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Growing alternative recycling methods

Growing alternative recycling methods

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under In Depth, News

Every week, families around Kirkwood roll their green recycling bins out to the curb. Every week those recyclables are loaded onto a plane and flown across the world to China where they’re processed. As China raised its restrictions on the contamination level of recyclables, Kirkwood’s recycling services...

The ripple effect

The ripple effect

Ally Ortmann, features + in depth editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under In Depth, News

The City of Kirkwood introduced the possibility of suspending their curbside, single-stream recycling program due to increased contamination of loads being sent to China. However, due to opposition from the community, city officials announced they would continue to fund curbside pick up for the next 6...

Remembering John McCain

Remembering John McCain

Grace Mennerick, artist

September 18, 2018


Filed under Art, News, Visuals

John McCain died August 25th, 2018. He served in the armed forces for 23 years, and was a POW during the Vietnam War. McCain also served as Senator of Arizona from January 1987 until his death in 2018. He had previously served in the House of Representative for two terms and was the Republican Preside...

Stepping into Schoology

Stepping into Schoology

Ethan Peter, features writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under News

As the 2018-2019 school year brings new students to KSD, it also brings a new online education network. The district has implemented Schoology after administration felt eBackpack failed to meet the demands of the district.   “In particular for high school, some of our needs were a little bit different,” s...

Kirkwood reverses its decision to suspend curbside recycling

Kirkwood reverses its decision to suspend curbside recycling

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The City of Kirkwood announced it was reversing its decision to end curbside recycling on Sept. 6.   The recycling program was in danger of ending in late October due to Resource Management, the city’s recycling processor, hiking up their prices per ton of recyclables. Starting in October, Resource Management will charge $35 per ton instead of $15 per ton. In a statement to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Bill Bensing, public service...

Juuls, drugs and alcohol oh my

Juuls, drugs and alcohol oh my

Jonathan Munroe, news writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under News

On September 5, anxious and frightened parents filed into Nipher Middle School for the Addiction is Real (AIR) program. They were asked to pick up a clipboard and proceed to a staged bedroom where over 70 items were hidden such as Juul’s, fake shaving cream cans and even flasks disguised as tampon...

LouFest 2018 cancelled

LouFest 2018 cancelled

Adler Bowman, web editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Mike Van Hee, LouFest’s managing partner, released an official statement at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018 on behalf of all festival coordinators. He announced that St. Louis’s beloved ninth annual music festival, scheduled to take place in only three days, had been cancelled. Van Hee stated...

Orange you glad you have an Apple TV?

Orange you glad you have an Apple TV?

Jonathan Munroe, news writer

August 28, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Apple TVs are the newest line of technology introduced to KHS classrooms. The equipment includes a 70 inch Sony flat screen, an Apple TV and a rolling cart to which the TV is mounted. That comes to a total of $2,144 a set. This year, 75 TVs have been distributed leaving 35 classrooms without this new tec...

Never enough

Never enough

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under News

Once golden instruments are now rusted and out of tune. The four practice rooms never seem to be open. Some music stands are so old they can barely bend. Rebecca Friesen, KHS band director, said that in a perfect world, a student would never encounter situations like this. The music program would...

After Parkland: KHS administrators comment on safety at KSD

After Parkland: KHS administrators comment on safety at KSD

Richard Pfeifer

May 15, 2018


Filed under News

Red flags were missed, the school gates were left open at the wrong time, the shooter was able to roam the building unhindered by any law enforcement for crucial minutes which claimed the lives of 17. The shooting in Parkland Florida served as yet another unfortunate reminder of the flaws that lay in...

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