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Kelly Schnider has been working as the KHS drama teacher and director since 2006.

A safe stage

Alli Luth, features writer February 15, 2022

When students walk into KHS’ drama classroom, they come face-to-face with a bedazzled mask and a personality that sparkles just as much. Kelly Schnider, drama teacher and director, says that she always...

COVID-19 was unexpected, but it led Hannah Wagganer to expand her passion for being a caring person.

A caring soul

Kylie Madden, features writer December 16, 2021

People are Hannah’s passion. When she’s not with people at school, Hannah Wagganer, junior, takes every opportunity to be social. Her phone is filled with pictures of her friends, documenting every...

Tyree Fletcher, sophomore, said his proudest accomplishment was getting his drivers licensee.

Q&A with Tyree Fletcher

Ava Duggin, web managing editor December 15, 2021

This spring, Tyree Fletcher, sophomore, said he is trying something new. Fletcher had a change of heart after his friends noticed his speed on the field. He decided to stop playing football, with hopes...

Animal lover, nature enthusiast and Black Lives Matter advocate, Alexis Mitchell is a sophomore at KHS who has big dreams to change the world.

Q&A with Alexis Mitchell

Khadija Khan, news writer December 1, 2021

Alexis Mitchell, sophomore, aspires to be a veterinarian and spends her time balancing homework along with track and field. Mitchell dreams of “making a change” and “giving back to the world,”...

Lily Mitchell, leader of the drumline, plays her snare drum in preparation for Friday night lights.

Q&A with Lily Mitchell

Kinley Bokermann, sports editor November 13, 2021

  When moving across the U.S. as a child from Texas, Maryland, and Georgia, one thing has always stayed constant for Lily Mitchell: being herself. Whether it be through music, band, school or soccer,...

Edwin Thorpe stands outside of Dierbergs next to his bike he rode there.

The road to Kirkwood

Rachel Finan, web editor November 13, 2021

He looks like he stepped straight out of a Dick’s Sporting Goods catalog and could go for a three-pointer any second. As for the Iowa State shirt — Thorpe grew up in Iowa, and he lived there six years....

Gus Seibert, junior, reflects on his experience falling down the bleachers his freshman year.

Down the bleachers

Zach Thomson and Owen Backer November 13, 2021

Gus Seibert, junior, still holds onto one of his most bizarre memories from freshman year. A memory that helps define who he is. For Seibert, this took place on the bleachers of a Friday night football...

Marissa Rhimes, sophomore and KHS varsity point guard, said she feels unstoppable when she has a basketball in her hands.

Dribbling past

Lila Shepard, news editor November 8, 2021

Dribbling down the court, sporting “23” on her Kirkwood jersey, Marissa Rhimes, sophomore and KHS varsity point guard, said she feels unstoppable when she has a basketball in her hands. That feeling...

For a high school freshman, Daisy has a mature appreciation for family.

For family

Hayden Davidson, editor-in-chief November 4, 2021

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with, the saying goes. For Daisy Buckley, that would be Mom, Dad, Grace, Finny and Beckett. While the “average” part may not exactly...

The class of 2022 is made up of 458 seniors. Meet Lauren Hulsey, senior.

Q&A with Lauren Hulsey

Maya Kim, web editor November 3, 2021

The class of 2022 is made up of 458 seniors. Of those seniors, one is passionate about writing poetry on racial injustice. She plans on getting a tattoo the minute she turns 18. The past few weeks of her...

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