Kickapoo High Quarterly


Kickapoo High Quarterly


Kickapoo High Quarterly


Alley Ackerman, Feature Editor

All content by Alley Ackerman
If you do this and you think youre slick, youre not...

Hidden in Plain Sight

Students often hide their phones in class to sneak in some texting, scroll through social media, or even play games. They're trying to stay connected or entertained without getting caught.
Alley Ackerman, Feature Editor May 14, 2024

Under the Table     Students often think they're being sneaky when they hide their phones under the table and completely brain rot. A secret mission for them is a teacher's clue real quick. What else...

You are not alone. Reach out, seek support, and find your inner strength. #TogetherWeHeal.

May: Mental Health Awareness Month

May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. This month is dedicated to raising awareness and support for mental health.
Alley Ackerman, Feature Editor April 29, 2024

   43.8 million adults experience mental illness in a given year. With that being said, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This month is such an important time to spread the word and support each...

Relationships have came a long way from the golden days.

Dating in High School: Then VS. Now

Is it just me, or is romance pretty much dead these days?
Alley Ackerman, Feature Editor February 28, 2024

   Dating has changed a ton over the years. Back in the day, people would meet through friends or while out and about, and they'd chat on the phone or write letters. Now, it's all about swiping on apps,...

All 14 state qualifying members that competed in STAR Events!

All They Do is Win

FCCLA has 14 members going to state this year!
Alley Ackerman, Feature Editor February 28, 2024

   On January 19, Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) participated in a regional competition at Missouri State. Participants competed in events including Say Yes to FCS Education,...

A parking lot on a dark evening, similar to the lot we were almost taken from.

How I (Almost) Got Kidnapped

A difficult topic but one that needs to be talked about. Here is the story of my realization that this situation could happen to me.
Alley Ackerman, Feature Editor December 15, 2023

   Attempted kidnapping; lying in wait, searching for, or following the contemplated victim of the crime. This is the horrifying, yet all too real, story of November 26, 2023, as told by me and my close...

POD Markets combines a traditional convenience store with a grab-and-go market to keep students satisfied.

WYA Provisions on Demand?

Teenagers have been taken into consideration when choosing the items at POD Markets, and a college dining hall-style serving area has been created.
Alley Ackerman, Feature Editor October 18, 2023

If you are new to the school this year, you probably have questions about what the strange locked up element in the commons is. To answer your question, it’s called Provisions on Demand, also known as...

Its a great idea to really dive in and try to enjoy as many of these summer bucket list items as you can because summer is only around for a short while.

2023 Summer Bucket List

A person may have a list of goals that they want to accomplish before they "kick the bucket." Bucket lists for short periods of time, such as the summer, are the best way to go.
Alley Ackerman, Feature Editor May 12, 2023

Key: $ = Inexpensive, usually $10 and under. $$ = Moderately expensive, usually between $10-$25. $$$ = Expensive, usually between $25-$45. $$$$ = Very expensive, usually $50 and up.   ☐...

Homemade Jade Leaf matcha latte with cinnamon sprinkled on top.

It’s Officially Iced Matcha Weather!

Matcha has recently experienced a rise in popularity, with shots, lattes, teas, and even desserts popping up in health stores and coffee shops. Let’s review a few of the businesses around town that make matcha.
Alley Ackerman, Feature Editor April 28, 2023

   Matcha, which literally means “powdered tea” in Japanese, is made of tea leaves grown under shade for a few weeks. Many people suggest it as an antioxidant-rich superfood that can lower stress...

A plethora of feminine menstrual products that I believe are a need, not a want.

Period Poverty

There is already a bill in Congress proposed by MO. Representative Jim Neely, House Bill 747, to reduce the Tampon Tax from 4.2 percent to 1.2 percent, but is that enough?
Alley Ackerman, Feature Editor March 3, 2023

   The so-called “Pink Tax” is not a literal tax. However, it refers to the price women pay more for similar, or even the same products and services that men pay for.     An extra amount...

Pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

All the necessary pumpkin flavored treats to fulfill your fall cravings.
Alley Ackerman, Feature Editor February 10, 2023

PUMPKIN PIE PARFAITS  Ingredients:  3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix  2 cups cold milk  15 ounces canned pumpkin puree  1/2 teaspoon cinnamon  1/4 teaspoon nutmeg  1/8...

The toys collected by Kickapoo students and teachers for the Toys for Tots charity.

Toys for Tots

Donations collected helped put presents under the tree for many local kids in need.
Alley Ackerman, Feature Editor December 15, 2022

   Toys for Tots helps bring joy to the children across the United States throughout the holiday season. Pay It Forward was collecting Toys for Tots for the Marines through December 8th. Students were...

A very messy floor in the boys upstairs main hallway bathroom.

Rating School Bathrooms

School bathrooms should be very sanitary and clean. Every single day, students and teachers use bathrooms at their school.
Alley Ackerman, Feature Editor October 17, 2022

   If you're in a building for eight hours a day, eventually you'll have to use the restroom. Everything from the stalls, odor, cleanliness and lighting may determine whether you use a specific bathroom...