Western Front and the campaig...

Review: ‘The Post’ is good for the Times, but nothing you haven’t seen before

Stockton Grunewald, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

The combination of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks hardly, if ever, disappoints. From the visceral World War II epics, Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, to the harrowing espionage drama Bridge of Spies, it seems that the two have...

Review: ‘Justice League’ surpasses low franchise expectations

Stockton Grunewald, Film Critic

November 26, 2017

If you would have told me, even just three or four years ago, that a Justice League movie was in the works, I would have been ecstatic. D.C. was a staple of my life growing up. I can vividly remember sitting every Saturday night in...

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ rocks the franchise’s boat

Stockton Grunewald, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok, proves yet again to be an unceasingly enjoyable blend of colorful action and fun humor. The third film to focus on the God of Thunder’s galactic adventur...

Review: ‘Happy Death Day’ delivers as a fun thriller for moviegoers

Stockton Grunewald, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

To be completely honest, I had no expectations going into this film. At first glance, Happy Death Day appears to be yet another run-of-the-mill, throwaway slasher film, based on a premise thoroughly explored in cinema, even rec...

Keeping My Promises

Megan Trainor, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017

I have a confession: I have never kept a Lenten Promise Now, with that said that does not mean that I have not made a valiant effort. One year I tried to give up swearing. I made the pact with my best friend, we swore we would...

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