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Senior profile: Aspen Workman

Senior profile: Aspen Workman

Audrey Allison, artist
April 29, 2017 • 14 views
Filed under Features

While their fellow classmates were tanning beside the pool or sleeping until noon, Aspen Workman spent the past three summers kneeling in the dirt at Washington University’s Tyson Research Center and the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve. Aspen got involved in an internship that has...

Senior Profile: Elspeth Furey

Senior Profile: Elspeth Furey

Maddie Hawes, features writer
April 26, 2017 • 56 views
Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

At school, she walks down the halls like they are runways. The people who pass by her see the works of art on display. Clothed in a geometrically-shaped dress complete with shoulder pads and a blazer, she shows off her unique designs proudly. Elspeth Furey has created outfits ever since she was a kid....

Senior Profile: Tahj Telfair and Joe Jordan

Senior Profile: Tahj Telfair and Joe Jordan

Jane Stewart, social media editor
April 24, 2017 • 60 views
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

The Friday starts like any other. Wake up at 6:30 a.m., eat a hearty breakfast and meet on the bus ride to school. Tahj Telfair and Joe Jordan sit through school, unconcerned with learning the derivative of a logarithm, but instead think of what awaits after school. Because on Fridays, it’s gameday. ...

Senior Profile: Mark Mackenzie

Senior Profile: Mark Mackenzie

Lany Borella, features writer
April 23, 2017 • 77 views
Filed under Features

With big dreams and the drive to achieve them, he applied to the Air Force academy it was no surprise to his friends and family when he made it in. According to his peers, Mark Mackenzie consists of leadership, a good work ethic, and a bit of competitivity. Mark will be going to the Air Force Academy for basic...

Senior Profile: Molly Hooks

Senior Profile: Molly Hooks

Lizzie Stobbe, artist
April 21, 2017 • 110 views
Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

As hundreds of people begin to stretch, jump and retie their shoes, Molly Hooks feels the familiar nervousness that comes before any race, but today is different. The starting gun will not begin a 3- mile cross country race. Instead, it will send Molly on a 26-mile trek through downtown St. Louis. ...

Senior Profile: Alexis Link

Senior Profile: Alexis Link

Daniel Kim, sports writer
April 17, 2017 • 142 views
Filed under Features

As the referee signals halftime, the varsity pommies, arranged in a line, march onto the turf with warm smiles. With every choreographed kick and turn, thousand who pack the stands roar with excitement. In the middle of the dancers stands Alexis Link, who, in the moment, is doing what she loves. As ...

Senior Profile: Eli Verbrugge

Senior Profile: Eli Verbrugge

Riley Arns, sports writer
April 16, 2017 • 102 views
Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

photo by Zach Clingenpeel He is 17 years old but has lived in three countries, six cities and is fluent in four different languages. Eli Verbrugge has switched schools too many times to count, but in 2014, he and his family moved to Kirkwood, and he has attended KHS ever since. “[Switching schools] has been...

Chill pill

Chill pill

Zachary Clingenpeel, photographer
April 13, 2017 • 131 views
Filed under Features, In Depth

While she played guitar amongst her fellow band members, war was being waged between the opposing chemicals in her body. For Bridgett Field, junior, life is a fight between the two different medications on her kitchen table. Every day, Bridgett takes 72mg of Concerta, a medication used to treat At...

A new lease on learning

A new lease on learning

Holden Foreman, web editor
April 13, 2017 • 59 views
Filed under Features

Erving Goffman, Canadian-American sociologist and writer, determined three targets of stigma: overt or external deformities, known deviations in personal traits and “tribal” affiliations. Yet, according to 53 percent of students (110/206), prescription medication usage is also stigmatized in American...

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