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Where are they now: Nick Jones

Where are they now: Nick Jones

Grace Murphy, features writer

November 21, 2017


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He had it easier in high school than his twin sister, Mikala Jones, who did not fit in. Being on the football team, trying out many other sports like lacrosse and rugby in the off season. He was well-liked and had a good group of friends. He appreciates KHS more now than he did while in school. Nick Jo...

Where are they now: Mikala Jones

Where are they now: Mikala Jones

Grace Murphy, features writer

November 20, 2017


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She let her high school experiences go to follow her passion to live in Los Angeles to work as a film director and producer. She did not fit in very well in high school. She was on pommies, in student government and was voted ‘The most likely to never come back to Kirkwood.’ Mikala Jones, 2012 KHS...

Where are they now: Erin Schneider

Where are they now: Erin Schneider

Claire Boysen, features editor

November 17, 2017


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Her patient has turned blue. She calls for help while she thinks about all of the possibilities as to why the child has stopped breathing. They have a tracheostomy, which is a tube that helps the patient breathe, yet something has clogged it. She and her colleagues remove the mucus that was blocking ...

Where are they now: Jenny Slater

Where are they now: Jenny Slater

Benji Wilton, features writer

November 16, 2017


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Journalism seemed like the perfect profession for Jenny Slater. As a features editor for TKC in 1994 and a 1999 graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism, she is experienced in the field. But not long after two planes crashed into the World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001, Jenny began to reevaluate her ...

Where are they now: Maggie Berardino

Where are they now: Maggie Berardino

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

November 14, 2017


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Volunteering in a third world country and being a teacher in Japan do not require the same skill set that learning about statistics does. After studying statistics at the University of Missouri, Maggie Berardino,’97 KHS graduate, decided earning her degree in the United States was not something she need...

Where are they now: Geri Caldwell Phillips

Where are they now: Geri Caldwell Phillips

Adler Bowman, features editor

November 13, 2017


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Geri Caldwell Phillips never failed to surprise people. In 1969, she became the first black cheerleader in KHS history. She describes herself as crazy and ambitious, always wanting to try every sport and take every class. As a runner, a soccer player, a gymnast and a swimmer, she believed herself to be well...

Where are they now: Devan Coggan

Where are they now: Devan Coggan

Fitz Cain, features writer

November 9, 2017


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Devan Coggan, 2011 KHS graduate, sits at a desk, dialing a phone number. It rings once. Twice. Finally, the line crackles to life. “Hello, this is Devan Coggan from Entertainment Weekly.” On the other end of the call, a familiar voice greets Coggan. This voice belongs to actor Jesse Eisenberg, who C...

Where are they now: H.L. Hall and Katie Meyers

Where are they now: H.L. Hall and Katie Meyers

Camille Baker, editor-in-chief

November 8, 2017


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Her curled blonde hair bobbing as she walks down the English hall carrying stacks of graded papers, Katie Meyers hums a song that has stuck with her for more than 29 years. ‘I’m alive, awake, alert, enthusiastic,’ she repeats, reminiscing on the jingle her high school journalism adviser H.L. Hall on...

Where are they now: Jane Drichta

Where are they now: Jane Drichta

Hannah Cohen, editor-in-chief

November 8, 2017


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She spends her time outside of the U.S. aiding others for the majority of the year, away from her husband and mother. She puts herself at serious risk to help fellow women in Iraq who do not receive proper maternal care. She is the woman who puts smiles on refugee’s faces despite the frequent dest...

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