KHQ Today

KHQ Today

ELA Night of Honors

Cassidy Littlewood, Business Manager

May 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This past Tuesday, May 1, our English Language Arts Department put on its second annual Night of Honors. The event was a time to give credit to students and faculty who participate in all of the language arts areas including English classes, Speech and Debate, Theater, and Journalism. “About two years ago Mr...

NBA Playoffs Review

Kody Kershner, Sports Reporter

May 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The NBA season has been an up and down roller coaster this season. The Cavaliers got taken to seven games by the Pacers, yet bounced back in the second round to sweep the number one seed Toronto Raptors. Lebron James has been solidifying his case as the best player of all time averaging over his last 30 pos...

Never Again

Never Again

Tony Madden, Editor in Chief

May 8, 2018


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187,000 students, more than 100 times the student population of Kickapoo High School, have experienced a school shooting in the last 19 years, according to a March analysis by the Washington Post. Since then, over 130 students from teachers and children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, to young...

Bad Feminism Threatens Positive Movements to Equality

Bad Feminism Threatens Positive Movements to Equality

Diana Dudenhoeffer and Kelli Volonte

May 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Feminism, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.”  While this looks simple on paper, it’s important to recognize that there are many facets, forms, types and degrees of feminism. Feminism means different things...

America’s Pastime

Austin Hutson

May 8, 2018


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Springs sports have began their seasons, which means the sport of America’s past time is here too. Baseball. This means lots of popcorn, hot dogs, and long sunny days.    The Kickapoo baseball team has had some rebuilding, because of the loss of the 2017 class. Last year’s team consisted of 4 s...

Giving Back To The Community

Mario Hackney, Feature Editor

May 7, 2018


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Summer is the perfect time to contribute to your community. With all the free time you get in the summer you can join an organization or just donate a little bit of time to something you believe you can help with. volunteering is a great way to feel better about oneself through helping others. It al...

Track and Field

Will Anoai and Cassidy Littlewood, Sports editor and Business Manager

May 7, 2018


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With track season already starting a lot of the members are look to have the same results as they did last year. “Yes our main goal is not only have the same results as last year, but also do even better than last year,” said senior William Lynch Also with returning seniors they look to...

The Young Adult Novel Apocalypse: Authors Exploit the Genre

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

YA literature has become the bottom of the barrel for books; publishers are using the genre as a loophole for authors who aren’t good at writing to get something published.

Student Art Featured at Springfield Art Museum

Student Art Featured at Springfield Art Museum

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

AMBER BURNETT (12) “BOWL OF DOUBT” CERAMIC BOWL “This is the best thing I’ve ever thrown.  In fact, when I went to glaze it, Mr. Blackburn thought it was his bowl that he used for demonstrations, and it didn’t help that I didn’t have my name on it.  When I heard it was going to be ...

Best Friend Quarterly

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

HOW DID YOU GUYS MEET?  Alex: 4th grade class Annabelle: Mr. Flynn’s 4th grade class WHAT IS ALEX’S BIGGEST FEAR? Annabelle: Toes Alex: Toes WHAT IS ANNABELLES  MOMS MAIDEN NAME? Alex: Summers Annabelle: Summers WHAT IS ALEX’S FAVORITE FOOD? Annabelle: Apple Sauc...

Kelli’s Cars of the Quarter

Kelli’s Cars of the Quarter

May 7, 2018


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Jake Young, Ryan Hunter, Nathan Hardison, and Brenden Goodman Make, Model, Year 2002 Mercury Sable  Nickname Frankie  Where did you get it? “Ryan found the car on Facebook Marketplace for $450. It was in pretty bad shape: the passenger side mirror was dangling, the windshield was cra...

Voting Must Follow Petition and Assembly

Voting Must Follow Petition and Assembly

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

May 7, 2018


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Reports say that 34 million Millennials voted in the 2016 presidential elections; it’s crucial that those turning 18 register and vote as well

FBI Exposes NCAA

Kody Kershner, Sports Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The NCAA FBI probe is one of the biggest scandals in sports that will shake the college basketball world for years to come. This multi-year investigation finally had some findings as in February the FBI released its report on it. Numerous big name schools such as Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and N...

New MSU Basketball Head Coach

New MSU Basketball Head Coach

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase

  Missouri State men’s basketball made a big move March 22nd when they announced they had hired Dana Ford  as the programs 18th head coach.   Ford, who was previously the head coach at Tennessee State, won coach of the year in the Ohio Valley Conference  in 2016.  He graduated...

Tobacco Tax Fails Proposed Rise, Outcome Disappoints Schools

Tobacco Tax Fails Proposed Rise, Outcome Disappoints Schools

Diana Dudenhoeffer and Jack Patrick, News Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Missouri’s tobacco tax is less than one tenth of the nation’s average, and that tax doesn’t even include E-cigs

Veganism is Life

Veganism is Life

May 7, 2018


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I wouldn’t be who I am today without it.” Senior Sarah Crooke went fully vegan almost three years ago and hasn’t looked back.    “It gives me a sense of purpose in my life. It’s something I want to do for the rest of my life and incorporate into my career,” she said.    Vegan...

Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Kody Kershner, Sports Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

For centuries marijuana has been a large problem in the world causing a lot of crime and leading to drug trafficking across the world resulting in people being arrested. Marijuana, also known as many other street names including cannabis, pot, mary jane, weed, THC, and many others is found in all 50 st...

The Reality of Starting a Family in High School

The Reality of Starting a Family in High School

Kelli Volonte, Business Manager

May 7, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

“My boyfriend was the first to say not to get an abortion,” senior Peyton Steele said.   Steele’s daughter, Mallory, is now almost a year old.   “The day I had her was the best day of my life. I was in so much pain but it was perfect,” she said.   After being nauseous for ...

Movie Need Originality

May 7, 2018


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Movies have gotten to grow stale. I’m tired of seeing sequels, series, and spinoffs. I want more original ideas, I want movies like Zootopia and Get Out. Both are wildly different, but benefit from the refreshing feeling of being a new experience. Sure, everybody loves to watch the new Marvel movie...

DACA Repeal

Garrett Peck, Opinion Editor

May 7, 2018


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DACA is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This policy was established by President Barack Obama in June of 2012. Instead of being created by legislative law it was created through an executive order.                                                           W...

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