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Friends and classmates reflect on Tanner Polk’s life

Friends and classmates reflect on Tanner Polk’s life

Christian Heutel, web sports editor
November 5, 2015 • 2,220 views
Filed under News

[View the story "On Nov. 3, Tanner Polk, senior, died suddenly." on Storify]... Read more »

Update: KHS senior Tanner Polk dies Tuesday

Update: KHS senior Tanner Polk dies Tuesday

Ben Cohen and Mimi Wright
November 3, 2015 • 8,106 views
Filed under News

Nov. 4 Update: Tanner Polk's visitation is Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4-8 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Manchester and Ballas). The funeral service is Friday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Nov. 3 KHS senior Tanner Polk died Nov. 3. Dr. Michael Havener, principal, confirmed his death with Polk’s family this morning. Havener and superintendent Dr. Tom Williams sent an email to KSD stating: Dear KHS Family: It is with a heavy he... Read more »

Citizens to vote on Prop A tomorrow

Ben Cohen, breaking news editor
November 2, 2015 • 454 views
Filed under News

Voters in the Kirkwood School District will vote on Proposition A Nov. 3. Proposition A is a tax levy of $0.78 per $100 of assessed value. The proposition was approved unanimously July 20 by the Kirkwood Board of Education. Resident enrollment increased by 650 students since 2010, and KSD has not asked for... Read more »

Republican debate recap

Republican debate recap

Max Shulklapper, copy editor
October 28, 2015 • 213 views
Filed under News

Last night, leading Republican candidates squared off in Boulder, CO for their third debate. Interestingly, it seemed to be a contest between the candidates and the moderators as much as between the candidates themselves, with a number of questions clearly being aimed at provoking the debaters and c... Read more »

Jesus take the wheel

Jesus take the wheel

Katie Woodruff, news editor
October 15, 2015 • 217 views
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Throughout their lives, Julia Hickman, Patty Judd and Katherine Moore, have been constantly involved in religion, just like 56 percent of students. Their time is consumed by participating in retreats, missions trips and volunteer work so according to Moore, she can apply their traditional values of faith... Read more »

A summary of the Ferguson Commission Report

Naomi Blair, news writer
October 14, 2015 • 375 views
Filed under News, Uncategorized

  The Ferguson Commission Report was released in response to upheaval in Ferguson about racial victimization Sept. 14. As outlined by the Ferguson Commission website, the report is a take on the causes that led to the unrest in the wake of Michael Brown’s death and to make recommendations for... Read more »

Democratic Party debate recap

Democratic Party debate recap

Max Shulklapper, copy editor
October 14, 2015 • 283 views
Filed under News

CNN hosted the first Democratic Party presidential debate on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 18, pitting five leading candidates against one another in a bid to gain popular support in light of the looming 2016 election. Hillary Clinton, currently the leading Democratic candidate in the polls, touted her polit... Read more »

Do freshmen have enough honors?

Do freshmen have enough honors?

Hannah Cohen, social media
October 5, 2015 • 448 views
Filed under News

Freshmen have two honors classes available: Honors Freshman Literature and Composition and Honors Geometry. For some freshmen, this is not enough. Students who are planning to take more honors classes their sophomore years, feel like they will not be prepared for the transition from regular to honors... Read more »

Walker Natatorium opens

Walker Natatorium opens

Ben Cohen, breaking news editor
October 2, 2015 • 583 views
Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

The Walker Natatorium opened Wednesday, Sept. 30. Dr. Michael Havener, principal, got on the microphone, counted to three and shouted “jump,” and the swimmers all dove in. “I don’t know if words can describe how excited we are,” Matt Beasley, swim and dive coach, said. “[Everyone ce... Read more »

Memorial held for Ally Porter

Memorial held for Ally Porter

Ben Cohen, breaking news editor
October 1, 2015 • 395 views
Filed under News

A memorial for Allyson Porter was held outside of ATLAS Friday, Sept. 25. The memorial marked the one year anniversary of Porter’s death. Friends, family and faculty were present to show their support. At the memorial, attendees wrote notes to Porter on balloons, shared memories of her and released... Read more »