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Freshmen at KHS

Freshmen at KHS

Amelia Hurley, features writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Features

Throughout the halls of KHS, a wave of excitement mixed with fear rushes through the building. Many students enter KHS with a sense of familiarity, while some are overwhelmed by the crowded halls and upperclassmen that tower over them. With every push and shove, these students are nudged into the KH...

Sharing faith with STL

Sharing faith with STL

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Features, Top Stories

Upon entering the tent, one first notices the circle of decorated tables. Then moving closer, the warm smiles and curious eyes become apparent along with the signs that proudly state “Christian Scientist,” “Islam,” “Buddhism,” “Sufism,” and under the signs sit volunteers, some on their o...

A trip to remember

A trip to remember

Grace Fearheiley, web staff

August 30, 2018


Filed under Features

Kathy White smiles as she directs the chorus members singing for an assisted living home. White is the director of the Kirkwood United Methodist Journey Choir. According to White, on the choir group’s mission trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the choir helped make peoples’ day better by singing to seve...

More than just a class president

More than just a class president

Amara Harper, features writer

August 30, 2018


Filed under Features

If you attended KHS as a freshman, a common memory is walking in on the first day. With fear already in your heart, becoming overwhelmed entering KHS yet accepted as the incoming senior class threw everything from leis to silly string at you. Hearing immense cheering as they welcomed you to the next...

Senior Profiles: Sam Purvines

Senior Profiles: Sam Purvines

Sarah Nash, art editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Senior Magazine

While many of KHS’s soon-to-be alumni are making college plans, one student has decided to take a different path. Sam Purvines, senior, belongs to the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon religion, and he gets to travel the world.   “It’s pushed or emphasized that when you...

Senior profile: Justin Battle

Senior profile: Justin Battle

Benji Wilton, features writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

After spending the day walking through decorated halls and preparing for Turkey Day festivities, Justin Battle, senior, anxiously watches students and staff file into the David Holley Assembly Hall. For him and the rest of the drumline, playing in front of the ecstatic crowd is their shining moment. ...

Senior profiles: Evelyn Opper

Senior profiles: Evelyn Opper

Jack Rittendale, features writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

With bleach blonde hair and black framed glasses, Evelyn Opper, senior, can be found perched over a workbench in Nancy Grimes' room, working on her latest masterpiece. Since her freshman year, Opper has balanced her life by combining both art and strong friendships that guide her through the confusing...

Senior profile: Nate Thaman

Senior profile: Nate Thaman

Megan Cleveland, features writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine

Classical music consumes the theater as he waltzes across stage. He begins a sequence of turns while the spotlight follows him. He approaches center stage, finishing the dance and bows as the audience’s applause overtakes the theater. For Nate Thaman, senior, dance has been his passion for the past 1...

Senior Profiles: Ashley Anderson

Senior Profiles: Ashley Anderson

Mary Frizzell, Photographer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

Since the first time she picked up a basketball, Ashley Anderson, senior, has given the sport her all. From age 5, she learned how to dribble, shoot and navigate intricate plays. As the sport runs deep in her family, with her dad and five of his siblings also playing the sport, it is no surprise she ha...

WATN: Kyle Rieger

WATN: Kyle Rieger

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under Features

Corrections from print edition  -Cello was printed instead of high school contra bass clarinet. (line two) -Drum performances was printed instead of Drum corps. (line 21) -Mike Wolfe was printed instead of Ken wolfe, seventh grade English teacher. (line 72) -Platt was printed instead of Platte. (line 75...

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