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Acing the deaflympics

Acing the deaflympics

Riley Arns, sports writer
October 7 • 730 views
Filed under 2016 New staff stories, Featured Athlete, Sports

The 6-foot-5 17-year-old junior by the name of Ethan Bell is already tearing apart the Deaflympic scene and might become an Olympian, according to Marcus Robinson, the assistant coach of the USA Deaflympic volleyball team. This is the first men’s team USA has had in 11 years.   “2001...

Taking care of business

Taking care of business

Sarah Capriglione, writer
May 24 • 209 views
Filed under 2016 New staff stories

Most high schooler’s plans for the future involve earning money. For Nick Witte, senior, and Jimmy Tang, sophmore, their future is “all about the bank.” Last spring, they collaborated to create EcoPort, a compact wind turbine that allows the user to wirelessly charge multiple devices at once. The i...

Reasonable suspicion

Reasonable suspicion

Abbey Painter, web staffer
May 24 • 208 views
Filed under 2016 New staff stories

Prom is a night many students look forward to and prepare for weeks in advance. Students work on finding the perfect date, the perfect dress or tux or the perfect ride. What some students do not realize is that our administrators also prepare for prom, and for those attending prom with questionable sobriety. When...

ERROR: Information Overload

ERROR: Information Overload

Jack Rintoul, Writer
May 24 • 210 views
Filed under 2016 New staff stories

The Panama Papers: history’s largest amount of data ever leaked, linking powerful business owners and government officials to accounts of tax fraud after keeping their money in countries with little or no taxes for years. These 11.5 million documents, shared by an unknown whistleblower, made headlines. ...

The ultimate competition

The ultimate competition

Jack Rittendale, writer
May 24 • 229 views
Filed under 2016 New staff stories

Fourteen people gather every weekend at North Kirkwood Middle School. With the flick of the wrist and a turn of the hips, they practice the skills needed to meet the demands of the game. Seven on the field, and seven off, the players launch into a game whose only foe is the wind. With a two hour time ...

The four-one-one on fours

The four-one-one on fours

Izzy Colón, writer
May 24 • 231 views
Filed under 2016 New staff stories

Lilly Schlarman walked into English class, her feet drag behind her as she walked, eyes barely open. Regardless of her early morning drowsiness she remembered the class will be starting a project. As she approached her desk, she noticed a yellow sheet of paper on top of it. As she got closer she be...

#MakeMaryFly

#MakeMaryFly

Maddie Hawes, writer
May 24 • 200 views
Filed under 2016 New staff stories

Michael and Jane Banks sing their hearts out, pleading for a new nanny to come. Once they finish their song, they turn to look as their new nanny magically floats into the room. With pointed feet and sleek umbrella drawn, Mary makes her signature flight on the stage; in KHS's recent production of Mary Po...

Behind the scenes: Mary Poppins

Behind the scenes: Mary Poppins

Austin Cleveland, writer
May 24 • 204 views
Filed under 2016 New staff stories

The KH Players production of Mary Poppins took place in the Keating Theatre April 14-16. Months of behind the scenes work came together for three music-filled nights of “Jolly Holiday,” “A Spoonful Of Sugar” and “Chim-Chim-Cher-ee.” Kelly Schnider, drama teacher, and the other musical advis...

Political involvement in and around KHS

Political involvement in and around KHS

Riley Arns, writer
May 24 • 192 views
Filed under 2016 New staff stories

If you didn’t already know, it is primary season for the 2016 presidential race. According to Daniel Kim, this is the time in the elections where people began picking candidates to support. “[Politics] come up a lot.” Kim said. “Every person, no matter their personality, is at least having ...

Ferguson’s impact on Kirkwood

Ferguson’s impact on Kirkwood

Khalea Edwards, writer
May 24 • 252 views
Filed under 2016 New staff stories

With new courses, meetings about racial inequities and a Black History Month Museum, KSD has made in effort to address the the events that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri by educating students along with staff. “Our students here at KHS have all been impacted by Ferguson, just some more directly tha...

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