Kickapoo High Quarterly


Kickapoo High Quarterly


Kickapoo High Quarterly


Photo courtesy of Cara Posegate.

A Year in the Life of a DECA Member

From SDC trips to fundraisers to competitions, Kickapoo's DECA chapter has been hard at work.
Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor May 20, 2022

   After two years of canceled competitions and hectic online adaptations, DECA was back in full swing this year. Beginning the year, as usual, applications were sent out and members paid their dues...

Headed Home

Headed Home

After a year of walking the halls of Kickapoo, the foreign exchange students return home.
Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor May 20, 2022

Lisa Vianello Italy What are you going to miss the most about America? “I am gonna miss all the friends I made this year and American high school. School in my home country is really stressful...

Thousands of supporters are working to ensure that Lucio is exonerated, and after reviewing the evidence, I have become one of them. Photo courtesy of MCT Direct.

Life and Death Decision: Melissa Lucio and Her Cry for Help

Melissa Lucio is a death row inmate who was charged for her daughter's death in 2008. However, her trial was corrupted and the evidence proves her innocence.
Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor April 29, 2022

   Our court system relies on physical evidence to help distinguish between true and false, guilty and not guilty, life and death.     My opinions on the death penalty are nothing short of strong....

Missouri State University has officially approved the largest increase the campus has seen in over 10 years. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

MSU Tuition Increase Approved

How the sudden change will affect incoming students, including many of our own Kickapoo Chiefs.
Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor April 25, 2022

A proposal was made to the Committee of the Governing Board last week for the largest tuition increase at Missouri State University in over ten years. As of  April 20th, the increase was approved. This...

With many of our own Chiefs preparing to become Bears in the coming fall, all eyes are turned towards MSU as they fight for the largest tuition increase the university has had in over 10 years. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Missouri State Preparing to Raise Tuition

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor April 20, 2022

Dozens of Kickapoo students every year leave the home of the Chiefs to become a part of the Bears. Missouri State University (MSU) is a spot where many of our students kick off their college careers. Whether...

Mask mandates are continuously being lifted as numbers begin to fall, including within our own school system.

Up, Up, and… Away?

After a spike that left students home for weeks, COVID-19 case numbers finally begin to fall.
Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor March 4, 2022

Up, then down, then up again. The curious case of COVID-19 has yet to be solved, however, after a nearly four-month-long increase in the number of national cases things are starting to look better again....

I do miss sharing my photos in all honesty, but the constant need I felt to share everything, was all the more reason for me to log-off.

I Quit Social Media.

Here's why it's the best decision I've ever made.
Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor January 10, 2022

The average high school football game takes two and a half hours. Within two and a half hours we make memories that last a lifetime, ones we tend to look back on fondly, ones that will be passed down to...

Senior Karmen Hales, swimming the 100-meter breaststroke. Photo courtesy of Emma Mayne.

Swim Spotlight

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor December 17, 2021

The girl’s swim and dive team has already started to make waves this season. The team began practicing in mid-November and is looking forward to a great season. They have an unbreakable bond that is...

After the shooting at Mount Tabor High School one student was rushed to the hospital where he later passed away after one of his classmates pulled out a firearm during a verbal conflict on September 1st, 2021. Photo courtesy of MCT Direct.

School Shootings Plaguing our Country Amidst the Pandemic

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor October 21, 2021

The silence of an unanswered question was interrupted with gunfire. A presentation that has demanded weeks of preparation cut-off by frightened screams. Just when you thought school couldn’t get any...

Photo of Kickapoo archery team competing, photo by Erica White

Archery Update: 03-31-21

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor March 31, 2021

The archery team is on their way to nationals! While the rest of the school was on Spring Break, the state qualifiers competed earning 17th in the state of Missouri, and the team as a whole the opportunity...

Will the Mask Ordinance be Lifted?

Will the Mask Ordinance be Lifted?

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor March 9, 2021

As of July 16th, 2020, everyone within the Springfield City Limits was required to be masked in public. Nearly nine months later this ordinance is still in effect. While COVID-19 is still greatly impacting...

Camp Barnabas Campfire 5K

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor March 5, 2021

Camp Barnabas is holding an outdoor event to get campers and volunteers alike excited for their upcoming spring and summer sessions. The evening begins with a  1/10 mile walk for campers, where runners...

Kicakpoo Color Gaurd team, photo by team coach Ms.Peterson

Winter Guard Update: 03-09-21

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor March 5, 2021

The KHS Winter Guard team is now diving headfirst into their competition season. After working tirelessly for months and now they have officially begun the recordings for their online competitions. They...

Sophomore Emilia Belcolore viewing TikToks message on their platform in accordance to the ban.

TikTok Ban

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor February 12, 2021

With over 26 million teenage users in the US, TikTok has a great influence on our community and easy access to our information. While TikTok says that all of this information is confidential the Trump...

Winter Guard

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor January 15, 2021

The Winter Guard season is just beginning and already the team is excited about this upcoming season. Rehearsing throughout the week the team is preparing for their production entitled Visionary. While...

Girls Swim

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor December 18, 2020

The Kickapoo Girls Swim team is in high spirits this season despite the crazy season. From now and when we return from the winter break they will have participated in their All-City meet as well as one...

Gardens Aglow at the Japense Stroll Gardens, photo curtosey of Michael Burgess

Holiday Lights

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor December 11, 2020

One of the many joys brought by the holiday season is the incredible Holiday light shows throughout the country. Luckily for us, there are plenty to visit nearby. With this year changing our holiday season...

FBLA students bell ringing, photo by Mr.Wooderson

FBLA Update: 12-08-20

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Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor December 8, 2020

Kickapoo's FBLA chapter has been very active this past quarter! Last Saturday they went and served our community with the Salvation Army through their bell-ringing program. They are now prepping for their...

FBLA Update

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor November 2, 2020

FBLA has started holding meetings and are looking for new members! The deadline to sign up for their competitions is December 2nd, the objective tests are on January 2nd. Fbla is excited to have started...

Halloween and COVID- 19

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor October 22, 2020

With a deadly virus still plaguing the country and Halloween approaching new questions are being posed as to what it means for the widely celebrated holiday. From haunted houses, to trick or treating,...