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 and Magdelaine Mueller

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,...

Clubs Qualify for State and National Tournaments

Tony Madden and Tyler Frey

April 25, 2017


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DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) According to senior Mickayla Reasoner, 11 DECA students will be competing at the national level in Anaheim, California in late April. Photo Courtesy of Mickayla Reasoner. HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) HOSA competed in the state competition...

Free ACT Taken Across the State

April 25, 2017


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The ACT was a free test provided to every junior across the state of Missouri. The test was taken during school hours on Wednesday April 19. This opportunity was given to give a free ACT to those who couldn’t afford one or provided another opportunity for those who could afford it. “This i...

Graduation Need-to-Knows

Graduation Need-to-Knows

Magdelaine Mueller, Reporter

April 25, 2017


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In the days leading up to graduation, seniors are finding themselves frantically trying to organize themselves. Here to ease your stress is a list of need-to-knows for graduation. Distribution of Caps and Gowns: Caps and gowns will be distributed on Wednesday, April 26 during lunch. All financi...

Preparing for Education After High School

Tate Hutter, Reporter

March 9, 2017


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As the college landscape continues to change, so do the opportunities presented to students. With university enrollment becoming more and more competitive, students feel that they need to find ways to strengthen their résumés. Many of them do so by taking higher-level dual credit classes or AP classes...

Travel Takes Education Beyond the Classroom

Tyra Bradshaw, Reporter

March 7, 2017


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This and the following year will be full of opportunities for student’s and teachers to travel both in and out of the country. Economics and Liberty and Law teacher Jennifer Wells took a trip to Washington D.C for the inauguration with 18 students. They left January 18, the trip lasted a total of...

Competing in the name of Science

Competing in the name of Science

Tyler Frey, Sports Editor

February 28, 2017


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   The Science Olympiad team went to a competition on February 25th. This competition started at roughly 7:30 in the morning on the Missouri State campus. This was the district event for this club and needed to qualify to advance to compete at a state level.    The Science Olympiad events consisted ...

Choir Collaborates for this Years Masterworks Concert

Choir Collaborates for this Years Masterworks Concert

Isabel Halweg, Reporter

February 27, 2017


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On February 21, 2017 choir, orchestra, and painting II class collaborated on this year’s masterworks concert. Every year choir holds a master works concert. They make an effort to collaborate with other departments to enhance the songs they are singing. This year they were preforming Antonio Vivaldi’s...

LPA King Crowned at Assembly

LPA King Crowned at Assembly

Heather West, News Reporter

February 27, 2017


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On Thursday February 23, senior Harry Barnett was crowned the king of LPA. Ladies Pay All (LPA) is the annual winter formal, usually held in the month of February. Similar to homecoming, LPA holds a court ceremony for senior attendants to win the title of king/queen.   Barnett said he wasn’t sure if he’d...

Too Many Televisions?

Too Many Televisions?

Evan Ellis, Sports Editor

February 27, 2017


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  The purpose behind the eight new televisions in the Commons has been questioned by the student body. The eight new T.Vs were bought using the school’s technology fund from the district.   “Each year we increase our ability for students to have access to technology,” broadcast journalism t...

What Students Are Supposed To Do in an Emergency

What Students Are Supposed To Do in an Emergency

Isabel Halweg, Reporter

February 24, 2017


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Time stops and students stare on in silence. This was the case when a sub for ceramics fell off their stool last year. Thankfully the teacher was okay but none of the students really knew what they should do. According to protocol if someone is injured then a person should use the nurse call button...

Winning and Spinning

Mario Hackney, Reporter

February 23, 2017


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 The Kickapoo Winter Guard has been hard at work this winter season finishing third at their first regional in Kansas City and first at Ozark.   The Emulation guard has been practicing all winter long in preparation for Winter Guard Internationals in Dayton Ohio.   The guard started stro...

The Return and Recovery of an Inspiration

The Return and Recovery of an Inspiration

Tyler Frey, Sports Editor

February 22, 2017


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On February 20, several teams competed in a dodgeball tournament to raise money for Senior Autumn Pilarski’s cause. Taking place at Wesley United Methodist Church, the tournament was added to the list of additional events in Autumn’s honor. Halfway through the day, Autumn Pilarski and her family...

Dive into a Different Culture

Dive into a Different Culture

Tyra Bradshaw, Reporter

February 21, 2017


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  On February 17, Asian Culture Club held an International Banquet in the library. Students from Spanish club also attended the banquet. The banquet lasted from 3:30pm to 6pm. Anyone was invited to come. Tickets were sold in the cafeteria for $2 per person. Food, henna tattoos, games, and guest...

The Mumps Appear in SPS

The Mumps Appear in SPS

Garrett Peck, Reporter

February 17, 2017


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  Springfield Public Schools has announced that there are five confirmed cases of the mumps in Springfield schools.   According to the Center for Disease Control mumps is a disease caused by a virus. It is spread through saliva and through mucus from the mouth, nose, or throat.   Symptoms...

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