Viking Favorites: Spring Break Recommendations

10 students were surveyed about their recommendations. Here are some of their favorites.

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Looking to try something new with your time this spring break? 10 West students were surveyed to compile of list of recommendations. Check out these Viking Favorites!


Erin Smith, Freshman:Tiny_Beautiful-330

Book: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Movie: Mama Mia

TV Show: The Voice

Artist: Mat Kearney

Restaurant: Panera

Ice cream: Ben and Jerrys

Vacation spot: The beach

Place to visit in Kansas City: The Plaza

Game: Chess

Hobby: Baking


Chloe Schade, Junior:Gossip-Girl-Season-5-promo

Book: We Were Liars and My Sister’s Keeper

Movie: A Cinderella Story 

TV Show: Gossip Girl

Band/Artist: Taylor Swift

Restaurant: Copa Room

Fast food: Freddy’s

Place to travel/vacation spot: France/Mexico

Hobbies/ things to do for fun: eat, read, hike, camp


Paige Bartlow, Freshman:MissPPeculiarChildren

Book: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Movie: Moonrise Kingdom

TV Show: Criminal Minds

Band: Led Zeppelin

Restaurant: Dragon Inn 

Fast Food: McDonald’s

Vacation Spot: Buffalo River, Arkansas 

Place in Kansas City: Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Game: Apples to Apples

Hobbies: Reading/Writing/Numismatics


Hayden Kloster, Freshman:Son_of_Neptune_Final_Cover

Book: Percy Jackson: Son of Neptune

Movie: Unbroken

Band/Artist: Stromae or Imagine Dragons

TV Show: One Piece

Restaurant: IHOP

Ice cream place: Scooter’s

Vacation spot: Florida

Place to visit in Kansas City: WW1 Museum

Game: Naruto Ninja Storm 3

Hobby to do for fun: Biking


KT Geracie, Senior:Seven_Pounds_poster

Book: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Movie: 7 Pounds    

TV Show: American Horror Story        

Band: The Kooks              

Restaurant: Bo Ling’s       

Fast food: Freddy’s                  

Place to travel: Mexico

Thing to do in Kansas City: Adventure Cedar Lake Falls

Game: 2048           

Hobby: Take Pictures


Michael Kinkelaar, Senior:e0b965d4e813977e7789a14f79fc3c30

Book: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Movie: Lone Survivor

TV Show: Breaking Bad

Artist: Kenny Chesney

Restaurant: KC Joes Barbeque

Ice cream place: Freddy’s

Place to travel: Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Thing to do in Kansas City: Sporting KC Game

Game: Monopoly

Hobby: Photography


Siris Manning, Sophomore:animal-farm-book-cover

Book: Animal Farm

Movie: American Sniper

TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy

Band/artist: Temptations

Restaurant: Cheesecake Factory

Fast food: Whattaburger

Place to travel: Jamaica

Thing to do in Kansas City: Chiefs Game

Game: Fifa

Hobby: Collect shoes


Bryan Ralphs, Junior:

Book: Ranger’s Apprenticews_lost_characters_1024x768-time-flies-how-has-it-been-11-years-since-jack-woke-up-in-the-jungle-on-lost

Movie: Dark Night

TV Show: Lost

Band: Imagine Dragons

Restaurant: Dos Reales

Ice cream/snack place: Syla’s and Maddy’s

Place to travel: Colorado and Australia

Activity to do in Kansas City: paintball at Jaeger’s

Game: Ticket to Ride

Hobby: Hiking at Shawnee Mission Park


51xhvP7LylL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Halima Kouakeu, Sophomore:

Book: Chasing the Jaguar

Movie: Anchorman 2

TV Show: The Middle

Band: The xx

Restaurant: Dos Reales

Ice cream place: Sheridan’s Frozen Custard

Vacation spot: Florida

Place to visit in Kansas City: The Legends

Game: Checkers

Hobbies: Designing and sewing


Adam Wilkerson, Junior:tim-burton-alice-in-wonderland-movie-photos-72

Book: The Travels of Ibn Battuta

Movie: Alice in Wonderland

TV Show: House of Cards and Attack on the Titan

Band/artist: The Civil Wars

Restaurant: Panda Express

Place to travel: Zion National Park, Utah

Place to visit in Kansas City: Crown Center

Game: Farcry 4

Hobby to do for fun: Do-it-yourself crafts


Sydney Suttles, Senior:ccp

Book: The Last Song

Movie: Bridesmaids

TV Show: Castle

Artist: Taylor Swift

Restaurant: Houston’s

Ice Cream Place: Sheridan’s

Vacation spot: California

Activity to do in Kansas City: Shop at the Plaza

Board Game: Clue

Hobby: Watch Netflix


Karen Barkema, Sophomore:

Book: The Fault in Our Stars

The_Fault_in_Our_StarsMovie: The Notebook

TV Show: Orange is the New Black

Artist: Beyonce

Restaurant: Panera

Fast food: Sonic

Place to travel: the beach or skiing in Colorado

Thing to do in Kansas City: See the Plaza lights during Christmas time

Game: Catch Phrase and soccer

Hobbies: playing soccer, running cross country


Try out a few of these Viking Favorites over your spring break, and maybe you will have a new favorite!