Who Really Runs The Show?

Who Really Runs The Show?

Cassidy Littlewood, Business Manager

October 17, 2017


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Senior Aly Bates is a huge part of the production of Les Mis, but you won’t see her on stage. Bates works behind the scenes as the technical director. “I oversee basically all of what goes into tech. So that includes sound, lighting, sets, and so on.” senior tech director Aly Bates said. The prod...

To 36 and Beyond

To 36 and Beyond

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

October 17, 2017


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American College Testing (ACT)  became an important part of every school year starting in 1959.  It was meant to test a student’s college preparedness.   Janice Nance, ACT prep and math teacher says that “Colleges use the ACT as a predictor of success as well as a placement exam.”  ...

Ways to Celebrate Teacher Work Days

Ways to Celebrate Teacher Work Days

Jack Stobbe, Sports Editor

October 17, 2017


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  With a teacher work day on Monday, October 16, there are many ways students can celebrate these momentous occasions. Getting an extra day to get a full night’s sleep can be a welcomed sight for all students. An added day to your weekend gives the students another chance to hang out with ...

Flexible Learning Spaces

Flexible Learning Spaces

Jack Stobbe, Sports Editor

October 17, 2017


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  With buzzwords like “flexible learning spaces” growing more and more popular with administrative boards, the students’ typical school day could be drastically different in the coming years.   Principal Kelly Allison explained that there was a district initiative last school year to...

Easy n’ Creepy Halloween DIYs

Easy n’ Creepy Halloween DIYs

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

October 13, 2017


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ZOMBIE MAKEUP         PRICE ESTIMATE:<$10   MILK JUG GHOSTS PRICE ESTIMATE: $5-$10  ...

Is Kickapoo Caffeine Dependent?

Is Kickapoo Caffeine Dependent?

Cassidy Littlewood, Business Manager

October 13, 2017


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Taking a deeper look into the caffeine we consume on the daily.

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Fall Activities in and around Missouri

Fall Activities in and around Missouri

Kelli Volonte and Cassidy Littlewood

October 9, 2017


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Fall is all about finding the right activities to enjoy the cool weather with friends and family. Springfield and Missouri are often seen by locals as a place where there is nothing to do, but maybe we just aren’t being creative when coming up with what to do. Here you will find a few idea...

17 Small Things for the Class of 2017

Magdelaine Mueller, Reporter

May 3, 2017


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$10 to $40 dollar concerts are the best concerts.   Coming home late at night to the comfort of your own bed is the greatest feeling.   Genuinely complimenting a stranger makes them and you feel good.   Decisions made on a whim can turn out to be some of the best decisions. ...

Cars of the Quarter: Issue Four

Cars of the Quarter: Issue Four

Kelli Volonte, Reporter

April 25, 2017


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Lilli Flanigan Make, Model, year 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Nickname “The Green Machine” Where did you get it?  “It was a hand-me-down from my grandpa. He bought a new truck and said he would pay for my gas if I drove the van.” Favorite thing about car? “It actually g...

10 Years From Now

Skylr Houzenga

March 9, 2017


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How to Survive Finals

Tyra Bradshaw, Reporter

March 9, 2017


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At some point in every student’s life they will be given an unwanted final.   The class is almost over but the biggest grade is still yet to come. There are many ways to prepare for finals so that your last grade in the class is a good one. Here are 5 tips to prepare for finals: Do not wai...

Inside The Mind of a Gearhead

Inside The Mind of a Gearhead

Evan Ellis, Sports Co-Editor

March 9, 2017


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According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a gearhead is a person who pursues mechanical or technological interests. Cars are the primary source of transportation in the world today. For some people it is just a tool to get from point A to point B, but for others it’s being free and having a pass...

Miles From home

Mario Hackney, Reporter

March 7, 2017


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A handful of foreign exchange students come to Kickapoo every year. Students learn about their culture and hear about their life stories. However, these students have paid to come here and have worked hard to get here.    Some of these students have put an extra year of high school on their careers j...

Teachers are Humans

March 7, 2017


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A. Mrs. Bright-Kaufman I was in a band in the 80s. I was arrested for marching in Washington D.C. I danced on stage with Madonna. B. Mr. Garrison I vacation in Florida almost every summer. During my freshman year of college, I was planning on becoming a band teacher. I have three tattoos. ...

How to be Healthy on the Go

Tyra Bradshaw, Reporter

March 7, 2017


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Mason Jar Salad  (Add ingredients in reverse order, starting with dressing) Protein It is best to add this the day of. (Chicken, cheese, nuts, etc) Greens This creates a moisture barrier that keeps ingredients from getting soggy. (Lettuce, spinach, arugula, etc) Soft veggies and grains ...

Ethiopia to America: Junior Shares Her Adoption Journey

Ethiopia to America: Junior Shares Her Adoption Journey

Tony Madden, Reporter

March 7, 2017


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On February 4, 2008, Menkem Eyob’s life changed for the better. The day that she thought would never arrive came; she was adopted from her crowded orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and was on her way to a new life in America. Menkem, now known as junior Jameson Ellerbee, often gratefully looks...

Sutton’s Room Gets a Makeover

Sutton’s Room Gets a Makeover

Isabel Halweg, Reporter

February 23, 2017


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 Communication Arts teacher Danielle Sutton  applied for a grant from the state board of education to redecorate her room with comfy furniture and other décor. At first she was not selected to receive the grant, but the English department gave her 500 dollars to go through with her room renovation. T...

The Most Useful Unused Words

The Most Useful Unused Words

Isabel Halweg, reporter

February 23, 2017


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Jouska (jow-ska) noun. A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head. Gobemouche (gob-e-mush) noun. A gulible person; someone who believes everything they hear. Futz (fa-uts) verb. To waste time, to avoid doing something else. Blatherskite (ba-thur-skite) adjective. ...

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