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Senior Profiles: Nia Callion

Senior Profiles: Nia Callion

Grace Klebe, Entertainment writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

Attending Rockhurst University Switching schools after sophomore year was nerve-wracking for Nia Callion, senior. Transferring from Lafayette High School, Callion entered KHS without knowing many people. Although she often said starting KHS junior year was terrifying, her coaches and friends say she handled...

What did you do over the no homework weekend?

What did you do over the no homework weekend?

Adler Bowman, features editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features, In Depth

Every student had the opportunity to experience four days without any school-related obligations during the weekend of Feb. 16. According to Dr. Michael Havener, principal, the concept of the no homework weekend arose from the increasingly high amount of stress teenagers face daily. TKC interviewed stu...

Senior Profiles: Isabel Nauman

Senior Profiles: Isabel Nauman

Jonathan Munroe, news-features writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

As she walks through the doorway to the art hall, Isabel Nauman, senior, transforms into her element. Involved in Symphonic Orchestra, Acapella Choir, Prism Vocal Jazz, Art Club and KH Players, she is dedicated to the arts. “The KHS art department is a vital part of Kirkwood and it does not get as much attention and praise as the other departme...

Senior Profiles: Mat Coble

Senior Profiles: Mat Coble

Adler Bowman, features editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

The hands that grasp a pencil while solving a Calculus problem are the same hands that dance across the surface of guitar strings, crafting both an impeccable equation and a musical masterpiece. Mat Coble, senior, skipped from second to fourth grade math in elementary school, allowing him to take AP...

Senior Profiles: Simon Welge

Senior Profiles: Simon Welge

Izzy Colón, copy editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

Bees were flying everywhere. The windows had been rolled down and wearing no protective gear, Simon Welge, senior, and his father, Martin Welge, drove nervously home after buying their first beehives. By the time they arrived, they had both already been stung. During his first real encounter with bees,...

The reality of rock bottom

The reality of rock bottom

Camille Baker and Hannah Cohen

April 25, 2018


Filed under Features

Disclaimer: The stories below are narratives of two KHS students’ encounters with rape, which include graphic imagery. In order to convey these stories in their truest forms while protecting the victims’ identities, names have been left out. These students also shared their stories with the KHS Coa...

Senior Profiles: Sarah Morgan

Senior Profiles: Sarah Morgan

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

She woke up, ate breakfast, pulled on her uniform and climbed into the car with her mom and brothers. They arrived at a brick building that housed as many students in the whole school as KHS contains in one grade. St. Peter’s Catholic School was home to Sarah Morgan, senior, from preschool until eighth gr...

The family in our faculty

The family in our faculty

Jonathan Munroe, news-features writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features

For some KHS teachers, faculty means friendship. But for four staff members, faculty means family. Katie Hall, math teacher and Kirkwood graduate of 1999, and Lucas Ravenscraft, social studies teacher and Kirkwood graduate of 2003, both have mothers who work in the main office, Mary Dahlem and Jacquel...

Senior Profiles: Colin Thompson

Senior Profiles: Colin Thompson

Naomi Thomson, social media staff

April 23, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

Since age 2, Collin Thompson, senior, has faced many obstacles concerning a task that for others is muscle memory: walking. Collin was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy as a toddler, and in middle school he underwent his first heel cord lengthening surgery on his left achilles tendon. Though he has had two operations total on the muscle, Collin has used wal...

Where are they now: Cornell Young III

Where are they now: Cornell Young III

Grace Murphy, features writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Where are they now

Football was his only escape. His only way to get away from the gangs, the drugs, the life he did not want. He continued to fight, to work hard, to channel his emotions onto the field. He was used to footballs spiraling toward him, but bullets are a lot harder to catch. The night Cornell Young III, 19...

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