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Kirkwood Police Benevolent Fund to hold annual pancake supper Thursday

Kirkwood Police Benevolent Fund to hold annual pancake supper Thursday

Ben Cohen, breaking news editor
February 22, 2016 • 393 views
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Kirkwood Police Department will hold its annual pancake supper 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 in the KHS cafeteria. Unlimited pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, milk and applesauce will be served for a minimum $4 donation to the Kirkwood Police Benevolent Fund. According to Bob Johler, school resource ... Read more »

Escape to vape

Escape to vape

Abby Carpenter, news writer
February 18, 2016 • 344 views
Filed under News

As 300 uncontrolled chemicals fill his lungs, Connor* blows smoke in the shape of “o’s” supporting a trend that 15 percent of US adults take part in . Vaping was originally created to provide cigarette smokers with a less harmful alternative. However, according to Doctor Subramanian Paranjothi,... Read more »

Fighting towards the White House

Fighting towards the White House

Melanie Witt, news writer
February 10, 2016 • 229 views
Filed under News

As we enter the year of the presidential election, polls and opinions begin to take place. Here are descriptions of the top candidates from each party: Democratic Hillary Clinton: 52.4 percent national poll* Clinton was the first lady when Bill Clinton took office in 1993, and it is her sec... Read more »

If it ain’t about the money

Katie Woodruff, news editor
February 10, 2016 • 243 views
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Three administrators eliminated as well as 25 teachers and 23 support staff members. Over $5 million in combined budget reductions. The Kirkwood School District Board of Education proposed Proposition A, a resolution asking voters to approve a 78-cent tax increase per $100 of assessed value Nov. 3, 2015.... Read more »

Students psyched for the snow day

Students psyched for the snow day

Kaitlin Kilby and Ali Randazzo
January 20, 2016 • 307 views
Filed under News, Top Stories

As winter weather finally covered the Kirkwood area, the KSD closed their doors on Wednesday, Jan. 20, declaring a snow day for students and staff.  An email was sent out to KSD families and staff members, explaining schedule changes caused by the snow day.  Thursday’s block schedule remains the same... Read more »

Burying the hatchet

Burying the hatchet

Hannah Cohen, social media
January 20, 2016 • 618 views
Filed under News, Uncategorized

After last year’s change from the Sadie Hawkins dance to a regular guys-ask-girls dance comes more changes this year. Say goodbye to Hatchet Hop and hello to Snowcoming. With Snowcoming, clubs and other out-of-school activities will nominate students to represent them on court, rather than f... Read more »

Jan. 14 Republican Debate

Jan. 14 Republican Debate

Max Shulklapper, copy editor
January 14, 2016 • 254 views
Filed under News, Top Stories

Fox Business hosted the first Republican debate of 2016 at 9 p.m., with each candidate jockeying for last-minute support in face of the upcoming party primaries. Notably missing from the debate was Sen. Rand Paul, who boycotted the night’s events after being excluded from the main debate, complaining t... Read more »

Tanner Polk memorial concert

Tanner Polk memorial concert

Cece Hensley, in-depth editor
December 23, 2015 • 391 views
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*Jones sold $10 T-shirts in memory of Tanner and still has some available for purchase. Interested parties should contact her. Jones collected $1,274 for Bridgeway at the concert and wanted to give back to Bridgeway for helping Tanner. A memorial concert for Tanner Polk was held at Kirkwood Station Brewing Company Monda... Read more »

Trouble with ISS

Trouble with ISS

Melanie Witt, news writer
December 14, 2015 • 295 views
Filed under News

So far this year, 192 students have been assigned In-School Suspension (ISS). They sit in NW-145, a small room with six computers, an iPad charging area and tables to work on school projects. There is no talking, no electronics, except for iPads, and students have to do schoolwork the whole time. Ta’J-... Read more »

Vitale’s Deli

Vitale’s Deli

Adele Baughman, features writer
December 11, 2015 • 220 views
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Since Annie Vitale was born, her Italian blood has run thick, through both her family and their business. It began in 1947 when Bommarito’s Bakery, now known as Vitale’s Bakery, opened in the Italian-influenced neighborhood, The Hill. With the success of the bakery, Mike Vitale, Annie's father, ha... Read more »