Nixa Journalism

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Three photos of the teachers featured in this story. Buffington (left), Brown (middle), Baldwin (right)

Welcome to Nixa High School

Carlie Peters, Website Editor October 13, 2021

  Summer came to a close and the new season began. The weather started to change from heat to rain, and the leaves will soon change into the cozy colors of fall. The bell rang as students flooded the...

Senior Emily Harris jumps onto freshman Payton Harris back. I view everything we do together as a gift, Harris said.

The Beginning and The End

Carlie Peters, Website Editor October 11, 2021

The new and the old came together as the 2021-2022 school year kicked off. Seniors welcomed younger freshman siblings to the halls of Nixa High School. Senior Macy Kopp and her freshman sister Aubrey...

The Mindset of Becoming a Special Education Teacher

Hailey Webster, Junior Copy Editor October 11, 2021

  When stepping into the world of teaching special education, flexibility is crucial. Nixa High School's special education instructor Christin Janssen tries to keep all her students engaged in every...

A black lab splashes in the shallow end of Nixas community pool

All Paws on Deck

Addison Eden, Jr Photo Editor October 11, 2021

  Dogs Bark, water splashes and ears flop from side to side as man’s best friend takes to the water at the Nixa Community Center. Every year, the Nixa Center hosts its annual doggie dive-in,...

Nixas Main Street is being expanded this year.

Nixa from THEN to NOW

Noah Cook, General Staff October 11, 2021

Nixa, the city that houses 21,544 people, wasn’t always the size it was now — it used to be a small crossroad site back in the 1800s. As time went on, this small crossroad site became bigger as the...

Shopping Small

Shopping Small

Darby Allen, Design Editor October 11, 2021

Grabbing a cup of coffee or buying a new pair of pants can seem like a minor choice, however, that choice can impact the local economy in many ways. Samantha Kelley, the event coordinator for the Nixa...

Understanding OCD

Understanding OCD

Gracie Schwarz, Copy-Editor October 11, 2021

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a well-known mental disorder, but it is shrouded by misconceptions. This disorder affects individuals in many aspects of life. The true definition of OCD can often be...

Senior Luke Reynolds climbs up the side 
of a cliff. If we keep pushing, then the 
skys the limit, Reynolds said.


Katelynn Gibson, Editor-In-Chief October 11, 2021

After a long stressful day at work or school, going out into nature can make a big difference — a fresh breeze blowing through ones hair, the beautiful scenery surrounding. With climbing gear in place,...

The Nixa Farmers Market is held on Saturday mornings throughout the summer.

Local and Fresh

Carlie Peters, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

The Farmers market is a non-profit run by its board. Each vendor pays yearly dues in order to participate. It is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon through September, excluding May 22 due to Sucker...

Internal Struggles

Internal Struggles

Gracie Schwarz, Copy Editor April 29, 2021

Young teens find themselves on social media comparing their looks to the so-called “influencers” based on 15 second videos or edited pictures. This comparison sometimes manifests itself in physical...

Advancing in Theatre

Advancing in Theatre

Abigail Stepien, Contributing Writer April 27, 2021

   Many graduated students speak highly of the Nixa Drama Department, and the current students do everything they can to convince more kids to join the community.     Senior Avery Hudgens has...

More Than Just a Grade

Zachary Street, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

   The A+ program is a two-year scholarship opportunity for academically exceptional high school students.    Jaime Wright, the A+ Coordinator for the Nixa High School, said that the program is...

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