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Gauging the gap

Gauging the gap

Jack Anderson and Jack Rintoul

March 17, 2019


Filed under In Depth

As the deafening noise of the halftime buzzer sounds, Samaya Trawick, junior and varsity cheerleader, leaps into place before her team begins their routine. At this moment, she feels a part of something. But for Trawick, that is not always the case at KHS. Taking both AP and honors courses over the...

Top five in-depth stories of 2018

Top five in-depth stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 26, 2018


Filed under In Depth

TKC in-depth team took 2018 to cover new changes and old patterns. We featured everything from staff diversity and STL's opioid epidemic to new programs like No Homework weekends and LAUNCH. Below are in-depth's best pieces that embody 2018. Diversity -Thomas Birmingham, Logan Crews, and Jack Rint...

Needle in a haystack

Needle in a haystack

Ally Ortmann, features + in depth editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Chatter fills the Senior Hall as Principal Dr. Michael Havener, smiles and greets students. Hearing his phone ring, he diverts his attention to the voice on the other end of the line. The news he receives knocks the wind out of him. He asks them to repeat. Everything, the bustle of heading to class,...

The depiction of addiction

The depiction of addiction

Amelia Hurley, features writer

December 1, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Sleep deprivation, low energy and harsh mood swings are characteristics often associated with teenagers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States saw a 2.4 percent increase for teenage opioid overdose from 2014-2015. Due to this, KHS health teachers have stressed the importance of healthy decision making from early ...

Prescription for addiction

Prescription for addiction

Jack Anderson, features writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under In Depth

A woman named Emily from Rochester, New York, had a doctor who prescribed her painkillers for fibromyalgia and arthritis. She grew up in an upper-class suburb and according to PBS, after taking the painkillers for years and building a physical dependency, her doctor made the decision to stop writing he...

Growing alternative recycling methods

Growing alternative recycling methods

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under In Depth, News

Every week, families around Kirkwood roll their green recycling bins out to the curb. Every week those recyclables are loaded onto a plane and flown across the world to China where they’re processed. As China raised its restrictions on the contamination level of recyclables, Kirkwood’s recycling services...

Chinese regulations impact American recycling

Chinese regulations impact American recycling

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Your shirt. Your shoes. Your phone. Chances are, all of these items were made in China. America even relies on China for its recycling needs. But that is about to change. According to David Biderman, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) executive director, America exports about one third of its recycling, and most of that goes to China because America d...

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