FCCLA Members Have Success at Regionals, Now Prepare for State

FCCLA Members Have Success at Regionals, Now Prepare for State

Alex Lofaro, News Editor
February 6, 2015
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On January 29, the Family Community and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) competed in the regional competition in Bolivar, MO. Among the participants was a team of three students competing in the category titled “Life Event Planning.” The students included seniors Mary James, Erin Mooney, and...

Prank Calling The Prime Minister

Prank Calling The Prime Minister

Alex Clemens-Pray, Journalist
February 2, 2015
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On Monday British officials acknowledged a prankster in Britain had acquired a private cellphone number for a top intelligence chief and has been pretending to be him when he prank called the prime minister. The prankster then called the sun, a tabloid newspaper, to boast about what he had done...

LPA

LPA

Sam Adams, Staffer
January 30, 2015
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LPA Dance Theme- “Big Easy” Mardi Gras Masquerade • LPA Assembly– Thursday, February 12th, 9:00 a.m. • LPA Dance– 9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. in the KHS Commons Area. • Tickets are $10 each and $5 for a t-shirt. Tickets will be sold the week of the dance, February 9th – 12th, during 3rd bl...

Kickapoo Theatre Performs “Peter Pan Jr.”

Kickapoo Theatre Performs “Peter Pan Jr.”

Brooke Effland, Reporter
January 30, 2015
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The Kickapoo theatre department is performing the play, “Peter Pan Jr.” on January 30 and 31. The performers in the play range from grades sixth to ninth grade. The actors have been rehearsing since the beginning of December. To make the performance a success, sets have to be made, actors...

Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser to Begin on Feb. 2

Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser to Begin on Feb. 2

January 30, 2015
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It’s back: Cabinet announced Tuesday via Twitter that the school would be competing against Glendale in a Chick-Fil-A fundraiser in anticipation of the annual boys basketball game between the two schools. The competition is set to begin on February 2, and will carry on through the entire week until...

Spanish Club Hosts Movie Night

Spanish Club Hosts Movie Night

Maddie Polonus, Reporter
January 30, 2015
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On January 27, members of Spanish Club congregated to watch the 1997 movie, “Fools Rush In”. The flick features characters Alex (Matthew Perry) and Isabel (Salma Hayek) who, after a one-night stand, decide to try to get married when Isabel gets pregnant. Their cultures clash due to differing family...

Parents Open Haitian Orphanage in Daughter’s Honor

Parents Open Haitian Orphanage in Daughter’s Honor

Brooke Effland, Reporter
January 16, 2015
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January 12, 2010 was a day that changed the Gengel family's lives forever. Britney,  who was known as 'Brit' among friends,  was on a mission trip in Haiti,  a small island off the Caribbean, with a group of four students and two professors from Lynn University. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the...

Cuba Releases 53 Prisoners Jailed for Protesting

Cuba Releases 53 Prisoners Jailed for Protesting

Alex Clemens-Pray, Journalist
January 16, 2015
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In an attempt to restore diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, Cuba has released 53 prisoners that had been jailed due to exercising their freedom of speech. Twenty-six of these prisoners were released a week prior to this event, due to questions being raised about the human rights...

Group Wins Accomplished Rating at State Thespian Conference

Group Wins Accomplished Rating at State Thespian Conference

Maddie Polonus, Reporter
January 16, 2015
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On January 8, a group of six students competed in the annual State Thespian Conference in Kansas City. The six students include: junior Cori Bryan, sophomore Emily Trent, sophomore Luci Wallace, junior Molly McGrady, junior Haley Ford, and sophomore Meredith Murphree. “We had to get a song together,...

Cyber Security Update

Cyber Security Update

Chelsea Aleshire, Opinion Editor
January 16, 2015
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Earlier in the week, President Obama introduced a policy that requires companies to report their security breaches to the affected costumers within 30 days. “We’re introducing new legislation to create a strong national standard so Americans know when their information has been stolen,” Obama...

Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate

Mary-Grace Eldridge, Editor-In-Chief
January 16, 2015
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The Speech and Debate Team has been known to excel in past years but this year seems to overpower them all. With three First Overall wins and numerous other top three placings, both overall and individually throughout the team, they are coming close to breaking the record of people qualified for State. Each...

FBLA Members Preparing For Competition Through Testing

FBLA Members Preparing For Competition Through Testing

Alex Lofaro, News Editor
January 16, 2015
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On Thursday, January 15, many members of FBLA spent their day testing for their designated business topic in preparation for the district competition. The competitors spent weeks preparing for the written tests, as their grades are an important factor in their final competition score. “The students...

Newly Renovated Commons Area

Mary-Grace Eldridge, Editor-In-Chief
January 9, 2015
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Free Climbing The Dawn Wall

Free Climbing The Dawn Wall

Alex Clemens-Pray, Journalist
January 9, 2015
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El Capitan’s Dawn Wall is said to be one of the toughest rock climbs in the world, though Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are attempting to free climb the entire mountain range only using a rope to ensure they do not fall. “If they get it completed, it will be the hardest completed rock climb...

That’s Just Garbage: Seattle Makes Plan to Enforce Food Waste Law

That’s Just Garbage: Seattle Makes Plan to Enforce Food Waste Law

Austin McDonald, Reporter
January 9, 2015
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By July 1st the residents of Seattle will no longer be wanting to be throwing away their un-eaten food, unless they want a hefty fine. Seattle is trying to get their recycling down to 60%. If 10% of waste in the trash is food, then the owner will be getting a dollar added to their utility bill every...

Two Skiers Killed by Avalanche

Two Skiers Killed by Avalanche

Brooke Effland, Reporter
January 9, 2015
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Two United States ski team prospects were killed by an avalanche while skiing in the Austrian Alps on Monday. The two skiers were 20-year-old Ronnie Berlack and 19-year-old Bryce Astle. Berlack and Astle were within a group of six people while free skiing at a resort in Austria. The other four...

Flu Season Hits Epidemic Proportions

Flu Season Hits Epidemic Proportions

Maddie Polonus & Sam Adams, Reporter
January 9, 2015
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With influenza, commonly known as the flu, season on full swing, schools usually fall victim to many cases and lead to many absences for both students and faculty. Flu season is referred to as the months of October through March, but typically peaks in December or February, according to the United States...

Florida Lifts Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Florida Lifts Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Alex Lofaro, News Editor
January 9, 2015
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As of midnight on Monday, the statewide ban in Florida on same-sex marriage was lifted, granting those across the state the freedom of matrimony they have long awaited. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle made the ruling on Monday afternoon, declaring the ban unconstitutional in all 67 counties....

Looking Into Facebook@Work

Looking Into Facebook@Work

Alex Clemens-Pray, Journalist
November 21, 2014
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Facebook has been a place to escape from work and school for a long time, but soon Facebook will want everyone to incorporate their work into it. The new project that is run by Facebook’s London offices will allow users to make group chats to collaborate on projects and will be able to document...

FBLA Heads to Annual Fall Leadership Conference

FBLA Heads to Annual Fall Leadership Conference

Alex Lofaro, News Editor
November 21, 2014
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November 19th marks the day the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) embarked on their annual Fall Leadership Conference trip. New Orleans was the destination for this years outing. The eleven students tagging along on the trip will get to attend multiple speeches from national renowned speakers o...

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