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Birch Pointe Rehabilitation Center Opens

Gabrianna Schmidt, Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As of January 24, 2018, Kickapoos’ new neighbor, Birch Pointe Rehabilitation Center, has announced their grand opening to the public. This 17 million-dollar project has been in motion since late June of 2017 and is now open for business seven months later.      Reliance Health Care collaborated wit...

Spring Breakers on a Budget

Lily Simphaly-Ragsdale and Mario Hackney

February 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase

  Didn’t invest in bit-coins and become a millionaire overnight? Yeah, well neither did we. Spring break is underway, but with no money what is there to do?   Drop the expensive cruise trips for spring break because here are all the inexpensive ideas for your broke problems. Instead of trying to g...

Prom Committee Begins Preparations for the Big Night

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

   “It’s a little hard to host at White River again because there’s animal prints on the carpet and a nature theme already exists, but it’ll be fun and interesting at the same time.  We’re going to make sure our theme compliments what’s already there, and our theme will stand out more ...

Track and Field Preview

Track and Field Preview

Jack Stobbe, Sports Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Kickapoo Track & Field team had a terrific run, with girls winning the conference title and the boys coming in second. All in all, nine runners went to the state meet, and senior runner Liam Lynch expects a similar season. While the team has not had their first meet yet, Lynch says their training...

March Madness Preview

March Madness Preview

Jack Stobbe and Garrett Peck

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Every March, the 64 best men’s college basketball teams face off in a postseason tournament to decide the national champion. In what is typically referred to as “March Madness”, this win-or-go-home tournament is one of the most exciting events in all of sports. From underdogs and cinderella...

The End of Net Neutrality

The End of Net Neutrality

Jack Stobbe, Sports Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

  In mid-December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its chairman, Ajit Pai, made a decision that could change the way the internet is used forever. The FCC made the decision to repeal the “open internet”, or what is referred to as net neutrality. Net n...

NFL Season Recap

NFL Season Recap

Jack Stobbe and Jack Patrick

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2017-18 National Football League (NFL) season featured one of the most topsy-turvy, upside down seasons in recent memory. Let’s start off with the biggest storyline from early this year: the protests. Many players took it upon themselves to kneel during the National Anthem to protest inequality...

JBANDZ Spotlight

JBANDZ Spotlight

Will Anoai, Sports Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Behind a good team is a great manager. Without a manager teams wouldn’t have the epic handshakes during pregame warm ups or have high quality water ready for the players during practice. “If I had to be honest being apart of this team is a great experience, from having a different handshake...

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

HOW DID YOU GUYS MEET? Jeb: First day of school in 5th grade Chase: On the bus in 5th grade WHAT IS JEB SCARED OF? Chase: Clowns Jeb: A clown in a corn maze WHAT WOULD CHASE BUY IF HE HAD $1,000,000? Jeb: Food Chase: A mansion with a chef WHO IS JEB’S CELEBRITY CRUSH? Chase: Hunter Blackwell Jeb: Hu...

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.                     ...

Boys Baseball Strives for District Title

Boys Baseball Strives for District Title

Kody Kershner, Sports Columnist

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boy’s baseball team will look to repeat a successful season last year as they won two playoff games last year before losing to eventual state champion Jefferson City. They return six of the nine position players, including all-conference first-teamer Zac Salyers and second-teamer Kolton Giefer...

Catchin’ up with Kody

Catchin’ up with Kody

Kody Kershner, Sports columnist

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Football season has come to a close as we have seen champions crowned for both college football and the NFL. The national championship in college football was one of the best we have seen in the past decade. Alabama freshman quarterback  Tua Tagovailoa came into the game at halftime after Alabama ...

Prom Dresses Continue to be a Staple of High School Culture

Prom Dresses Continue to be a Staple of High School Culture

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

  KARE team typically has between 20 and  30 dresses available to anybody who needs one this prom season.    Amy Moran, KARE Team sponsor, said that the team relies on donations from former and current students to keep the dress drive stocked.  The gowns are cleaned, prepared and arranged in r...

Academies Pilot Program Set to Launch in New School Year

Academies Pilot Program Set to Launch in New School Year

Diana Dudenhoeffer and Kelli Volonte

February 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Springfield Public Schools (SPS) district released an  official statement in late December regarding the academy pilot program.  Plans for the program’s launch are at Hillcrest and Glendale in the  2018-19 school year.   The main goal of the release  was to explain the new pilot course as...

Students Share Backpack Contents

Students Share Backpack Contents

Diana Dudenhoeffer, News Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

73.5% of us have a computer or phone charger. 75.6% of students have a water bottle on them.  Hydration is important! 23% of students have mints and 53% have gum. 60.5% of students reported having chap stick in their bags and 17.2% have makeup. 32% of kids have lotion stored in their bag. 26.4% of stu...

Touchy Subjects

Cassidy Littlewood, Business Manager

January 10, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Showcase

Kate Buckley “I know that you’re supposed to respect everyone’s political views, but I find that very difficult to do when everyone around me is wrong.” Bryce Cole “I’m tired of people catergorizing others based on their political affiliation. This creates a disconnect between ...

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...

Catchin’ up with Kody

Catchin’ up with Kody

Kody Kershner, Sports columnist

December 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The college basketball season is upcoming and there has been much anticipation of the season. From five star recruits who look NBA bound, to players who decided to return for one final season. Some of the biggest names in the sport are joining college basketball this year. Players like Michael Port...

Drug Abuse In Sports

Zach Arnold, reporter

December 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase

Athletes struggle with abusing performance enhancing drugs. By ZACH ARNOLD Athletes today in our society often see winning the game more important than the game itself. Drug abuse in sports is a major issue today in all sports. There are four different classes of drugs including Creatine, anabolic steroids, ephedra alkaloids, and androstenedione. All of th...

Les Miserables: Behind the Scenes

Les Miserables: Behind the Scenes

Kody Kershner, Sports columnist

December 20, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Les Miserables is one of the theater’s biggest performances of the year. The matinee was on Wednesday, November 15th, during first and second block and cost five dollars per person. The department will also be holding performances Thursday - Saturday at night on November 16th-18th. This costed six do...

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