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OA Gallery

OA Gallery

Adler Bowman, features writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Features

The OA Gallery is cozily tucked away in the corner of downtown Kirkwood’s basement. You can find it on West Argonne Drive, directly across the street from the Kirkwood Train Station and next door to Mattress Direct. Upon entering, visitors must creep down a flight of stairs to be transported into thi...

Strings attached: grads return to teach orchestra

Strings attached: grads return to teach orchestra

Maddie Meyers, features writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features

One devastated little girl glares up at an enormous cello, while another girl looks to the violin to escape the piano. Fariga Drayton-Conway, KHS Symphonic Orchestra director and 1995 graduate, originally played violin, but when she moved into the KSD, her teacher told her she was too tall and her h...

For liberty and funding for all

For liberty and funding for all

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under In Depth

*name changed for anonymity  KHS freshman *Violet says she does not feel comfortable standing in class. It is not because she is presenting or leading a discussion, but rather because she does not feel proud standing up for principles she is uncertain with. Violet feels difficulty when she is aske...

VoK: KHS student-led walkout

VoK: KHS student-led walkout

Hannah Cohen, Fitz Cain, and Richard Pfeifer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

More than 110 KHS students, under threat of an unexcused absence, walked from the Senior Hall down to the Lyons Memorial Stadium in unity at 7:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18. Though they varied in appearance, they were all inspired by the memory of the victims of racial violence both nationally and in their c...

9/11 Reflections

9/11 Reflections

Jonathan Munroe, news-features writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Features, News

If you asked anyone who remembers when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the north tower, they would tell you how that moment has impacted their life. ...

Charles, the milkshake man

Charles, the milkshake man
MEET CHARLES

Izzy Colón, copy editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Features

How many milkshakes does someone have to drink before growing tired of them? For Charles, that number does not exist. Minutes before the store closes, Baskin Robbin’s employees can always expect Charles to walk in the door eager to get his hands on a milkshake. To the couple chatting in the corne...

Riverview hits the road

Riverview hits the road

Camille Baker, editor-in-chief

September 11, 2017


Filed under Features

Rubbing his eyes, Torrance Harris stares out his bedroom window, seeing nothing but a pitch black winter sky. He turns to look toward the alarm clock blasting in his ear. It is 5:45 a.m. He arises to go through his usual morning routine. Shoveling breakfast in his mouth as he gathers his binders, Torr...

Best of LouFest

Best of LouFest

Malcia Greene, features writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Features

Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further. September's most astounding artists will hit the Lou for a weekend full of melodies and tasty treats in Forest Park. Artists such as Cage the Elephant, Snoop Dogg, Hippo Campus and more will perform in front of thousands of St. Louisans as we...

Where are they now: Franklin McCallie

Where are they now: Franklin McCallie

Hannah Cohen, editor-in-chief

September 7, 2017


Filed under Features

In a way, he grew up in a colorless world as a white, high-privileged male. The only colors he ever saw were red and blue on the confederate flag, reflecting his family’s history and aiding his father’s vision of an all-white society. His last name is strewn on signs and buildings all over town....

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