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Love at first snap?

Love at first snap?

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer
March 22 • 53 views
Filed under Columns, Opinions

You pull out your phone and check your notifications. Nothing. You start to panic. They haven’t liked your last post on Instagram. They haven’t replied to your most recent Snapchat. You start to wonder whether you have done something to upset your boyfriend or girlfriend. A familiar question plants itse...

Spring breakdown

Spring breakdown

Katie Judd, copy editor
March 13 • 141 views
Filed under Opinions

Waking up, the first thing Sarah* does is grab her phone from her bedside table, open Instagram and scroll through her feed filled with pictures of models. Her eyes study their stomachs, thighs and arms. To her, this is beauty at its peak; this is what she perceives as the ideal person. Standing at 5’5”...

Washing away diversity

Washing away diversity

Claire Boysen, opinions writer
March 8 • 143 views
Filed under Columns, Opinions

You sit down on the couch after school, ready to watch your favorite TV show. You turn on the TV and see the same thing you always see: Friends, Full House, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Girl Meets World, and you realize one thing they have in common. White. Whether you’re aware of it or not, whitewashing is not...

Call Ed: Coded

Call Ed: Coded

TKC Staff
February 28 • 225 views
Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

In the state of Missouri, citizens are allowed to open Italian restaurants. Not shocking. In the city of Kirkwood, Kirkwood residents are allowed to build treehouses in their backyards. No surprise there, either. At KHS, students are allowed to wear tank tops of any strap width and shorts shorter than f...

My experience at Chesed Shel Emeth

My experience at Chesed Shel Emeth

Ben Cohen, managing editor
February 24 • 1,473 views
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In elementary school, I remember being told that if I said the school was burning, a young girl would have to ask someone else to confirm because “Jews cannot be trusted.” In middle school, I remember being told during a basketball game when my team lead that “I wish your family had burned in ...

Students new voices

Students new voices

Jack Rintoul, opinions writer
February 23 • 111 views
Filed under Columns, Opinions

While I attended a small private school for nine years of my academic career, I never felt confident enough to form my own opinion. It wasn't that I didn’t like my school or that I was made fun of; everything was just cookie-cutter. The things you had opinions about were not important or people just s...

Scholastic Journalism Week: The best fans in baseball?

Scholastic Journalism Week: The best fans in baseball?

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief
February 23 • 296 views
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sports, The Full Court Press, Top Stories

I've often considered myself to be the luckiest man on the face of the Earth. Born from blasts by McGwire and raised on roundtrippers by Pujols, I know nothing else than to worship the Birds on the Bat and everything they stand for. Talent isn't everything. It’s not over until it's over. An 83...

Going green: vegetarianism

Going green: vegetarianism

Camille Baker, features editor
February 15 • 223 views
Filed under Opinions

I was an omnivore for 15 years. About a year ago, I made the decision to stop eating meat completely. I had enough guilt built up from the devastating documentaries and countless articles that made me feel bad about what I was eating. So, I caved. And I haven’t looked back (or eaten meat) since. Yes...

Stupid Cupid

Stupid Cupid

Jack Rittendale, features writer
February 13 • 201 views
Filed under Opinions

February. A month that comes with red roses, heart shaped everything and more pink than most can stomach. Aside from the usual romantics tied to February, there is much more to Valentine’s love/hate relationship with the masses. To me, Valentine’s Day is bad for two types of people: those who ar...

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