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Never too cool for school

Never too cool for school

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Opinions, The Parsnip

I’m getting antsy even as I write this because of how excited I am to be back at school. The majority of students dread going back, but not me. I mean, what’s so awful about waking up to see the sun rise then sitting in a soft, comfortable chair for seven hours straight, five days a week? Sounds...

Tug of war

Tug of war

Sha'Diya Tomlin, opinions writer

August 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

My education is in the middle of a game of tug of war. And tug of war is never fun when you don't know who is on the other side of the rope. I was told as a child by my grandmother the key to becoming successful in life is getting my education. Do well in school, go to college and you can be and do w...

Pride and privilege

Pride and privilege

Laura Belle Crews, opinions editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

“What would you do if I told you I liked girls?” I endured years of lying to myself, parading around my room pretending to be Justin Bieber walking down the red carpet with Selena Gomez on my arm while I played it cool on the other side of the door. Forcing myself into awkward relationships with...

Weighing in on weighted classes

Weighing in on weighted classes

Holden Foreman, web editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions

When student-selected speaker Gina Woodard, health teacher, took the podium for the annual Gold K Ceremony April 24, she thanked “the smart kids” for selecting her. After acknowledging her less-than-stellar high school GPA (to some more-than-cliche laughter) Woodard explained why relationships outw...

When gifted is lifted

When gifted is lifted

Izzy Colon, news-features writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions

In first grade, my parents decided to enroll me in KSD in search of a challenge. I had gone to St. Clement of Rome the year before, but my parents felt the curriculum was a bad fit for me. I began school at Westchester Elementary. During my time at Westchester, I was tested for the gifted program three ti...

The Newest Netflix No-Go

The Newest Netflix No-Go

Jack Rittendale, features writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions

“Thirteen Reasons Why” is the newest Netflix phenomenon. The show has been trending since its March 31 release date, and is currently at the top of Netflix “most popular” chart. Since the show’s launch, many have voiced their own concerns about the shows poor plot, poor character developmen...

Call Ed: Working through the summer

Call Ed: Working through the summer

TKC Staff

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

As the clocks wind down to 12 p.m. on May 24, the freedom-seeking energy of sleep-deprived students rises from classrooms around KHS. They pound their fists, sore from essay writing, on their desks, chanting, “Summer. Summer. Summer. Summer.” As voices grow louder and louder, raspy from one Span...

Senior Column: Erin Kelly

Senior Column: Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly, managing editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Columns

The summer before freshman year, I told my mom I was quitting band. I’d stuck with it through the three-hour middle school concerts and predictable laughter when people learned I played the trombone. I felt I’d patiently paid my musical dues, but I was done. I mean, I was headed to high school, fo...

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