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Many students start abusing substances because they do not know the negative consequences associated with drug use.

In-Depth: A dose of awareness

Sanchan Khanuja, opinions writer January 15, 2024

The counseling room is tense, the air thick with anxiety and hesitation. The counselor intently listens to the young boy across from her as he cautiously shares his story, recalling memories of his parents’...

Construction in downtown Kirkwood is underway, as new apartment buildings are being built.

Let it grow

Alli Luth, opinions editor March 3, 2023

Between 2010 and 2020, Kirkwood’s population grew at an average rate of over 200 people per year and is only increasing. This population growth creates a higher demand for housing, yet Kirkwood’s land...

The median price of a Kirkwood home is almost $200,000 more than the average price of a home in Missouri.

The Kirkwood bubble

Kylie Madden, features + in-depth editor March 2, 2023

With the median price of a Kirkwood home being almost $200,000 more than the average price of homes in Missouri, Kirkwood is known for being a more affluent neighborhood. This reputation continues to grow...

Over 100 billion garments of clothing are produced and sold each year, with 92 tons of this clothing ending up in a landfill within a year.

What’s the rush?

Anna Dalziel, features writer February 1, 2023

Patchwork denim, corset-style tops, printed jeans, micro mini skirts, sweater vests, cut out tops, trucker hats, parachute pants. New trends surface weekly; it is rare they last more than a few months...

In 2022, a TKC survey reported that 32% of KHS students thrift regularly.

Secondhand clothes turned vintage

Kylie Madden, features + in-depth editor January 11, 2023

Roland Bradshaw, freshman, was originally drawn to thrift stores because of their cheap prices, but now, after discovering what Goodwill’s myriad of fashion could bring to his everyday look, he has continued...

Students Ryder George-Lander, Annalise Bancks, and Gray Campbell struggle with a test.

IDEAs in Self-Advocacy

Mason Heller, breaking news editor October 31, 2022

Right foot tapping, left hand wiggling a pencil, eraser bouncing off the wooden desk he’s sitting at. In the corner of the room sits Ryder George-Lander, Senior. The grayish booklet in front of him is...

Johnson attended the Riverview Gardens School District (RGSD) kindergarten through 9th grade, and transferred to KSD his sophomore year of high school. 

The blessing of bussing

Anna Dalziel, features writer October 12, 2022

Aiming his spotlight toward the stage, Rory Johnson observes the velvety-red curtains slide open. Music begins to play, echoing through the theater. Johnson smiles as he watches his friends prance onto...

Currently, 11.7% of the kids in KSD are Black, 5.8% are multiracial and 76.3% are white.

The road to diversity

Kylie Madden, features + in-depth editor October 11, 2022

Fifty years ago, Minnie Liddell and four other parents of Black St. Louis city school students went to federal court, alleging that their schools were inferior to those in white neighborhoods. This was...

The term sex discrimination in Missouri was updated in 2019.

In-depth: Expanding the definition

Lydia Drake, features writer April 1, 2022

Harold Lampley has helped change what the term “sex discrimination” means in Missouri. In 2019, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that employers can no longer discriminate against employees who do not...

“[Fashion is] a means to express myself,” Ezra Birman, senior, said. “I can’t imagine a world where I didn’t dress like this.”
Art by Ally Hudson

In-depth: Clothing ≠ gender

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor March 30, 2022

In the 10th century Persian men used to wear high heels to keep their shoes in their stirrups, and in the 1920s pink was the perfect color for boys, as a softer version of the masculine color red. Harry...

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