KHQ Today

KHQ Today

Touchy Subjects

Cassidy Littlewood, Business Manager

January 10, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Showcase

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 ...

Return Of The Free ACT

Zach Arnold, reporter

December 20, 2017


Filed under News

Juniors in Springfield Public Schools will continue to be offered the free ACT By ZACH ARNOLD Juniors in Springfield Public Schools have always had the option of taking a free ACT  through the school in the spring up until this past spring. in the past have always been offered a free ACT in in th...

The Opioid Crisis: How is it affecting our community and what strides are we taking against it?

The Opioid Crisis: How is it affecting our community and what strides are we taking against it?

Tony Madden, Editor in Chief

December 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

It was early in the morning of Sunday, September 3 when Julie Oziah-Gideon found her daughter, Samantha Huntley, dead in her bedroom after an overdose. Huntley’s legs were crossed and her head hung down in the vomit on the bed just near the needle that was sitting in her lap. “I just kn...

Achieving in Academic Team

Achieving in Academic Team

Kelli Volonte, Business Manager

December 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

An intrasquad tournament sounds like it might resemble something from the Middle Ages. It’s actually a tournament to determine how Academic Team should split up into the teams for upcoming competitions. At the competitions they compete against other Academic Team clubs from different schools. Four pe...

Spanish Club Caroling

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Showcase

With Christmas approaching, everyone in the Spanish Club is trying to get in the Christmas spirit.   Club de Espanol plans to go to Cox Sox Hopital to carol to the pediatric kids on December 16th.  To prevent from getting any of the kids more sick, each student in Spanish Club is required to get a...

Pilot Program Slackens “Securly” Wifi Filters

Pilot Program Slackens “Securly” Wifi Filters

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

 Bruce Douglas, director of Information Technology at Springfield Public Schools, and Nicole Lemmon, director of Blended Learning met with select students in late November to explain the changes that they will make to the wifi filters in the coming weeks for the high schools.   To begin the m...

Kickapoo U Cluster

Will Anoai, Sports Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under News

    Students are probably wondering why have there been so many Kickapoo meetings lately.   “Yeah we should have been having these meetings earlier but it’s just we didn’t have enough teachers on board yet,” said Mr.Coffee   So the point of the matter is that these meeti...

Keeping Up With Winter Sports

Cassidy Littlewood, Business Manager

December 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

If you find yourself having a hard time keeping up with upcoming events at Kickapoo, you are not alone. Getting ahead and in the know is a way to avoid frustrations later on and keep from missing games and activities. This winter there are four main sports to keep an eye out for: boys and girls bask...

Super Succulents

Super Succulents

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Special Education teacher Scarlet Cormack says that 90% of people like the students in the functional skills classes will never find a job.  Cormack, along with her colleagues, speech pathologist Kim Patterson and behavior analyst Amy Reese are working to change that.          “We want to break tha...

School Threats

School Threats

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

“When there’s a threat made, we treat them all the same. We can’t assume it’s just a rumor,” Allison said.

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Boys Soccer Travels for Tournament

Mario Hackney, Feature Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under News

The weekend of the of October 6th, Varsity soccer boys went up to Jefferson City to compete against the state's best teams including defending state champion, Christian Brothers College. The tournament was held in Kansas City and had teams participate from around the state. After losing 5-2 agains...

Recap of Drury’s Architecture Day

Recap of Drury’s Architecture Day

Kelli Volonte, Business Manager

October 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Every year Drury University hosts a tour of their Hammons School of Architecture for students to experience what a typical Drury architecture student would.   On Friday, October 6, among several presentations, students learned about the School of Architecture’s accomplishments and requiremen...

Girl’s Tennis Goes To State

Girl’s Tennis Goes To State

Cassidy Littlewood, Business Manager

October 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Girl’s tennis at Kickapoo draws many players every year. It brings an array of people, from the competitive to students looking to just have fun. This year our team has done very well but there is one player that sticks out due to her accomplishment of being able to play at state. Coral Tracy...

Introducing Chromebooks the Classroom

Introducing Chromebooks the Classroom

Kelli Volonte, Business Manager

October 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

4.8 million dollars - the amount that Springfield Public Schools spent on Chromebooks for the district.   Three years into the Ignite program, also known as going one-to-one, and Kickapoo and Glendale students receive their Chromebooks as teachers integrate technology into the classroom. The...

Academic Team Begins the Season

Academic Team Begins the Season

Jack Stobbe, Sports Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  Kickapoo’s Academic Team sent two teams to the national competition in Atlanta, Georgia last year, and Senior Liam Lynch thinks that they have a good chance to do it again.   “We’ve got a great team this year with a lot of young people who show lots of promise. It’s very likely we...

Broadcast’s Long Exposure

Broadcast’s Long Exposure

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With a high demand for media content comes a high demand for media-based classes like Broadcast Journalism.  YouTube’s increasing popularity and presence make for an environment where many people discover an interest in broadcast and media production.  As a result, the school has four full media...

Hate Symbols

Hate Symbols

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

October 13, 2017


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    Some American citizens have demonstrated a formidable amount of hate in recent developments.  From the current political environment to the intolerance of certain radical groups, hate has become something that Americans cannot ignore.     With a surplus of hate comes an increa...

MSU & OTC Raise Tuition

MSU & OTC Raise Tuition

Cassidy Littlewood, Business Manager

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

$251 Million was cut from the Missouri education budget earlier this year according to USnews.com. That $251M was originally funding several areas in school systems that are K-12 but also greatly impacted higher education. Now cuts have been made in spending for school buses, higher education and...

The Las Vegas Shooting: Is it Terrorism?

Lily Ragsdale, Beats Coordinator

October 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

   On October 1st, 58 innocent people lay cold on the concert grounds of the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock, gunman, committed the deadliest mass shooting in American history, in which he had taken the lives of many, including his, and injured almost 500 people who were see...

Theatre Department Readies for Fall Production

Mario Hackney, Feature Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under News

  The theatre department has been very devoted in their preparation for the November show, Les Misérables.   “We had a few vocal rehearsals in the summer but mostly since the  beginning of the school year we’ve rehearsed and sung Monday-Thursday every week.” Senior Mckenzie Paquin said....

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