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Coping with grief: a senior project

Coping with grief: a senior project

Olivia Silvey, staff designer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Health + Wellness, News, Top Stories

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


Filed under Health + Wellness

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


Filed under Features, Health + Wellness, LGBT

*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


Filed under Health + Wellness

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


Filed under Health + Wellness

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


Filed under Health + Wellness

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


Filed under Health + Wellness

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...

Brainstorm: Living with epilepsy

Brainstorm: Living with epilepsy

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Health + Wellness

Some high school freshmen stress over who they are going to eat lunch with. Others stress about their physics grade, worried their low B will drop. Others worry about which shirt they should wear on any given day. But for Cameron Schulze, freshman, his worries are vastly different. “I just have th...

Menstruation as a transgender male

Menstruation as a transgender male

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Health + Wellness

One of the issues the transgender community in our country, and in our school especially, faces if dealing with menstruation as a transgender male. The main way to alleviate some of the stigma around it is education, but in the meantime, providing trash cans in the stalls of men’s bathrooms is a simple...

On the line

On the line

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

September 28, 2018


Filed under Health + Wellness

A man stood on the side of the road, watching cars and busses and trucks go by. He thought of his kids. And he thought of the custody problems. He thought of his life. And he thought of running through traffic to end it. Standing on the side of the road, he picked up his phone. Melanie Ro...

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