Tech Update: DataSTICKIES, PulseWallet, Computer Paint Brush

Jessica Fisk

January 24, 2014


Filed under Feature

   USB drive out; enter paper-thin flash devices called DataSTICKIES.    DataSTICKIES work exactly the same as a USB drive except you can write on it, like a sticky note. It’s exactly like a sticky note, but electronic.    The designers of this invention are Aditi Singh and Parag Anand. Th...

Girl Dominates on the Ice

Girl Dominates on the Ice

Julianna Parrish, reporter

January 24, 2014


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

In a town filled with football and basketball male fans, one girl dominates the ice rink. Junior McKalee Beard played left wing on the Kansas City Storm, an all girls ice hockey team. Not only has Beard played for the team the past two years, but she’s had a history playing hockey. Her passion...

The kHQ Staff’s Most Memorable Variences of 2013

The kHQ Staff’s Most Memorable Variences of 2013

The kHQ Staff

January 18, 2014


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Showcase

Chelsea: Favorite Movie-"Mortal Instruments: City of Bones". Favorite Song-"This is Gospel" by Panic! at the Disco. Favorite Month- July "...because it was the busiest I have ever been." Hope: Favorite Memory-Purchased my first car after counting change and lottery tickets. Favorit...

Throwback into 2013 as We Enter The New Year

Throwback into 2013 as We Enter The New Year

Marissa Edwards, Reporter

January 17, 2014


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  Boston Marathon Bombing, April 15 2013: Two bombs exploded near finish line injuring around 280 people and causing several casualties. One suspect is deceased and the other Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awaiting trial.   Government Shut Down, October 1-October 16: Unable to come to a agreement,...

Our Summer Shortening

Our Summer Shortening

Jessica Fisk, Reporter

January 17, 2014


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The seven snow days were entertaining while they lasted, but now that they have passed the students are seeing the effects. Students will now attend school on April 11, which was originally a Teacher Development day, a day students had off. Along with this, the school year will not end on the orig...

Tanning Growing in Popularity Among Teens

Tanning Growing in Popularity Among Teens

Mary-Grace Eldridge, Feature Editor

January 17, 2014


Filed under Feature, Showcase

   Winter is a time for sweaters, big coats, and…tans? It seems everywhere you look people are sporting the trendy golden-kissed tans throughout the year.    Living in southern Missouri the possibility of being tan everyday of the year is slim to none, which is why many teens and young adults ...

Sign Up For Fashion Design Class

Sign Up For Fashion Design Class

Hope Burnette, Reporter

January 17, 2014


Filed under Feature, Showcase

A new class will be added to the master schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. Becky Cox, a Family Consumer Sciences teacher, is offering a Fashion Design course for a Practical Art credit. Fashion Design was previously offered by Mrs. Shuler. However, due to low interest in students, it was removed...

Santa’s Little Helpers

Santa’s Little Helpers

Mary-Grace Eldridge, Feature Editor

December 16, 2013


Filed under Feature, Showcase

When you are a kid and write a letter to Santa, you do not expect a response, but every since Pay it Forward, elementary students have been receiving some pleasant surprises.    For the past few years the popular volunteer based club, Pay it Forward, has taken letters to Santa from the kids at Wanda G...

Are You Smarter Than a Bra?

Julianna Parrish, reporter

December 13, 2013


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Women are one step closer to being able to use “Star Trek”-like technology thanks to researchers with Microsoft. The researchers constructed a prototype of a “smart" bra. Sensors embedded in the bra are made to track the wearer’s heart activity. A bra was chosen because it would be comfortable...

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” Coming to Kickapoo Theatre

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” Coming to Kickapoo Theatre

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief

November 6, 2013


Filed under Feature, Showcase

   The choice has been made, the actors have been cast, production is in full swing. The Kickapoo fall musical will be the comedic satire “Spamalot.”    The musical features the same characters and basic plot as the film it is based on, the 1975 cult classic “Monty Python and the Holy Gra...

