Kickapoo High Quarterly

KHQ TODAY

Kickapoo High Quarterly

KHQ TODAY

Kickapoo High Quarterly

KHQ TODAY

Protect Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade is objectively constitutional and necessary to the societal progression of the United States. The 1973 Roe v. Wade

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Kickapoo Band

  Our Band has accomplished many things this year, they have been on long trips. Through frustration and upset they have worked so hard this

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Headed Home

Lisa Vianello Italy What are you going to miss the most about America? “I am gonna miss all the friends I made this year and

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Choir Year Recap

The Kickapoo Choirs have had a busy year. From concerts and competitions to caroling at schools, they’ve done a lot.        Chorus I had their first

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Theater Year Recap

     The theater department has been incredibly busy this year.       They have successfully put on three shows this year. Director Michael Butcher retired at

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Goodbye Mr. Broaddus

Beloved history teacher Mr. Broaddus has announced he is leaving Kickapoo at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.       Broaddus has been teaching at Kickapoo

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HOSA Year Review

      HOSA, known as future health professionals, has had a productive year. With five qualifiers preparing for nationals towards the end of June,

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FBLA Year Recap

   With everything starting to return to normal after two years of cancellations and distancing, FBLA has had an amazing 2021-2022 year. While not everything

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FCCLA Year Recap

   FCCLA is a club that stands for “family career and community leaders of America”. As a club, they compete in regional, state, and national competitions.

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7 Things to Think About Before Your Senior Year

Source: https://thescholarshipsystem.com/blog-for-students-families/what-every-student-should-do-before-their-high-school-senior-year/ 1.Start Looking for Scholarships ASAP- Some college deadlines are as early as August. So if you’re a junior reading this right now…stop. Go

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Puffs Play Review

       I attended the Wednesday April 20th show at 7 o’clock. It starred the first block drama two class.       Overall I would give the show

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Rating Coachella Outfits

  After three years, Coachella is finally back. This music festival attracts everyone from A-List celebrities and influencers to even everyday people. Social media has been

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Graduation Checklist

Senior Library Materials due: Friday, April 29th, 2022 All checked out books need to be turned into the librarians Prom: Friday, April 29th, 2022 9:00-11:30

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Ukraine Needs Help

The people of Ukraine are in need of help. facing desperate times, with scarce resources and much uncertainty, many organizations have since offered methods for

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State Bound!

The Kickapoo Chiefs clubs have been skyrocketing in competition the past few weeks. DECA, FCCLA, and FBLA have taken their district competitions by storm and

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All-State Choir Conference

On January 26th, six Kickapoo choir students attended the Choir All-State conference. These students were Olivia Morris, Makenna Rowe, Trinity Talmage, Madi Phillips, David Owsley,

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Trucking for Change

The truckers have had enough. Tens of thousands Canadian and American truck drivers gathered in western Canada. From there they embarked on a cross country

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What is Scientology?

   Many have heard the name, few know the true meaning of the religion that is Scientology.     Created by L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology is a religion

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The SPS Shutdown

   With the increase of the Omicron variant throughout the country, it was only a matter of time before it affected the Ozarks.     On Tuesday,

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A Gay Agenda

According to Child Trends, another organization who are focused on improving the lives if children and youths, only 15 states and the District of Colombia

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An Olympic Dilemma

   With the delay of the Summer 2020 Olympics in Japan, most people would be looking forward to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics; which are set

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The War Against Masks

Over the past year, Springfield Public Schools has come under fire multiple times, with the gunman being Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Schmitt is in charge

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Swim Spotlight

The girl’s swim and dive team has already started to make waves this season. The team began practicing in mid-November and is looking forward to

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Road to Nationals

Our Chiefs cheerleaders visited Drury University to compete in the UCA Regional competition on November 20th. Our varsity and junior varsity teams won first place

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Rush to the End

   At first, there were two days for final exams. But now, these integral tests are only one day.     All students previous to this year

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Six Years Free

   Junior Jaidyn Wasson woke up to an unusual lump on her neck that predicted an unforeseen future. Wasson was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer

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FBLA Needs You

The Financial Business Leaders of America club is currently searching for new members eager to test the waters of business and career competition. There are

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Against the Masks

Attorney General Eric Schmitt has decided to fight the COVID-19 mask mandate in Kansas City, Missouri. Lawyer and former Assistant Attorney General Of Missouri, Elad

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Fall Choir Concert

The Kickapoo High School choir had a concert on October 11th at 7:00 pm in the Kickapoo Performing Arts Center. The included choirs were Chorus

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Haunted House Review

Hotel of Terror 8/10      Upon entrance of the Hotel of Terror, located in downtown Springfield, I promptly signed my life away. They require you to

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Greek Life

There is a paper thin line between lifelong brotherhood and the toxic culture that can be perpetuated in a fraternity. On the Missouri State campus

