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Jay Maclin commits to Mizzou

Jay Maclin commits to Mizzou

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Top News

Jay Maclin, junior, committed to play football at the University of Missouri Columbia (Mizzou) April 19, 2019. “All day I was nervous,” Maclin said. “When they told me it was time to go [commit], it was very nerve-wracking. Once I started talking it was really good.” According to Maclin, ...

Coping with grief: a senior project

Coping with grief: a senior project

Olivia Silvey, staff designer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Health + Wellness, News, Top Stories

Almost 50 KHS students gathered in the lecture hall during homeroom Mar. 28 for Asha Zein’s senior project presentation and discussion about grief. Zein’s project focused on the process of grief, how to deal with loss through healthy coping mechanisms and ways to approach mental health in adolescence. T...

Preview for Suicide Awareness Week

Preview for Suicide Awareness Week

Maisie Bradley, public relations editor

March 31, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Suicide Awareness Week will be April 1 to April 5. Below is an outline of the week with information about what is happening each day. There are also resources and hotlines provided to the SAW Committee by the KHS Counseling Department. Monday, April 1 Whiteboard Day: There will be small whiteboards out...

Track team races in annual Red and White meet

Track team races in annual Red and White meet

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under News

After fitting in as much practice time as possible over the past weeks, the KHS track and field team will compete in its annual Red and White meet Thursday, March 14 at 4 p.m. on the field in Lyons Memorial Stadium. According to Roberta McWoods, head track coach, the meet’s only participants will b...

AP Studio Art Exhibit

AP Studio Art Exhibit

Adler Bowman, web editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Chugging shots of espresso and sharpening No. 2 pencils on a breezy May morning, students file into rows of desks to take 3-hour AP exams to receive college credit. The AP Studio Art students, however, spend the morning wrapping their masterpieces and preparing to ship them to the College Board. O...

The top priority

The top priority

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

They drilled a hole in his back. They put metal tubes in his body. He came to school with a cane. Then, under KHS’s revised attendance policy, he got detention. Aaron De Marco, senior, has cystinuria, a rare and aggressive condition which causes him to produce kidney stones every single day. Symptoms include anythi...

Q&A with educational support counselor Sara Gibbs

Q&A with educational support counselor Sara Gibbs

Izzy Colón, technical web editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under News

KSD, in partnership with BJC, recently completed the hiring process for a new educational support counselor (ESC).  Sara Gibbs began her position as ESC at KHS in early January. TKC asked her a few questions students may have: TKC: Can you describe the hiring process to become an ESC? Gibbs: ...

TKC testifies in support of Cronkite New Voices Act

TKC testifies in support of Cronkite New Voices Act

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Jack Rintoul, TKC editor-in-chief, and Mitch Eden, TKC adviser, testified, Wed., Feb. 6 in Jefferson City in favor of the Cronkite New Voices Act. The New Voices Act overturns Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier which stated school administrators can exercise prior review on school-sponsored expression. New Voices would protect student journalists from adminis...

School closure due to cold weather

School closure due to cold weather

Grace Carroll, staff artist

February 1, 2019


Filed under News

I decided to draw an editorial cartoon about the KSD decision to close the schools due to cold weather on Wed. Jan. 30 and Thurs. Jan. 31. Students who have no other way to get to school other than busses would have had to wait outside in the frigid cold and would likely get frostbitten. Let's hope the wea...

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