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Staying on track

Staying on track

Daniel Kim, sports writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under Features

It is 6 a.m. on a Saturday. A cool spring breeze sweeps across the Chopin parking lot. Even though the sun has not yet risen above the horizon, a red sea of Kirkwood track runners flow around the parking lot with vigor, prepping up to run the next race before riding a bus to the meet. In the midst of...

Feature: Circle of Friends

Feature: Circle of Friends

Ainsley Fox, writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Features

Having its original roots in Webster Groves High School, Circle of Friends (COF) has been a  prominent club at KHS for several years. The club is more than just a school activity because they go into the community and truly get to know people. It stands for more than just a club but rather a repres...

Mystified by Misty

Mystified by Misty

Malcia Greene, writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Katie Simkins, freshman, felt as though the world was against her when her doctor first told her she was allergic to dogs and cats. Hearing this at the age of 6 made her feel hopeless. As she got older and remained petless, she started to develop a greater interest in a different species: lizards. ...

Senior Profile: Joshua Demetri

Senior Profile: Joshua Demetri

Abby Geisz, copy editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

At 4 years old, he spent his weekends climbing Machu Picchu or in town where sheep and chickens were being sold at every street corner. Because he went to an English immersion school, he learned how to speak fluent Spanish in order to fit into the culture around him. Joshua Demetri lived in Peru for three...

Senior Profile: JT Arnot

Senior Profile: JT Arnot

Adele Baughman, copy editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

Using his uncle’s diabetic needles, JT Arnot spends hours inserting water into each bubble on the sheet of bubble wrap sitting in front of him. Hoping the hypodermic needle will not cause the surface tension of the water inside to break, he pairs the bubblewrap with other reactants to create an endothermic...

Senior Profile: Sabrina Talir

Senior Profile: Sabrina Talir

Annie O'Brien, features writer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

With a woven mandala tapestry covering one wall, a yoga mat and exercise ball in the corner and a dreamcatcher hanging from the ceiling, you would think you had just walked into a yoga studio. But, you are actually in the bedroom of Sabrina Talir. “I was trying to find an easy way to exercise that wasn’t re...

Senior Profile: Zana Essmyer

Senior Profile: Zana Essmyer

Abigail Imiolek, news-features writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

Whether she is painting watercolor portraits, dancing ballet or loading her schedule with five AP classes, Zana Essmyer approaches each task with full force. She said she stretches herself to be her best and strives for perfection. Zana said her mother, who received a Ph.D. in immunology after comin...

Senior Profile: Aspen Workman

Senior Profile: Aspen Workman

Audrey Allison, artist
April 29, 2017
Filed under Features

While their fellow classmates were tanning beside the pool or sleeping until noon, Aspen Workman spent the past three summers kneeling in the dirt at Washington University’s Tyson Research Center and the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve. Aspen got involved in an internship that has...

Senior Profile: Elspeth Furey

Senior Profile: Elspeth Furey

Maddie Hawes, features writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

At school, she walks down the halls like they are runways. The people who pass by her see the works of art on display. Clothed in a geometrically-shaped dress complete with shoulder pads and a blazer, she shows off her unique designs proudly. Elspeth Furey has created outfits ever since she was a kid....

Senior Profile: Tahj Telfair and Joe Jordan

Senior Profile: Tahj Telfair and Joe Jordan

Jane Stewart, social media editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

The Friday starts like any other. Wake up at 6:30 a.m., eat a hearty breakfast and meet on the bus ride to school. Tahj Telfair and Joe Jordan sit through school, unconcerned with learning the derivative of a logarithm, but instead think of what awaits after school. Because on Fridays, it’s gameday. ...

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