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Class 5 state champions

Class 5 state champions

Christian Heutel, sports editor
March 19 • 185 views
Filed under Breaking News, Sports, Top Stories

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Chuck Berry dies at age 90

Chuck Berry dies at age 90

Brendan Davidson, designer
March 19 • 150 views
Filed under Breaking News, Entertainment, News, Top Stories

Before Elvis, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, there was Chuck Berry. While Elvis was considered to be the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Berry defined it. The Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll died at the age of 90 at his home in Wentzville, Mo. March 18. The St. Charles Police Department responded to a medical...

iProblems

iProblems

Melanie Witt, news-features writer
March 12 • 199 views
Filed under News

Whines echo through the classroom as students are instructed to take out their iPads. Immediately, hands raise with technology issues and a long line begins to form at the iPad Help Center. The current KSD iPads will not be updated to the newest software because of their age, which causes problems with storage and speed. A...

Dance team tryouts

Dance team tryouts

Abby Carpenter, news-features editor
March 10 • 186 views
Filed under News

Forty-two girls danced their way in KHS Tuesday, March 7 for the first day of dance team tryouts. On the first night, candidates learned a dance and technique skills. The coaches did a technique evaluation of turns leaps and jumps following night, Wednesday, March 8. Candidates performed the dance they...

Superintendent for the students

Superintendent for the students

Maddie Hawes, features writer
March 2 • 269 views
Filed under Features, News

The room is alive with intelligent discussion as students bounce ideas back and forth. Three sheets of post-it paper hang on the wall riddled by quick, sharpie scribbles. These scribbles depict the spewed opinions and suggestions under three bolded words: “strengths”, “challenges”, and  “Supt”....

Still a destination district?

Still a destination district?

Abby Carpenter, news-features editor
March 2 • 166 views
Filed under News, Stories

KSD board of Education approved Proposition A, an operating tax increase of 78 cents per 100 dollars of assessed value, July 20, 2015. Proposition A was voted down by the Kirkwood community on Nov. 3, 2015. In December 2015, 52 staff positions were cut throughout the district. Proposition K, a tax levy...

Tracking through technology

Tracking through technology

Abigail Imiolek, news-features writer
February 28 • 123 views
Filed under News

With a click of a button, a new bar on the graph rises. The bars shows a new grade for the latest essay in English or the latest test in psychology. Every student at KHS has one: a dashboard which shows how their grades are changing. The dashboards use Google Sheets, where students enter scores to reflect on how they can improve and see...

All-State: a music overload

All-State: a music overload

Thomas Birmingham, news writer
February 27 • 130 views
Filed under News

Each year, on a frigid day in early December, the campus of Hickman High School (HHS) in Columbia, Mo. bustles with activity. Cars and buses pack the parking lot, some traveling over three hours, from all corners of Missouri. Through two large sets of double doors lies the school’s commons area, crammed...

The battle for First Amendment rights in schools across the country

The battle for First Amendment rights in schools across the country

Bridget Snider, features writer
February 24 • 211 views
Filed under News

The first 10 amendments of the U.S. Constitution lay out the Bill of Rights for every American citizen. Throughout the course of history, the rights of many in the U.S. have been infringed upon, greatly limiting the freedoms that one has. In schools across the nation, those rights have been stripped...

Universal Beauty

Universal Beauty

Izzy Colón, news-features writer
February 23 • 368 views
Filed under News

Run out of foundation just before a big event? Most women can go to Walgreens and pick up a shade that works, but for some, particularly women of color like Camryn Howe, sophomore, it is not that simple. Howe said she has trouble finding makeup that works with her complexion because she has a dark skin...

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