Nichols Student News

News from a student's view.

JCPD Officer set for Military Deployment while Wife Expecting First Child

Officer Samuel Sterling gets set to deploy to the Middle East just as his wife is expecting their first child at about the same time.

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Flu Epidemic Impacts School Attendance

School attendance has been impacted by  the recent flu epidemic that has spread across nation. However, it's yet to be seen if it will significantly impact funding.   (Read more.)

JCPS School Safety

Jefferson City Public School district addresses school safety concerns following school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where 17 students and staff members lost their lives. (Read more.)

Improving Missouri Foster Care

Missouri First Lady, Sheena Greitens, announced the state's enrollment in a new study to evaluate the foster care system and make recommendations to improve retention of providers. (Read more.)

Opioid Epidemic Continues

The epidemic continues to affect individuals nationwide, and Missouri is no exception. Former addicts address how they work to overcome their drug abuse and outlets available providing assistance.  (Read more.)

Transgender Teen Shares His Story

​Jefferson City High School graduate, Finn Stout, shares his experiences as a transgender teen in central Missouri.

Thrift Shopping

Shopping at thrift stores has become increasingly popular with teenagers over the years as they try to save money and express their unique styles.

Korean veterans share experiences

Mid Missouri Korean veterans and a local museum curator share their thoughts on the 1950's conflict and current tensions in the region.

Schools Officials and Community Address Social Media Controversy

NSN spoke with Jefferson City High School administration and community leaders about the recent social media that incited racial tensions.

Therapy Dogs in Schools

Handlers and trainers discuss what it takes for a therapy dog to make a difference in a school environment.



Females in Non-traditional Jobs

Female workers continue to enter the work force in what has traditionally been male-dominated jobs. As participation grows, they still have face challenges and stereotypes.  (Read more.)

World Traveler from Mokane

Rhiannon Clardy's life took time out from the hustle and bustle of the finance industry to pursue travel opportunities while working in foreign lands.

The 2017-18 academic year began with Jay City News being re-branded as Nichols Student News. This was a result of the Broadcast Media program of study now being administered under the Nichols Career Center umbrella. This allows for the class to now accept students from all eleven schools in the consortium. We are proud to have students from South Callaway, Fatima, and Jefferson City high schools enrolled in the class this year. Potential students from all sending schools have been touring the classroom and studio with thoughts of enrolling in the program next year. Stay tuned for new stories that will continue to be posted every 2-3 weeks. You can also view stories from former years on the Archives page.

Both reporting teams decided to tackle hard news stories for their first assignments from current events half way around the world in Korea to local outrage over a social media post by area high school students.

Ukulele Fight Club

Jefferson City has its very own fight club dedicated to members with a passion for playing the ukulele. (Read more.)

Helias Athletic Complex

Helias Catholic High School begins school year with new football, soccer, track and tennis athletic complex. Staff and students share their enthusiasm for the new sports venue.

Fatima Student Wins State Cross Country Record 4 Times

Brianna Haller sets school records in both cross country and track and field leaving a legacy of accomplishment and leadership.

The NSN Broadcast Media staff was selected in January, 2018 as "Student Superstars" by radio station Q106.1 and Damon Knight. As noted by Karinna Seidel, Promotions Coordinator at the station, the students "...were selected for their hard work and interest in our own business. These students truly represent what we are looking for in our Student Superstars...." Students were given a tour of the studio facilities and interviewed on air by Damon.

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L to R:  Max Muenks, Greta Cross, Kaitlynn Mulcahey, Brendan Berhorst

Students placed third in the Missouri state SkillsUSA broadcast news competition in early April, 2018.

Fall Musicals

South Callaway and Jefferson City High Schools prep for popular musicals Little Shop of Horrors and Seussical the Musical.

Please consider visiting the online locations for Red & Black and Marcullus, the sources for additional news from Jefferson City High School's journalism staff.

Former Fatima Teacher Remembers Travels

Kirby Keth talks about his adventures before settling in as a coach and teacher at Fatima High School.