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LifeBridge Partnership

LifeBridge Partnership

Brendan Davidson, parsnip editor

December 17, 2018


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She stands in front of the Taekwondo class with a smile on her face, instructing the 16 kids in her afternoon session. They have never been able to participate in physical activities such as martial arts or sports. Karen Shuster, LifeBridge Partnership CEO, enjoys the chances she helps provide to disab...

Music to my ears

Music to my ears

Paisley Regester, features writer

December 13, 2018


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A passion for music can take many forms for students at KHS. Whether they are solo musicians, in bands or members of private music programs, performing both for online communities and live in front of thousands, these four KHS students never want to stop doing what they love: making music. Madelyn...

Policing the minority with the majority

Policing the minority with the majority

Jonathan Munroe, news writer

December 12, 2018


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Officer Yvonne Bonner has been in law enforcement for the past 25 years, starting at Northwoods Police Department then moving to her current position at the Kirkwood Police Department (KPD). Bonner worked as an SRO (School Resource Officer) at both North Kirkwood Middle School and Nipher Middle School...

Call me Hwijung

Call me Hwijung

Daniel Kim, sports editor

December 12, 2018


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Call me Hwijung. No, actually, don’t. Call me Daniel. You can also call me DKim, The Asian Sensation, The Big Asian, The Asian One, Wang, Oriental, Ching Chong, etcetera. Call me whatever you want. If the nickname makes you laugh, then go for it. But don’t call me by my actual given name, Hwijun...

Voices of Kirkwood: December ACT edition

Voices of Kirkwood: December ACT edition

Daniel Kim, sports editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Voices of Kirkwood

High school students all across the nation await to take the December ACT on Saturday, Dec. 7. Of the students taking the December test, many of them are juniors that have never taken the test. These are three juniors who share what they feel about taking the ACT for the first time in their life. ...

Four neediest cases

Four neediest cases

Emma Lingo, Sophie Chappell, Claire Boysen, and Kiden Smith

December 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

For the third year in a row, TKC has decided to tackle the Four Neediest Cases project, inspired by St. Louis Post Dispatch’s 100 Neediest Cases features. Each holiday season, TKC sends out four staffers to speak with four students at KHS. These students have told TKC about their families' stories...

Issues: the inequality of wealth

Issues: the inequality of wealth

Malcia Greene, entertainment editor

December 3, 2018


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KHS students face a spectrum of wealth from the elites to those less fortunate. However, the inequality of wealth remains an issue due to the consistent misunderstandings about who has what. This piece tackles the misrepresentation as a whole as well as the attempts to combat it.

Teacher music Q&A: Adam Rowland

Teacher music Q&A: Adam Rowland

Sophie Chappell, features writer

December 2, 2018


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This series of articles will contain the musical interests of four teachers at KHS: Lisa Hellmich, history teacher, Jason Evans, history teacher, Cindy Kohler, French teacher and Adam Rowland, English teacher. TKC asked about each teacher’s five favorite songs right now as well as their general ta...

All Among Us

All Among Us

Molly Higgins, features writer

November 30, 2018


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  All Among Us is a St. Louis based non-profit organization focused on helping people in poverty. The following is an interview with Cathryn Shaw, executive director.   TKC: How would you describe your mission? CS: “Our mission is to provide opportunities to people living in pov...

Creating a change to be proud of

Creating a change to be proud of

Amara Harper and Ryleigh Palmer

November 30, 2018


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At Pulse Nightclub the red and blue lights flashed following reports of gunshots in the club. Nobody knew how many were dead. Friends and family anxiously awaited as they crowded around their loved ones, wondering if they made it out alive. 49 members of the LGBT community died in the second most deadly mass shooting America had ever seen June 12, 2016 at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Flor...

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