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Top five in-depth stories of 2019

Top five in-depth stories of 2019

TKC Staff

December 23, 2019

TKC staff has covered important issues affecting the students at KHS and used several stories to dig into these topics. Our staff does not shy away from the hard-hitting issues and, this year, our staff has investigated issues ranging from the achievement gap in KSD to the preparedness of students i...

The Brain Issue: Seeing double

The Brain Issue: Seeing double

Meg Murphy, vok editor

November 11, 2019

“Which twin are you?” “How do I tell you apart?” “Are you going to the same college?” “Who is older?” These are questions I get asked daily. Do I get tired of it? Yes. Do I tell people that? No.  My identical twin Grace and I, are the youngest of six kids. My parents were completely ...

The Brain Issue: Breaking down learning disabilities

The Brain Issue: Breaking down learning disabilities

Megan Cleveland, editor-in-chief

November 11, 2019

According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America, learning disabilities are neurologically based processing challenges. Such problems can interfere with learning skills such as reading, writing and math, and higher-level skills such as organization, time management, abstract reasoning and long or short term memory and attention.

The Brain Issue: Normal

The Brain Issue: Normal

Molly Higgins, opinions editor

November 10, 2019

Two girls spend their time between classes talking excitedly, laughing gleefully and almost always dancing. Clare Sullivan, junior, said she and Lucy Salamon, senior, were born to be best friends. Each of them were also born with an extra chromosome. “We’ve been friends for pretty much my entire...

The Brain Issue: The apparent reality

The Brain Issue: The apparent reality

Lily Bartin, vok editor

November 10, 2019

This piece is entirely satirical. Some people believe nature shapes you and genetics alone determine who you are. Others claim nurture is a bigger factor and your environment shapes you. More than anything, the way you are raised forms your personality. The people who you’ve spent more time with t...

The Brain Issue: Long term impact

The Brain Issue: Long term impact

Rachel Finan, health + wellness writer

November 6, 2019

Kade Kenter, sophomore, is hanging out with friends when he goes from happy to depressed with no warning. His friends are unfazed. This has happened before.  Madeline Brackney, junior, sits in class as the fluorescent lights flash in her eyes, causing her head to throb.  Gracie Simonsen, sophomor...

The Brain Issue: The multitasking myth

The Brain Issue: The multitasking myth

Ryleigh Palmer, news editor

November 6, 2019

Angela Scheer was in the middle of a lesson when she noticed students heads tilted down toward their phones. The new Mario Kart app had captured their attention in a way that her most recent lesson had not. Scheer, psychology teacher, was quick to guide their attention back to the lesson, because she...

The Brain Issue: More than just a cautionary tale

The Brain Issue: More than just a cautionary tale

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

November 6, 2019

74% of KHS students know someone who has struggled or is struggling with addiction. Substance Abuse Disorder affects many, and Kevin Mullane was one of those who suffered from it.

The Brain Issue: Love at first fight

The Brain Issue: Love at first fight

Ally Ortmann, associate editor

November 5, 2019

Dating types exist, and our current partners are more likely to resemble our exes than we would care to admit.

The Brain Issue: You don’t snooze, you lose

The Brain Issue: You don’t snooze, you lose

Grace Klebe, print managing editor

November 5, 2019

Every night, she would lay there, eyes shut, waiting for sleep to come. It never did.  She wondered, is this normal? She assumed it was.  In middle school when her therapist told her she had insomnia, she realized that it wasn't. Anna Carmody, senior, has been struggling with sleep since elementary ...

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