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...

Tensions are high in the US Supreme Court as the executive branch pushes for a block on Texas ever note worthy Heartbeat Law. Photo Courtesy of MCT Direct.

Texas Abortion Bill: From Both sides of the Controversial Debate

Gabby Burgess & Liam Karp, Feature Editor & Reoprter October 21, 2021

Just the Facts The Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8) also known as the Heartbeat Law, has been underway in Texas since March of this year. On  September 1st it officially went into effect. This law was introduced...

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...

Boys Track and Field

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor May 5, 2021

The Boys track and field team has had a strong season so far, and they are just getting started! The team has competed in various meets since the beginning of this season earlier in the year. The team...

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,...

Girls Golf

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor October 16, 2020

The Lady Chiefs golf team’s season came to an end on Monday, October 12. The team had a great season and with high hopes. Unfortunately, their season came to a halt at the district tournament with none...

Homecoming Week 2020

Gabby Burgess, Feature Editor October 16, 2020

With a whole year full of surprises and cancellations, our Kickapoo Cabinet has pulled together to make this year's homecoming one for the books. While we are not allowed to hold a dance, however, the...