Purple and Gold News

Is Halloween Canceled?

Pumpkins by Philip Stambaugh & Nancy Lewandowski

Faith Cummings and Carter Gourley

October 29, 2020

Is Halloween canceled? This has been a question on many people's minds since the beginning of the year. With little kids wanting to dress as their favorite movie star or indulge in the sweet caramel of Snickers and older folks wanting to be surrounded by friends and family to enjoy the jack o'lanterns an...

Hickman Marching Band Performance

Hickman Marching Band Performance

Bryce Robinson, Digital Media Editor

October 20, 2020

The Hickman Marching Band has met many challenges due to COVID-19. After many hours of hard work and dedication, they were able to put together their 2020 show "The Black Widow". Above is a video of both the performances done on October 16, 2020. This was one of only two shows there were able to do this...

Too Close for Comfort

Shakira Cross speaks out at the 2017 Poetry Slam.

Carter Bone, Reporter

October 8, 2020

Hickman students from the current sophomore class and earlier are more than familiar with the halls of the school and its sounds. There’s laughter to be found, not to mention playful bickering and plans to meet up after class. The announcements each morning are at the same time, tying weekdays toget...

Hickman Debate Cross Examines the First Presidential Debate

Hickman Debate Cross Examines the First Presidential Debate

Avery Dixon and Nathan Kline

October 7, 2020

  On Tuesday September 29, 2020, the first presidential debate of the 2020 election was held in Cleveland Ohio. Presidential debates typically include significant discussions of ideas and previews of policy, they have set rules and codes of conduct, and they can sometimes be so civil and sti...

Carter’s Nerd Corner: Digital Tabletop Edition

Alec Hume (12) plays DnD with his party on roll20.net.

Carter Gourley, Reporter

October 2, 2020

  Hello everyone who may read this article, anyone who has gotten into the Dungeons and Dragons hobby as of recently either through my other articles or having it recommended to you by someone else, has probably noticed by now that getting the party together is a lot harder with COVID-19 bein...

A Tradition Carried On

Cadet Grayson, Cadet Steger, Cadet Grayson  are preparing for the new format of the tradition.

Faith Cummings, Reporter

October 1, 2020

Every year, Mizzou fans watch the football games in hopes of seeing Mizzou’s ROTC cadets do their push-ups and shoot off the cannon after every Mizzou touchdown, but this year many were disappointed. Due to COVID-19 safety measures, the cadets were not allowed on the field. However, a tradition that...

Science of Santa

Science of Santa

Bryce Robinson, Lead of Online Release

January 14, 2020

If you’ve grown up in America, or even just walked around a public place with music in December, you know the classic story of Santa Claus. We all know he comes down the chimney when we’re asleep and either gives us presents if we’ve behaved well this past year, or gives us a bunch of coal. Bu...

Are You Smarter Than A…

January 10, 2020


Dungeons and Dragons Class Overview 1: The Fighter

Dungeons and Dragons Class Overview 1: The Fighter

November 11, 2019

    The fighter is the go-to first-time player class, starting with ten health and gaining an average of 6 health per level up decided on a 10 sided dice or a d10. They also get the ability to wield any weapon and wear any armor the come across, off to the abilities this class gets a...

Ticktockers of Hickman

Ticktockers of Hickman

October 8, 2019

Halid Ibrahimovic, Abigail Gordon, Jonathon Chatfield Tiktok is one of the most new, viral social media platform to have come out lately so it’s no surprise when people from our own school are using and uploading content onto these networks. People who make online content are often called “conte...

Overwatch Club at Hickman

Overwatch Club at Hickman

September 18, 2019

The Media Center’s Gaming Crib is put to good use by Hickman’s e-sports team. Nicolas Araujo | Reporter   Overwatch is a club for aspiring gamers and a good start on e-sports, possibly even opening doors for scholarships at universities such as Mizzou and CMU. The Ukatsu team is th...

Pocket-sized Positivity

Pocket-sized Positivity

September 9, 2019

You can’t buy happiness, but these apps might help get you pretty close- For free! Amanti Brown-Mitchell | Reporter   Are you feeling overwhelmed with the new school year? New teachers, students, classes? Are you looking for a way to improve your habits, or help create a healthier mindse...

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