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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA)

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA)

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Health + Wellness, News

The words “eating disorder” cover a wide range of mental health issues, from anorexia and bulimia to binge eating disorders. And while these topics can be full of mystery if you are not fully informed, there is plenty of information to help you learn more about them. Here are some quick facts to ...

Cronkite New Voices Act passes through Missouri House

Cronkite New Voices Act passes through Missouri House

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under News

The Walter Cronkite New Voices Act passed through the Missouri House of Representatives with a vote of 129-20 on Sunday, Feb. 19. The bill, if passed through Senate, guarantees First Amendment rights to all Missouri student journalists at public schools the ability to publish without the fear of prior ...

KHS vocal jazz performs at Millikin University’s annual vocal jazz festival

KHS vocal jazz performs at Millikin University’s annual vocal jazz festival

Maddie Hawes, web editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The KHS coed vocal jazz chorus, Kaleidoscope, and all girl’s vocal jazz chorus, Prism, performed in the 29th annual Vocal Jazz Festival at Kirkland Fine Arts Center at Millikin University, Feb. 17. Each chorus along with other vocal jazz groups from high schools around the state sang a set of 3 so...

KHS has first “no homework” weekend

KHS has first “no homework” weekend

Benji Wilton, features writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Over the four day weekend of Feb. 16, KHS had its first ever no homework weekend. This was the first of two no homework weekends, the other being the weekend of March 9. According to Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, this two weekend pilot program was decided on after conversation over emotional and...

Kirkwood in candle light

Kirkwood in candle light

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top News

“We will not forget” Candle light and prayers illuminated downtown Kirkwood City Hall in remembrance of the 2008 Kirkwood City Council Shooting on a crisp Feb. 7 night. Lines of police officers stood in front of a large American flag hung from the ladder of a fire truck on Kirkwood Road, which was ...

The Arsonists preview

The Arsonists preview

Abby Geisz, technical web editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under News

Taking eight weeks to produce, The Arsonists, a play put on by around 30 KHS students, is a comedy about a town that is regularly attacked by arsonists. It was originally written as a reaction to Germany invading others countries in World War II, while countries who were not directly involved sat back and d...

When women march

When women march

Richard Pfeifer, Kara Rieger, and Megan Van Buren

January 22, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

Link to drone video in story: https://twitter.com/AntonioFrench/status/822830171044638720/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.slate.com%2Fblogs%2Fthe_slatest%2F2017%2F01%2F21%2Foverhead_shots_show_massive_women_s_march_crowds_across_america.html   Read more about the...

KHS takes on the Missouri State Thespian Conference

KHS takes on the Missouri State Thespian Conference

Melanie Witt, copy editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under News

Over the weekend from Jan. 12-14, junior and senior members of KH Players had the opportunity to go to the Missouri State Thespian Conference in downtown St. Louis. The trip alternates between St. Louis and Kansas City every two years. Students left school after their first class on Thursday and took a...

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