KHQ Today

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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

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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...

Teachers Share Obscure Electives

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

November 27, 2017


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Several off-the-beaten-path classes are available. Teachers who have classes with few sign-ups are looking for more students.

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Portfolio Students Show Off their Skills

Portfolio Students Show Off their Skills

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

November 27, 2017


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Rayann Seigel (12) Oil on matboard “I wanted to show that even something so dismal can have beauty in it, and that there is life after death.” Violet Tinsley (12) Ink and watercolor on cold press watercolor paper    “I really love geishas, so I wanted to draw a geisha.  I thought that Ashiy...

Who Really Runs The Show?

Who Really Runs The Show?

Cassidy Littlewood, Business Manager

October 18, 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...

Ways to Achieve 36 and Beyond

Ways to Achieve 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 ...

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