Student newspaper of Kirkwood High School.

First Impressions

First Impressions

Thomas Birmingham, news writer
September 27, 2016
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

With a number two ranking by Newsweek among public schools in Missouri, KHS had been labeled a top-notch institution. Despite recent budget issues, students are still showing signs of school spirit by shouting at the top of their lungs at pep rallies and packing the stands to the brim at football g... Read more »

Uber safe?

Uber safe?

Vivian Kutheis, web staffer
September 26, 2016
Filed under Features

  After the country concert they stumbled to the parking lot, they had been drinking and knew they would be unable to drive home. Instead they pulled up the app Uber to ensure a safe trip home, later events of that night proved this was the right decision.   “I fell out of the Uber,... Read more »

Strut the halls

Strut the halls

Maddie Hawes, features writer
September 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

It’s Monday. You spent all night studying for a huge test today and realize that the bus left thirty minutes ago. What you wear is most likely the last thing on your mind. You throw on a t-shirt and sweatpants, grab your backpack and run.  Most students wear this comfort-over-style look at KHS. However,... Read more »

The lizard biz

The lizard biz

Adler Bowman, features writer
September 7, 2016
Filed under Features

Tim Westergren started Pandora when he was 35 years old, Robert Noyce was 41 when he founded Intel and John Pemberton did not invent Coca-Cola until age 55. In the business world of today, there is a common belief that young people can not succeed until later in life when they have acquired more knowledge.... Read more »

Amerikaner gehen nach deutschland

Amerikaner gehen nach deutschland

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor
September 6, 2016
Filed under Features

After a seven-hour plane ride, 20 jet lagged, nervous and excited KHS students were greeted by the sound of music and cheering from their 20 German exchange partners in Hamburg, Germany June 2. These students were about to begin a month-long journey, known as the German American Partnership Program (GAPP). “I though... Read more »

Senior Profile: Treasure Kwizera

Senior Profile: Treasure Kwizera

Cece Hensley, in-depth editor
May 13, 2016
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
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
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
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 »

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