• Kickapoo Drumline
  • Faculty Spotlight: Coach Gray
  • Helping Hands in Springfield, Missouri
  • Remembering Stephen Hawking
  • Movie Review: Black Panther
  • Kickapoo Drumline

    Kickapoo Drumline

    Emma Mayne, Leadership Team

    April 2, 2018

    When you think of the word drumline, you’re probably thinking of a bunch of guys standing in a line, beating on giant drums. But turns out, a drumline can be a lot more interesting. The drumline show at Kickapoo High School, “A Rose, is a Rose, is a Rose,” performs and competes all over the state and also ventures ...

  • Faculty Spotlight: Coach Gray

    Faculty Spotlight: Coach Gray

    Kylie Burks, Section Editor

    April 2, 2018

    Ever been to a Cherokee 7th grade basketball game and seen a coach who seems to never stop yelling and is always into the game? Or maybe heard students talk about a PE coach who they can’t get enough of? This is Coach Gray, a teacher of 30 years at Cherokee who is retiring after this year. Coach Gray teaches many classes and c...

  • Helping Hands in Springfield, Missouri

    Helping Hands in Springfield, Missouri

    Kylie Burks, Section Editor

    April 2, 2018

    Springfield, Missouri has hundreds of wonderful organizations designed to help those in need in our community, our country, or our world. This includes specialized camps, disaster response teams, temporary homes for parents of sick children, research centers, and many more! You’ve probably heard names like Make A Wish, Convoy ...

    Staff file photo by Sam Yu Thousands of people and almost as many volunteers were at the Frederick fairgrounds in June 2011 for the Convoy of Hope outreach. Here, volunteers prepare groceries for participants. There were also free family portraits, entertainment, health screenings, prayer sessions, clothing, a job fair, and food at the event. sy-w/NS

  • Remembering Stephen Hawking

    Remembering Stephen Hawking

    Keeley Curtis, Staff Writer

    April 2, 2018

    Tragedy struck on March 14, 2018. That day, the man who was arguably the best Theoretical scientist and Cosmologist, passed away, Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking attended Trinity Hall, Cambridge in 1962 - 1966. As of 2014, only 525 students attended this university showing the intelligence Hawking had. During his young yea...

  • Movie Review: Black Panther

    Movie Review: Black Panther

    Joel Sharpsteen, Leadership Team, Staff Writer

    March 29, 2018

    Black Panther is a Marvel movie about a king from Wakanda, a fictional country built on a mountain of the strongest and most valuable resource on Earth: Vibranium. However, the outside world does not know about it. The king of Wakanda, T'challa, is overthrown by Erik Killmonger, an ex-military Wakandan who wants to send Vibranium...

Becoming a Freshman
Faculty Spotlight: Coach Gray

Faculty Spotlight: Coach Gray

April 2, 2018

Ever been to a Cherokee 7th grade basketball game and seen a coach who seems to never stop yelling and is always into the game? Or maybe heard students talk about a PE coach who they can’t get enough...

The Cherokee Middle School Smoke Signal

The Cherokee Middle School Smoke Signal

April 2, 2018

The Cherokee Middle School Smoke Signal is one of the clubs here at Cherokee. Some of you may not be very familiar with what happens "behind the scenes" at the Smoke Signal. Every Tuesday morning, the...

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Fergie’s National Anthem
The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

April 2, 2018

Have you ever heard of a musical-movie circus drama with a twist of romance? I hadn’t either, but that was before I saw The Greatest Showman. This movie is likely one you have heard about from your friends,...

PlayStation VR, Is it worth It?

PlayStation VR, Is it worth It?

April 2, 2018

My family and I recently purchased a PlayStation virtual reality headset and I will be reviewing it on its overall controls and game variety. The PlayStation VR was made by Sony Interactive Entertainment...

Body Painting

Body Painting

April 2, 2018

Body painting is a forgotten art and is highly misjudged. Most people say that body painting is inappropriate, but it is actually graceful. Body painting could be just your hands, feet, face, or...

Book Of The Month: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Book Of The Month: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

April 2, 2018

I think I speak on every Potterhead behalf when I speak about the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter has been claimed as one of the most well-written books of all time and the net worth of the writer, J.K...

Movie Review: Black Panther

Movie Review: Black Panther

March 29, 2018

Black Panther is a Marvel movie about a king from Wakanda, a fictional country built on a mountain of the strongest and most valuable resource on Earth: Vibranium. However, the outside world does not know...

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Random Topic: Chairs
Your Future: Part Time Jobs

Your Future: Part Time Jobs

April 2, 2018

Before this article fully starts, last quarter I made an article about various colleges some students might want to attend. This article is just a continuation. If you are curious about that article you...

Advice Column: Stressed Out

Advice Column: Stressed Out

April 2, 2018

“Dear Advice Column, I don't know what to do with the fact that I take about 4 hours EVERY night to do homework! And I am SICK of it! The teachers assign a lot but it shouldn't take me this long....

Dachshunds

Dachshunds

April 2, 2018

   Lots of us eat hot dogs but have we ever thought that the person that invented that tasty delicious food based it off of a dog.The dog you have to thank is the Dachshund. Dachshunds date back...

School Lunch Hacks

School Lunch Hacks

April 2, 2018

School lunches are not always the best-tasting meals. To avoid school lunches, students will pack their own lunch. But with us being teens, most of us are very busy. So I’m going to tell you 10 ways...

Helping Hands in Springfield, Missouri

Helping Hands in Springfield, Missouri

April 2, 2018

Springfield, Missouri has hundreds of wonderful organizations designed to help those in need in our community, our country, or our world. This includes specialized camps, disaster response teams, temporary...

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