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Quiz Bowl 2020

Quiz Bowl 2020

March 12, 2020

QuizBowl XXXIII Tragedy in Lego City By Celena Schmolzi   Two boys stand at the front of Hickman auditorium, engrossed in an intense conversation while hundreds of Kewpies shuffle in to fill the seats. While most of these students are happy to be out of class for an hour, these two are t...

The Wonders of Water

The Wonders of Water

Ayla Kian Mehr, Reporter

February 18, 2020

  Why we drink water and the importance of it Ayla Kian Mehr | Reporter   People walk along the streets with large water bottles and soft drink cups on a sweltering, sunny day. It comes to show that we are always drinking. Whether it is a sweet Starbucks beverage or simply a cup of...

Put Me In, Coach

Put Me In, Coach

Celena Schmlzi, Reporter

January 16, 2020

The silence in the room is deafening. Faces are plugged in focus with mines turning like mine never could. I sit in the center of Ms. Gerling’s classroom, amongst some of the best debaters in Missouri. I am here to take on the gauntlet that is Hickman High School Speech and Debate, aka Team Composure....

John Warner Middle School Breaks New Ground

John Warner Middle School Breaks New Ground

Grace Gomez-Palacio, Reporter

January 16, 2020

  As of the writing of this article, there are six middle schools in Columbia. By this time next year, though, a new seventh middle school will have been fully open since August. The school itself was approved for construction due to the current severe overcrowding at Gentry Middle, which was des...

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...

Graduation In December

Graduation In December

Carter Gourley, Diego Branda, Reporter

January 10, 2020

A new semester is on the horizon. The majority of students prepare to relax and prepare for the next semester except for a select few students who will be receiving their diploma and heading out into the world due to having acquired enough credits to graduate. Extra credits can be acquired by attend...

A Spiritual vs Cultural Christmas

January 6, 2020

  When people think of Christmas, some think of Santa Claus, Christmas trees, presents, candy canes, and eggnog. Others think of the birth of Jesus and what his life meant for all those affiliated with the Christian faith. Throughout this story, we will cover each side and the sheer importance o...

OK Boomer

OK Boomer

January 6, 2020

  An unidentified older man posted a video online to convince his followers that the younger members of society, Gen Z and millennials, all suffer from the classic “Peter Pan syndrome of not wanting to grow up.” Essentially, he was doubting that the more recent generations wouldn’t be able ...

At Least Six Injured in California School Shooting

At Least Six Injured  in California School Shooting

November 14, 2019

At Least Six Injured  in California School Shooting Bryce Robinson | Lead of Online Media Release    At approximately 8 am the Las Angeles County Sheriff’s Office received a call stating that there was an active shooter at Santa Clarita High School about 40 miles outside of Las Ang...

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...

New Deans On the Scene

October 8, 2019

By Roan Schnetzer / Reporter, Diego Branda / Reporter, Nico Lugo / Reporter If you were a student here at Hickman last year or in years past you may have gotten sent to your assistant principal’s office for referrals- good or bad. Besides dealing with disciplinary issues, assistant principals w...

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