Boys Soccer Travels for Tournament

Mario Hackney, Feature Editor

October 20, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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


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  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


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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


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$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


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   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


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  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....

Ally Week Review

Ally Week Review

Zach Bain, Reporter

October 9, 2017


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Ally week is a national youth led campaign that focuses on and encourages students to be allies with the LGBTQ(lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) members of their school and community. It is a focus of the group to stand together against bullying, harassment, and verbal, and physical abuse. He...

The Librarians Aren’t Here Just to Tell you to be Quiet

The Librarians Aren’t Here Just to Tell you to be Quiet

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

October 9, 2017


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    Libraries are known for a serious atmosphere and population of serious scholars.  The tense silence and menacing librarians can  leave some nervous and unwilling to return.   This archetype no longer describes Kickapoo’s library.  The librarians are certainly not menacing—...

Helping Puerto Rico

Mario Hackney, Feature Editor

October 9, 2017


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Just two weeks after Hurricane Irma hit leaving, according the Puerto Rican Government, hundreds without power and flooding around the country, Hurricane Maria hit the shores of Puerto Rico it left the territory devastated and the entire island without power.     According to the Washington Post 80% o...

Having Fun in Environmental Club

Kelli Volonte, Business Manager

October 9, 2017


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October is filled with exciting opportunities to make good memories. Environmental Club is sponsoring many activities throughout the year.   Among recycling daily and nature walks on preset dates, Environmental Club is hosting a movie night. On October 11th, they will be watching Finding Dory. ...

16th Annual Fall Ozark Food Harvest Carnival

Cassidy Littlewood, Business Manager

October 9, 2017


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Autumn is a time for bringing friends and families together, especially here at Kickapoo. Every year the school puts on an event called the Fall Carnival, hosted primarily by FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). This year the 16th Annual Fall Ozark Food Harvest Carnival will be held on Saturd...

Graphics Two Revamps the “Ghettoliscious” Food Truck

Mickayla Reasoner, Business Manager

May 5, 2017


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The past two months, Brian DeClue and his graphic design 2 students have been stepping outside of the classroom to do something like they have never done before. DeClue and his students have been redesigning and revamping the “Ghettoliscious” food truck.   The students designed a layout a...

Introducing the Class of 2017 Commencement Speakers

Tony Madden, Reporter

May 3, 2017


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Connor Rothschild (12)   Senior Autumn Pilarski (12) ...

The 2016-17 Yearbooks Have Arrived

Tate Hutter, Reporter

May 3, 2017


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With the end of the school year just days away, motivation is at an all time low, but excitement for one specific end-of-year event is at an all time high: yearbook delivery. The yearbook showcases this year’s students, sports, and activities, as well as highlighting Kickapoo’s clubs and organizations. Students...

Music Programs Use their Voices and Instruments to Compete

Music Programs Use their Voices and Instruments to Compete

Tyler Frey, Sports Editor

May 3, 2017


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The Choir, Orchestra and Band programs all went to the University of Columbia to compete for state on April 29th. There were several different competitions for choir including solo and ensemble performances. These were performed in front of a panel of judges and scored. Each performance had a certain...

MISSING – The Springfield Three: Remembering Missing Women 25 Years After Infamous Disappearance

MISSING – The Springfield Three: Remembering Missing Women 25 Years After Infamous Disappearance

Tony Madden, Editor in Chief

May 3, 2017


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June 7, 1992 is a date that still sends chills down the spines of Kickapoo alumni, as well as those of citizens all over the Springfield area. Just one day after the commencement ceremony for the class of 1992, new graduates Stacy McCall and Suzie Streeter, with Streeter’s mother, Sherrill Levitt,...

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