My Days are Numbered

My Days are Numbered

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor
May 3, 2017
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Meredith lists some things that make Kickapoo particularly special, does not get sentimental at all.

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HBCCC: Nugs

Brooke Effland and Heather West, Editors
May 3, 2017
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For our final review, chicken nuggets were on our minds. We couldn’t think of a better way to go out in style than by going to Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s and McDonald’s for a head to head challenge.   To start, we went to McDonald’s and ordered a ten piece nugget meal. Our meal came with fries and a dr...

“I saw Goody New York Times with the Fake News”: The Fake News Problem

“I saw Goody New York Times with the Fake News”: The Fake News Problem

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor
April 25, 2017
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Fake news gives Meredith some real blues.

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TV Review: 13 Reasons Why

Rebecca Danley, Reporter
April 25, 2017
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The Netflix series that shocked the nation a couple weeks ago has a very wide variety of feedback. I however am in between I loved it but also hated it. 13 Reasons Why brought a lot of attention to how people feel about suicide. To me it feels as if no one really cared about suicide before this Netflix seri...

Missouri and the Benign Tumor of Worthless Laws

Missouri and the Benign Tumor of Worthless Laws

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor
March 9, 2017
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It's not entirely evident in this column, but Meredith likes America. No, seriously!

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Netflix and Binge.

Kody Kershner, reporter
March 9, 2017
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Binge watching Netflix  is a hobby that most teenaagers have come to appreciate, but finding that next new great show can be difficult and stressful. There are a variety of shows to choose from such as Parks and Recreation, How I Met Your Mother and Shameless. These did not quite make the list, but are ...

Teachers Take Advantage of Conference Blocks

Teachers Take Advantage of Conference Blocks

Isabel Halweg
March 8, 2017
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Administration is always a stickler for the rules. However when they break the rules we look the other way. It seems like no one questions adults when they do things wrong because “they’re older” and “I’m sure they know what they’re doing”. Just because a person is older or in a place of...

Standardized Testing

Mario Hackney and Garrett Peck
March 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion

PROS      Standardized testing is a necessary evil. It is the most efficient way to guarantee a fair evaluation of all people’s intelligence. Tests like the ACT and SAT are designed to measure intelligence. They are not supposed to measure your creativity or other abstract concepts.   ...

Does High School Prepare You for College?

Madeline Guccione and Mario Hackney
March 1, 2017
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Most high school students complain about schools not preparing us for the “real world” but is that the teachers fault or your own? Over the past couple of years I’ve noticed that most students don’t know how to write a check, or do basic household chores. Most high school students don’t...

Where’s the College Prep in High School?

Mario Hackney, Reporter
March 1, 2017
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Throughout my high school career teachers always told me how high school is in preparation for college. Last time I checked we didn’t need to know how to pass a high school test for college. Teachers stress how we need to know this to pass a class. How is passing that one test going to help me ...

The Poo Reviews: Soup Edition

The Poo Reviews: Soup Edition

Meredith Murphree and Tony Madden
February 28, 2017
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Tomato Soup: For our soup review, I decided to taste and review Campbell’s infamous tomato soup. I’m used to my grandmother’s homemade tomato soup in all of it’s parmesean-y glory, so straight from the can was a bit of a nerve-racking experience. As I expected, I wasn’t all that impresse...

Fresh, New, Original Dance Themes

Fresh, New, Original Dance Themes

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor
February 27, 2017
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"Enchantment Under the Sea"? I think not!

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Take the Classroom Outside

Take the Classroom Outside

Tyra Bradshaw, Reporter
February 27, 2017
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Students should be allowed to be outside for at least an hour during the school day.   If students were allowed outside for just 15 minutes each period that would be an hour altogether. There are several reasons why being outside is beneficial. The first reason is because the sun provides the best...

Teachers are Human

Teachers are Human

Magdelaine Mueller, Reporter
February 27, 2017
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As the foundation of a student’s success, it is no surprise that teachers are the first to be dehumanized by adolescents. But surprise, surprise teachers are humans. As students, it is routine to wake up at 6am to be to school by the time the bell rings. We attend classes, complain about the busy...

Review: It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Review: It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Heather West, News Editor
February 27, 2017
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   About three weeks ago on a warm Saturday, I went to my local bookstore to get some new books to read while enjoying the weather. The first book I picked up was “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” by Ned Vizzini.         I was immediately intrigued by this book because the back cover held...

Part Time Jobs Instill Experience

Part Time Jobs Instill Experience

Isabel Halweg, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under Opinion

When you think of the word “job” it doesn’t usually bring positive thoughts to mind. Jobs are usually described as hard, stressful, and frustrating. There are a lot of excuses to not get a job at our age, especially since most students don’t need a job. Some people are scared that their social ...

Bubble Trouble: Why the New Soap Dispensers are Literally Awful

Bubble Trouble: Why the New Soap Dispensers are Literally Awful

Tony Madden, Reporter
February 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

There are a number of things in our bathrooms that I could complain about. Several sinks don’t work, the floor is literally ALWAYS wet, and I often find myself with wet hands and no paper towels in the dispensers. Recently, Kickapoo High School’s bathrooms face a new controversy: the new soap...

Seals of Mediocracy

Seals of Mediocracy

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor
February 17, 2017
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Meredith is the most excellent, so say the Seals anyway.

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A Very Madden Christmas

Tony Madden, Reporter
December 16, 2016
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Meredith’s Favorite Things: Cats and Christmas!

Meredith’s Favorite Things: Cats and Christmas!

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor
December 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Move aside, Oprah. My favorite things are cooler than yours.

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