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Carter’s Nerd-Culture Close-Up

Carter's Nerd-Culture Close-Up
D&D Gaming Edition
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...

#WhyIDidn’tReport

#WhyIDidn’tReport
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...

Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations
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...

A Persistence of Predictability

A Persistence of Predictability
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...

Life Behind the Poet

Let us see how I, Shakira Cross, turned my negatives into positives.
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...

Unspoken Truths

Unspoken Truths
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...

The Bern Hits the Middle East

Bernie Sanders talks foreign policy at Westminster University
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...

Misunderstood Motives

Senior Jessica Kanne
Senior Jessica Kanne shares her point of view on Crop Top Day.
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...

Misunderstood Motives

Senior Jessica Kanne shares her point of view of Crop Top Day.
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...

Picture Perfect

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....

Mistakes Are What You Make Them

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...

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