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Girls just want to have fun[damental rights]

Girls just want to have fun[damental rights]

Camille Baker, features editor
January 17, 2017 • 96 views
Filed under Features

For most, feminism embodies the belief that men and women should be equal. But to Colleen Lee, the term means something much bigger. Colleen, senior, said feminism is about striving for unity and equality among all genders. “Feminism isn’t just about raising the status for women to be equal to... Read more »

A job, a home and open arms

A job, a home and open arms

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer
January 11, 2017 • 174 views
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*name changed for anonymity About four years ago, Jackson’s* father passed away. Not long after, he was making his home under a highway overpass in Soulard. He did not know what to do. He was desperate, hopeless and needed somewhere to go. After eight months of homelessness, he went to St. Patric... Read more »

Top 5 features stories from 2016

Top 5 features stories from 2016

TKC staff
January 8, 2017 • 148 views
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In each issue of TKC, features writers uncover the unique stories within the halls of KHS. From overcoming racial prejudice to recovering from an eating disorder, these stories entail the insightful experiences of KHS students. “Superhuman” shares one student’s story of dealing with his disab... Read more »

Top 5 in-depth stories of 2016

Top 5 in-depth stories of 2016

TKC staff
January 8, 2017 • 85 views
Filed under In Depth

From the dangers of tanning to the racial tension that plagues the halls of KHS, in-depth strives to tackle a range of tough and under-covered topics. Throughout 2016 we focused on topical human-interest stories to dive into issues that are important to students. Why the divide?- Mimi Wright ... Read more »

Bead Relief: the stylish way to save the world.

Bead Relief: the stylish way to save the world.

Anna-Claire Kilcoyne, features writer
December 26, 2016 • 181 views
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As a part of this year’s charity issue, TKC looks at another organization, Bead Relief. Founded by John Gornik and Greg Elias in 2013, Bead Relief is an organization that collaborates with different non-profits to raise money and awareness by selling unique bead bracelets designed by and used to represent each non-pr... Read more »

Kids knitting it forward

Kids knitting it forward

Cece Hensley, print editor
December 21, 2016 • 211 views
Filed under Charity 2016, Features

26 pairs of baby booties. 82 scarves. 22 baby blankets. 107 baby hats. 9 baby bibs. 1 baby dress. 4 baby sweaters. 2 baby dolls. 21 hats. 3 pairs of gloves. 1 pair of slippers. 7 headbands. 1 cowl. Every stitch has a story, starting with the hours it takes to pull the yarn around the needle, all the... Read more »

Flying to victory: A closer look into Aerospace Engineering

Flying to victory: A closer look into Aerospace Engineering

Erin Kelly, Nicole Roth, and Brendan Davidson
December 15, 2016 • 156 views
Filed under Features, Voices of Kirkwood

Students in Aerospace Engineering ended their five-week airplane design unit with a flight competition Dec. 12. Taught by John Mackin, science teacher, each student started designing their gliders with an Excel spreadsheet containing a list of constraints related to airplane design, then build the... Read more »

The affected

The affected

Katie Judd, copy editor
December 13, 2016 • 3,994 views
Filed under Features, Top Stories

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 heroin. W... Read more »

Courtland Griffin: I’m human

Courtland Griffin: I’m human

Khalea Edwards, features writer
December 12, 2016 • 256 views
Filed under Features

He put the football down to pick up an unexpected career in education. After ending his dream of playing football in 2001, Courtland Griffin, KHS social studies teacher and football coach, said he found a passion for helping students prosper. "For a second I fought [becoming a teacher] because I had my own... Read more »

Walking on sunshine

Walking on sunshine

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor
December 12, 2016 • 846 views
Filed under Features

Her job description is “being the school mom.” Cindy Ricks, head walking counselor, planned to retire three years ago but said she was not ready because she loves her job. She has been working at KHS for 14 years and said she enjoys her job because of the relationships she forms with a variety of... Read more »

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