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A home that gives hope

A home that gives hope

Abbey Painter, photographer
February 23 • 25 views
Filed under Features

It’s 6:15 a.m. and the house alarm goes off. Nine girls, all from different families, wake up in the same home. Hannah Yates and Nautica Slater, seniors, have been living together for five years. Yates and Slater are part of the residential program at Girls Hope. The Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis...

Half a world away: 300 word features: Isaiah Smart

Half a world away: 300 word features: Isaiah Smart

Katherine Hubbard, features writer
February 8 • 311 views
Filed under Features, In Depth

Soccer will alway be a passion he shares with his dad. It has always been soccer. It has always been running alongside his teammates, working together to reach victory as a team. It has always been the long hours dedicated on the field in order to become more advanced in his sport. It's the support fr...

Dreaming of Engineering: 300 word feature: Liam Justin

Dreaming of Engineering: 300 word feature: Liam Justin

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor
February 7 • 114 views
Filed under Features, In Depth

He ends every one of his conversations with an enthusiastic “Have a good day.” He is an overall positive person, and plans to spread his positivity to others. Liam Justin, 16, wishes to attend one of the most prestigious engineering colleges in the country, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)...

Moonwalking on sunshine: 300 word features: Davon Tate

Moonwalking on sunshine: 300 word features: Davon Tate

Camille Baker, features editor
February 1 • 95 views
Filed under Features, In Depth

His feet glide across the kitchen floor as he bobs his head up and down, blissing out to the music humming in his ears. Singing into an empty paper towel roll, Davon mimics the trademark moves of one of his favorite artists.   Ever since he first noticed Michael Jackson’s signature dance...

Family Feud

Family Feud

Annie O'Brien, features writer
January 27 • 452 views
Filed under Entertainment, Features

Although siblings might not get along all the time, they usually share a bond that is deeper than blood. With plenty of time spent around each other, it is expected that siblings are, to some extent, close. Trevor and Georgia Buchanan, sophomore and junior respectively, said they think they know each...

(Mock) trial and error

(Mock) trial and error

Hannah Cohen, social media editor
January 24 • 236 views
Filed under Features, News

The KHS Mock Trial teams gathered at the St. Louis County Courthouse Jan. 17 to begin their first round of trials in the 2017 school year. One team, including Alyssa Fox, senior, and Gianni Fioretti, Tim Knight, Jackson Staerk, Jim Deyoung and David Decker, juniors, and Naomi Thomson, freshman, co...

Girls just want to have fun[damental rights]

Girls just want to have fun[damental rights]

Camille Baker, features editor
January 17 • 199 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...

A job, a home and open arms

A job, a home and open arms

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer
January 11 • 271 views
Filed under Features

*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...

Top 5 features stories from 2016

Top 5 features stories from 2016

TKC staff
January 8 • 221 views
Filed under Features

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...

Top 5 in-depth stories of 2016

Top 5 in-depth stories of 2016

TKC staff
January 8 • 147 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 ...

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