September 2010
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Faculty Forms Petition Over Custodian’s Firing

     Custodian Bill Knowles’ firing on Tuesday, September 7 sparked emotions with school faculty who are currently signing a petition asking for his reinstatement.

     Faculty members believe Knowles was released unfairly and details about the firing have not been released by the administration.

     Faculty Advisory Committee Chair Phil Overeem, along with three other teachers, wrote the [...]

All-School Musical Auditions

     Singing and acting auditions for the fall musical, “Annie Get Your Gun,” begin at 3 pm on Monday, September 13, and Tuesday, September 14, in the auditorium. A sign-up sheet for audition times will be posted outside the choir room (FA7) on Monday morning. The dance audition for everyone signed up is on Wednesday, September [...]

What To Do This Weekend

     Enjoy, not eat, cinnamon ice cream from Sparky’s.  To be able to effectively complete this task follow this simple procedure.   

     First, eat a normal sized dinner. I recommend a plate of spaghetti with hearty meat sauce and a glass of milk on the side. Wait approximately ninety minutes until you are neither full, nor [...]

Everybody’s Working For the Weekend

     We all have those Fridays where we have something exciting planned for the weekend. Something so exciting, that no matter how hard we want to concentrate we find it impossible to focus on the work at hand.

     Although it may seem impossible, it is something we must all overcome either now in high school or [...]

Reckless Fishing

     Fishing can be one of the most relaxing and enjoyable activities on a nice, sunny afternoon. The fish are biting and there is just the slightest breeze keeping the sweat from rolling down your face. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Especially while fishing with a reckless fisher. A reckless fisher will do three [...]

Car Wash for Centro Latino

A charity carwash benefitting Centro Latino is being held at the Hy-Vee on 3100 Broadway on October 9 from 2 to 7.

     Centro Latino on Austin Avenue is a center to help Latinos and Latino families adjust to life in Central Missouri. It offers help for health and educational services. 

   Anyone interested in volunteering should contact [...]

Ain’t Afraid to Get Dirty

     Thursday September 9 FFA  holds their annual Ag Olympics starting at 5:30 behind the Columbia Career Center greenhouses. 

     The event includes a water balloon toss, mud bat mitten and tug-o-war, and a watermelon eating contest.  Hot dogs and soda will be available.   Come out in your old clothes and join in the fun with FFA.


Name New School

     Want to play a role in shaping Columbia’s history? Join the Columbia Public Schools High School Naming Committee! The district is searching for volunteers to serve on the committee responsible for naming the new high school. Volunteers will be submitting their suggestions to the Board of Education at their meeting on October 11.

     The District [...]

Kewpie Fest

     The Kewpie Fest will be Tuesday, September 7 during both lunch shifts. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to find an activity that they are interested in. There are over 54 clubs at Hickman, so it is highly likely that everyone can find at least one. Not only are clubs a good thing [...]

What To Watch For

     Tiger fans, Mizzou kicks off their season against arch rival Illinois’ Fighting Illini at 11: 30 in St Louis.  After a difficult summer of preseason, plagued with injuries and negative media attention, the Tigers hope to start their season off with a win.  A recent defensive line-up change after the suspension of running back Derek [...]