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Top five in-depth stories of 2020

This year, TKC staff took a deeper look into topics from the United Methodist Church split to The New York Times' 1619 Project.
TKC Staff January 21, 2021

TKC always strives to cover relevant, important issues in the Kirkwood community and across the country. This year, our staff took a deeper look into topics like the United Methodist Church split to The...

Donald Douglas: Not your average officer

KHS School Resource Officer (SRO) Donald Douglas strives to make emotional connections and be a positive influence for all students.
Megan Glasgow, features + in-depth editor November 13, 2020

Donald Douglas has answered patrol calls ranging from bloody noses to violent abuse. He works 12-hour shifts patrolling the community. His uniform is solid black, and he carries a belt complete with a...

The 1619 Project

"The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history...

Plugged in, checked out

Constant dependence on technology can both connect society and isolate individuals.
Megan Glasgow, features writer March 24, 2020

“Hey, [how are you]?” “Fine.” “Are you okay?” “Yes.” “Ok.” The next message JJ Penn, junior, received was a breakup text, sent with a few clicks on a screen in the...

KHS takes on technology addiction

Art of a hand scrolling on their phone, as many KHS students do.
Lydia Cohen, social media managing editor March 24, 2020

Below are quotes from KHS students and staff discussing their views regarding technology addiction and the role it has played in their life.     “I feel like I haven’t had horrible...

Addicted at an early age

A KECC student plays learning games on her school-issued iPad.
Amelia Hurley, features + in-depth editor March 24, 2020

It’s hard to believe that the first portable laptop was created only 30 years ago, a chunky device with limited internet use. As the world has evolved with technology, KSD has integrated it into their...

Instagram images

Some KHS students want their Instagram accounts to look perfect.
Ava Duggin, features writer March 24, 2020

It’s the weekend. Taylor Losse, junior, is headed to her friend’s farm. While envisioning the flower field she plans to take pictures in, she looks in the mirror and asks herself, “Have I posted...

All means all: United Methodist Church split

According to the Pew Research center, the percentage of Methodists who said homosexuality should be accepted increased from 51% to 60% between 2007 and 2014.
Kate Schreiber, features writer February 20, 2020

An “I heart Jesus” lanyard with a rainbow ribbon and Black Lives Matter pin hangs around his neck and tattoos cover his arms. Recently, a man at the post office asked him what kind of motorcycle he...

A split in faith: United Methodist Church Split

Local churches have discussed the topic of the split in different ways.
Amara Harper, features + in-depth editor February 20, 2020

As members of the United Methodist Church walked into their church these past few weeks, they have been met with confusion and discussions over a possible split of their denomination.  In January of...

Top five in-depth stories of 2019

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 in the event of an active shooter.
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...

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