Senior Deadlines Help Prepare for the Future

Kara Speights, Reporter

November 6, 2013


Filed under Feature, Showcase

For the month of October, the counselors highly suggest that all ACT/SAT tests are done and sent to colleges. College choices should be narrowed down to no more than five, and  the application process can begin. If you are not interested in college and want to look at other options, contact your...

Partnership Planning to Make Internet Accessible World Wide

Partnership Planning to Make Internet Accessible World Wide

Julianna Parrish, reporter

November 6, 2013


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Over the past few decades, the Internet is said to have connected a disjoined world, but only one third of the world’s population has access.Facebook’s co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is planning to make the Internet available for nearly five billion people. In August of 2013, seven tech giants, such...

Club Events Bring Students Together For a Cause

Club Events Bring Students Together For a Cause

Chelsea Aleshire, Reporter

November 6, 2013


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The Riveters Women’s rights club The Riveters, held a movie night on September 25. The movie, Whip It, starring Ellen Page, was picked because of the girl empowerment themes it displays. “Whip It is a movie that focuses a lot on female characters and it’s hard to find a movie that focuses s...

Obamacare After the Shutdown

Obamacare After the Shutdown

Mary-Grace Eldridge, Feature Editor

October 25, 2013


Filed under Feature, Showcase

   The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as Obamacare is in full swing, especially now that the government shutdown has been finalized.    The shutdown was mainly caused by the uncertainty from most Republicans about Obamacare. Some just wanted to change certain thi...

Monsters Terrifying Audiences Through Cinema History

Monsters Terrifying Audiences Through Cinema History

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief

October 22, 2013


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The oozing of blood, the sinking of teeth, the swiping of claws; these are some of the images we automatically associate with movie monsters. How these came to be part of our culture and psyche is a subject of intrigue. In order to truly understand the subject of movie monsters, one must know the...

Holiday Nails: Trend or Fad?

Holiday Nails: Trend or Fad?

Shelby Owens, Reporter- Director of Advertising

October 18, 2013


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Many trends turn into fads and come in style one day and go out the next. Now don’t be confused, although trends and fads are tied together and are often replaced with one another, they are not the same. A trend is a general direction in which something is developing and a fad is a trend, however...

Top 7 Ways to Improve iOS 7’s Battery Life

Top 7 Ways to Improve iOS 7’s Battery Life

Marissa Edwards, Reporter

October 18, 2013


Filed under Feature, Showcase

1. Turn off Bluetooth and WiFi: Remember when you aren’t searching for WiFi or using your Bluetooth to turn it off. These are common features but often one of the most battery eating features. To turn these off go in the Control Center. 2. Turn off Frequent Locations The new iOS7 try’s to ...

Making Last-Minute Costumes

Making Last-Minute Costumes

Chelsea Aleshire, Reporter

October 18, 2013


Filed under Feature

“I always make my costumes. Last year I was Winnie the Pooh, with a yellow shirt and a red scarf,” senior Mackenzie Laney said. Self-Portrait 1. Find a large picture frame that is empty or old. You could also find a cheap one at a thrift shop. 2. Dress in everyday clothing and hold the picture...

Our Government Shutting Down Is Nothing New

Our Government Shutting Down Is Nothing New

Mary-Grace Eldridge, Feature Editor

October 17, 2013


Filed under Feature, Showcase

   Although the term “government shutdown” is new to many, it is not new to the United States. We, as a country, have gone through a total of 17 government shutdowns since 1976, not including the one just recently resolved.    A government shutdown is when congress cannot agree on how to fund certain bills and/or how to prioritize them; therefore, the federal government shuts down until congress can agree.    What gets shut down depends on the situation. In the most recent shutdown, it was classified as “partial”, meaning not everything shutdown. The mail still ran, the president was still working, and the jails were still operating but things like parks, museums, and libraries were closed.    Shutting down the government has consequences, which includes federal workers being furloughed, or working without pay until the shutdown has been resolved. To be furloughed is to be temporarily laid off. When this happens they are without a job, and without pay, until the shutdown is finished.    They...

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