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How long will your New Year’s Resolution last?

Take this quiz to figure out how long you will keep your resolutions.

Kailey Shirrell, opinions writer

January 28, 2020

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“Little Women” Review

Catherine Butler, copy editor

January 28, 2020

 * This review contains major spoilers — and I mean major — for both the book and the movie. Beware or be square.  Honestly, what’s the point in watching a movie if you didn’t read the book first? If you’re lazy, you might look at the dozens of chapters of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little W...

Top Albums of the 2010s

Album covers by Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Frank Ocean and Kanye West.

Lindsay McCarthy, features writer

January 23, 2020

This past decade has brought a new era of music: hip hop and rap overtook pop as the most popular genre of the industry, streaming services allowed for listeners to be exposed to millions of different artists across the world, and Kanye West went from interrupting Taylor Swift at the VMA’s to declari...

Top 10 rap albums of 2019

Artists release albums every year that capture audiences' attentions; 2019 was no different.

Tom Mueller, sports editor

January 22, 2020

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How to: Life

Taxes can be a struggle. Tune in to have Alicia Jones, KHS personal finance teacher, walk you through the process.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

January 22, 2020

How to: Life is here to answer basic questions high schoolers have about the future. In this first season, hosts Emma Lingo and Maddie Meyers covered the topics of college, taxes, insurance and first jobs with guests ranging from college counselors to personal finance teachers.

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” Review

Remember that one movie that made your standards for high school incredibly unrealistic?

Maya Kim, features writer

January 20, 2020

Remember that one movie that made your standards for high school incredibly unrealistic? It’s the one with Zac Efron dancing with a basketball in a gym. The one with teens dancing on the lunch tables singing about the status quo. The one with the most iconic dance number in the history of Disney Channe...

30 winter activities to try this season

From ice skating to seeing a show at the Fox, the possibilities for how to spend winter are endless.

Catherine Butler and Olivia Silvey

January 13, 2020

Making the switch from summer to winter is difficult, especially in Missouri when the temperature can plummet 40 degrees within 48 hours. In summer, anything feels possible — days are sunny and hopeful, evenings are balmy and never seem to end. Then, after a week of exciting fall weather that brings...

Places to study during finals week

I understand how unappealing that AP Psych packet looks when it’s sitting on your desk, but what about if it was next to a pot of tea and scones at a coffee shop?

Sophie Chappell, web editor

December 19, 2019

It’s the most stressful time of year, again. I understand how unappealing that AP Psych packet looks when it’s sitting on your desk, but what about if it was next to a pot of tea and scones at a coffee shop? Sometimes, where you study is just as important as how motivated you are to do the work. He...

Which main “High School Musical” character are you?

Find out which

Ava Duggin, features writer

December 11, 2019

Quiz does not appear on mobile app. Whether you’ve seen all the movies a million times, are currently viewing the new “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” series on Disney Plus, or haven’t watched any, there’s a main “High School Musical” character like you. Although you may...

“Cheap Queen” review

20 year-old Mikaela Straus, better known as King Princess, released her debut album

Kate Schreiber, features writer

December 10, 2019

Mikaela Straus, known to the world as King Princess, perfectly blends an 80s-inspired keyboard and electric guitar with the emotions of a gut-wrenching break up on her debut album “Cheap Queen”.  While Straus continues to utilize her familiar rich, classic vocals reminiscent of fan-favorite hit “1950...

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