Students Paid to Read Books

Students Paid to Read Books

Zachary Meredith, Reporter
March 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion

   In the past, gateway novel readers would get a party. The past two years had an icecream and pizza party to celebrate the gateway novels. However, this year is different because readers are going to get paid.    The concept of paying students to read books may seem like a dream come true to ...

Gateway Nominees Awarded

Gateway Nominees Awarded

Jessica Fisk and Zachary Meredith
March 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

   The Gateway award final nominees for 2013-2014 had 15 books on the list. shortening the list to our top favorite three, which is what voters do, is extremely difficult. These are the books that we read over our breaks and managed to get down to our first, second and third favorite. Jessica's top ...

Dual Opinion: Is a New Student Loan Bill Worth It?

Dual Opinion: Is a New Student Loan Bill Worth It?

Julianna Parrish and Kara Speights
March 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Julianna's view:    Add together no job and having to pay rent and you get trouble. Throw in a $35,000 debt and now you have even bigger trouble.    The rise in the amount of debt for college graduates is not a surprise. As of 2013, student loan debt has surpassed $1.2 trillion. I hear students...

Songs That Have Ruined Our Generation

Songs That Have Ruined Our Generation

Bailey Diehl, Opinion Editor
March 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   Over the past few years, music has drastically changed. People of the greatest music age would rock out to The Beatles, Queen, and even the Beastie Boyz. Nowadays, we tend to listen to mainstream pop bands and rap music despite our claims that we do not “stick to the mainstream.” Although gre...

What’s the Diehl With… My Technological Addiction?

What’s the Diehl With… My Technological Addiction?

Bailey Diehl, Opinion Editor
March 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   Breathing in slowly, I began nervously tapping my fingers in a rhythmic pattern. I am aware of the seriousness of my actions knowing full well that I could wind up in a hairy situation when BOOM! I hit the pipe hard. Furious, heat billows from my mouth as I breath in hefty bursts. I try to set i...

What’s the Diehl with the Flattout Truth on “Muppets: Most Wanted” (dual movie review)

What’s the Diehl with the Flattout Truth on “Muppets: Most Wanted” (dual movie review)

Bailey Diehl and Cameron Flatt
March 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: "Muppets: Most Wanted" Director: James Bobin (“The Muppets”) Cast: Ricky Gervais (“The Invention of Lying”) Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) Tina Fey (“Saturday Night Live”) A Fresh Perspective by Cameron Flatt. Grade: B-    When it comes to the Muppets, I do not know much. I d...

Unnecessary Lash Out at SPS over Hailey Owens Case

Unnecessary Lash Out at SPS over Hailey Owens Case

Marissa Edwards, Reporter
February 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   After the tragic events of the heartbreaking kidnapping and murder of 10 year old Hailey Owens. I have been watching Springfield Public Schools under fire for the actions of the former teacher Craig Michael Wood.    However, the blameful comments posted on the SPS Facebook page have ranged f...

“Pompeii” (movie review)

“Pompeii” (movie review)

Hope Burnette, Reporter
February 25, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Cast: Milo "The Celt"-Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones), Cassia-Emily Browning (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events), Corvus- Kiefer Sutherland (24), Atticus- Adelwale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) Director: Paul W.S. Anderson (The Three Musketeers, Resident Evil) Overall...

The Flattout Truth on “Sherlock: His Final Vow”

The Flattout Truth on “Sherlock: His Final Vow”

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
February 5, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: “Sherlock: His Final Vow” Grade: A- Writer: Steven Moffat (“Doctor Who”, “The Adventures of Tintin” [2011]) Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch (Khan-“Star Trek: Into Darkness”) Martin Freeman (Bilbo-“The Hobbit” Trilogy)    Last time, on “Sherlock,” Watson said his vow...

The Flattout Truth on “Sherlock: The Sign of Three”

The Flattout Truth on “Sherlock: The Sign of Three”

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
January 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: “Sherlock: The Sign of Three” Grade: A Writer: Steven Moffat (“Doctor Who”, “The Adventures of Tintin” [2011]) Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch (Khan-“Star Trek: Into Darkness”) Martin Freeman (Bilbo-“The Hobbit” Trilogy)    Last time, on “Sherlock,” our hero returned f...

