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Weighing in on weighted classes

Weighing in on weighted classes

Holden Foreman, web editor
May 18, 2017 • 83 views
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When student-selected speaker Gina Woodard, health teacher, took the podium for the annual Gold K Ceremony April 24, she thanked “the smart kids” for selecting her. After acknowledging her less-than-stellar high school GPA (to some more-than-cliche laughter) Woodard explained why relationships outw...

When gifted is lifted

When gifted is lifted

Izzy Colon, news-features writer
May 18, 2017 • 105 views
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In first grade, my parents decided to enroll me in KSD in search of a challenge. I had gone to St. Clement of Rome the year before, but my parents felt the curriculum was a bad fit for me. I began school at Westchester Elementary. During my time at Westchester, I was tested for the gifted program three ti...

The Newest Netflix No-Go

The Newest Netflix No-Go

Jack Rittendale, features writer
May 18, 2017 • 87 views
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“Thirteen Reasons Why” is the newest Netflix phenomenon. The show has been trending since its March 31 release date, and is currently at the top of Netflix “most popular” chart. Since the show’s launch, many have voiced their own concerns about the shows poor plot, poor character developmen...

LOL: Internet language

LOL: Internet language

Annie O'Brien and Michael Teasdale
May 18, 2017 • 78 views
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Call Ed: Working through the summer

Call Ed: Working through the summer

TKC Staff
May 18, 2017 • 63 views
Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

As the clocks wind down to 12 p.m. on May 24, the freedom-seeking energy of sleep-deprived students rises from classrooms around KHS. They pound their fists, sore from essay writing, on their desks, chanting, “Summer. Summer. Summer. Summer.” As voices grow louder and louder, raspy from one Span...

Senior Column: Erin Kelly

Senior Column: Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly, managing editor
May 8, 2017 • 92 views
Filed under Columns

The summer before freshman year, I told my mom I was quitting band. I’d stuck with it through the three-hour middle school concerts and predictable laughter when people learned I played the trombone. I felt I’d patiently paid my musical dues, but I was done. I mean, I was headed to high school, fo...

Senior Column: Katie Hackett

Senior Column: Katie Hackett

Katie Hackett, public relations editor
May 7, 2017 • 79 views
Filed under Columns, Senior Magazine

Fact: I have the “insensitivity of a cult leader.” At least that is what the school-issued personality test told me in sophomore year English. Hearing you have similarities with cult leaders could be crushing for a 15-year-old (cult leaders don't have the greatest reputation.) However, how coul...

“Dear World”

“Dear World”

Sha'Diya Tomlin, features writer
May 4, 2017 • 104 views
Filed under Opinions, Video

"Dear World", a poem written and performed by Sha'Diya Tomlin, is about growing up in America as a black child. It is a young black girl's letter asking for acceptance. https://youtu.be/0uezu3zMIhg

Senior Column: Ryan Davidson

Senior Column: Ryan Davidson

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief
May 4, 2017 • 97 views
Filed under Columns, Senior Magazine

I always told myself I wouldn’t save this until the last possible moment. Yet, here I am in early April, and I have no idea how to write my senior column. Should I write about the half court shot I drained first try at a halftime show? Or how about the time I ripped my pants so my underwear was in c...

Letting kids be kids

Letting kids be kids

Katie Woodruff, senior copy editor
April 28, 2017 • 123 views
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Brennan O’Neil, freshman at Bay Shore (NY) High School, committed to play college lacrosse in March of his eighth grade year for Penn State. But my case was different, I didn’t commit to play until July before my senior year. Yet, my journey of visiting and committing to play in college following junio...

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