HBCCC: Heather and Brooke’s Culinary Critiques and Compliments- Druff’s

HBCCC: Heather and Brooke’s Culinary Critiques and Compliments- Druff’s

Heather West and Brooke Effland, Editors
December 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

For this issue of HBCCC, we went to a venue that specializes in a warm, classic sandwich: a grilled cheese. Being that both of us aren’t super adventurous when it comes to food, grilled cheese sandwiches with spicy and sweet accents were the safest (yet most adventurous) idea we had. With the recommendation...

The Poo Reviews: Christmas Album Edition

Tony Madden, Reporter
December 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Merry Christmas - Mariah Carey (1994) Not only was this album my least favorite album to listen to, but it was also far too difficult to listen to. I was wishing for it to be over throughout the entire thing. While most millennials grew up listening to Mariah Carey’s holiday hit All I Want For Ch...

Finding the Silver Lining: Things I’ve Learned Since Losing a Parent

Finding the Silver Lining: Things I’ve Learned Since Losing a Parent

Tony Madden, Reporter
December 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The morning of Monday October 10, 2016 began like any other day. I woke up and started to get ready but fell back asleep and slept through first block. I came to school for about 20 minutes, but decided to call it quits shortly after arriving. Little did I know that just a few hours later, an ambulance...

It’s Not Easy Being Green

It’s Not Easy Being Green

The kHQ Editorial Board
December 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Kickapoo has been making headlines this year for more than just athletic success. Mold was found growing in several classrooms during the first quarter, concerning many teachers and students. The air was tested by an independent air quality company and the results were sent to the public. The district...

Pride and American Prejudice

Pride and American Prejudice

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor
December 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Meredith covers the history of America to serve up some perspective.

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My Filtered Generation

My Filtered Generation

Andie Smith, Columnist
December 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Social media is taking over the way we spend our time on a daily basis. According to Common Sense Media, teenagers in the United States spend about nine hours a day on social media. What exactly is so intriguing about a virtual social life to spend the majority of your day with a phone or tablet in you...

Year in Preview: 2017

Year in Preview: 2017

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Everything's coming up Packers!

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Five Star Holiday Movies

Five Star Holiday Movies

Mickayla Reasoner, Business Manager
December 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Five-Star Holiday Movies While getting into the holiday spirit, I narrowed the thousands of holiday classic movies to my top 5 favorites. This list of holiday movies is full of 5-star holiday break worthy movies. Home Alone Home Alone will forever be an undying holiday favorite. Out of the fi...

The Negatives of Using Plastic Cups

The Negatives of Using Plastic Cups

Isabel Halweg, Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Asking someone to a dance takes courage. Some students like to take advantage of the bridge going over Campbell to complete this difficult task. In the past plastic and Styrofoam cups were used to spell out short messages like “Prom?”, “I love you”, “Homecoming?” etc. Some other messages...

Artist Review: The Story So Far

Artist Review: The Story So Far

Andie Smith, Columnist
December 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Story So Far can be described as a pop-punk or melodic hardcore band. The group formed in 2007 in Walnut Creek, California. Vocalist Parker Cannon, guitar players Kevin Geyer and William Levy, drummer Ryan Torf, and bassist Kelen Capener form the group. The band’s name originates from ...

To Kill a Mockingbird Should Be Taught In English III

To Kill a Mockingbird Should Be Taught In English III

Andie Smith, Columnist
October 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a thoughtful and insightful story expressing themes of prejudice, growth, and the differences between good and evil. The book came out in 1960, and won a pulitzer prize in 1961. A year later it became a classic Academy Award-winning movie. This story is one that...

Who Is Gary Johnson?

Who Is Gary Johnson?

Kelli Volonte, Reporter
October 27, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Everyone makes mistakes, and sometimes there are mistakes that just have to be made in order to learn from them. The election in November is similar to that. Both major canidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, have great aspects, as well as not so good traits. They both have good ideas and bad...

HBCCC: Heather and Brooke’s Culinary Critiques and Compliments European Cafe

HBCCC: Heather and Brooke’s Culinary Critiques and Compliments European Cafe

Heather West and Brooke Effland, Editors
October 27, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

HBCCC is back and better than ever. Since school has started, we have had a hunger for new sweet treats. Through multiple friend recommendations we found the perfect place. European Cafe, located downtown off of Park Central Square, has an elegant and inviting atmosphere that attracts those in search...

E-MER-gency Preparedness

E-MER-gency Preparedness

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Meredith questions the safety of her nachos in the event of lunch period doomsday situations.

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Kicka-I-Can’t-See-the-Parking-Spots-Poo

Kicka-I-Can’t-See-the-Parking-Spots-Poo

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Just like the elderly man she is, Meredith gripes about parking spots.

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Is Your Playlist Ready For Fall?

Is Your Playlist Ready For Fall?

Andie Smith, Reporter
October 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every time cold weather comes around I get anxious to listen to some music inspired by the chilly weather. Here are some of my favorite "Fall jams" to start off the season. 1. All These Things That I've Done -The Killers The Killers are a rock band that formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 200...

NBA 2K17 Review

Paul Rich, Sports Reporter
October 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

In this years NBA 2K video game a lot of things improved and some things seem to have gotten worse. One thing that has improved a lot is the online gameplay. In last years 2K the online gameplay was extremely difficult but this years it is very fun and easy to play with anyone across the globe. Ano...

Politically Speaking

Politically Speaking

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Elections can be nasty, its our job to keep them from getting nastier.

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Spread Awareness For More Than Breast Cancer

Spread Awareness For More Than Breast Cancer

Heather West, News editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Now that October is here, multiple ‘pink out’ themed games have thrown Breast Cancer Awareness Month into full swing. Now, I am all about “pink out’” games and I am fully aware of how serious breast cancer is but I think the fact that October is the awareness month of about 12 other things...

If You Believe it, Speak it

If You Believe it, Speak it

Mickayla Reasoner, Reporter
October 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  Each person in the United States has the privilege of being protected under the first amendment to their right of free speech. Teachers and students are also protected by that despite what administration may say.   Americans have the right of free speech, allowing them to speak out and get th...

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