Come As You Are-Audio Push (album review)

Come As You Are-Audio Push (album review)

Mitchael McAlister, Reporter
October 18, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

   Audio Pushes new mix tape “Come As You Are” was recently released containing 14 songs that all display the unique, soulful, rap that Audio Push is known for. It is already being considered one of the best, more professional compilations of his work.    Audio Push leads off the mix tape with “Come As Yo...

Of Montreal- “lousy with sylvianbriar” (album review)

Of Montreal- “lousy with sylvianbriar” (album review)

Connor Mitchell, Journalist
October 18, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

   Of Montreal, the eclectic psychedelic indie rock band that originated in 1996 out of Athens, Georgia, has released a new album this week under the title lousy with sylvianbriar.   Sticking true to their musical history, of Montreal has pumped this LP full of trippy tunes and strange, yet comforti...

Think Before You Judge (Dual Opinion)

Think Before You Judge (Dual Opinion)

Jessica Fisk, Reporter
October 18, 2013
Filed under Opinion

   If one phrase stuck with me my whole life it would have to be “think before you speak.” My parents drilled that through my head ever since I could talk.    Now that I am older and can actually understand what that phrase actually means, I can see what my parents had been talking about; i...

Gateway Of The Week: I’ll Be There

Gateway Of The Week: I’ll Be There

Zachary Meredith, Reporter
October 18, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Rating: 8/10    It’s possible that this book might win gateway, all the gateway books are good books, but “I’ll Be There” by Holly Goldberg Sloan is more relatable then a couple others.    I like the idea of a teenager taking their life into their own hands and changing the future of what could ...

The Real Diehl With “Captain Phillips” (movie review)

The Real Diehl With “Captain Phillips” (movie review)

Bailey Diehl, Opinion Editor
October 12, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Director: Paul Greengrass (“The Bourne Supremacy”, “The Bourne Ultimatum”) Writer: Billy Ray (“The Hunger Games,” “Flightplan”) Cast: Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Saving Private Ryan”) Barkhad Abdi (film debut) Rating: A    The story of Captain Richard Phillips was an incid...

Gateway of the Week: Divergent

Zachary Meredith
September 23, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review

Rating: 5/10    Great. This book was great but frankly not in my taste. Something about drama and adventure is always a deadly concoction for readers.    Divergent takes place in Chicago where the world has gone bad. Survivors blamed each other and aspects of life on the reason the world ended...

Flashback to Black and White in Style for Homecoming

Flashback to Black and White in Style for Homecoming

Marissa Edwards, Reporter
September 19, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   The roaring twenties is probably the best flashback theme for a school dance in the history of school dance themes    A time period full of sparkle, flashy cars, complex hairstyles, gorgeous makeup, fancy dresses and fun! All some of the amazing qualities that came along with this decade.  ...

The Customer is Not Always Right

The Customer is Not Always Right

Bailey Diehl, Opinion Editor
September 19, 2013
Filed under Opinion

 “The customer is always right,” is the most false statement I have ever heard.    Plenty of students at Kickapoo have paying jobs of which they are employed. One skill all employees must have and apply in their work environment is excellent customer service.    One piece of information that ...

A Taste of Fall

Shelby Owens, Reporter
September 19, 2013
Filed under Opinion

   The leaves are changing color. The weather is becoming cool. The need for a Venti Starbucks latte, a nice fleece blanket, and all the rest of the fall novelties is rising upon you. All the girls can break out their Uggs and oversized sweaters and the boys can get their scarves and jeans. This i...

Banning Hate Speech (Dual Opinion)

Banning Hate Speech (Dual Opinion)

Julianna Parrish and Marissa Edwards
September 11, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Julianna Parrish:     The average American cannot recite the first amendment, even though its contents allow Americans’ freedoms that are fought so hard for.    One of the most significant rights guaranteed in the first amendment is the freedom of speech and press. If Americans did not have ...

The Mitchell Metal Experience: Maiden, Megadeth, and Fire!

