Spring Signing Day

Spring Signing Day

Skylr Houzenga

May 6, 2016


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Fourteen Kickapoo seniors signed to further their acedimic and athletic careers to colleges on Thursday, May 6. This making the total of signees increase to 35. These signees included Hannah Anderson who singed to play tennis at Evangel University, Hannah Redman who signed for Pitt State Univers...

Melissa Hicks: More Than Just a Lunch Lady

Melissa Hicks: More Than Just a Lunch Lady

Tony Madden, Reporter

May 6, 2016


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Teachers and students often form bonds that will last a lifetime, but relationships between other staff members and students are often overlooked. Cafeteria worker Melissa Hicks has worked hard making food for students and staff for 16 years, and has loved every day of getting to know Kickapoo students....

Seniors Say A Final Goodbye To KHS

Seniors Say A Final Goodbye To KHS

Heather West, Feature Editor

May 6, 2016


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“I never thought this year would go by as fast as it did. I thought I would have it forever; I thought I would have high school forever; but just like everything else, it did come to an end. I’m thankful for the people I met and then memories I will never forget. I am thankful for the lessons I have...

Spring/Summer Trends 2016

Andie Smith, Reporter

May 4, 2016


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  Neutral colors compliment every skin tone. Mild patterns such as stripes mixed with denim, or a solid color will contrast each other nicely. Floppy hats along with jewelry create a simple pair to accessorize. Large purses are not only cute but very useful. You can fit a lot of i...

Tips on Surviving School Until Summer

Tips on Surviving School Until Summer

Skylr Houzenga and Brooke Effland

April 29, 2016


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Amidst finals, projects and graduation, students and teachers are trading in school responsibilities for the idea of summer. The desire to ignore all obligations may be tempting, but there is hope for all. For English teacher Janice Clark, she has encouraged her students to focus on the goals that the...

The Story Behind Beloved Substitute

The Story Behind Beloved Substitute

Heather West, Feature Editor

April 29, 2016


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Mrs. Joy Yates has been substitute teaching for around 30 years after teaching social studies at two different schools. After moving to Springfield in 1965, Yates got a job at Central High School. There, she taught Lib and Law and involuntarily became the varsity cheer sponsor, as it came with the...

Students Help Inspire Change

Students Help Inspire Change

Regan de Leon, Reporter

March 3, 2016


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C olleges all over the nation are not only looking for in-school activities, but also activities done outside of school as well. For students seeking new opportunities to take part in this year, ETHIC (Every Teen Helps Inspire Change) is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in peoples lives...

Going Blue for Autism Awareness

Going Blue for Autism Awareness

Heather West, Feature Editor

March 2, 2016


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In the united states every year, 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). ASD is a complex developmental disability that is different in every child. Like many other disorders and diseases, ASD has its own month to spread awareness. According to autismspeaks.org, the month...

Cars of The Quarter

Cars of The Quarter

Heather West and Brooke Effland, Feature Editor

March 2, 2016


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Students show off cars with character:         ...

Third Quarter Slump Syndrome

Andie Smith, Reporter

February 27, 2016


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The syndrome known as the "third quarter slump" plagues students with the feeling of laziness, fatigue, low work ethic, and the loss of motivation due to the cold and dreary weather following holiday break. This results in lowering grades, tardiness, the need to sleep in class, and many other forms of...

What’s Up With The Weather?

What’s Up With The Weather?

Tony Madden, Reporter

February 7, 2016


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At nearly 70º at this point in winter, everyone is as confused as they are scared. Most people will immediately place the blame on “global warming,” but it might not be to blame for this year’s steamy winter temperatures. Our 60º Christmas was the result of this winter’s El Niño, according...

Students and Staff Hope Family Members Come Home for the Holidays

Students and Staff Hope Family Members Come Home for the Holidays

Heather West and Brooke Effland, Section editors

December 17, 2015


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The holiday  season brings great tidings of great joy, but for students and teachers with loved ones in the military, that holiday joy is found in more simple ways. For math teacher Cheryl Paulson, a simple text and a short visit means more than any Christmas decorations. Paulson’s oldest son,...

How Are Snow Days Determined?

Skylr Houzenga

December 17, 2015


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W inter is here which can only mean one thing; snow days. The only phone call anyone enjoys getting at six o’clock in the morning is the one telling them to go back to bed.    Superintendant, Dr. John Jungman, along with the team of Assistant Superintendants are the people that decide when the weather is to...

Chief Mentors Expand Their Outreach

Skylr Houzenga

December 17, 2015


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   There are a lot of ways to get involved at Kickapoo. One of these ways to get involved would be to join Kare Team. This club takes care of the food pantry which serves three to five families per week. Not only does the family receive food but there are also hygiene items provided. To donate to ...

Freshmen Share First Day Stories

Skylr Houzenga

December 17, 2015


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M  ost people grow up watching movies about high school. These movies always portray high school as this horrific place where freshmen are shoved into lockers or their heads pushed into toilet water. Or there is the complete opposite where high school is portrayed as a place where we sing and dance...

Students Show Off Cars With Character

Students Show Off Cars With Character

Heather West, Feature Editor

December 17, 2015


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Name & grade: Ireland Strong, 12 Make, model & year: 1990 Chevy Silverado 3 quarter ton Nickname: Petunia Where’d you get it? Dad’s friend owns a car lot Best memory: I don’t think there are any good memories What’s your favorite thing about your car? It came with a baseball...

Students Explore Medical Field

Students Explore Medical Field

Brooke Effland, News Editor

December 17, 2015


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The opportunity to try out career fields while in high school may seem unnecessary to some, but others are taking full advantage of programs both old and new. Junior Hannah Alkier had always dreamed of going into the medical field and when she learned about a new program offered to high school juniors...

Merry Chief-mas!

Merry Chief-mas!

Meredith Murphree, Reporter

December 11, 2015


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Christmas At The ‘Poo

Madeline Guccione, Reporter

December 11, 2015


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Students and clubs wrap presents for families they adopted for the holidays....

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