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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...

Senior Column: Katie Hackett

Senior Column: Katie Hackett

Katie Hackett, public relations editor
May 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Senior Magazine

Fact: I have the “insensitivity of a cult leader.” At least that is what the school-issued personality test told me in sophomore year English. Hearing you have similarities with cult leaders could be crushing for a 15-year-old (cult leaders don't have the greatest reputation.) However, how coul...

Senior Column: Ryan Davidson

Senior Column: Ryan Davidson

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief
May 4, 2017
Filed under Columns, Senior Magazine

I always told myself I wouldn’t save this until the last possible moment. Yet, here I am in early April, and I have no idea how to write my senior column. Should I write about the half court shot I drained first try at a halftime show? Or how about the time I ripped my pants so my underwear was in c...

Senior Column: Mary Kate Brennan

Senior Column: Mary Kate Brennan

Mary Kate Brennan, features writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, Senior Magazine

I was once an avid Miley Cyrus fan. She told me the seven things she loved and hated about Nick Jonas. While I don’t have a JoBro of my own to talk about, I do have four years at KHS that have taught me more about myself than any other experience has. So here it is: My top seven things everyone sh...

The cost of music: priceless

The cost of music: priceless

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Columns

  Luckily, Proposition K has passed, but this story serves as a reminder of the importance of the measure within the school district. Right now, there are over 290 third and fourth graders scattered across the district with a growing sense of excitement about the upcoming school year. Their ...

Love at first snap?

Love at first snap?

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer
March 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

You pull out your phone and check your notifications. Nothing. You start to panic. They haven’t liked your last post on Instagram. They haven’t replied to your most recent Snapchat. You start to wonder whether you have done something to upset your boyfriend or girlfriend. A familiar question plants itse...

Washing away diversity

Washing away diversity

Claire Boysen, opinions writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

You sit down on the couch after school, ready to watch your favorite TV show. You turn on the TV and see the same thing you always see: Friends, Full House, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Girl Meets World, and you realize one thing they have in common. White. Whether you’re aware of it or not, whitewashing is not...

My experience at Chesed Shel Emeth

My experience at Chesed Shel Emeth

Ben Cohen, managing editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In elementary school, I remember being told that if I said the school was burning, a young girl would have to ask someone else to confirm because “Jews cannot be trusted.” In middle school, I remember being told during a basketball game when my team lead that “I wish your family had burned in ...

Students new voices

Students new voices

Jack Rintoul, opinions writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

While I attended a small private school for nine years of my academic career, I never felt confident enough to form my own opinion. It wasn't that I didn’t like my school or that I was made fun of; everything was just cookie-cutter. The things you had opinions about were not important or people just s...

Scholastic Journalism Week: The best fans in baseball?

Scholastic Journalism Week: The best fans in baseball?

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief
February 23, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sports, The Full Court Press, Top Stories

I've often considered myself to be the luckiest man on the face of the Earth. Born from blasts by McGwire and raised on roundtrippers by Pujols, I know nothing else than to worship the Birds on the Bat and everything they stand for. Talent isn't everything. It’s not over until it's over. An 83...

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