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Finding the balm; lip balm review

Finding the balm; lip balm review

Makenzie Van Buren, health and wellness writer

September 15, 2019

Not all lip products are created equally; some are far superior. Find out which lip balms are the balm.com and which ones chap-suck.

Smoothie recipes

Smoothie recipes

Makenzie Van Buren, health and wellness writer

September 12, 2019

Grab your blender and make a quick healthy smoothie before hitting the road. These tasty treats are sure to power you throughout the whole day.

Tibi(a) or not tibi(a)

Tibi(a) or not tibi(a)

Malcia Greene, associate editor

August 26, 2019

When it comes to one’s true feelings for me, there’s only one form of communication I trust: body language.

Coping with grief: a senior project

Coping with grief: a senior project

Olivia Silvey, staff designer

April 2, 2019

Almost 50 KHS students gathered in the lecture hall during homeroom Mar. 28 for Asha Zein’s senior project presentation and discussion about grief. Zein’s project focused on the process of grief, how to deal with loss through healthy coping mechanisms and ways to approach mental health in adolescence. T...

Being in control

Being in control

Bridget Killian, editor-in-chief

March 6, 2019

In a room full of adult women, Taj Muldrow, senior, felt out of place. She anxiously awaited her turn to see the doctor. Once the time came, Muldrow and her mother entered a room and were greeted by the doctor who proceeded to explain all her options. After a health class at KHS piqued her interest, Mul...

(Same) sex education?

(Same) sex education?

Jonathan Munroe, news features writer

March 6, 2019

*Name changed for anonymity “If you're not having straight sex you’re on your own,” Suzy* said. “When I first thought about having sex, I knew there wasn’t any information, not even a pamphlet in the nurse's office.” For the 26% (81/314) of students like Suzy, LGBT sex education is not prev...

Safe sex

Safe sex

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

March 5, 2019

For every woman who has unprotected sex, there is a 20 percent chance she will get pregnant.   Contraception methods: Art by Tatum Shore-Fitzgerald All information from Planned Parenthood...

An ode to B.O.

An ode to B.O.

Malcia Greene, entertainment editor

January 22, 2019

I get it. You’re a teenager, you’re angsty and you’re stressed. Hey, it’s normal. Puberty is a pain in the butt to begin with and your mother nagging you to “freshen up,” even when your pits smell just fine by no means makes matters any less irritating. But when it gets to a point that every...

5 ways to reduce stress in 2019

5 ways to reduce stress in 2019

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

January 14, 2019

With a constant stream of New Year’s resolutions flooding Instagram and Twitter feeds, it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in a sea of expectations. The school year is halfway over, and your teachers are piling on new material, tests, projects and anything else they can think of. It may seem ...

Top five health + wellness stories of 2018

Top five health + wellness stories of 2018

TKC staff

December 26, 2018

Our goal in reviving health + wellness was to bring light to many of the issues facing teenagers today. And bringing this section back to TKC has been a really amazing experience. We have been able to cover important topics regarding KHS students’ health, either mental or physical. From menstruation t...

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