KHQ TODAY

Senioritis

   If you are anything like me you didn’t know that this was a real thing, or a thing at all till you finally got to the last year of high school. I truly didn’t know it was a thing but I saw how it can affect you. I haven’t liked school or wasn’t pumped to come in since I was in back in early middle school. Now with the years of our high school years coming to an end I know, we are all ready to be done with all the drama, negativity, stress, and every other thing that you have every piled onto yourself through the years. We have all had our moments when we wish to drop out or give up with no motivation, but that, that is senioritis in its truest form.

   I have been here maybe about two fifths of the time that we are supposed to be here. This isn’t because I think it’s hard, or that I  don’t want to do the work, it’s just that I am simply…… done.

   This might not be true for all seniors and some even have the urge to push harder than ever and take the hardest classes they can but in reality, there are just so many filler classes that DON’T HELP US IN THE FUTURE. Personal finance is one of the only classes I know for a fact I will use in my adult life. 

   This isn’t a rant as it may seem but hopefully an eye opener to teachers and staff so students can find a love for school like teachers have the love to teach. The matter of fact is that school wears on all of us, students or staff, it’s gotten to us many times and in the end, it will get to you. What we need to understand tho is the fact that you have to be the one to power through it or sit back and coast like I have fallen to do.

E-sports coming to Kickapoo?

 

Contender finally opened back at the end of January. Which is a E-sports “gym” to be able to train, learn, and compete against others or on their own time. Giving people the opportunity to be able to use high powered equipment that normally would cost thousands of dollars to obtain. With this obviously means that it is a goal for the other schools along with kickapoo to have true teams and tournaments as well too. The big problem though is funding. The cost to rent the space, the whole facilities, on top of the equipment ,etc. The amount it would cost wouldn’t be worth it to be able to have a full fledged team along with competition by the end of the year (3 months away).

   The goal now is to try and have all five other districts to be able to compete all together and against each other. Funding is the biggest thing tho because for the fall league (when it would be starting up) would be $2,400 for the whole school with only two teams JV and Varsity with a MAX amount of people at five. All details aren’t still completely in even though contender is now open they still have failed to respond back to Mrs. Cabbella the sponsor of the E-sports club. 

   Hopefully by the time the next year rolls around we will be able to show our school spirit at a E-sports game cheering on Kickapoo and creating another great rivalry with Glendale within another sport. All that can be done at this point is to wait and see what will become of Kickapoo’s E-sport team. The world of this type of competition is rapidly growing and it’s only a matter of time for more people to make it big by just playing games.

Pay it forward

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  Pay it Forward is one of the service clubs students are able to join. Every year their goal is to give back to the community in various ways.

 During November club members knitted blankets for the women and kids shelter, a place for those who want out of abusive situations. 

   “During the winter is the busiest time of the year for us,” Mrs. Fraiser said. 

   Week after week there are various volunteer opportunities and many people in need out there.  The week of December 9th pay it forward are being hired as Santa’s elves to write back to five first-grade classes at Wanda Grey, Jefferies, and Horace Mann elementary. This is something elementary students can look back on as a fun memory and increase their holiday spirits. This tradition that has been going on for years throughout KHS history, even before the previous sponsor of the club.

   Along with this the members of pay it forward also adopted a family for Christmas while Key club is trying to take on three. 

   “We are also gathering things for a holiday basket through cross line for a less fortunate family,” Fraiser said. 

   These will be gifted to them and under the tree come the holidays time. This gives the members of the club satisfaction of knowing they helped the less fortunate giving a little extra that we all are able to give.

6ix9ine in Witness protection?

 

  Daniel Hernandez, also known as 6ix9nie was arrested in october for racketeering in the new york area. He has been found guilty for illegal weapons, drugs, along with a child in a sexual performance, and  including racketeering. His sentence is, as of now, 32 years in prison maximum. With him facing so much time he decided it was time to take to the police and FBI agents. He has been giving them specific intel that he knows and only a few other rappers in the game know. He gave the investigators a bunch of  deep information. With him giving so much intel the investigators decided that when he is out of prison he will be put into the witness protection program to keep him safe.

  While he is in prison they are keeping a close eye on him and using him to get different information about other rappers and other people to the best of his abilities. They are making sure to keep a birds eye view of him as he could possibly be in danger from others, including gang bangers, killers, thugs, etc, they will have to make sure to keep him alive even inevitably lowering his sentence.    

 

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