U.S. Ready to Take Action in Syria

U.S. Ready to Take Action in Syria

Austin Rogers, News Editor
August 29, 2013
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Last week in Syria there were chemical weapons used in efforts to stop the rebel group causing uprisings in the country. It is believed that the president, Bashar Assad, called the Syrian government to use these weapons. As a result of this, hundreds of innocent civilians were killed. The chemical...

Yoga Too Religious for Schools

Yoga Too Religious for Schools

Jessica Fisk, Reporter
August 29, 2013
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Yoga is a generic form term for physical, mental, and spiritual practices which originated in Ancient India.  Now Yoga is being added to school curriculum and students’ parents are getting upset saying it is “too religious.” A recent CNN article about the topic said, “Yoga doesn’t require...

Students Sacrifice Bodily Fluids

Students Sacrifice Bodily Fluids

Julianna Parrish, reporter
August 29, 2013
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‘Sacrifice’ is defined as ‘the thing so surrendered or devoted’. Students sacrificed their time and blood to save hundreds of lives. The school hosted its first of four blood drives for the Community Blood Center on August 27 in the gym. Students who signed up and met the requirements to give...

Car Bombing in Lebanon

Car Bombing in Lebanon

Casey Patrick, Reporter
August 29, 2013
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Within the past decade there has been many disagreements in the Middle East. The most recent conflict reported on was a car bombing in Lebanon. Lebanon is located in the Middle Eastern part of the world and is completely surrounded by the country Syria. On August 23, two “twin” car bombs exploded...

Overcrowding

Chelsea Aleshire, Reporter
August 23, 2013
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Just 3 more inches is all. Give or take an absence, 1,797 students in the hallways are hard to maneuver through. With a five minute passing period getting from class to class can be a pain. “You run into people and you have to shove to get through,” junior Grace Villines said. Pushing through...

School Store and Copy Center Should Be Returning

School Store and Copy Center Should Be Returning

Connor Mitchell and Cameron Flatt
August 23, 2013
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In years past, the School Store has been a saving grace for hungry students who have wanted a better variety of food than is available in the Cafeteria.  The Copy Center has been run out of the same location whenever the school store wasn't open. This year, however, the School Store and the Copy Center...

Welcome New Staff Members!

August 23, 2013
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Just like every other year at Kickapoo new staff members were hired.  A new principal, two new vice principal were hired, and more. Mr. Scot Phillips became an Assistant Principal this year and Karen Davis became the Principal’s secretary. Our new principal this year is Kelly Allison. Mr. Allison...

Construction Continuing or Coming to a Halt?

Construction Continuing or Coming to a Halt?

Shelby Owens, Reporter
August 23, 2013
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When are we getting new air conditioning or a new lunch room? How about a new gym or auditorium? In the 2012-2013 school year, Springfield citizens voted yes on a bond that would give 19,000,000 dollars to Kickapoo High School.  Rumor had it that KHS would spend a majority of the nineteen million...

Protests in Egypt

Casey Patrick, Reporter
August 23, 2013
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Within the last two months hundreds of people have been killed in Egypt. This is due to the current struggle between the Muslim Brotherhood wanting to force the Islamic beliefs onto the entire country and the military wanting to keep Egypt as a Democracy. Mohamed Morsi, who was elected to president...

UPS Goes Down

UPS Goes Down

Bailey Diehl, Opinion Editor
August 23, 2013
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Early morning on August 14th, a UPS transportation plane crashed into a hillside near a Birmingham, Alabama airport. The only two casualties were the pilot, named Cerea Beal, and the first officer, Shanda Fanning. This incident captivated the country as the plane incinerated upon its landing. The plane was ...

Students Are Ready To Go Clubbing

Zachary Meredith, Reporter
August 23, 2013
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   Students have returned to Kickapoo and the halls are again full of students and, like the start of every year, club presidents ask teachers to be future sponsors, but with the new year there are always new students to Kickapoo. Kickapoo has clubs of all sorts and students are bound to find one th...

Public Safety Still an Issue Among Local Theaters

Public Safety Still an Issue Among Local Theaters

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in chief
May 14, 2013
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   As the most successful movie of 2008, many experienced Heath Ledger’s bone-chilling performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight. His performance stuck with audiences, but his character influenced some more than others.    This summer, at a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, James Holmes shot and killed 12 people and ...

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