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Chill pill

Chill pill

Zachary Clingenpeel, photographer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Features, In Depth

While she played guitar amongst her fellow band members, war was being waged between the opposing chemicals in her body. For Bridgett Field, junior, life is a fight between the two different medications on her kitchen table. Every day, Bridgett takes 72mg of Concerta, a medication used to treat At...

Another nervous breakdown

Another nervous breakdown

Hannah Cohen, social media editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Features, In Depth, Top Stories

Once again, I wake up in a sweat. It’s the third time tonight since attempting to get a rare full eight hours of sleep. I try my best to throw out the recurring thoughts in my head, but they just won’t budge. It’s 3:45 a.m. After constant rustling under the covers trying to get comfortable, I give u...

A Helpful Humanitarian: 300 word features: Cleophes Bishop

A Helpful Humanitarian: 300 word features: Cleophes Bishop

Maddie Hawes, features writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Features, In Depth

He stands behind a counter ready to serve, listening over a headset, recording everyone’s desires. Then with a smile, he hands over the food. Cleophes Bishop is dedicated to not only helping customers at White Castle but anyone when they’re in need. He knows bullying is unacceptable, t...

Looking to the legends: 300 word features: Ian Haley

Looking to the legends: 300 word features: Ian Haley

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief
February 27, 2017
Filed under In Depth

Outside, sub-freezing temperatures ravage Des Peres. Inside, Ian, 15, ravages the court at the Lodge. Caught in a love affair with the game of basketball, Ian takes the form of Laker greats from Shaq to Kobe, Kareem to Magic. The post-up slam and the jab step into a jumper. The Skyhook and the no-look pas...

Half a world away: 300 word features: Isaiah Smart

Half a world away: 300 word features: Isaiah Smart

Katherine Hubbard, features writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under Features, In Depth

Soccer will alway be a passion he shares with his dad. It has always been soccer. It has always been running alongside his teammates, working together to reach victory as a team. It has always been the long hours dedicated on the field in order to become more advanced in his sport. It's the support fr...

Dreaming of Engineering: 300 word feature: Liam Justin

Dreaming of Engineering: 300 word feature: Liam Justin

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Features, In Depth

He ends every one of his conversations with an enthusiastic “Have a good day.” He is an overall positive person, and plans to spread his positivity to others. Liam Justin, 16, wishes to attend one of the most prestigious engineering colleges in the country, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)...

Moonwalking on sunshine: 300 word features: Davon Tate

Moonwalking on sunshine: 300 word features: Davon Tate

Camille Baker, features editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Features, In Depth

His feet glide across the kitchen floor as he bobs his head up and down, blissing out to the music humming in his ears. Singing into an empty paper towel roll, Davon mimics the trademark moves of one of his favorite artists.   Ever since he first noticed Michael Jackson’s signature dance...

Top 5 in-depth stories of 2016

Top 5 in-depth stories of 2016

TKC staff
January 8, 2017
Filed under In Depth

From the dangers of tanning to the racial tension that plagues the halls of KHS, in-depth strives to tackle a range of tough and under-covered topics. Throughout 2016 we focused on topical human-interest stories to dive into issues that are important to students. Why the divide?- Mimi Wright ...

STEM branches out

Abigail Imiolek, news-features writer
December 3, 2016
Filed under In Depth

She stands out in the country where women are a minority group in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. She stands out at KHS, where only 15 percent of engineering students are female. Olivia Flagg-Bourke, senior, stands out in her Capstone engineering class, where she is the only g...

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