Nixa Journalism

Julie Saats and Athanasios Haldoupis (9) catch up after Haldoupis won 1st in novice original oratory at the Willard Hillcrest Speech and Debate Tournament

Speech and Debate heads to Chicago

Natasha Little, Reporter May 17, 2024

Every year, the National Catholic Forensic League hosts a tournament over Memorial Day weekend. This year, they are hosting the tournament in Chicago, Illinois. The Nixa Speech and Debate team had four...

Shelters at schools cut down on tornado risks

Thatcher Stubblefield, Contributing Reporter May 17, 2024

Tornado weather occurs in the Midwest almost every year and the recent tornado warnings have left many residents of Nixa anxious. “I was very nervous, I was shaking and texting my mom and friends....

Nixa High School graduation will be May 19th at 1:30 p.m. Angela Lee received a scholarship to attend Washington University this year and is planning on completing her undergrad there and then going to medical school.

Seniors Reflect on Their High School Journey

Bella Scott, Contributing Reporter May 14, 2024

As the academic year draws to a close, high school seniors across the nation are gearing up to bid farewell to the familiar halls of their school and embark on the next chapter of their lives. Senior Angela...

Hail and thunderstorms rolled through the southwest Missouri area on May 8. A tornado warning was issued for Nixa until 10 p.m.

Missourians prepare for severe weather

Vanessa Brady, Contributing Reporter May 14, 2024

Taking shelter in a secure place and having supplies such as sturdy shoes and a first aid kit can help people prepare for severe and dangerous weather. Nixa High School also has plans in place to keep...

Math Team is about more than just competition

Lola Simmons, Reporter May 10, 2024

   The Nixa Math Team competed in a variety of contests throughout the year, including State qualifying meets. Team members had the option of competing in all four of the Joplin contests, or only competing...

Chamber Choir seniors gather at Worlds of Fun with their sweepstakes award for the third year in a row.  ROW 1: Ariana Atkinson (12, left), Abby Teberian (12), Makenna Winkler (12) and Reya Vaughan (12).
ROW 2: Alexander Worthley (12), Blake Marsh (12), Collin Scott (12) and Cameron Donnell (12).

Chamber Choir wins sweepstakes at contest

Madelynn Morgan, Reporter May 9, 2024

   Nixa choirs went to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City on May 5th for a competition. Only the Aetos Singers and Chamber Choir competed. This was an annual competition for Nixa, and this year Chamber Choir...

EagleAir TV April 18, 2024

Produced by EagleAir TV April 23, 2024

This episode of EagleAir TV features stories about the 2024 solar eclipse, the STEAM club at JTSD, the Nixa High School Track and Field season, the recent success of Nixa Choir and more.

Bob (left) is an English Bulldog who was bought from  English Bulldog Harbour’s in Strafford. Steve (right) is also an English Bulldog who was rescued from a puppy mill in Iowa.

Finding Furry Friends

Deliliah Neff, Managing Editor April 16, 2024

There are a multitude of different paths to finding a new dog. Two paths to pet ownership are adopting through a rescue organization or purchasing a do from a breeder. While dog breeding can be a popular...

Incoming freshman Avery OBrien makes her way to the basket during a home game at Nixa Junior High against Willard Junior High. 

Photo provided by: Allan Blaue

Conquering language barriers

Anatoliy Burac, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Nixa High School is home to some different cultures and languages. Some students speak English as a second language. They may struggle to communicate with the rest of the primarily English speaking student...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the average daily hours of screen time by 8-10 years old is six hours. But this issue isn’t just affecting older kids. It’s also affecting younger children according to Dr. Denise Cunningham.

Developing Delays

Glennis Woosley, Wingspan Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Cell phones can be colorful and engaging, but what does hours of social media and scrolling do to a child’s mind that is still developing? It changes lives. “From a purely early childhood perspective,...

Lila Tudman (10) displays the AI app she uses for her art prompts.

Students weigh the ethics of AI

Lucy Snook, Reporter April 12, 2024

Artificial intelligence has been easier to access now more than ever. It became more popular with the publication of Chat GPT technologies.  It allows people to “chat” with an AI program, in a format...

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