10 Overplayed Songs of the Year

10 Overplayed Songs of the Year

Riley McCullough
December 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

     Every year new songs are released by artists with hopes of their music being the most popular song on phones and radios all over the world.    Once a song goes viral, there’s always an array of YouTube videos of kids singing it (or trying to) or having a dog dancing along to the mus...

Cross Country Is Not a Sport

Cross Country Is Not a Sport

Riley McCullough
December 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Cross Country has taught me many lessons, including that it’s more than just a sport. Freshman year, I began running everyday. The first practice I attended was in the summer before my freshman year on a cool Monday morning. The sun was still hidden behind the trees at seven AM, so every step I took...

Bigger than the Game

Bigger than the Game

December 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Whether it affects you or not, racism is still an incredibly prevalent and overt issue in today’s society. It is clearly not at the level it was back during the Civil Rights Movement, but it is an issue that needs to be addressed and recognized as a problem. At the University of Missouri, this exact...

Free to Pee

Meredith Murphree, Reporter
October 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Urine for a good read with this one.

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Ask the ‘Poo: Lover’s Lane

Ask the ‘Poo: Lover’s Lane

Madeline Guccione and Meredith Murphree
October 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Everyone has heard the legends of Lover’s Lane. Upperclassmen have been warning freshmen since the dawn of time to avoid the hallway filled with lust. But one question remains: Where is Lover’s Lane? This week, M&M hit the streets of Kickapoo in search of the answer. Walking the hallways swamped...

Columbus is the Worst

Meredith Murphree, Reporter
October 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Meredith preaches that Columbus is not the Colum-best.

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Ask the Poo: Bathroom Edition

Skylr Houzenga and Meredith Murphree
October 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   Everybody uses them. Everybody has an opinion about them. This week we’re talking about the Kickapoo bathrooms. We asked students their opinions on their favorite bathrooms. “None—is that an option?” freshman Zoe Baldwin said. “Because they all lock you in, man. That’s what they do!...

The 1975 “Love Me” Review

Riley McCullough
October 16, 2015
Filed under Review, Showcase

October ninth The 1975 released their new single “Love Me.” Most fans went crazy over the new song and love the new pop sound. I am not the biggest fan of the new song because of the new pop sound. The new song has a wonderful guitar riff that is very fun and exciting but I can’t decide if it...

HBCCC takes Donut Time

HBCCC takes Donut Time

Heather West and Brooke Effland, Section Editors
October 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

This week HBCCC chowed down in the AM. We ate doughnuts at Donut Time on the corner of Republic and Scenic. This new little shop welcomed us in with the sweet smell of sugary greatness. We bought twelve donuts and twelve doughnut holes for $12. Some of the flavors we tried were cinnamon, red velvet...

Coffee is the Fuel of Life

Madeline Guccione and Meredith Murphree
October 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Coffee fuels life. Well, it at least fuels our lives. However, coffee can be time consuming and costly. So for this week’s M&M Food Review, we decided to test two fast and cheap coffee options. That’s right. It’s a gas station coffee smackdown. First up, the Kum & Go at 777 E....

2K: Review

2K: Review

Zac Bray and Paul Rich
October 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Zac: Previous NBA 2K games have been good, none have been this good. In NBA 2K16 all aspects of the game are better than the years past from the graphics to the commentary. The gameplay within 2K is outstanding. “My player”, has lived up to its potential with an all-new story line to go with...

M&M Culinary Class Food Review

Madeline Guccione and Meredith Murphree
October 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

The students of Mrs. Highfill’s fourth block culinary class are studying Middle Eastern cuisine his week. We had the pleasure of critiquing their food creations on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. We sampled four different dishes. First up were the tahini cookies.  They had a peanut butter-like...

The Moon and How Social Media is Ruining Society

Meredith Murphree, Reporter
October 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Meredith goes on a tangent about a large ball of cheese in the sky.

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Yeah Baby: A Fetty Wap Album Review

Yeah Baby: A Fetty Wap Album Review

October 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

2015 has so far been an outstanding year for rap. With album releases from some of the biggest names in rap including Drake, Future, Kendrick Lamar and many others, it's hard to beat that list. However, Fetty Wap, who just released his freshman album, did just that. Coming onto the scene with record...

HBCCC: Star Cakes

HBCCC: Star Cakes

Heather West and Brooke Effland
October 1, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

   This week HBCCC satisfied our sweet tooth and indulged in the world of cupcakes at Star Cakes on the corner of Republic and Fremont.  This cute little shop welcomed us in with the atmosphere of fresh baked cupcakes and smiling faces.    We bought six cupcakes for $15. The flavors we got were: mocha ...

Compton Album Review

Compton Album Review

Paul Rich and Riley McCullough
August 24, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

August seventh Dr. Dre released his first album in 16 years. Here is Paul and I’s opinion on Dre's final album. Paul's opinion The album Compton by Dr Dre was a surprise to me because he released the album with no warning. Compton released August 7, 2015, it was a shock to the whole hip hop community....

Review of Insomnia Cookies

Review of Insomnia Cookies

Heather West, Reporter
January 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Insomnia Cookies is a new bakery that has opened in downtown Springfield. The bakery has a cool tactic because they deliver treats to the doorsteps of many. I heard from a friend that this place would be something I’d never forget. She was right. When I arrived, I was not quite sure what I would...

Peculiar Thoughts: Tea, Please

Peculiar Thoughts: Tea, Please

Connor Mitchell, Editor in Chief
January 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Once a beverage hailed in the canon of American ‘drinkery’, tea has lost it’s once conspicuous glimmer and lacks the efficiency of it’s much reveled, yet constantly roasted competitor, coffee. Since these days of yore, where tea was king and coffee was queen, tea has become little more than a...

Mockingjay Movie Review

Mockingjay Movie Review

Maddie Polonus & Sam Adams, Reporter
November 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

I finally have the answer to the mystery in Mikky Ekko’s song “Place For Us” as he sings, “There is a wall of silence in my way, what’s quieting the voices I cannot say.” The answer is the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel, Mockingjay. The movie left me breathless and, literall...

FOUR Album Review

Julianna Parrish, Feature Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In their fourth year, the British-Irish boy band One Direction announced their fourth album titled “FOUR.” Tracks from the album were slowly leaked (as usual) during the weeks leading up to its release on November 17. As a fan of their music, I listened to the album at my first opportunity. I...

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