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Local Safety and Poll Watching in the Upcoming Election

Local Safety and Poll Watching in the Upcoming Election
What are poll watchers and how will the current political climate affect the security of local voting locations?
November 2, 2020

Every four years, many Columbians make the trek to nearby polling locations to cast their vote for the next United States President. This year, just like any other, individuals who work the local polls...

Seniors and Voting

Kamryn Kreitz, a graduate and first-time voter.
High schoolers are being made to select something other than a candidate this year. Beyond, "how" they vote, they must choose HOW they vote.
October 30, 2020

With turmoil across the political spectrum glowing from cell phone screens, teenagers across the nation (and the whole world, really) are more than aware of the upcoming presidential election. As with...

Governor Parson prioritizes 100 million to educational funding

Governor Parson prioritizes 100 million to educational funding
October 29, 2020

After reducing educational funding for education earlier this year due to COVID-19, Governor Parson has provided 100 million dollars to education as part of the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan, or SMSRP for...

CPS Superintendent Set To Retire

CPS Superintendent Set To Retire
October 22, 2020

Below is the full letter Dr. Stiepleman wrote the board of education. October 22, 2020 To the Board of Education of the Columbia Public Schools: In 1996, I visited the Anne Frank Annex in Amsterdam....

Hickman Marching Band Performance

October 19, 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...

Grab and Go Meal Service Provides Big Help to CPS Families

Grab and Go Meal Service Provides Big Help to CPS Families
CPS continues to deliver lunches while students are virtual.
October 19, 2020

In the strange times of COVID-19, The Grab and Go Meal Service works to deliver breakfast and lunch to over 3000 students. When school shut down last year and threatened to remain closed after summer,...

The Fate of Recruits

Assistant Cross Country coach Johnson takes times for his athletes at the Kirksville virtual meet September 19th
The untold truth about sports recruitment in the middle of a pandemic.
October 14, 2020

COVID-19 is causing a lot of problems in the world of sports and many athletic events look different due to the global pandemic, including how colleges look and recruit players. Coaches, players, and Hickman...

Hickman Remains Virtual… For Now

A Hickman family watches on as the school board discusses if and when CPS classes will resume in-person.
The CPS School Board votes to bring preK-5 back four days a week, but keeps all Middle and High School students in virtual learning for now.
October 12, 2020

While the Hickman Review met via zoom, the orchestra got in tune, and the JV football team faced Raymore-Peculiar on Monday night, a couple dozen of CPS parents, teachers, administrators and members of...

Teaching During COVID-19: An Inside Look From a Teacher’s Perspective

Teaching During COVID-19: An Inside Look From a Teacher's Perspective
Learning during COVID-19 has been hard for everyone. Hear what Hickman teachers have to say about what teaching is like right now.
October 9, 2020

This school year has been a rough one for everyone, not just students; Hickman teachers are struggling, too. The teachers are trying hard to make this year possible. They care about students and want to...

Who Is On The Boone County Ballot?

Who Is On The Boone County Ballot?
Your briefing on the 2020 Missouri gubernatorial candidates.
October 9, 2020

This November, the presidential seat will not be the only thing on the ballot. Missouri voters will also be voting for their governor. There are four candidates running in this race. Mike Parson (Republican),...

Hickman Debate Cross Examines the First Presidential Debate

Hickman Debate Cross Examines the First Presidential Debate
The P&G sits down with the Hickman Debate Team and the Executive Director of the National Speech & Debate Association to discusses the first presidential debate of 2020.
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...

All you need to know about voting in 2020

All you need to know about voting in 2020
In an election like no other, it is important to plan ahead to vote. This is what Missourians should know as they plan to vote this year.
October 7, 2020

In this odd election year, planning your vote is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your vote is counted. If you are a first time voter, you will need to fill out a voter registration...

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