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Search for a superintendent

Search for a superintendent

Zachary Clingenpeel, photographer
February 16 • 249 views
Filed under News

Gathered at NKMS, 15 members of the community discussed finding a new KSD superintendent with representatives from Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), an executive search firm hired by the district to help find candidates for the next superintendent Tuesday, Feb. 2. The meeting was the s...

Executive actions

Executive actions

Abigail Imiolek, news-features writer
February 16 • 197 views
Filed under News, Politics, Uncategorized

                Jan. 20, 2017 During Trump’s first day as president, he signed an executive order to minimize “the economic burden of the patient protection and affordable care act pending repeal,” according to CNN.  The purpose of the order was to try to star...

DECA regional competition

DECA regional competition

Adele Baughman, copy editor
February 15 • 227 views
Filed under News

The annual DECA regional competition, a business-based competition that prepares students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management took place at St. Louis University Monday, Feb. 13. Thirty-six KHS students took part in the event, with eight students qualifying for the DECA State c...

A worrisome winter in the Lou

A worrisome winter in the Lou

Holden Foreman, web editor
February 2 • 377 views
Filed under News, Top Stories

“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive,” Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States, stated in a tweet sent Nov. 6, 2012. Trump’s supporters reflect his opinion, as a 2016 survey conducted by the Pew Research...

(Mock) trial and error

(Mock) trial and error

Hannah Cohen, social media editor
January 24 • 334 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...

This is not a drill

This is not a drill

Jack Rittendale, features writer
January 20 • 502 views
Filed under News

The hustle and bustle of student traffic took a twist Wednesday, as fire alarms sounded across KHS. All students were evacuated as confusion spread like wildfire. Tension buzzed, and two fire trucks roared into the Essex lot, sirens blaring. While the event conveniently occurred during dismissal, it s...

KSD superintendent announces retirement

KSD superintendent announces retirement

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, web editor
January 10 • 855 views
Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

Dr. Thomas Williams, superintendent of KSD, announced his retirement to district principals and his administrative staff Jan. 10. According to KSD’s Press Release, he took office in 2009 and has worked with children for more than 40 years. Sending out an email to all staff employees, Williams said ...

Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest

Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest

Hannah Cohen, social media editor
January 4 • 328 views
Filed under News

The annual Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest for High School Students of 2017 is beginning with the new year in preparation for the reading in early May. This contest, sponsored by the St. Louis Poetry Center, requires these guidelines: Participants must be high schoolers living within 100 miles o...

Cocoa and Cram: study or jam?

Cocoa and Cram: study or jam?

Holden Foreman, web editor
December 13 • 282 views
Filed under News

Friends? Check. Food? Check. Upcoming tests in every single class? Check, please. Freshmen will tell you how they feel about taking seven tests in one week, but Link Crew tries to inject some fun into the process with Cocoa and Cram. During the annual event, Link Leaders and teachers bounce between t...

Petting for a purpose

Petting for a purpose

Cece Hensley, print editor
December 9 • 319 views
Filed under News

Haley Bokern and Helen Onken, seniors, organized Puppy Petting, a fundraiser for the Animal Protective Association (APA) Dec. 8. Students had to sign up in the senior class office for a 15 minute time slot to pet the dogs. In order to participate, students were required to bring money or supplies to donate to t...

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