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Senior Column: Mary Kate Brennan

Senior Column: Mary Kate Brennan

Mary Kate Brennan, features writer
April 28, 2017 • 19 views
Filed under Columns, Senior Magazine

I was once an avid Miley Cyrus fan. She told me the seven things she loved and hated about Nick Jonas. While I don’t have a JoBro of my own to talk about, I do have four years at KHS that have taught me more about myself than any other experience has. So here it is: My top seven things everyone sh...

The cost of music: priceless

The cost of music: priceless

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer
April 7, 2017 • 99 views
Filed under Columns

  Luckily, Proposition K has passed, but this story serves as a reminder of the importance of the measure within the school district. Right now, there are over 290 third and fourth graders scattered across the district with a growing sense of excitement about the upcoming school year. Their ...

Love at first snap?

Love at first snap?

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer
March 22, 2017 • 185 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...

Washing away diversity

Washing away diversity

Claire Boysen, opinions writer
March 8, 2017 • 207 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...

My experience at Chesed Shel Emeth

My experience at Chesed Shel Emeth

Ben Cohen, managing editor
February 24, 2017 • 1,557 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, 2017 • 148 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, 2017 • 375 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...

Not the final test

Not the final test

Jack Rintoul, opinions writer
December 16, 2016 • 475 views
Filed under Columns, Opinions, The Parsnip

*This is a piece of satire* With finals season upon us, I thought it would be a perfect time to reflect on the greatest resume builder for students: test taking. Every year about this time students are overjoyed to begin two weeks of constant reviewing and examination. Although winter break is less...

Different name, same game

Different name, same game

Laura Belle Crews, opinions writer
December 9, 2016 • 228 views
Filed under Columns, Opinions

We take note of when they appear on our television screens, magazine covers and radio stations. We buy their over-priced apparel for the mock signatures on the tags. We sacrifice a week’s salary to watch them in concert for a few hours. But as soon their hands slip off the reins of their perfectly m...

White privilege: realizing the world is light

White privilege: realizing the world is light

Khalea Edwards, features writer
December 9, 2016 • 464 views
Filed under Columns, Opinions

It wasn't until second grade that I realized the challenges of being black. As I stood in line waiting for lunch, a classmate looked at me with worry in her eyes and said,  "Khalea, [my friend] doesn't like your skin color." At just 7 years old, I was confused. I remember asking myself how and why someone...

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