Ask.fm a cause of bullying

Ask.fm a cause of bullying

Mary-Grace Eldridge, Co-Feature Editor

September 19, 2013


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Ask any high school student about the new social media website Ask.fm and they will surely have stories to tell. This website has made a lot of buzz in recent months, with its connections to teen suicides and cyber bullying. Ask.fm is a social media website and app that allows users to create a pag...

Flying to Paradise

Flying to Paradise

Ireland Davidson, Feature Editor

September 18, 2013


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A trip to Costa Rica is available to Spanish students this coming summer of 2014. Ms. Nuñez and Ms. Stennett will be chaperoning this nine-day educational experience. “We are going to a national park, visit a volcano. There are also different options like horse back riding and white water rafting,”...

I See the Secrets That You Keep

I See the Secrets That You Keep

Chelsea Aleshire, Reporter

September 12, 2013


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Texting while cell phone users are asleep is becoming more common due to notification capabilities of the phone. It may not be remembered in the morning, but replying to texts or checking any other notifications can happen while sleeping, even if it may be unclear. Some incidents include writing status...

New Genetics Class Receives Grant

New Genetics Class Receives Grant

Mary-Grace Eldridge, Co-Feature Editor

September 12, 2013


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A new class, Genetics, has been added to the science department this year. This class was given a special grant by Springfield Public Schools. The grant is shared by all Springfield Public High Schools to help with the cost of the equipment that will be necessary for the new class. “Each student will be ...

Frolf Club Building Course on Campus

Frolf Club Building Course on Campus

Casey Patrick, Reporter

September 12, 2013


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   Ever since we have been kids, we have played with Frisbees.  Within the last summer there has been a sudden popularity in the recreational sport, Frisbee golf, or “frolf”. With the sudden increase of popularity Mr. Wilbur has created a club for the sport.     Although the club is lacking ...

Crushing Cancer

Crushing Cancer

Ireland Davidson, Feature Editor

September 12, 2013


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Sophomore Hannah Duckworth was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia in June 2012: Acute Myeloid Leukemia. “I didn’t know what to expect,” Duckworth said. She went to the doctor to take a blood test, and the results came back with a diagnosis of Neutropenia.Neutropenia is a fancy word, whic...

Making Wood into Art

Making Wood into Art

Shelby Owens, Reporter

September 6, 2013


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When people think of art, they normally think of paintings or drawings. However, art can be expressed in various other ways. It is the writings people create in English class. It’s the projects people create in history. The dances they create for their aerobics final, and it is even a piece of wood...

Teens Participating in Mock Politics with Youth in Government Club

Teens Participating in Mock Politics with Youth in Government Club

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief

September 6, 2013


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It is impossible to predict exactly what the next generation of politicians will have to deal with, but right now they are currently trying to make it through high school. Youth in Government takes students from all over Missouri and allows them to participate in a “mock, real life political world,...

Tech Update: iOS 7 and Firefox Planning New Phone

Tech Update: iOS 7 and Firefox Planning New Phone

Connor Mitchell, Journalist

September 6, 2013


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In the last two months there have been many announcements in the tech universe. Many new arrivals, remakes, and revamps have, and are expected to transpire.  Among these would be the new iPhones that have been rumored to be announced on September 10th during the keynote on the new, mysterious, iPhone 5S....

Walking through the Gateway

Zachary Meredith, Reporter

September 5, 2013


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Every year students have to read books for class but many students take reading to a different level. Some students read books to pass the time between classes or at home for fun, but there is an elite class of books that are above all others; Gateway Nominees. Gateway’s are books that compete with...

Social Media Update: Criminals Caught by Self Incriminating

Social Media Update: Criminals Caught by Self Incriminating

Marissa Edwards, Reporter

September 5, 2013


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Facebook Photo Murder: A man from Miami allegedly shot his wife then posted a photo on Facebook along with a confession. "I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife. Love you guys, Miss you guys ... My wife was punching me, and I am not going to stand any more with the abuse so I...

Caught in the Rings

Caught in the Rings

Zachary Meredith

August 29, 2013


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After a satellite returned from space with nothing more than thousands of pictures, one man saw more than most, and he was going to show the world what he saw. The pictures fascinated Stephen Van Vuuren and he decided to slowly put them all together. What was the result? “In Saturn’s Rings”...

Rolling Through Life

Rolling Through Life

Mary-Grace Eldridge, Co-Feature Editor

August 29, 2013


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Junior, Crystal Choates, had a unique talent that no one knew about until her performance at the talent show this past year. Her talent is now famous throughout the school. Everyone was shocked when Choates rolled out in her roller blades. But no one saw it coming when she began to break dance and...

Technology Taking Over

Technology Taking Over

Kara Speights, Reporter

August 29, 2013


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No more carrying around heavy textbooks. Now there are e-books (textbooks downloaded onto an iPad, computer or phone.) In a student poll, only 44% said they would rather use textbooks than e-books. “E-books are more compact,” senior Braedon Fabian said. Along with being more compact, e-books...

Be Trendy for Fall

Be Trendy for Fall

Marissa Edwards, Reporter

August 23, 2013


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Following trends and being in style is easy. The hard part is figuring out what the trend or style is to begin with. It would be quite simple to look at a 100 people and see 80 people running around naked to figure out being naked must be the trendy thing to do! Luckily there is no need to run...

7 Foreign Exchange Students, 7 Fun Facts

Ireland Davidson, Feature Editor

August 23, 2013


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Alexis Guzman- Mexico "My favorite food is tacos."   Gabriela Da Silva- Brazil “Our school starts at 7:00 and ends at 12:30.”   Rika Okamoto- Japan “I love the fireworks in the summer at festivals.”     Natsuki Tanaka- Japan “I like the food;...

With Ryan Conti You Get the Best of Both Worlds

Mary Grace Eldridge, Feature Editor

August 23, 2013


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Ryan Conti is a quiet kid that usually keeps to himself. But outside of school he is a completely different person. Conti is a guitarist for the local rock band R-A-M. They are fairly well known around Springfield and have played multiple gigs locally. R-A-M was formed in early 2012 by Conti and...

Visiting a World Unknown

Visiting a World Unknown

Julianna Parrish, reporter

August 23, 2013


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The Spaniard city of Madrid is a travel destination for almost six million tourists every year. Kickapoo students got to be a part of this statistic when they travelled abroad this past summer. On June 3 a group of 15 students and two chaperones embarked on a 12-day European adventure lead by Spanish...

Married Couples at Kickapoo

Married Couples at Kickapoo

Kara Speights, Reporter

August 23, 2013


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Art teacher Jessica Loudis and broadcast journalism teacher Kyle Loudis join the four other couples at Kickapoo who teach alongside their spouses. “I saw how much my husband loved Kickapoo. I wanted to come here really bad,” Mrs. Loudis said. “I really like that my wife and I know the same...

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