The Mitchell Metal Experience: Maiden, Megadeth, and Fire!

Connor Mitchell, Journalist
September 9, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

   The England based rock band Iron Maiden has ventured into the United States with their 2013 tour "Maiden England", performing at multiple venues, including the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO on September 8.    Megadeth, an American rock band led by Dave Mustaine, opened for Iron Maiden w...

Riddick Ridiculously Ridiculed by The Real Diehl (movie review)

Riddick Ridiculously Ridiculed by The Real Diehl  (movie review)

Bailey Diehl, Opinion Editor
September 7, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Director/Writer: David Twohy (The Fugitive, Waterworld) Cast: Vin Diesel (Fast and Furious, The Iron Giant) Jordi Mollà (Colombiana, Bad Boys 2) Matt Nable (Killer Elite, 33 Postcards) Overall Grade: C-    The trailer for Riddick was first shown to me through a YouTube advertisement and I ha...

Lowering the Drinking Age (Dual Opinion)

Lowering the Drinking Age (Dual Opinion)

Bailey Diehl and Chelsea Aleshire
September 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Chelsea Aleshire:    When I think about alcohol there is a number that comes to mind: 21.    It is not uncommon knowledge that 21 is the United States drinking age, but it does not come until the end of a phase called college. If alcohol is available before then the longing will not be as o...

An Eye For An Eye Makes the Whole World Blind

An Eye For An Eye Makes the Whole World Blind

Kara Speights, Reporter
September 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   Eventually, everyone dies. So why kill the people who end others’ lives? This is the mindset of Missouri laws on the death penalty.    In Missouri, lethal injection or gas is allowed when used for executions. It was decided in 2012 that it was okay to use anesthetic propofol, the same drug ...

Thank You Admin for Reconsidering Sweeps

Thank You Admin for Reconsidering Sweeps

Julianna Parrish, Reporter
September 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   If a student has a choice between attending or missing class, he or she would most likely choose to miss class.    This being the case, there is a love-hate relationship between students and sweeps.    The term ‘sweeps’ is used to describe the process students go through when they are ...

A New Law Rolling Out in New Jersey

A New Law Rolling Out in New Jersey

Jessica Fisk, Reporter
September 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   “Don’t text and drive,” is said so commonly that most teenagers choose to ignore it.    Three judges are trying to make a law in New Jersey about a person who sends a text to a driver being held liable for texting if that driver gets into a crash.    At first I thought that the whole l...

Car Visitations are being Limited because of Abuse

Car Visitations are being Limited because of Abuse

Marissa Edwards, Reporter
August 29, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   I am probably one of the most forgetful people on the planet; always forgetting something. My homework, school books, maybe my shoes. I may have to start tying a string on my finger because administrators are cracking down on students this year.    For the 2013-2014 school year, administrators have p...

Does Big Sean’s New Album Belong in the “Hall of Fame”?

Does Big Sean’s New Album Belong in the “Hall of Fame”?

Chase Young, Sports Editor
August 29, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

On September 5th, 2012, Detroit emcee Big Sean released the critically acclaimed mixtape, Detroit, in promotion for his new album Hall of Fame that was slated to release in December 2012. After numerous delays and four singles, Hall of Fame has been released. Does Big Sean’s most recent effort live up...

Reconsider the Meat You Eat

Reconsider the Meat You Eat

Chelsea Aleshire, Reporter
August 29, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   No dairy, meat, or eggs. Fruits and vegetables are what I have limited myself to.    I did not become a vegan because I think consuming dairy, meat and eggs are cruel to animal kind. I did it because it is the healthiest option for me.    I made my decision when I read the book The Raw Cure ...

Twerking > Chemical Warfare?

Twerking > Chemical Warfare?

Bailey Diehl, Opinion Editor
August 29, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Twerking has become a popular club dance that is associated with sleazy mistresses everywhere. The act of twerking involves the bouncing of the buttocks in a sexually provocative manner that people, apparently, enjoy. Entertaining as it may be, twerking is not worthy of recieving more media covera...

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