KHQ TODAY

Coronavirus Vaccine

This past Thursday, the FDA panel voted for the approval of the Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine. Unless any last-minute legal requirements arise, an emergency authorization will be granted this Saturday, December 12th. The initial shipment will send

6.4 million doses around the world, half of which will be used immediately, while the other half will remain reserved for the second dose to the same recipients.

After the many vaccine trials, the vaccine has proven to be “somewhat effective” and has not had any cases of serious allergic reactions thus far. 

As for high school students, we are not being prioritized to receive the vaccine. The vaccine will be given to first, healthcare workers then, elders living in nursing homes.

The vaccine hopes to decrease the rising death rates due to the virus around the world. Kickapoo students are hoping to get back to a normal school year following the release of the vaccine. Until then, it is encouraged to keep practicing social distancing and safety precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

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21 Chiefs on Pause

Covid-19 has caused the cancellation of many club activities, including 21 Chiefs. In fear of spreading the virus, the club has had to hold off on their first quarter activities.

“We are actually kind of on pause with 21 Chiefs. Many of our activities revolve around volunteering with social events for students and individuals with disabilities – in many cases Down syndrome; however, as of right now, all of our usual events have either been canceled or postponed until further notice, due to Covid-19,” club sponsor, Ms. Constantine, said.

There are not any anticipated activities or news for 21 Chiefs for the first quarter and possibly through the end of the year. This is disappointing news for the students and volunteers in the club but unfortunately, activities are not safe right now.

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Double Whammy

This past month, boys varsity soccer has beat Glendale varsity soccer not once, but two times. Kickapoo received first place after playing against the falcons in their second to last game of the Kickapoo Shootout Friday, October 2nd.

Photo Courtesy of Josie Eiffert

“It felt amazing to win the Kickapoo Shootout for the first time since I’ve been at Kickapoo, especially against Glendale,” senior Spencer Sharpe said.

A few days following Kickapoo’s win in the Shootout, they had another win against Glendale on Wednesday, October 7th. The game ended with a one-point lead in overtime creating a very exciting game. With a final score of 5-4, the Kickapoo boys soccer team finally got to take home the Southside Showdown trophy after years of it being locked up at Glendale High School.

“It was exciting to come back from 1-4 and win in overtime. Celebrating our win was a cool feeling that not everyone gets to experience,” junior Owen Bowler said.

 

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