Student newspaper of Kirkwood High School.

Senior Profile: Treasure Kwizera

Senior Profile: Treasure Kwizera

Cece Hensley, in-depth editor
May 13, 2016 • 96 views
Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

When he arrived in America, a fresh layer of snow blanketed the ground. He spent the day by the KHS track, making snow angels and spending time with his new host family. For Treasure Kwizera, a native Rwandan, this was his first experience with snow. However, this was not his first time in America. ... Read more »

Senior profile: Julia Sponholtz

Senior profile: Julia Sponholtz

Olivia Rekittke, web features editor
May 13, 2016 • 81 views
Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

As of March 2016, Julia Sponholtz has read 86 books and counting. With a number of extracurriculars and her jam-packed school schedule that consists of five AP classes, she stays busy all year round. “I’m in the Robotics club, choir and this year I’m the president of the book club,” Julia sai... Read more »

Senior profile: Regina Doty

Senior profile: Regina Doty

Katie Woodruff, news editor
May 7, 2016 • 105 views
Filed under Features

The summer before seventh grade, Regina Doty fell in love with the sport she knew she wanted to pursue throughout her athletic career. But unlike most girls who play, she started out playing boys’ lacrosse. “One day, my dad brought home a lacrosse stick and he showed me how to use it, and I th... Read more »

Suicide Awareness Week

Suicide Awareness Week

Mimi Wright, editor-in-chief
May 4, 2016 • 133 views
Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

In a given year, it is estimated up to 25 percent of adolescents will experience depression, and two-thirds of these adolescents will suffer in silence without getting the help they need, according to Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide Coalition (CHADS). To combat these issues, six... Read more »

Senior Profile: Jordan Roundtree

Senior Profile: Jordan Roundtree

Annie Murphy, copy editor
May 2, 2016 • 93 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 • 197 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 • 171 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 • 134 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 • 191 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 »