Looking Forward to the 2014 Cinema World

Looking Forward to the 2014 Cinema World

Connor Mitchell, Journalist
January 29, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: 4 April 2014    Two years following the events that took place in The Avengers, Steve Rogers (Captain America) is living a peaceful life in Washington D.C. while trying to become accustomed to his new life in the 21st century.  This all changes when a S.H.I.E.L.D. co...

The Real Diehl With… The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (album review)

The Real Diehl With… The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (album review)

Bailey Diehl, Opinion Editor
January 29, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Rating: B-    Contrary to popular belief, this theatre geek does not only listen to musical theatre, classic, or opera music. I have varying musical tastes including rap, specifically Eminem.    I was extremely excited for the sequel to “The Marshall Mathers LP” album which is the CD that intr...

The Flattout Truth on “Sherlock: The Empty Hearse” (TV review)

The Flattout Truth on “Sherlock: The Empty Hearse” (TV review)

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
January 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: “Sherlock: The Empty Hearse” Grade: B+ Writer: Steven Moffat (“Doctor Who”, “The Adventures of Tintin” [2011]) Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch (Khan-“Star Trek: Into Darkness”) Martin Freeman (Bilbo-“The Hobbit” Trilogy)    At first, I thought that the notion of a modern r...

“I, Frankenstein” Movie Review

“I, Frankenstein” Movie Review

Hope Burnette, Reporter
January 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Director – Stuart Beattie (Tomorrow, When the War Began) Top Billed Cast: Adam – Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) Naberius – Bill Nighy (Underworld) Leonore – Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings) Dr. Terra Wade – Yvonne Strahovski (24: Live Another Day, Dexter) Overall Grade: D    I need t...

Gateway Of The Week: Shelter

Zachary Meredith, Reporter
January 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Review

Rating: 7/10    “Shelter” is a book of mystery and romance. I’m usually not one for romance, and I would normally hate this book because it would make me want to hurl. “Shelter” is different and deserves a good read by everyone.    “Shelter” follows the story of a teenager named Mic...

Cats vs. Dogs: A Dual Opinion

Cats vs. Dogs: A Dual Opinion

Connor Mitchell and Casey Patrick
January 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Casey:    Cats.  What’s not to love about these fun and furry creatures?  Cats can be either ferocious or loving, depending on how ferocious you train your pussycats to be.    Cats are the best pets to have; they’re there when you wake up in the morning to put a smile on your face and are alwa...

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Review

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Review

Hope Burnette, Reporter
January 24, 2014
Filed under Review, Showcase

Director- Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Iron Man 2 [Director]) Top Billed Cast: Jack Ryan – Chris Pine (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness) Cathy Muller – Keira Knightely (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest) Thomas Harper – Kevin C...

What’s the Diehl With… This Generation’s Close-Minded Knowledge?

What’s the Diehl With… This Generation’s Close-Minded Knowledge?

Bailey Diehl, Opinion Editor
January 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

   If anyone were to walk down a hallway and ask a random person what the Missouri governor’s name is, they would probably receive a blank stare with a long, “Uh… I don’t know.”    This is a shock to me as it seems like my generation is falling into a pit of ignorance. We are no longer ...

The kHQ Staff’s Most Memorable Variences of 2013

The kHQ Staff’s Most Memorable Variences of 2013

The kHQ Staff
January 18, 2014
Filed under Feature, Opinion, Showcase

Chelsea: Favorite Movie-"Mortal Instruments: City of Bones". Favorite Song-"This is Gospel" by Panic! at the Disco. Favorite Month- July "...because it was the busiest I have ever been." Hope: Favorite Memory-Purchased my first car after counting change and lottery tickets. Favorit...

New Semester, New Classes, New… Fines?

New Semester, New Classes, New… Fines?

Jessica Fisk, Reporter
January 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

   A new semester brings new classes, new students, and a whammy in your syllabus: a fee. *Shudders*    Every time a new semester begins, I hear complaints over practically everything, but the most I hear about is class fees.    They add up pretty quickly if you are in Dual-Enrollment classes like...

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