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Preparing for the ACT

Preparing for the ACT

Grace Klebe, news editor

November 30, 2018


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For a month and a half before the test, he studied for an hour every night. He attended tutoring sessions, took practice tests three Saturdays prior, worked from a book and on the internet and normalized his sleep schedule by going to bed at 10:30 p.m. and waking up at 6:30 a.m. every day. Even the w...

Oh so coology

Oh so coology

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

November 29, 2018


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Lydia Sheehan, sophomore, can relate to countless other students who struggle with organization. She dreads having to visit multiple online platforms each night to turn in her assignments, especially when her teachers post these assignments somewhere else. Luckily, the introduction of Schoology has m...

Midterm election results

Midterm election results

Izzy Colón, technical web editor

November 12, 2018


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In the months leading up to the midterm elections, public enthusiasm soared. On Nov. 6, voter turnout hit a 50 year height. TKC compiled results from these highly-anticipated elections. Senate Race: Josh Hawley (Republican)- 51 percent  Claire McCaskill (Democrat)- 45 percent House of Representa...

Kirkwood girls’ varsity field hockey semifinals

Kirkwood girls’ varsity field hockey semifinals

Olivia Silvey, design staff

November 12, 2018


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The Kirkwood girls’ varsity field hockey team lost 2-0 to Villa Duchesne in the semifinals at Sportport Nov. 1. This was the first time in KHS history the team to make it to the Final Four. The game was their second time playing Villa Duchesne in the season. The first match ended with the same scor...

Student’s search safety

Student’s search safety

Ethan Peter, features writer

November 8, 2018


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Polly Rekittke, senior, Googled the word “knife” in her first hour. By fifth hour, an administrator concerned about her search pulled her from Spanish class. Rekittke, embarrassed and flustered, quickly explained it had been for a “Hamlet” presentation in English class.   Rekittke’...

Issues: Standardized test prep affordability

Issues: Standardized test prep affordability

Adler Bowman, web editor

October 30, 2018


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With a TI-84 calculator and No. 2 pencil trapped in a sweaty grip, high school students across the United States file into freezing classrooms at 8 a.m. on a Saturday to take a test. A test thought to be an equalizer, to level the playing field between college applicants from all schools, ethnicities a...

Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

Charlotte Heinrich and Thomas Birmingham

October 27, 2018


Filed under Politics

“This is the most important election in history.” According to Lucas Ravenscraft, AP United States Government and Politics teacher, this is one of those phrases that tends to get thrown around a lot, yet is hardly ever true. Why? Because according to Ravenscraft, to say that one election is more important than all the others diminishes the value of elections as a whole. Because every election is important, he said. On Nov...

Issues: Race in college admissions

Issues: Race in college admissions

Ethan Peter, features writer

October 26, 2018


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Imagine on Ivy Day, the day the eight Ivy League schools announce their admission decisions, a valedictorian and varsity captain with a perfect ACT score is rejected. Imagine he is left asking what else he could have accomplished to be accepted into these prestigious schools. Imagine the answer is...

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