Artist Review: Brand New

Artist Review: Brand New

Andie Smith, Reporter
October 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The not so new rock band Brand New has entertained their audience since 2000. Lead vocalist Jesse Lacey, bassist Garrett Tierney, and drummer Brian Lane formed the band in Long Island, New York, adding on lead guitarist Vincent Accardi later on. The band released their debut album Your Favorite We...

Artist Review: Lana Del Rey

Artist Review: Lana Del Rey

Andie Smith, Reporter
September 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  Elizabeth Grant, otherwise known as the beautiful Lana Del Rey, has been one of my most beloved artists since her first album Born To Die in 2012. Del Rey’s music is so distinct that it is nearly impossible to fit it into a single genre. Her music is infused with subtle rock and jazzy tones...

Engaging. Relevant. Personal. Grammatically Incorrect.

Engaging. Relevant. Personal. Grammatically Incorrect.

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor
September 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The P in SPS does not stand for proofreading!

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T&P’S PT: Tony & Paul’s Psychological Therapy

T&P’S PT: Tony & Paul’s Psychological Therapy

Tony Madden and Paul Rich
September 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear Paul & Tony, “SOS I can’t math” Dear Anonymous, I totally feel you. I often find myself awake in bed at 2:00 in the morning in tears because I can’t math. “Fake it ‘til you make it” is one of my life mottos. If you just pretend you know what you’re doing...

HBCCC: Traveller’s House Edition

HBCCC: Traveller’s House Edition

Brooke Effland and Heather West
September 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Off the corner of Cox and Republic the newest coffee shop in the area, Traveller’s House, welcomes anyone desiring great coffee and conversation. Traveller’s House, owned by Greg Venturella, has been open for four months. With over 40 drink and 20 food options, they thrive off of serving th...

Physical Appearance

Andie Smith, Reporter
May 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When I was thirteen, I remember looking into the mirror at myself. I remember seeing almost every aspect of me in that mirror as I peered over the bathroom counter. From then on I saw something that I would work for years to change. I remember the feeling in my chest when I gazed longer than normal ...

LEMONADE Album Review

LEMONADE Album Review

Riley McCullough
April 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Beyoncé’s last project Beyoncé was released out of nowhere and everyone went crazy for it. The album was amazing and Bey’s vocals were flawless. Her newest album, LEMONADE, was not a surprise release like the last album but it was only advertised a week in advanced of its release date. If you exam...

Thank You Kobe

Thank You Kobe

Paul Rich, Sports Reporter
April 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear Kobe Bryant, From the day I was born you've been apart of the NBA. At first being known as the Rookie from Lower Marion High School, to Frobe, to Bean, to Black Mamba, to Vino, you've been my hero. Hitting those game winners, winning those championship, no one seemed to be comparable. Being a...

Star Wars Breaks a Major Record

Star Wars Breaks a Major Record

Riley McCullough
March 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  Two hundred and forty eight million dollars later, Star Wars The Force Awakens beat Jurassic World’s record and is now the leader for the highest opening weekend ever. After months of waiting, it was released. After all the things leading up to the release, was it worth the hype? For...

Saying Yes to the Dress

Saying Yes to the Dress

Mickayla Reasoner, Reporter
March 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Finding the perfect prom dress comes with many things to take into consideration. The color, fit, style, and length. These are all very important things to think about. A prom dress should be long, elegant, and classy. Short dresses should be worn to an event that is not as formal, like homecomi...

The Great Debate: Netflix or Hulu?

The Great Debate: Netflix or Hulu?

Mickayla Reasoner, Reporter
March 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

 Companies all over the world are constantly competing to have the most customers and the highest rankings. McDonald's and Burger King, Apple and Android; lets talk about Netflix vs Hulu   It’s an easy choice for me when choosing a site to watch my favorite shows: Netflix. With endless opti...

How Does America Compare?

Laura van Haaren
March 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As a foreign exchange student, the question that I am asked most frequently is,  “Is school in America easier?”, and my answer is always “Yes”. But the easy classes at an American high school isn’t the only thing that is different than school in the Netherlands. Dutch students start high...

Is Canvas Really Better?

Is Canvas Really Better?

Andie Smith, Reporter
March 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Recently Kickapoo and many other schools across the world have adopted the online learning software called Canvas by Instructure. According to The Canvas by Instructure website, Canvas is used by more than 1,600 universities, school districts, and institutions around the world. Canvas was founded...

HBCCC: Taylor’s Steakburgers

HBCCC: Taylor’s Steakburgers

Heather West and Brooke Effland, Section Editors
March 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

T aylor’s is one of the oldest diner’s in Springfield. Since 1947, they have been serving up imitative steakburgers and delicious fries. For this issue, HBCCC wanted to explore the historical side of food in Springfield. The first thing we noticed when we arrived was a small, handwritten note on...

Stereotypes about America

Laura van Haaren
February 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Oxford dictionary defines a stereotype as “a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing,”. Before I came to America there were some stereotypes I heard and believed. I asked a couple of friends of mine in the Netherlands what their first thoughts...

Lost and Never to Be Found

Lost and Never to Be Found

Andie Smith, Reporter
February 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion

   Various clothing items, electronics, books, bags, and every other item known to be a student belonging, litter the hallways, clutter the classrooms, and overflow the lost and found. Not only do students leave trash throughout the building, they leave their belongings and forget they even exis...

Cupid Rhymes with Stupid

Cupid Rhymes with Stupid

Mickayla Reasoner, Reporter
February 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

     Valentine’s Day, the most dreaded, yet looked forward to holiday each year. Whether it’s choosing what outfit to wear on a date, or what type of take out I should order, it’s always an agonizing decision.     There is probably not a single holiday as pointless as Valentine’s Day. It i...

HBCCC: Holiday Treats

HBCCC: Holiday Treats

Heather West and Brooke Effland, Section Editors
December 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Urban Cup 325 E. Walnut Critiques: The one complaint for this cupcakery is how the icing on top of the cupcake was too much. The icing to cupcake ration was off point. Compliments: The peppermint cupcake was the best dessert ever. We both highly recommend trying this tasty treat. ...

Relatively Awkward

Relatively Awkward

Meredith Murphree, Reporter
December 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In which Meredith discusses the awkwardness of togetherness. And pie.

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I Believe That We Are Gross

I Believe That We Are Gross

Meredith Murphree, Reporter
December 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion

In which Meredith discusses flying "energy drinks".

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