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Final Stress

   School almost out, meaning that finals are right around the corner. Finals week can be stressful and overwhelming. Disorganization is the main source of

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Shredding the Turf

The Kickapoo girls’ varsity team was at it again this past Wednesday, crushing Glendale’s team 4-1. This game was extremely important to their season, as

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The Hills are Alive

In the 417 area, there are hundreds of beautiful hiking locations right at our fingertips. Here are four convenient and beautiful summer spots, each with

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HOSA Update: 05-04-21

HOSA has led a successful year. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected many clubs, HOSA was still able to follow health and safety guidelines

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Dating on a Budget

   Coming up with ideas for fun dates without spending too much money can be a challenge, especially during a global pandemic. Here are some

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Change for Kickapoo

This past year, Kickapoo students have come together to create a new student activist group called Change for Kickapoo. The group quickly became well known

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Foreign Language Credits

Learning a foreign language isn’t for everyone. Some people excel in this department, while others struggle to wrap their minds around something so different. You

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4 Siblings Overnight

 Sophomore Vanessa Maturey went from one to five siblings overnight. In 2018 her life changed forever.    Maturey grew up in a picture perfect family. A

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Golden Girls Tryouts

Tryouts for Golden Girls are March 27. Pick up an informational/application packet in the front office or from club sponsor, Amy Barron (room 105). Forms

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Saved By The Bell

Scheduling this year has been nothing but madness from day one. From sports to theatre, band, orchestra, choir, and anything apart or in between, it

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Year Since Quarantine

March of 2021 marks one year since everyone’s lives changed forever. Now it’s time to visit upon the details to see what unfortunately hasn’t changed

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TikTok Ban

With over 26 million teenage users in the US, TikTok has a great influence on our community and easy access to our information. While TikTok

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Winter Guard

The Winter Guard season is just beginning and already the team is excited about this upcoming season. Rehearsing throughout the week the team is preparing

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Girls Swim

The Kickapoo Girls Swim team is in high spirits this season despite the crazy season. From now and when we return from the winter break

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COVID-19 Tensions Rise

With the eagerly anticipated approval of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine by the FDA, tensions regarding Covid-19 are continually spiking nationwide. Among the public, there are widespread

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Coronavirus Vaccine

This past Thursday, the FDA panel voted for the approval of the Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine. Unless any last-minute legal requirements arise, an emergency authorization will

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Holiday Lights

One of the many joys brought by the holiday season is the incredible Holiday light shows throughout the country. Luckily for us, there are plenty

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FBLA Update: 12-08-20

Kickapoo’s FBLA chapter has been very active this past quarter! Last Saturday they went and served our community with the Salvation Army through their bell-ringing

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Happy Holiday Facts

After the chaos that 2020 has brought us all this year, lighten the mood with these holiday fun facts! American’s usually spend around $1,500 on

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FBLA Update

FBLA has started holding meetings and are looking for new members! The deadline to sign up for their competitions is December 2nd, the objective tests

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Onto the Final Four

The Lady Chiefs softball team faced off against Lee’s Summit West Thursday night in the Class 5 Quarterfinal game. The Lady Chiefs beat the Titans

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21 Chiefs on Pause

Covid-19 has caused the cancellation of many club activities, including 21 Chiefs. In fear of spreading the virus, the club has had to hold off

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Changes to Kare Team

With the current circumstances regarding COVID-19, Kare Team has had to make some changes this 2020-2021 school year. To keep things more sanitary, food pantry

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Trouble With Stunts

     For the past seven months, cheerleading practice has been held every week, as the team works hard to perfect modified and new cheers

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Double Whammy

This past month, boys varsity soccer has beat Glendale varsity soccer not once, but two times. Kickapoo received first place after playing against the falcons

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Girls Golf

The Lady Chiefs golf team’s season came to an end on Monday, October 12. The team had a great season and with high hopes. Unfortunately,

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Homecoming Week 2020

With a whole year full of surprises and cancellations, our Kickapoo Cabinet has pulled together to make this year’s homecoming one for the books. While

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Choir Contests

 The voices that sing the National Anthem every Monday morning have been working hard.     Choir is currently preparing for competitions. At the district competition on

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Coronavirus

Starting in December 2019, the coronavirus or codiv19 has spread around the world. First appeared in China, in the town of Wuhan, the virus arrived

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The King of Kings

Senior Austin Blecha, is our first openly gay courtwarming king, and he’s changing the game. “I was astonished when I found out I was nominated,

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DECA Districts

DECA recently competed at the district competition, which took place Thursday, February 20th at Seminole Baptist church. “21 people made it to state and 16

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Senioritis

   If you are anything like me you didn’t know that this was a real thing, or a thing at all till you finally got

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Winter Guard Wins

   The 2020 Winter Guard season is off to a great start.     The JV team, Kickapoo Gold, took home first place at the Ozark Winter Guard

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Southside Rivalry

This Friday the boy’s varsity basketball team will come head to head with Glendale at 7:00 pm.Kickapoo heads into the game 14-8. Glendale enters into

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Change Wars

Once again FBLA is doing Change Wars for this week. The teacher who’s going to collect the most money, in change, during their first block

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Courtwarming

Courtwarming: Welcome to the Jungle will be held February 28th 8-10:30 pm. Tickets are $10 the 24-26th, and increase to $15 the 27th and 28th.

