Kickapoo High Quarterly


Kickapoo High Quarterly


Kickapoo High Quarterly


HOSA state qualifiers stand together with their medals. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Janson.

HOSA Year Review

Emilia Belcolore, News Editor May 19, 2022

      HOSA, known as future health professionals, has had a productive year. With five qualifiers preparing for nationals towards the end of June, and many placing at state, HOSA has brought home many...

Although some special education students are wheelchair bound, Haley decided she wanted to try and complete the obstacle course standing.

Super Chiefs, Super Students

For the first time in three years, Kickapoo held Super Chief Olympics, a sporting event specifically designed for the beloved special education students.
Emilia Belcolore, News Editor May 19, 2022

Hundreds of students flood the stands every year to watch Kickapoo's star athletes compete. Whether it's football or soccer, basketball or baseball, the crowd can be heard across the field. For one...

Wendy-Riley Washington leaps from her wrestling stance to take down her opponent.

She’s More Than Just ‘That Girl’.

Wendy Riley-Washington overcomes many obstacles and makes school history as the first ever female wrestling state champion.
Emilia Belcolore, News Editor May 2, 2022

    Junior Wendy Riley-Washington is the top female wrestler in the state of Missouri. Since being the girl’s 2019 state champion in just eighth grade, she seems to be unstoppable. Riley-Washington...

The Positives of Sleeping In: School Edition

The Positives of Sleeping In: School Edition

School start times are changing for the upcoming school year. Learn how the change will positively impact you.
Emilia Belcolore, News Editor April 29, 2022

 As high schoolers, most of us can collectively agree that sometimes we do not get enough sleep.  Teenagers are known for staying up way too late and unfortunately due to school times, we have to get...

Photo courtesy of Bradley Wilkenson

Spring Sports: Seniors Favorite Memories

With seniors leaving right around the corner and spring sports in full action, it's time to look back on a few student athletes favorite memory.
Emilia Belcolore, News Editor April 29, 2022

Baseball- Noah Wilkenson Question- What is your favorite memory of playing baseball for Kickapoo? Answer- “My favorite memory is when Cross pitched for the first time after coming back from...

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Photos

The Fentanyl Crisis

Fentanyl overdose deaths are on the rise. What can we do about the fentanyl crisis?
Emilia Belcolore, News Editor March 4, 2022

   According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, there is a new cause of death of people ages 18-45. It’s a strong, extremely addictive opioid called fentanyl. Invented in 1959, its intention...

Alcohol comes in many different forms which can affect organs of all sorts in the human body.

More Thinking, Less Drinking

For years the legal drinking age in America has been 21, but drinking before the age of 25 can have permanent consequences to your body.
Emilia Belcolore, News Editor February 10, 2022

  Organs such as your brain, heart, liver, pancreas and more are all important necessities required to survive. Taking care of them is crucial for a long life. However, adolescents start drinking at the...

The SPS Shutdown

The SPS Shutdown

Springfield Public Schools has yet again shut down all facilities because of COVID-19.
Emilia Belcolore, News Editor January 25, 2022

   With the increase of the Omicron variant throughout the country, it was only a matter of time before it affected the Ozarks.     On Tuesday, January 18th, SPS (Springfield Public Schools) announced...

Fine Arts Assembly Recap

Fine Arts Assembly Recap

The fine arts assembly took place on December 16th, 2021. The Chamber Choir, Advanced Concert Band, and Orchestra preformed holiday festivities for the school to enjoy .
Emilia Belcolore, News Editor December 15, 2021

Hurricane Ida dumped inches of rain in a short period of time, making it extremely dangerous to travel on foot. Photo courtesy of Emily Kask- New York Times

The Aftermath of Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida recently made landfall in the United States, creating unimaginable damage and loss for citizens across Louisiana all the way to New York.
Emilia Belcolore, News Editor October 15, 2021

As of October 5th, at least 57 lives have been lost in the Northeast, as the remains of powerful Hurricane Ida sent intense storms with multiple tornadoes ripping apart the North East. “We’re enduring...

Items such as utility products, care products, and more are all more expensive than their male counterparts.

Different Gender, Different Cost

An increased price of female items which males pay a cheaper amount for has affected women lives for years.
Emilia Belcolore, News Editor May 10, 2021

Most know the two different arguments to whether or not females should have to pay the price of feminine products and more. As much as that may be a pain, the more apparent issue is the price difference...

Junior Maggie Miller supporting the LGBTQ+ community by previewing the Pride flag on her cheek.

Rights Within the LGBTQ+ Community

Students attending Kickapoo High School want change for the LGBTQ+ community.
Emilia Belcolore, News Editor May 7, 2021

   Kickapoo High School is rated number 204 in the state, with a 97 percent graduation rate, along with countless sports and academic awards. Most view it as the picture perfect school on the outside....

To Dos and Not To Dos, Traveling Edition

To Do’s and Not To Do’s, Traveling Edition

Emilia Belcolore, News Editor May 6, 2021
Summer is quickly approaching and traveling is starting to cross people’s minds. Follow these tips and hacks to assure a safe and failproof arrival to your summer destination.
Sophomore, Gabby Burgess, holds an American flag proudly under a scenery of a blue sky.

More Than Material and Music

Answers to why we stand in front of the American Flag during the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.
Emilia Belcolore, News Editor March 9, 2021

I remember when I was young repeating over and over the Pledge of Allegiance with my mom because it was mandatory for all the kindergarteners to have it memorized. Ten years later, and schools around the...

The Lady Chiefs Soccer team from 2019

The Upcoming Lady Chiefs Soccer Season

COVID-19 ruined the girls soccer team season in 2020. As the Spring season is approaching, so is a new season of soccer!
Emilia Belcolore, News Editor March 4, 2021

COVID-19 seemed to destroy and cancel a lot of major events last year. Though things are slowly beginning to improve with social distancing, mask wearing, and constant sanitizing, a lot of us are still...

Year Since Quarantine

Emilia Belcolore, News Editor February 12, 2021

March of 2021 marks one year since everyone’s lives changed forever. Now it’s time to visit upon the details to see what unfortunately hasn’t changed and answer misconceptions about this pandemic. Thinking...

The Future of Kickapoo’s Baseball

Emilia Belcolore, News Editor February 12, 2021

These current eighth graders are the possible future of Kickapoo’s baseball team. All of these players were on Kickapoo’s Tribe traveling team over the Summer of 2020 and some are preparing for freshman...

Happy Holiday Facts

Happy Holiday Facts

Emilia Belcolore, News Editor December 7, 2020

After the chaos that 2020 has brought us all this year, lighten the mood with these holiday fun facts! American's usually spend around $1,500 on gifts each year. The song Jingle Bells was the...

More Than a Game of Pitch and Catch

More Than a Game of Pitch and Catch

Emilia Belcolore, News Editor October 19, 2020

  Under the brightness of the stadium lights, the pitcher can make out her catcher’s hand signal.   The bases are loaded, it’s the last inning, and there’s a full count.   The Kickapoo Chiefs...

Beverage Breakdown

Emilia Belcolore, News Editor October 16, 2020

   Starbucks. We all know it, most of us have had it, and the majority knows how popular it is. From the trends of posting each of your favorite drinks on Instagram, to visiting the mall just to get...