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Cocoa and Cram: study or jam?

Cocoa and Cram: study or jam?

Holden Foreman, web editor
December 13 • 251 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 • 291 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...

Freshman Cocoa and Cram

Freshman Cocoa and Cram

Mary Ralston and Audrey Berns
December 8 • 235 views
Filed under News

First semester is coming to an end, and students are preparing for final exams. This can be an especially stressful time for freshmen as it is their first time taking finals, but Link Crew hopes to help them prepare with the annual Freshman Cocoa and Cram. This event will be available to all freshm...

Krampus movie night

Krampus movie night

Kara Rieger, photographer
December 7 • 176 views
Filed under Breaking News, News

German club met after school to celebrate St. Nicholas Day, or Sankt Nikolaustag on Tuesday, Dec. 6.  Over 30 students showed up and they ate a variety of German desserts including Pfeffernusse (a type of spice cookie) and Stollen (a german fruit cake). German Club watched the American film Krampus and learned about holiday cultures of Germany...

History of blackface

History of blackface

Naomi Blair, news writer
December 6 • 365 views
Filed under News, Visuals

Blackface is when people who are not black darken their face in order portray corrupted images of blacks, according to PBS. Blackface is used to mock black people in public. While this is an issue, many students at KHS do not know what blackface is or the history behind it. Below is a timeline depicting...

Boys’ basketball leaves for Chicago

Boys’ basketball leaves for Chicago

Abby Carpenter, news-features editor
December 2 • 369 views
Filed under News, Sports

For their first game of the 2016 season, KHS boys' varsity and JV basketball teams are playing against Reavis High School in Burbank, Ill. The two teams departed from KHS on a charter bus at 9 a.m. Dec. 2 and will return to KHS by 8 p.m. Dec. 3. JV plays at 5 p.m. and varsity plays at 6:30 p.m. Vars...

(Canned) food for thought

(Canned) food for thought

Melanie Witt, news-features writer
December 1 • 243 views
Filed under News

The school-wide canned food drive organized by Kirkwood Youth Service (KYS) started Nov. 28 and will continue until Dec. 7. Cans are collected in second period classes and the class with the highest average number of cans per student will win. Students can also donate money instead of cans ($1 counts...

Walking in a St. Louis wonderland

Walking in a St. Louis wonderland

Izzy Colon, news-features writer
December 1 • 239 views
Filed under News

Many people stick to the same holiday traditions year after year, but in St. Louis, there is always something new to do. The St. Louis area is home to many undiscovered treasures. The Nutcracker: Gen Horiuchi’s version of the play differs from traditional renditions. The play takes place at the Blan...

Turkey Day week schedule

Turkey Day week schedule

Laura Belle Crews, opinions writer
November 21 • 508 views
Filed under Breaking News

‘Twas the night before Turkey Day week when all through KHS, not a student was stirring as they were getting their rest. The hallway decor lay ready for use, before 2:40 p.m. on Monday when all classes let loose. Encouragement for the football team posted about the school, cheering on the players to mak...

Kirkwood football wins state championship

Kirkwood football wins state championship

Abbey Painter, photographer
November 21 • 483 views
Filed under Breaking News, News, Sports

For the first time since 2012, the KHS football team won the MSHSAA Football State Championship. KHS students traveled to Mizzou’s Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. on Nov. 18 to watch the Pioneers play against the Blue Springs Wildcats in the Class 6 11-Man Championship game. Sixty-five players loaded...

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