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‘The Divide.’ – Achievement Gap

‘The Divide.’ – Achievement Gap

Anna Mullendore, features writer
March 12, 2015 • 193 views
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*Disclaimer: The people selected to be interviewed were chosen on the basis of their races, ages, genders, and titles, as a way to showcase a variety of perspectives on the topic.

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Hayes helps

Hayes helps

Emma McNail, features writer
March 9, 2015 • 71 views
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One is a pilot for the U.S. government and works for the Air Traffic Control police. Another is a personal trainer who is opening his own gym. The third is in the U.S. Coast Guard. Not to mention athletes who excelled in high school activities such as lacrosse, water-polo, wrestling, football and orchestra.... Read more »

Hope from Honduras

Hope from Honduras

Cece Hensley, features
March 9, 2015 • 53 views
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Facing the biggest decision of their life, her parents kissed her goodbye and put her on a plane to St. Louis, leaving her family and her back problems behind. Seven-year-old Kelin Artica was going to live in America with a family she did not know or understand. Otherwise, she would stay in Teupasenti... Read more »

Mr. KHS: Meet the Contestants

Mr. KHS: Meet the Contestants

Erin Kelly, features writer
February 27, 2015 • 268 views
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Twenty-three men in somewhat compromising outfits, three tension-filled rounds, one ultimate sash and crown. The Mr. KHS pageant has once again come to grace the halls of KHS, bringing with it hilarious dance numbers, outfits and interviews. On Feb. 23 at 6 p.m., students and family gathered in Keating... Read more »

Struggle on the scale

Struggle on the scale

Tara Hawkins, print editor
February 23, 2015 • 58 views
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Typically, a healthy diet and regular exercise are all it takes to lose weight you want. But for Sydney*, that was not the case. Growing up, she had always been one of the “bigger girls.” She felt like she was always living in comparison to the thinner, more fit girls especially her freshman and... Read more »

Tips for the human body and weird facts to bend the mind

Tips for the human body and weird facts to bend the mind

Jamie Jones, features writer
February 20, 2015 • 65 views
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Ever wonder how many atoms make up your body or how long that morning coffee will keep you wired? TKC answers these questions, provides a few healthy pointers and some random facts purely for entertainment.   ... Read more »

Let’s talk about sex

Let’s talk about sex

Mimi Wright, in-depth
February 20, 2015 • 95 views
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“Just don’t do it,” Ella* believes. Don’t have sex in high school. It is not the time or place in life to experience the deep connection that sex creates. “I don’t think you should be having sex with someone until you’re in love with them and I think that being in high school, we are... Read more »

Confronting cutting

Confronting cutting

Emma McNail, features writer
February 20, 2015 • 53 views
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As the pressures of dating weighed on Jessie*, self-esteem issues began to arise in seventh grade. Struggling with self-worth, she would sit in the dark, alone on her bed, cutting the the inside of her arm with whatever sharp object she could find. “[Dating] was stressful and stupid and I didn’t... Read more »

Accutane: Worth the risks?

Accutane: Worth the risks?

Erin Kelly, features writer
February 20, 2015 • 52 views
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Most students have it, and most dream of it disappearing forever. “It” is acne, and to aid the majority of students who must endure the unsightly, red bumps on their face, there is a pill called Accutane. Accutane works to reduce the size of the skin’s oil glands and therefore reduce the amount... Read more »

Eating disorders

Eating disorders

Cece Hensley and Lindsay Huck
February 20, 2015 • 34 views
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While he was a freshman in high school, Simao Drew’s perception of himself drastically changed when a boy in his class made a comment about his weight. Although Drew was never severely overweight, he began dieting, running and experimenting with alternative ways to get thinner. “Over the next... Read more »