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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, News

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...

The ripple effect

The ripple effect

Ally Ortmann, features + in depth editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under In Depth, News

The City of Kirkwood introduced the possibility of suspending their curbside, single-stream recycling program due to increased contamination of loads being sent to China. However, due to opposition from the community, city officials announced they would continue to fund curbside pick up for the next 6...

20 places you can recycle within 20 minutes of St. Louis County

20 places you can recycle within 20 minutes of St. Louis County

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under In Depth

With China placing new restrictions on recycling imports from the United States, Kirkwood has announced its curbside recycling might soon be suspended  Oct. 22. 85 percent (212/250) of Kirkwood students and their families use the city’s curbside recycling services. For those who wish to continue recycling in spite of recent events, here are 20 places that accept recycling within 20 minutes of St. Louis County. ...

LAUNCH

LAUNCH

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under In Depth

A shiny pack of black ballpoint pens, some crisp looseleaf and maybe even a new backpack if mom is feeling generous. As morning alarms are dialed back from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m, items like these drop into shopping carts as a part of the annual back-to-school ritual. Similarly, KHS has done some shopping...

Half of my energy wasted on random knowledge

Half of my energy wasted on random knowledge

Grace Klebe, entertainment writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under In Depth

After a week full of front-loading, tests, quizzes and due dates for many KHS students, a relaxing four-day weekend with no homework was enjoyed. KHS has decided to test the weekends of February 16 and March 9 as no homework weekends, instructing the faculty to restrain from assigning work over the time...

The one percent

The one percent

Bridget Snider, print managing editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Features, In Depth, Issue 5

Of over 150 KHS teachers, administrators and staff, only two are African-Americans who teach full-time. And although more part-time teachers, administrators and support staff add to the small percentage of African-American faculty at KHS, Santee Nixon, business teacher, remains part of the 1 percent. ...

What did you do over the no homework weekend?

What did you do over the no homework weekend?

Adler Bowman, features editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features, In Depth

Every student had the opportunity to experience four days without any school-related obligations during the weekend of Feb. 16. According to Dr. Michael Havener, principal, the concept of the no homework weekend arose from the increasingly high amount of stress teenagers face daily. TKC interviewed stu...

Smashing the glass ceiling: Najma Omar

Smashing the glass ceiling: Najma Omar

Claire Boysen, features editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under In Depth

“There might have been a Muslim president. There might have been a black president. There might have been a girl president. But I’m the first combination of all three.” She sits in the front of the room, smiling and greeting everyone as they file in. Today, they are signing thank you notes for ...

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