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Carter’s Nerd-Culture Close-Up

Carter's Nerd-Culture Close-Up

October 8, 2019

By Carter Gourley | Reporter Hello, students of Hickman and whoever reads this is Carter Gourley, the over-nerd that is most likely found chilling in the corner with his friends talking about various other nerd related subjects which I will hopefully be able cover someday in a major issue of the Nerd Ins...

#WhyIDidn’tReport

#WhyIDidn’tReport

Avery Dixon

October 9, 2018

Over the past few weeks, there has been lots of talk about sexual misconduct and sexual assault stemming from the conversation about the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. A voice has sprung up from the females of Hickman High School in the form of papers taped to the walls of the girls' bathro...

Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

Anna Spell, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2018

It’s sometimes hard to take an objective perspective on hard topics as a journalist. Journalism’s role is to be an unbiased source to help inform the decisions we make. And as a general rule, I can’t insert myself into a story.   That being said, I’ve realized along the way that while I can...

A Persistence of Predictability

A Persistence of Predictability

Grace Gomez-Palacio

January 26, 2018

A quick disclaimer: No, I’m not trying to hate on your favorite authors. No, I don’t hate your favorite books. 94% of the time, I hold nothing but the utmost respect for authors trying to connect with the younger generations through literature. Being published is difficult, being an author is hard,...

Life Behind the Poet

Shakira Cross

January 26, 2018

I think it is safe to assume that people know me as this perky, upbeat, positive poet who is energetic and full of life. Or people know me as an inspirational instagrammer who posts about how you can push through no matter the obstacle. And then some people view me as this girl who wins all the awards,...

Unspoken Truths

Unspoken Truths

Anna Spell, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2017

A few weeks ago, I signed myself up for a R.A.D. course at Mizzou. What is that, you ask? Rape. Aggression. Defense. The funny part is, I used to consider myself too independent. Too proud. Too smart to find myself in that kind of situation. And then I realized that none of that mattered. Seeking prote...

The Bern Hits the Middle East

Ben Lewandowski

October 27, 2017

As the old man made his way through the crowd, smiling softly, waving at the students who found themselves captivated by his ideas, a nervous energy seemed to envelop the audience, made up largely of students and faculty of Westminster University, there to hear him speak. Bernie Sanders, an independent ...

Misunderstood Motives

Senior Jessica Kanne

Jessica Kanne, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017

I’m sure many of you are aware that during the last week of August, a protest was held at Hickman to fight the rule on crop tops. What many of you may not be aware of, is that a request for me to cover up my shirt was the catalyst of this protest. I told my friend what happened to me and she decided ...

Misunderstood Motives

Jessica Kanne

October 5, 2017

I’m sure many of you are aware that during the last week of August, a protest was held at Hickman to fight the rule on crop tops. What many of you may not be aware of, is that a request for me to cover up my shirt was the catalyst of this protest. I told my friend what happened to me and she decided ...

Picture Perfect

Maya Doll, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2017

Sometimes, I wish my life was like the montage part of an 80’s movie. The main character figures out the perfect solution to the problem while Kenny Loggins’ “Footloose” plays in the background. I just want to get dressed one morning with cool music in the background, strategic zooms on my jewelry, ...

Mistakes Are What You Make Them

Emma Moloney

October 5, 2017

Believe it or not, putting together a high school newspaper can be stressful. There are articles to write, graphics to put in and layout, and problems seem to pop up out of nowhere at every turn. It's not an easy task, and sometimes mistakes can be made. Mistakes such as the blunder I had last editi...

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