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KHS feminine hygiene product drive

KHS feminine hygiene product drive

Emma Lingo, News-features writer

October 18, 2017


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According to Time, women who receive low incomes or are homeless often don’t have the money to afford access to proper feminine hygiene products such as tampons, pads or sanitizing wipes. This can lead to a vast range health issues from vaginal infections to cervical cancer. To help the women of St. ...

Fall play preview

Fall play preview

Fitz Cain, features writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Since auditions last May, the KH Players have been getting into character. Starting rehearsal on the second day of school, this company, composed of around 20 actors and about 50 students total, has been working to prepare for the performance of KH players’ fall play, You Can’t Take It With You, a...

Smooth sailing with smoothie selling

Smooth sailing with smoothie selling

Megan Cleveland, features writer

September 21, 2017


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For the past seven years the pioneer school of business and Smoothie King have collaborated to promote the Smoothie King brand to the student body and let students experience the process of real-world business. During both lunches, the advanced marketing students hosted booths for students to win free...

Walker Natatorium damage over the weekend of Sept. 16-17

Walker Natatorium damage over the weekend of Sept. 16-17

Riley Arns, sports writer

September 21, 2017


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One of the Walker Natatorium windows at KHS was shattered by a rock Tuesday, Sept. 12. The following weekend, two more natatorium windows and five windows in the art room and FACs rooms had BB gun bullet holes. According to Corey Nesslage, KHS athletic director, the natatorium windows will cost close to...

An unexcused walkout

An unexcused walkout

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

September 18, 2017


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News of a student-led walkout appeared in KHS students’ Instagram and Snapchat feeds late Friday night. The proposed walkout is in protest of the Jason Stockley acquittal, Friday, Sept. 15. Aysha McHaynes, a leader of the walk out, has been involved with social justice issues in Kirkwood before with the Ferguson walkout of 2014. Now she is co-pl...

AP course dropouts

Megan Cleveland, features writer

September 15, 2017


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KSD after school activities canceled after Stockley decision Sept. 15

Staff reports

September 15, 2017


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According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith. Smith was shot five times by Stockley in December of 2011 following a police chase. Due to the verdict, all KSD after school activities for Sept. 15 h...

A recap of the violence in Charlottesville

A recap of the violence in Charlottesville

Wolfgang Frick, web staffer

September 15, 2017


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The campus at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. is usually quiet by night. But on the night of Aug. 11, a chorus of chants echoed through the center of the campus, and a sea of torches held by white supremacists and neo-Nazis could be seen. The Hitler Youth led similar marches nearly...

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. ...

Amending attendance

Quentin Stepp, copy editor

September 6, 2017


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Last year, had a student missed school for a few days or even a few weeks due to illness, some out of town sports tournament or just about any other excused reason, there might not have been any consequences. Work could be made up, content could be re-taught and tests could be retaken. Well, that’...

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