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Cheering For The Squad

   Cheer tryout applications are available in the main office but just signing a paper isn’t all that goes into the cheer applications. Cheer tryout forms

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FBLA Goes to State

Future Business Leaders of America, (FBLA) has recently won 37 amount of district awards and 48 students from Kickapoo are going onto State. These awards

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Buzzing To The Top

The last few weeks have been very busy for Scholar Bowl. Their two teams have gone to different competitions and tournaments and placed highly at

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Stressed For School

   Counselors are constantly reminding us that honors or advanced classes are good. They help us get ahead, they will look good on our resumes,

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Furry Final Therapy

Pet Therapy of the Ozarks is a program that offers certified service animals to come to schools, nursing homes, hospitals, and other facilities. They started

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Bowling Club

The bowling club is one of the many events that take place at Kickapoo. Bowling starts after winter break and is a very competitive club. 

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Running For Gold

   The Cross Country season has come to an end, but it was something to be proud of. Off season and the grind has started for

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Sports Talks with Nick

   This upcoming weekend the local favorite Kansas City Chiefs face off against AFC West rival the Denver Broncos.    The Chiefs and Broncos have been rivals

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Mission to Adoption

 The summer of 2015 opened up a whole new world of possibilities for the Barron family.    Senior Madi Barron’s family has been very involved in

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Democracy in Action

Democracy in Action is looking for new members! The club focuses on political literacy and helping students understand and debate today’s current news. “It felt

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Adopt a Family

   Every year Key Club joins hands with classes to “Adopt a Family” for the Holidays. This is an opportunity for classes to donates money and

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HOSA Singo

  Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), has been nothing short of busy this year. The nationally ranked club has spent time fundraising for the National

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FCCLA update

    FCCLA is a club that does a lot not only to benefit the students that are in the club, but they reach outside of the

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National Honor Society

National Honor Society (NHS) is one of many clubs at Kickapoo that participates in volunteer work. This weekend NHS is participating in bell ringing outside

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Keeping The Peace

Peer mediation was organized to help students solve conflicts. The idea is to try and keep a peaceful environment here on campus. Anything said in

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Faster Than The Buzzer

Academic Team meets every Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning. The members have been working tirelessly to get ready for upcoming competitions. As a part of

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Around the World

    One of the many trips being offered this school year is an educational based trip to Peru.    Two of the Spanish teachers, Mrs. Nunez and

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GSTA Goes to Jefferson City

   The 2019-2020 legislative session will mark the 21st consecutive year that Missouri legislators were presented with the Missouri Non-Discrimination Act (MONA).   Currently, Missouri’s Human

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Food For Fines

The school library is giving kids an alternative option for paying library fines. If students have an outstanding library fine you can bring in items

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Soccer Field

The Kickapoo Chiefs and Lady Chiefs have enjoyed success over the recent years, but not on their home field. Jose Florez Field, home of the

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Feel The Vibrations

Drumline: one of the most underrated and mentally tasking sports at school.  The season goes from November to April but competition season doesn’t start until

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Apex vs Fortnite

As most already know, Fortnite was easily the most popular game of 2018. Just recently a battle royal game by the name Apex Legends that

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thank u, next

When the weight of the world gets too heavy what do you do? For Ariana Grande, you pick yourself up and run to the studio.

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Down the Lanes

  “If you pick up your bowling ball and you’re on the approach and you don’t know what you’re doing you’re in trouble,” sophomore Spencer Robarge

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Are We Safe?

ABC News states that fifty school shootings have taken place since the Columbine shooting in 1999. School systems take shootings very seriously. A new procedure

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Go Caps

`   In order to graduate high school, there are many requirements to receive a diploma. The classes and skills are taught to prepare students for

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Q&A With Dr. Powers

What’s the biggest difference between high school and middle school from what you’ve seen? “For me it feels like the pace is a lot faster.

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Cry Pretty

Photo Courtesy of Tribune News A country singer, Carrie Underwood, released her sixth studio album, Cry Pretty, on September 14, 2018. The album consist of

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Swimming

In his fifth and final studio album, the late Mac Miller drowns the listener in captivating songs of R&B, soul, jazz rap about heartbreak, self

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Student Council

Student Council has just wrapped up work on How Night and are now beginning to prepare for Homecoming. The dance will be held on October

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Christmas Cookies

 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

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