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It’s a date

It’s a date

Grace Fearheiley, web staffer

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features

Most high schoolers have heard an older figure in their lives say they are too young to be in a serious relationship or in love. According to Eileen Finley, junior, who has been dating her boyfriend for over two years, this myth about young love has existed for an incredibly long time. Finley believes dati...

Turning to Tinder

Turning to Tinder

Adler Bowman, web editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under Features

*This story contains anonymous sources Wanting to surprise herself on her eighteenth birthday, she decided to make some riskier plans than usual. Sophia*, senior, pocketed her pepper spray before sneaking out to a bowling alley to meet a boy she connected with through the social networking app Ti...

(Same) sex education?

(Same) sex education?

Jonathan Munoe, news features writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Health + Wellness, LGBT

*Name changed for anonymity “If you're not having straight sex you’re on your own,” Suzy* said. “When I first thought about having sex, I knew there wasn’t any information, not even a pamphlet in the nurse's office.” For the 26% (81/314) of students like Suzy, LGBT sex education is not prev...

Saving yourself

Saving yourself

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features

“Who here plans on saving themselves for marriage?” One hand goes up. Mary Wacker, junior, can see the girl’s raised arm across the health classroom. Mary’s hand should be up, too. She is saving herself for marriage, but she doesn’t feel comfortable letting people know her future plans for...

Reflections

Reflections

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Features

Mary stopped her followers mid-scroll Jan. 6, 2019. Photos of her unsucked-in, relaxed stomach showed on her Instagram account that day, and not by accident. “I posted those photos because I see all the perfect people on Instagram,” Mary said. “When I don’t pose perfectly, I don’t look like ...

Tell me amour and amor about love

Tell me amour and amor about love

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Features

The bride looks out the car window with a paper fan in her hands, preparing to drive away with her new husband. As the engine starts, she takes the fan her mother gave her and tosses it out the window. Throwing the fan symbolizes leaving old bad habits and behaviors behind to start a new life. As the...

Taking the long shot

Taking the long shot

Paisley Regester, features writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Features

He moves from table to table at the job fair, trying his best to avoid the Army recruiters he spots in the back. “That’s not for me. I could never do that,” he says to himself. Yet as he moves closer to their table, an enthusiastic recruiter catches his attention and asks him about his plans for...

“Sectored off”: Meacham Park

“Sectored off”: Meacham Park

Ethan Peter, features writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Top Stories

Winter White-Banks, sophomore, and her friends rushed through the halls on Friday, discussing where to go as school let out. The group bounced ideas off one another, but ultimately failed to decide on a location, so Winter invited them to her house.   With her offer, however, the group grew unea...

LifeBridge Partnership

LifeBridge Partnership

Brendan Davidson, parsnip editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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...

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