Wintertime Fun in Springfield

Wintertime Fun in Springfield

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2016


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  School happenings and a few festivities around Springfield area and some at Kickapoo for you to indulge your festive tendencies. December 5—Kickapoo: Poetry Out Loud competition at 7 pm. in the Commons. December 1-11—Springfield Little Theatre: “A Christmas Story”. Tickets are $12-...

Ohio State University Student Stabs Peers

Isabel Halweg, Reporter

December 5, 2016


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On November 28 at 9:52 AM, Ohio State student, Abdul Razak Ali Artan drove his car into a crowd of Ohio State students. After hitting six people he preceded to get out of his car and stabbed five other people surrounding him with a butcher knife. Artan left 11 people injured after his attack. However,...

Wildfires Destroy Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Wildfires Destroy Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Tyra Bradshaw, Reporter

December 5, 2016


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According to USA Today, 14 people died due to extreme wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. USA Today reported that the fires started Monday, November 28. On Monday, wind gusts were around 90 mph causing the fires to spread faster than the officials could fight. CNN reported that roughly 15,000 acres...

Political Views From a (Non) Political Journalist

Political Views From a (Non) Political Journalist

Heather West, News Editor

October 27, 2016


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Since the beginning of the presidential race, I’ve heard dozens of jokes about this year’s battle for the presidency. From ‘Hillary for Prison’ to tales about Trump’s thin hair and particularly orange complexion, there seems to be no mercy in the realm of who can say untruths and insults about ...

Powder Puff Football 2016 Edition

Powder Puff Football 2016 Edition

Kelli Volonte, Reporter

October 14, 2016


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Girls’ daydreams and wishes of playing football have now come true. Playing for charity anyway. Any girls wanting to participate in this year’s Powder Puff Football event now has the chance to star in the game on Thursday, October 27th.   Each grade will have two teams with eleven girls on each t...

Kickapoo Golden Arrow Band Beats Rival at Renegade Review

Kickapoo Golden Arrow Band Beats Rival at Renegade Review

Tyra Bradshaw, Reporter

October 14, 2016


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Kickapoo Golden Arrow Band performed “Love Me Love Me Not” on October 8 at Renegade Review in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They tied third place in their division and placed sixth out of 23 bands. Band also beat one of their rivals Van Buren by about 2 two points. “That may not sound like a lot, but in...

With the Quarter Ending, The Time to Drop a Class is Now

With the Quarter Ending, The Time to Drop a Class is Now

Heather West, News Editor

October 14, 2016


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When one fourth of the school ends on October 14, quarter classes will be coming to an end. While semester classes are only half way through, the option to drop a class is available. “If you’re dropping a class, before the quarter ends is the best option. It can only be for the next quarter,”...

Falling For Fall in the Community

Falling For Fall in the Community

Rebecca Danley, Reporter

October 7, 2016


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Its finally that of year and  fall festivals are popping up everywhere. There will be festivals every weekend for the whole month of October. Here are a few to keep you busy this fall! Carthage Maple Leaf Festival. In Carthage MO from October. 1 to the 29 this festival consists of 5K/10K races...

Clown-frontations Cause Nationwide Panic

Clown-frontations Cause Nationwide Panic

Tony Madden, Reporter

October 7, 2016


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Coulrophobia: the widely recognized term for the fear of clowns. While some may deem the phobia irrational, recent events have led others to believe that people with coulrophobia may be on to something. As of late, "clown sightings" all over the United States have been a hot topic on social...

The Golden Arrow Band Marches To Success

Skylr Houzenga

October 7, 2016


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Kickapoo’s Golden Arrow Marching Band just recently won the Pride Of The Ozark’s competition. The band will be traveling to Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma early in the morning on Saturday, October 7. There they will be competing against high schools from Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. To...

Construction Causes Conflict

Construction Causes Conflict

Tyra Bradshaw and Isabel Halweg

September 2, 2016


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Primrose Street additions will affect girls’ soccer of 2017/2018. Even though a new challenge is presented there still is a positive outcome. According to the school board, Primrose Street construction is scheduled to begin in April of 2018. The street will be widened on to part of the current soccer...

How Day Assembly

How Day Assembly

Mickayla Reasoner, Reporter

September 2, 2016


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Senior Recognition and Memories Assembly Photo Gallery

Senior Recognition and Memories Assembly Photo Gallery

Brooke Effland

May 6, 2016


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On Wednesday May 4, the school gather together for the Senior Recognition and Memories Assembly. Some members of the senior class were awarded with awards and honor cords during the assembly. After the seniors were recognized, the Golden Girls and a group of senior boys took the dance floor with the...

Students Adventure Across the World

Mickayla Reasoner, Reporter

May 6, 2016


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  Packing bags and hopping onto a plane to a foreign country is something that a handful of students in Kickapoo are doing this summer. There are two trips taking place this summer, one going to Italy and the other to Spain.   Junior, Bailey Dorey is going and gave me some important informati...

FBLA Wins Big at State

FBLA Wins Big at State

Phoebe Egessah, Reporter

April 29, 2016


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This past Sunday April 24 through Tuesday April 26, Kickapoo's FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) won major achievements as they had their state leadership conference in Springfield, MO at the University Plaza Convention and Expo Center.  Of all the schools present, Kickapoo was awarded the Gold...

Emulation Winter Guard Makes Finals at World Championships

Emulation Winter Guard Makes Finals at World Championships

Tony Madden, Reporter

April 29, 2016


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Not many students can say that they’ve helped to make Kickapoo history. To the Emulation winter guard team’s excitement, they reached finals at the World Championships in Dayton, Ohio- something the team has never before accomplished. “We placed 16th out of the 124 teams that were there,”...

Need to knows- Graduation

Laura van Haaren, Reporter

April 29, 2016


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The school year is almost over for the Seniors. A week from now they will walk at graduation. Here is some last minute information. The Baccalaureate will be held on May 1, at 2 pm in the commons area. This is for all graduating seniors and their families and friends. You have to wear nice clothes,...

Cafeteria Going Green

Noel Cox, Reporter

April 1, 2016


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Environment proposal to make Kickapoo’s cafeteria more green has been presented to administrators. Sophomore, Kelli Volonte expresses her passion to be more “earth friendly,” and feels called to make the difference she wishes to see. “Orman told our class the story about how much trash is...

Immunization Changes

Andie Smith and Evan Ellis, Reporter

April 1, 2016


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Certain immunizations have regularly been a requirement for students attending school. The Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine previously was just a recommended immunization. However, two doses of the vaccine are now required if the student is under the age of 16, and only one dose is required if over. “It...

Orchestra Departments Finishes School Year with Spring Concert

Abbie Hustead

April 1, 2016


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Orchestra will be performing a concert on May 3, signifying the arrival of spring and yet another school year coming to a close. The Freshmen, Advanced and Chamber Orchestra will be demonstrating their talents by performing different pieces of music. Sophomore Emma Swenson, a member is Chamber Orchestra,...

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