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  • Springfield Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Winter Holidays
  • Advice Column: Confused and Worried
  • Elf Jr. The Musical
  • SPS All-City Honor Band

    SPS All-City Honor Band

    Liz Kilgo, Staff Writer/ Photographer

    December 10, 2017

    Every year, the Cherokee band students have a chance to audition for the SPS All-City Honor Band. This year, for the first time, SPS put 7th and 8th grade students together. In past years, they had two separate bands with three songs each. This year they had one large band with five songs. These students had to submit a video ...

  • Springfield Christmas Tree Lighting

    Springfield Christmas Tree Lighting

    Gabby Burgess, Leadership Team

    December 10, 2017

    On November 18, Downtown Springfield offered a free Christmas Tree Lighting pre-show filled with hot cocoa, Santa & Mrs. Claus, and children mailing off letters to St. Nick. They then topped it off with Luke Cooksey and Springfield Little Theater giving a live performance. This is only the beginning as the tree is prepar...

  • Winter Holidays

    Winter Holidays

    Kylie Burks, Section Editor

    December 10, 2017

    The winter holidays are different in different countries, religions, and cultures. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or any other winter event, they obviously all have one thing in common: they all take place in winter (obviously!) Here are some brief descriptions of three different holidays around the world. Note...

  • Advice Column: Confused and Worried

    Advice Column: Confused and Worried

    The Advice Column, Section Editor, Photographer

    December 10, 2017

    “Dear Advice Column, Every day I have the same daily struggle of finding two seats at lunch for my friend and I. We are always walking around finding random places to sit. Almost every day we sit somewhere new. We have tried getting there earlier, but we always get there late. And no one seems to want to save us two s...

    Cherokee's cafeteria is always packed in tight at lunchtime. This is during the 7th grade lunch time.

    Madison Arthur

  • Elf Jr. The Musical

    Elf Jr. The Musical

    Kylie Burks, Section Editor

    December 10, 2017

         “The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.” This famous quote is from the iconic movie Elf which was released back in 2003. Although it is 14 years old, people young and old still love watching Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell) frolic around New York City on his search for his dad. Budd...

Outdoor Awareness

Katy LaPoint, Section Editor

December 12, 2017No Comments

  Outdoor Awareness (OA) is a semester class you can take in your 8th-grade year at Cherokee. The teacher is Coach Gray, the seventh grade basketball coach. Outdoor Awareness is a class tha...

2017 Fall Dance

2017 Fall Dance

December 12, 2017

The November 17th dance was truly one for the books. I can give it nothing but praise for the incredible decorations, delicious food, and impeccable song choices. Starting in the food area, there was...

Book Of The Month

Book Of The Month

December 12, 2017

Many books are thriving at Cherokee Middle School, but there are a few books lucky enough to make the top three. Though all books have many good things about their story-line, these are the books that...

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs.Georgiades

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs.Georgiades

December 12, 2017

Mrs. Georgiades is the orchestra teacher here at Cherokee. She has been teaching at Cherokee for about 3 years, but also taught here before she had kids of her own. She has two sons, one is 15 and the...

Student Council: Robberson Pride Store Drive

Student Council: Robberson Pride Store Drive

December 12, 2017

A few weeks ago, I interviewed two members of our student council, Kellen and Olivia. I asked them both a few questions about Student Council and the Robberson Pride Store. First, I asked them to de...

Donors Choose: Mrs. Madura

Donors Choose: Mrs. Madura

December 12, 2017

The Donors choose fundraiser is to raise money for flexible seating in 8th grade English classes. Flexible seating means that people can choose whether they want to sit or stand during class. Mrs. Madura...

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Amazon Home Entry Package Delivery

Gillian Charlton, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017No Comments

Amazon has delivered (pun intended, haha) a new way to get your packages to your doorstep, or I should say inside your house! It's almost Christmas time, Christmas music on the radio, Christmas decoration...

Convoy of Hope Helps Hurricane Victims

Convoy of Hope Helps Hurricane Victims

December 12, 2017

     Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate, are some of the most devastating hurricanes in 2017. The world hears about disaster after disaster, lives lost, and homes destroyed. But, there are some ...

Facebook’s New App: “Messenger Kids”

Facebook’s New App: “Messenger Kids”

December 12, 2017

Most people nowadays know "Facebook" and the messaging app with it, "Messenger." But Facebook has released a new Messenger app: "Messenger Kids." Messenger Kids is an app for kids 13 and under to t...

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

December 12, 2017

On December 7th we honored the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Approximately 3,700 Americans died, with another 1,000 wounded. Soldiers and civilians alike lost their lives on that fateful day...

Henry the Hippo

Henry the Hippo

December 11, 2017

Henry the Hippo, who lived at Dickerson Park Zoo for 30 years, has died. Henry left the Springfield, Missouri zoo to go Hippo Cove at the Cincinnati Zoo to try and create an offspring.  Efforts were...

Springfield Christmas Tree Lighting

Springfield Christmas Tree Lighting

December 10, 2017

On November 18, Downtown Springfield offered a free Christmas Tree Lighting pre-show filled with hot cocoa, Santa & Mrs. Claus, and children mailing off letters to St. Nick. They then topped it off with...

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Rare Pink Dolphins

Catelyn Conover, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017No Comments

Description: Pink Dolphins (also known as Amazon River Dolphins) are a rare species of dolphin that have a pink color to them. They have a long nose or hole at the top of its head, and they have black t...

Devil’s Triangle

Devil’s Triangle

December 12, 2017

     Can a triangle defy the science we know? Doesn’t seem possible right? Let me introduce you to the Devil’s Triangle, scientifically known as the Bermuda Triangle. The triangle touches the North ...

Put the ‘Christ’ back in ‘Christmas’ (Opinion)

Put the ‘Christ’ back in ‘Christmas’ (Opinion)

December 12, 2017

How do you spell Christmas? Is it spelled X M A S or is it spelled C H R I S T M A S? The correct answer is the second spelling, but lots of people would say that they are both accurate. I’m here to te...

Public School System (Opinion)

Public School System (Opinion)

December 12, 2017

     Since the majority of the people reading this are in middle school right now, you probably have an opinion on United States' school system. So, is our school system terrible, or does it serve its ...

No Christmas in Early America?

No Christmas in Early America?

December 12, 2017

     Imagine being in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Now imagine celebrating Christmas in an environment like that. Well, that is what Christmas during the middle ages would have been like. They woul...

Winter Holidays

Winter Holidays

December 10, 2017

The winter holidays are different in different countries, religions, and cultures. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or any other winter event, they obviously all have one thing in common: t...

Advice Column: Confused and Worried

Advice Column: Confused and Worried

December 10, 2017

“Dear Advice Column, Every day I have the same daily struggle of finding two seats at lunch for my friend and I. We are always walking around finding random places to sit. Almost every day we sit ...

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