Student newspaper of Kirkwood High School.

The affected

Katie Judd, copy editor
December 2, 2016 • 11 views
Filed under Features

In Kirkwood, deaths from heroin are four times the national average, according to CNN. Since 2013, six KHS students have died with speculation of drug abuse. Robert Riley, co-founder of Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery, spoke at a mandatory school-wide assembly Jan. 28, 2016 about heroi... Read more »

The affected

The affected

Katie Judd, copy editor
December 2, 2016 • 87 views
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

He cracked open a capsule bean and let the brown, sandy contents pour onto the table. He tapped his fingers on the table before snorting heroin for the first time. He took a hard sniff through a plastic straw and immediately felt the heroin bolt up his nostrils. Five minutes passed before the sting of the... Read more »

The spirit of giving

The spirit of giving

Maddie Hawes, features writer
December 2, 2016 • 25 views
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Imagine waking up Christmas morning to no presents under the tree or every night of Hanukkah not wishing for toys but a bed or some silverware. Some families in the St. Louis area are accustomed to holidays like this. Each year, The St. Louis Post Dispatch releases a list of cases describing local fam... Read more »

Searching for the solution

Searching for the solution

Adele Baughman, copy editor
December 1, 2016 • 32 views
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

  Reduced anxiety, relieved tension and a harmless experiment. According to Addiction Center, these are the false expectations people have of heroin. Since 2013, six deaths among KHS students and alumni have occurred with speculations of drug abuse. Ceci Bodet, educational support counselor for Al... Read more »

Being an American means: Fighting for social justice

Being an American means: Fighting for social justice

Michael Teasdale, in-depth editor
November 30, 2016 • 71 views
Filed under In Depth, Uncategorized

He was in seventh grade when the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson happened. While most of his peers were not interested in what was happening, Richard Pfeifer could not pull his eyes away. He saw injustice and his instincts told him to help. Pfeifer, now a freshman, said his desire to help people f... Read more »

Preview of BATMANIA!

Preview of BATMANIA!

Maddie Hawes, features writer
November 16, 2016 • 120 views
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Holy show week Batman! BATMANIA! is an on stage spin-off of the original 1966 Batman movie. The show will debut on the KHS black box stage as the Freshman and Sophomore Play on Nov. 17-20. Kristi Gunther, director, compiled and staged the show specifically for the black box stage because the show has neve... Read more »

Planners

Planners

Lany Borella, Features
November 4, 2016 • 180 views
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As students transition into the new school year changes occur, one of those many things are the planners. For the 2015-16 school year, planners were produced by KHS. As of this year, however, planner production has been handed off to a new company that has made several changes. The overall school... Read more »

Education Around the World

Education Around the World

Claire Boysen, features writer
October 21, 2016 • 227 views
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TKC interviewed students who have experienced different education systems from around the world to compare them to the American school system. Pierre Der-Gazerian & Gaspard Cambon, juniors. Marseille & Gannat, France - In France, school starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. - Morning b... Read more »

Keeping up with Kriewall

Keeping up with Kriewall

Katherine Hubbard, features writer
October 21, 2016 • 498 views
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He announced to the students in gym class at Holman Middle School that he was about to take roll. The first student on the list got up and started to summersault when their name was called, and then one-by-one, each student rolled off the gym bleachers until all their names had been called. This w... Read more »

Looking Forward

Looking Forward

Lany Borella, features writer
October 20, 2016 • 193 views
Filed under Features, Sports

Growing up she participated in track, basketball and soccer; then, during her freshman year of high school, Meredith Openlander tried field hockey, and she is still involved with the sport today. Openlander said field hockey is the sport she loved the most because she picked it up really quick and was abl... Read more »

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