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An ogre face taking up the space where a plant would normally grow.

To the ISS and Back

Celena Schmolzi, Editor-In-Chief April 23, 2021
Hickman seniors Alec Hume and Brady Lunceford, along with Battle junior Jonas Ferguson, have spent the school year in their CASA class building a zero-gravity grow lab for the competition as part of the Design & Prototyping program of NASA HUNCH. Now, they are national finalists, ranking high among the 277 participating schools in the nation. The grow lab is intended to support a plant for the first 30 days after seed through a hydroponic system. Elements of their project have the opportunity to make their way onto the International Space Station (ISS) and would likely be used in a modular design to sustain multiple plants individually yet simultaneously. According to the NASA HUNCH website, 824 items have been flown to the ISS as a result of this project.
Local Safety and Poll Watching in the Upcoming Election

Local Safety and Poll Watching in the Upcoming Election

Abby Gordon, Reporter 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...

Kamryn Kreitz, a graduate and first-time voter.

Seniors and Voting

Carter Bone, Reporter 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

Carter Gourley, Reporter 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

Bryce Robinson, Digital Media Editor 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

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...

Grab and Go Meal Service Provides Big Help to CPS Families

Grab and Go Meal Service Provides Big Help to CPS Families

Nathan Kline, Reporter 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,...

Assistant Cross Country coach Johnson takes times for his athletes at the Kirksville virtual meet September 19th

The Fate of Recruits

Faith Cummings and Elliot Muhlenbruck 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...

A Hickman family watches on as the school board discusses if and when CPS classes will resume in-person.

Hickman Remains Virtual… For Now

Jacqueline Jones 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

Kelli Fletcher, Reporter 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?

Carter Gourley, Reporter 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

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...

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