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No pain, no gain

No pain, no gain

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under In Depth

They don’t want to let their team down. They can’t. To Nina Naes, junior, two broken toes means nothing if she can score just a few more goals. To Abby Gunn, senior, seriously bruising the bone in her elbow means nothing if she can just lead her team to victory. These athletes are just two of...

Happy holidays?

Happy holidays?

Benji Wilton, features writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under In Depth

When picturing religious holidays, Lily Dayan, freshman, imagines scenes different than those of her fellow classmates. Rather than going to church and reading the Bible, Dayan attends synagogue and listens to readings from the Torah. Dayan is Jewish, and stands out from the Christian majority at KHS. ...

For liberty and funding for all

For liberty and funding for all

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under In Depth

*name changed for anonymity  KHS freshman *Violet says she does not feel comfortable standing in class. It is not because she is presenting or leading a discussion, but rather because she does not feel proud standing up for principles she is uncertain with. Violet feels difficulty when she is aske...

Riverview review

Riverview review

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under In Depth

In response to the Riverview Gardens Schools District cancelling transportation to and from KSD, TKC decided to look into some statistics regarding Riverview, its history, and what has prompted this change. Stats range from a timeline of Riverview's financial situation to data on the cost of buses. Several...

Chill pill

Chill pill

Zachary Clingenpeel, photographer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Features, In Depth

While she played guitar amongst her fellow band members, war was being waged between the opposing chemicals in her body. For Bridgett Field, junior, life is a fight between the two different medications on her kitchen table. Every day, Bridgett takes 72mg of Concerta, a medication used to treat At...

Another nervous breakdown

Another nervous breakdown

Hannah Cohen, social media editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Features, In Depth, Top Stories

Once again, I wake up in a sweat. It’s the third time tonight since attempting to get a rare full eight hours of sleep. I try my best to throw out the recurring thoughts in my head, but they just won’t budge. It’s 3:45 a.m. After constant rustling under the covers trying to get comfortable, I give u...

A Helpful Humanitarian: 300 word features: Cleophes Bishop

A Helpful Humanitarian: 300 word features: Cleophes Bishop

Maddie Hawes, features writer

March 2, 2017


Filed under Features, In Depth

He stands behind a counter ready to serve, listening over a headset, recording everyone’s desires. Then with a smile, he hands over the food. Cleophes Bishop is dedicated to not only helping customers at White Castle but anyone when they’re in need. He knows bullying is unacceptable, t...

Looking to the legends: 300 word features: Ian Haley

Looking to the legends: 300 word features: Ian Haley

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief

February 27, 2017


Filed under In Depth

Outside, sub-freezing temperatures ravage Des Peres. Inside, Ian, 15, ravages the court at the Lodge. Caught in a love affair with the game of basketball, Ian takes the form of Laker greats from Shaq to Kobe, Kareem to Magic. The post-up slam and the jab step into a jumper. The Skyhook and the no-look pas...

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