Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ a Marvel-ous on-screen experience

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(Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Everett Collection) By Addison Lucchi     WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS “Guardians of the Galaxy” is the latest and greatest film in the Marvel franchise. Let’s start from the top. Peter “Star-Lord” Quill (Chris Pratt of “The Lego Movie”) steals a powerful orb, initiating a manhunt led by trained

Student arrested for endangerment of a child

By Mike Abell and Jessica Skaggs  Student Alejandra Delpilar Pilar Garces, 37, was charged Tuesday with the aggravated endangerment of a child. Garces allegedly left her 2-year-old son alone on Monday in a dangerous environment for several hours while she attended class, according to Officer Dan Friesen. A space heater was placed on high on

Westboro Baptist Church announces plans to picket graduation ceremonies

By Valerie Velikaya Westboro Baptist Church is planning to picket the college’s two commencement ceremonies, held in the Gymnasium at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 16. The message on their website stated: “The young people graduating are God-hating, Bible illiterate, doomed souls, and their parents are to blame. The simple commandments of

Baseball players poised for playoffs

By James Howey The Cavaliers baseball team won the Jayhawk conference with a record of 42-11 record and 29-7 conference record. This was a very impressive feat with how young the Cavs are this season. The Cavs have 22 freshmen on the roster and head coach Kent Shelly said that his sophomores and coaching staff

Sports Briefs: Lady Cavs gear up for regionals

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By James Howey The softball girls won the first round of regionals by sweeping Allen Community College 5-0 and 5-1. The Cavs will travel to Topeka for the rest of the regionals starting with a matchup with Coffeyville Community College Saturday at 1 p.m. The Cavaliers swept Coffeyville in the regular season 8-0 and 5-4.

The NFL Draft: The Super Bowl of the offseason

By James Howey I absolutely love the NFL draft. I know I’m crazy but here’s the thing; I’m not alone. The NFL Draft is the Super Bowl of the offseason. It’s really a celebration of both college and pro football. Last year’s draft set records for the highest rated draft yet and I have no

Column: Risk Taking: Lessons learned from “The Land”

By Christina Lieffring “I could feel my blood pressure rise watching the ten-year-old cut cardboard with a snow-encrusted saw. He attaches it to the long handle of a disassembled shovel and steps out into what looks like a landfill, “I made this!” A boy and girl launch snowballs from behind heaps of debris at him

Column: When everything is said and done

My time at the Ledger has finally come to an end By Stephen Cook As I sit down to write this with a lump in my throat, I can’t help but think back on my time at the college, which only releases a floodgate of memories into my mind. Looking back to the very beginning

A new chapter faces me with big expectations

Assuming a new position with familiar faces Mike Abell Working for The Campus Ledger over the past two semesters has been one of the best experiences I could have asked for. I can’t thank my fellow staff and advisor enough for teaching me valuable lessons. Who would have thought several strangers would come together to

Staff Editorial: What we’ve each learned this year

Participating on a vibrant staff like the Ledger has been an opportunity and blessing. From the leadership of Stephen, the guidance of Corbin and the joy of my staff’s never ending jokes, I am proud to say I have been the managing editor of a truly great publication. This past year, I have learned so

Guest Column: Bright Possibilities

Student Senate has a lot of bright possibilities for its future, but in retrospect, seems to be on a pendulum, swinging from one type of problem to another. Student Senate had problems as long as I was there, and I will not soften the fact that I am leaving it with problems. Some are the

Review: BBJ Lawnside Blues & BBQ

By Christina Lieffring From the lopsided parking lot we could hear the harmonica wailin’ and smell wood-smoke and spice. The low red-brick and wood building was packed with booths and long rows of tables with red and white checkered tablecloths inhabited by Johnson County teens in skinny jeans, a ponytailed senior donning a “Willie Nelson

Review: Brobecks Barbecue

By Stephen Cook Nestled away amongst strip shops, Brobeck’s BBQ stands out when taste-tested, even if it is difficult to find. Located off of Roe Ave. on Indian Creek Parkway, Brobeck’s serves everything Kansas City BBQ connoisseurs have come to know and love. Although the restaurant is located in south Overland Park, it is still

InFocus: Kansas City BBQ History

By Christina Lieffring Kansas City has at least 100 barbecue restaurants in the metro area and compared to other major cities, more barbecue restaurants per capita. “If you’re from here you really get spoiled for barbecue,” said English Professor Andrea Broomfield. Broomfield’s expertise was on food and dining in Victorian and Edwardian English but when

Summer Movie Preview


The Ledger presents the most important films you need to know about Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro  May 2 The latest installment of the rebooted spider-man franchise swings into theatres everywhere May 2. The Amazing Spider-man 2: Rise of Electro will not only feature Electro (as the title suggest) but also Rhino who have yet

Campus police will patrol on bicycles by summer

By Jessica Skaggs The college is hoping to have campus officers patrolling on bicycles before next fall. Prior to becoming a police department, the security of the college was the responsibility of the Department of Public Safety, who at the time included a bike patrol. Those bikes were purchased in 1995. “Dr. Sopcich wanted to

Ending the semester

Commencement ceremonies set to take place  By Valerie Velikaya The college is trying something new: dividing graduation up into two ceremonies. This year, the school is breaking away from its traditional singular ceremony, converting to two separate ceremonies on May 16 for the sake of granting easier access through the Gymnasium, where the graduations will

College sees positive response to new enrollment time

By Mike Abell The college has broken precedent by changing the open enrollment schedule from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the hopes of avoiding previous server crashes due to cyber traffic. The new time was also established for the convenience of students who might be at work, in class or otherwise. When enrollment opened,

Sopcich to now focus on ‘level three’ reductions

Administration, trustees work to establish 2014- 15 budget By Mike Abell President Dr. Joe Sopcich announced via email three levels of budget actions would be executed in the upcoming fiscal year with the expectance of facilitating college expenditures . Levels one and two have been implemented while level three remains ongoing. The first two levels

Redmond elected as Student Senate president

Jeffrey Redmond is also involved in the international club, Model United Nations and Phi Theta Kappa. He is working towards an engineering degree and works full-time as a welder and machinist. Photo by Stephen Cook.

Previous VP will replace Elliot Rogers for 2014-2015 academic year By Stephen Cook Jeffery Redmond, current vice president of Student Senate, was recently elected president for the 2014-15 academic year. In addition to working with student senate and going to school full-time, working toward an engineering degree, Redmond is also involved in Model United Nations,

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