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Student Art Featured at Springfield Art Museum

Student Art Featured at Springfield Art Museum

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

May 7, 2018


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AMBER BURNETT (12) “BOWL OF DOUBT” CERAMIC BOWL “This is the best thing I’ve ever thrown.  In fact, when I went to glaze it, Mr. Blackburn thought it was his bowl that he used for demonstrations, and it didn’t help that I didn’t have my name on it.  When I heard it was going to be ...

Best Friend Quarterly

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

May 7, 2018


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HOW DID YOU GUYS MEET?  Alex: 4th grade class Annabelle: Mr. Flynn’s 4th grade class WHAT IS ALEX’S BIGGEST FEAR? Annabelle: Toes Alex: Toes WHAT IS ANNABELLES  MOMS MAIDEN NAME? Alex: Summers Annabelle: Summers WHAT IS ALEX’S FAVORITE FOOD? Annabelle: Apple Sauc...

Kelli’s Cars of the Quarter

Kelli’s Cars of the Quarter

May 7, 2018


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Jake Young, Ryan Hunter, Nathan Hardison, and Brenden Goodman Make, Model, Year 2002 Mercury Sable  Nickname Frankie  Where did you get it? “Ryan found the car on Facebook Marketplace for $450. It was in pretty bad shape: the passenger side mirror was dangling, the windshield was cra...

Veganism is Life

Veganism is Life

May 7, 2018


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I wouldn’t be who I am today without it.” Senior Sarah Crooke went fully vegan almost three years ago and hasn’t looked back.    “It gives me a sense of purpose in my life. It’s something I want to do for the rest of my life and incorporate into my career,” she said.    Vegan...

The Reality of Starting a Family in High School

The Reality of Starting a Family in High School

Kelli Volonte, Business Manager

May 7, 2018


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“My boyfriend was the first to say not to get an abortion,” senior Peyton Steele said.   Steele’s daughter, Mallory, is now almost a year old.   “The day I had her was the best day of my life. I was in so much pain but it was perfect,” she said.   After being nauseous for ...

Tattoos Of Kickapoo

Gabrianna Schmidt, Reporter

February 26, 2018


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Ashlee Atnip (12) - Got her tattoo November of 2017 -No real meaning. “It looked really nice to me,” Atnip said. -Pain scale : 7 or 8 out of 10 -Future tattoos: “I want to get the constellation of my zodiac on my arm,” Atnip said.     Zachary Pearson (12) ...

Cars of the Quarter: Issue Three

Cars of the Quarter: Issue Three

Kelli Volonte, Business Manager

February 26, 2018


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Wyatt Bowler Make, Model, Year 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport Nickname Yoda Where did you get it?  I got it from this guy in Branson. I spent the whole day car searching with my dad, and we were so close to giving up on finding a good deal on a Jeep. Favorite thing about car? It’s a tot...

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

February 21, 2018


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HOW DID YOU GUYS MEET? Jeb: First day of school in 5th grade Chase: On the bus in 5th grade WHAT IS JEB SCARED OF? Chase: Clowns Jeb: A clown in a corn maze WHAT WOULD CHASE BUY IF HE HAD $1,000,000? Jeb: Food Chase: A mansion with a chef WHO IS JEB’S CELEBRITY CRUSH? Chase: Hunter Blackwell Jeb: Hu...

Students Share Backpack Contents

Students Share Backpack Contents

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

February 16, 2018


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73.5% of us have a computer or phone charger. 75.6% of students have a water bottle on them.  Hydration is important! 23% of students have mints and 53% have gum. 60.5% of students reported having chap stick in their bags and 17.2% have makeup. 32% of kids have lotion stored in their bag. 26.4% of stu...

Touchy Subjects

Cassidy Littlewood, Business Manager

January 10, 2018


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Kate Buckley “I know that you’re supposed to respect everyone’s political views, but I find that very difficult to do when everyone around me is wrong.” Bryce Cole “I’m tired of people catergorizing others based on their political affiliation. This creates a disconnect between ...

Les Miserables: Behind the Scenes

Les Miserables: Behind the Scenes

Kody Kershner, Sports columnist

December 20, 2017


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Les Miserables is one of the theater’s biggest performances of the year. The matinee was on Wednesday, November 15th, during first and second block and cost five dollars per person. The department will also be holding performances Thursday - Saturday at night on November 16th-18th. This costed six do...

Best Friends Quarterly

Best Friends Quarterly

December 20, 2017


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Matt Whalen and Tyler Baremore HOW DID YOU GUYS MEET? Matt:  1st grade soccer Tyler: 1st grade soccer WHAT SIZE SHOE DOES MATT WEAR? Tyler: 8 1/2 Matt:  10 WHAT IS YOUR MOST COMMON SHARED INTEREST? Matt: Bowling Tyler: 2k WHAT DOES TYLER DO THAT ANNOYS YOU? Matt: He thinks he knows everything Tyler...

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Jack Stobbe, Sports Editor

December 19, 2017


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What Do Students Think of ALEKS?

What Do Students Think of ALEKS?

Jack Stobbe, Sports Editor

December 19, 2017


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  The implementation of chromebooks into the learning curriculum has led to a heavier reliance on the learning system called ALEKS in math classes, and the student body is vehemently against it.   ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Faces), “Is a Web-based, artificially intelligent asses...

Interesting Hobbies

Zach Arnold, reporter

December 11, 2017


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Skateboarding is a rather difficult hobby but can be lots of fun if you get the hang of it. Even going for a ride with friends can be a great bonding experience.         Riding a bike is a great way to go outside get some fresh air and enjoy a beautiful day and get a little bit of an exercise also.       Watching a movie on a  with some popcorn, soda, and some great friends is always a good time especially on a rainy day when outside isn’t an option.       With lots of practice and the ability to come out of your comfort zone art is a great way to relieve stress and enjoy your time  Listening to music is known for bringing one  happiness and can give you a more positive attitude towards people....

Shawn Askinosie Comes to Kickapoo.

Kody Kershner, Sports Coulmnist

December 11, 2017


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Shawn Askinosie Is the owner of Askinosie chocolate on Commercial street in downtown Springfield, Missouri. He came to Kickapoo High School to speak about his chocolate factory and how he has gotten to where he is. He talked about how his grandparents were farmers and it gave him the idea to start th...

Early Graduation Spotlight

Early Graduation Spotlight

Jack Stobbe, Sports Editor

December 11, 2017


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  For senior Cassie Rubidoux, graduating a semester early is a welcomed alternative to the traditional way of graduating high school.   “I wanted to graduate early pretty much because I wanted a new environment, meet new people and just get ahead of the game,” Rubidoux said.   Rubid...

2017 in Review

Cassidy Littlewood, Business Manager

December 11, 2017


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Every day the internet surprises us with new and exciting news. But what seems to pop up more frequently are memes. This year has been quite a year when it comes to these pieces of art and they have spread like wildfire. So for those of you who have forgotten or have simply just been out of the loop, here...

Diana Shares her Senior Photo Do’s and Don’ts

Diana Shares her Senior Photo Do’s and Don’ts

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

December 11, 2017


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Do: look off screen Don’t: show me the bottoms of your nasty feet Do: get the hell out of the water, what are you, a fish or something

Easy on the Eyes: Diana’s Fashion Predictions for 2018

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

November 27, 2017


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1. Sheer Sunglasses     Oh, sorry! I didn’t see you there. I was too busy MMMMBLOCKING out the haters!   Taking those dorky hipster glasses that you bought in the seventh grade and giving them new life is what this new trend is all about.  Sheer clothes are in, so it only makes sense that they’d s...

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