Student newspaper of Kirkwood High School.

Senior Profile: Jordan Roundtree

Senior Profile: Jordan Roundtree

Annie Murphy, copy editor
May 2, 2016 • 38 views
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

After dribbling the ball up and down courts since age 5, Jordan Roundtree experienced March’s state championship game for the first time. However, Jordan said she will experience many more firsts on Mizzou’s basketball team this summer and upcoming school year. As a member of the Kirkwood varsit... Read more »

The algorithm of Annie Bryan

The algorithm of Annie Bryan

Naomi Blair, news writer
April 27, 2016 • 146 views
Filed under Features

Eight-year-old Annie Bryan sat next to her grandfather, writing multiplication problems on a yellow legal notepad. As a person suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, her grandfather lost the ability to talk. He communicated to Annie through mathematics. This was their secret language, spoken t... Read more »

The two sides to tanning

The two sides to tanning

Cece Hensley, in-depth editor
March 28, 2016 • 136 views
Filed under Features, In Depth

She lays inside the bed for 10 minutes. Small, alien-like goggles cover her face and coconut scented lotion is slathered across her body. After her time is up, the neon-blue UV lights shut off, signaling her session is over, and it is time for her to face the cool winter air again. Gracie Fitzgerald, s... Read more »

Nabeel Syed: Conquering Islamophobia

Nabeel Syed: Conquering Islamophobia

Erin Kelly, copy editor
March 25, 2016 • 104 views
Filed under Features

Despite a soft-spoken, unassuming demeanor, he and his mosque have received multiple death threats. He said he fears one day these threats may become a reality. Nabeel Syed, junior, is a Muslim and a target of Islamophobia, the prejudice against Islam or Muslims. To end this Islamophobia and advocate... Read more »

The cost of college

The cost of college

Cece Hensley and Ryan Davidson
March 4, 2016 • 173 views
Filed under In Depth

1.University of Southern California                                West coast private Tuition and fees: $48,280 Books and supplies: $1,500 On-campus room and board: $13,334 Acceptance rate: 18.0 percent Total undergraduate students: 18,739 Total graduate students: 23,714 2.... Read more »

Heroin hits close to home

Heroin hits close to home

Cece Hensley, in-depth editor
February 22, 2016 • 426 views
Filed under Features

*name changed for anonymity After saving $600 to buy a new car, Ainsley’s* money vanished. Yet, the whereabouts of her savings was no mystery. Her older sister, Clare*, had been stealing from her for the past four years to feed her heroin addiction. “Obviously, I was really upset when my s... Read more »

Searching for a source

Searching for a source

Annie Murphy, copy editor
February 20, 2016 • 190 views
Filed under Features

Andrew* sat in a chair along with two other friends, their hands locked in handcuffs. Because one of the friends had cigarettes, the police searched for possession of other drugs on the teens. Andrew is one of the 6 percent of KHS students who has experienced police enforcement of drug possession. Andrew... Read more »

Moves Like Jäeger

Moves Like Jäeger

Michael Teasdale, sports writer
February 19, 2016 • 188 views
Filed under Features

*Writers note: the person depicted in the photo is not the source of the story. **Name changed for anonymity   She walks into a grocery store at night, wielding a large handbag. She picks up a shopping basket and grabs a few items off the shelves. She works her way over to the alcohol sec... Read more »

Draw it out video: depression

Katie Judd, Jane Stewart, and Chloe Hooker
February 10, 2016 • 1,071 views
Filed under In Depth, Video

Katie Judd and Jane Stewart narrate the story of an anonymous KHS student who has dealt with depression and bipolar disorder*. *Some facts were altered in order to keep anonymity.    

Superhuman

Superhuman

Abby Christensen, associate editor
February 10, 2016 • 188 views
Filed under Features

Nathan Collier greets people with a crooked smile and a handshake or a fist bump. From the moment he starts talking, you can’t shut him up about his favorite books and authors, especially To Kill a Mockingbird. He loves to read and write. And think. He will listen too, and not just nod his head and st... Read more »