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What’s on the MO ballot this midterm election?

What’s on the MO ballot this midterm election?

Izzy Colón, technical web editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

If you are voting on Nov. 6 it may be overwhelming to read through the dense language of each ballot measure or find the time to research every issue. Here, TKC has compiled a brief summary of all of the Missouri ballot measures along with what your vote for or against them means. ...

Issues: Arming teachers

Issues: Arming teachers

Jack Anderson, features writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under News

  Virginia Tech. Stoneman Douglas. Sandy Hook. These are a few of 188 school shootings that have occurred since 2000. School districts across the country are now reevaluating their safety and security policies to adjust to the reality faced by American schools. At anytime someone can walk in ...

New scholarship opportunities from the College Board

New scholarship opportunities from the College Board

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

October 22, 2018


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The College Board recently announced that it is going to offer $5 million in scholarships each year, starting in 2020. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are for dedicated students who work hard but may not receive the highest test scores or have the highest GPA.There is no application or GPA ...

Issues: Human trafficking

Issues: Human trafficking

Amelia Hurley, features writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under News

All she wanted was a ride home. All she needed was for him to drive her to her small home in the suburbs. Instead, he took her to a small hotel room and forced her to sit and wait. He made her wait for the first of many sex clients. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, over 589 trafficking c...

New educational support counselors to be hired for KSD

New educational support counselors to be hired for KSD

Izzy Colón, technical web editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

KSD is currently working to fill positions for two educational support counselors at KHS. Educational support counselors act as a resource to students who need specialized emotional support beyond that of a grade level counselor. These positions are funded by the Children’s Service Fund through BJC Healthcare, meaning these counselors are empl...

Locking out the problems

Locking out the problems

Grace Fearheiley, web staffer

October 8, 2018


Filed under News

At the start of this school year, KHS administration started enforcing a policy that requires teachers to keep their classroom doors locked at all times. According to Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, this policy was set in place to increase security in our classrooms in response to many school shoo...

Hats and hoods permitted in the updated dress code

Hats and hoods permitted in the updated dress code

Tom Mueller, features writer

October 3, 2018


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KHS instituted a trial period in which the dress-code policy pertaining to the wearing of hats and hoods in school changed in January 2018. The change was the conclusion of ongoing discussions between administrators, and it allowed students to wear hats and hoods in school without reprimandations. As l...

Effects of Hurricane Florence

Effects of Hurricane Florence

Amara Harper, features writer

October 2, 2018


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The strong winds blew over trees and collapsed houses, bricks and shingles floated in high waters as white papers float by. They are torn halfway through, and red and blue crayon streaks down the page, the fridge magnet just barely hanging on to the side. As Hurricane Florence recently swept through...

Recent female shooters defy national trend

Recent female shooters defy national trend

Elizabeth Miller, social media staff

October 1, 2018


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An armed 26-year-old woman opened fire in a Rite Aid Distribution Facility in Harford County, Maryland, leaving three dead and three injured before turning the gun on herself Thursday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. She was identified in a tweet as Snochia Mosely, a temporary employee at the facility. This incident comes almost five months after the shooting at Youtube Headquarters by 30-year-old Nasim Agh...

Locked down

Locked down

Amara Harper, features writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under News

As the bell rings, you run up to the door of your next class. You tug at the handle but the door is locked. You frantically knock to no avail. Before you know it, the tardy bell rings, and you are officially late to class. Recently students have been faced with these situations due to a new policy at ...

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