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Are Chromebooks useful?

Kody Kershner, Sports Columist

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

SPS has introduced Chromebooks to their curriculum for all students to use this year. This gives every student the opportunity to have Internet access on a computer and can use Google Docs to store and save all their work. This has been a debate all school year, in which some people enjoy them while o...

Immigrants Know More

Will Anoai, Sports Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

 Being an immigrant myself, coming to America was very difficult I had to learn a new language and about how the government runs. So my main point is why do I have to learn more about their country than they do.   Like how does that make sense, to add onto that the process of becoming a citiz...

What We’re Thinking of Fergie’s Not-So National Anthem Rendition

What We’re Thinking of Fergie’s Not-So National Anthem Rendition

Lilli Flanigan, Reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   She’s Fergalicious… well maybe not so much right now. If you, like many others saw Fergie’s National Anthem performance before the NBA All-Star game, then you’re probably just as confused. Maybe you’re wondering the same thing I am, who in the world told her they liked that and  it wa...

High School Girls Perpetuate the Lesbian Trend

High School Girls Perpetuate the Lesbian Trend

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

    There are three reasons why a high school girl might gush about her new girlfriend.   The first reason is that she’s  just like the rest of us: confused, blindly stumbling about, dating to pass the time or dating to find The One. She’s trying to figure herself out, so she...

Black Panther Review

Black Panther Review

Will Anoai, Sports Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

    The Black Panther starts after the death of T’Challa’s, the main characters, father now he has to become the new black panther and new ruler of Wakanda.   But when a foe challenges his right as the king and black panther, he is caught up in conflict that will put not just ...

Women Do Not Have a Right to Their Bodies

Women Do Not Have a Right to Their Bodies

Kelli Volonte, Business Manager

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The room contained all white men and one Indian-American woman. “...we as women have the right to determine how we are going to proceed with choices we make about our own bodies...” Representative of Washington’s 7th District, Pramila Jayapal explained to fellow lawmakers. She sat  beside...

Thank You, Fortnite

Thank You, Fortnite

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On July 25th, 2017, the gaming world changed forever. Epic Games released  Fortnite, a free co-op survival video game for Xbox One, Playstation 4, Mac and Microsoft Windows. This game has been the most popular game this year, as 45 million users played at least once.                     ...

A To Z Conspiracy: Area 51

Zach Arnold, reporter

December 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Whats really going on behind the closed gates of Area 51? By ZACH ARNOLD AND AARON SAWCHAK The U.S we’re  conducting low flying planes for recon missions about one hundred and fifty six miles from Las Vegas in Nevada in the early 1950’s. The constant  fear of being spotted and shot down led President Eisenhower to authorize the de...

My Voice Matters, Too.

My Voice Matters, Too.

Tony Madden, Editor in Chief

December 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

TINKER V. DES MOINES (1969)    Our story starts in the height of the Vietnam War, with a middle school girl by the name of Mary Beth Tinker and her older brother John Tinker. The siblings are famous for  protesting what they perceived as the war’s injustices by donning black armbands to wear to their Des Moines, Iowa ...

Christmas Cookies

Zach Arnold, reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

 As thanksgiving comes to an end family and friends start to think about getting ready for christmas one of the most celebrated american holidays. Making christmas foods and goodies is one amazing way to have some fun in the kitchen around the holidays. Making sugar cookies: ingredients- 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoo...

Team Sports Quiz Changes

Team Sports Quiz Changes

Kody Kershner, Sports columnist

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The team sports curriculum has been changed starting this year. Instead of tests being on paper, they are now on Canvas for students to take before midnight on Thursday. There are pros and cons to this experiment and the change has some differing opinions on the subject. The are some pros of the online quizzes. Th...

New Year, New Me

New Year, New Me

Kelli Volonte, Business Manager

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The New York Times wrote an article about how to detect if you are beginning to burn out. If only I had read that article a year ago. After a long, hard junior year I learned a lot about myself. At the time, it felt like I was never going to heal from the mistakes I had made, and over the summer a...

Senate Bill 98 Ignores Minority Rights

Senate Bill 98 Ignores Minority Rights

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Springfield Public Schools’ policy on transgender bathroom use is the lack of policy.  Republican State Senator Ed Emery plans to change that.  He oversees Senate Bill 98, commonly known as the “bathroom bill.”       The bill would make transgender students legally obligated to use the bathro...

Chromebook Pros and Cons

Chromebook Pros and Cons

Kody Kershner, Sports Columist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

SPS has introduced Chromebooks to their curriculum for all students to use this year. This gives every student the opportunity to have Internet access on a computer and can use Google Docs to store and save all their work.  This feature limits the use of paper and pencil from schools that are now be...

As a Journalist: My Experience at the Freedom Forum’s Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

As a Journalist: My Experience at the Freedom Forum’s Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

Tony Madden, Editor in Chief

October 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Journalism first became a part of my life in mid-August of my sophomore year. I walked into room 201 as a timid 15-year- old with none of my own opinions or ambitions, terrified of the adviser. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t afraid that I had made a terrible mistake i...

I Believe That We Are (Still) Gross

I Believe That We Are (Still) Gross

Tony Madden, Editor in Chief

October 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Before I begin, I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I absolutely love sitting in the student section at football games. The camaraderie, the school spirit and the cool fall weather have all made sitting in those bleachers on Friday nights one of the most enjoyable parts of the past four years.    I...

Hotel of Terror Review

Hotel of Terror Review

Jack Stobbe and Garrett Peck

October 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  Since 1978, Springfield’s own Hotel of Terror has been scaring people of all ages. We decided to investigate just how terrifying it actually was.   We went on a Saturday night at 8:30 and we only had to wait in line for ten minutes. So either we went early enough to beat the crowd or the...

Hallway PDA Continues to Grind My Gears

Hallway PDA Continues to Grind My Gears

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  At the risk of sounding like a prude, I must make it known that I do not appreciate public displays of affection in the halls of our great school.     Don’t get me wrong—I think it’s wonderful that students are finding people with whom they can be happy.  High school is the perfect place...

My Days are Numbered

My Days are Numbered

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Meredith lists some things that make Kickapoo particularly special, does not get sentimental at all.

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HBCCC: Nugs

Brooke Effland and Heather West, Editors

May 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

For our final review, chicken nuggets were on our minds. We couldn’t think of a better way to go out in style than by going to Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s and McDonald’s for a head to head challenge.   To start, we went to McDonald’s and ordered a ten piece nugget meal. Our meal came with fries and a dr...

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