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EagleAir TV, February 2024

February 28, 2024

This episode of EagleAir TV offers a look at the girls basketball team, a drone competition at NHS, winter homecoming, a visit to the new Buc-ee's store and Birdhouse coffee reviews.

Junior Dylan Johns (left) and senior Tyler Swanson join together in prayer before playing a football game.

Beyond the Game

Chloe Fischer and Laurel Latimer February 27, 2024

On Dec. 1, the Republic Tigers took on Cardinal Ritter in the Class 5 State Championship game. Republic football coach Ryan Cornelsen has been leading the Tigers for roughly three years and has had a...

Twenty Years of Facebook

Glennis Woosley, Wingspan Staff Writer February 27, 2024

Facebook was launched on Feb. 4, 2004. Since then, the platform has gone through many changes and brought about a worldwide move toward a variety of social media platforms. Learning coach for Springfield...

The 2022-23 issues of Wingspan, along with, earned a Silver Medalist awad from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Wingspan and website win Silver Medalist award

Wingspan Staff February 23, 2024

Nixa High School's student-produced news magazine, Wingspan, and its related website,, earned a Silver Medalist award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Among the judge's...

Nixa Mayor Jarad Giddens says it is important to vote in local elections.

School, community leaders reach out to Gen Z voters

Brycen Osborne and Olivia McCully February 5, 2024

Major elections are coming back around this year– not only for the next president of the United States, but also for positions here in Nixa. Seniors who are registered voters – or soon to be – can...

Christian County Library offers course on ‘Maus”

Martin Schmalzbauer, Contributing Reporter December 20, 2023

This summer Nixa made national news when the school board discussed the potential banning of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel “Maus” by Art Spiegelman.  Now, the Christian County Library is...

“Thinking about the types of materials we’re using to celebrate and making sure they’re recyclable is a really easy step that people can take during the holidays when we’re consuming a lot more,” Ashley Krug, market development coordinator for Environmental Services in Springfield, said.

Reducing Holiday Waste

Deliliah Neff, Managing Editor December 14, 2023

With the holiday season fast approaching, there are meals to prepare, gifts to buy, presents to wrap and decorations to be hung. While all of these aspects contribute to the familiar holiday traditions,...

“You can’t expect anyone who is living outside to thrive” - Shannon Adam, former case manager at Rare Breed Youth Services

Surviving Without: Homelessness rises in the Ozarks

Deliliah Neff, Managing Editor December 14, 2023

As the cold weather season nears, heaters turn on, coats are brought out from the back of the closet and people cozy up next to the fireplace in their warm blankets. However, this isn’t the case for...

Over the Rainbow

Chloe Fischer, Photo Editor December 13, 2023

This fall, the Nixa High School Theatre Department performed “The Wizard of Oz.” This musical follows Dorothy Gale, a young girl from Kansas who gets caught up in a tornado and transported to the magical...

Thespians United

Chloe Fischer, Photo Editor December 13, 2023

While many associate the Nixa High School theater program with productions, there are several different clubs and activities the department has to offer. Some of the most popular are the drama club...

Putting in the Work

Brycen Osborne, Staff Writer December 11, 2023

Workplaces need employees, and teens are filling that need while they balance school work and work as employees. Junior Paul Pesek, a shelf stocker at the Nixa Walmart, took the job for the money. “I...

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