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Equal pay: one goal the U.S. women’s national soccer team should score

Equal pay: one goal the U.S. women’s national soccer team should score

Maddie Meyers, editor-in-chief

August 19, 2019

The U.S. women's national soccer team won the 2019 World Cup and it is more successful than its male counterparts, but there is a huge pay disparity.

Notre Dame: To grieve or not to grieve?

Notre Dame: To grieve or not to grieve?

Molly Higgins, features writer

April 29, 2019

At 12:43 p.m. on Monday, April 15, Paris authorities were alerted of a fire alarm in the historic Notre Dame cathedral.

“Those poor kids in Africa”

“Those poor kids in Africa”

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

April 19, 2019

The first time I remember hearing it was in fifth grade. “Those poor kids in Africa.” When the Student Council leaders at my Catholic school said those words, they were presenting the latest school-wide service project to my class: raising $1,000 to send food provisions to a small town in...

The power of stereotypes

The power of stereotypes

Sophie Chappell, features writer

April 11, 2019

I’m going to be completely honest with you: I’ve never had sex. I could chalk it up to the fact that I’ve been single for a while, or that the people I dated weren’t “the one” but the truth is, I’m scared. Scared of caring about the relationship more than my partner.  This isn’t an u...

Sex in television

Sex in television

Grace Klebe, news editor

April 9, 2019

33 seconds is all it takes for a topless sex scene between two high schoolers to begin in the first episode of Netflix’s new show “Sex Education,” a series about a teenager who starts a sex therapy business with two of his friends.  While your parents might be shocked by the nudity and mature c...

Go ask your mom

Go ask your mom

Olivia Silvey, staff designer

March 31, 2019

We were in the car driving back from one of my weekly therapy sessions, and my mom started talking about Suzan, her best friend at the time. She took a deep breath and said she had to tell me something. “Suzan and I… are dating,” she said. “I knew it! I knew it!” (because I had, in fact, pre...

Promposals

Promposals

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

March 29, 2019

He holds a giant stuffed bear in one hand and a sign in the other. The shiny white poster board decked out in bright block letters spells “Prom would be unBEARable without you.” As he approaches her and begins to read the sign, everything seems to be going smoothly. Suddenly, she rushes into the n...

It happened, and I’m stronger because of it.

It happened, and I’m stronger because of it.

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

March 25, 2019

There came a point where whenever he’d embrace me, I’d grow tense. I never knew if he’d try to force me to do something I didn’t want to do. When I was in his arms, I felt trapped. I anticipated his next attempt to pressure me or move my hand for me. I was always on guard.   I remember know...

Call Ed: Dancing and the reign

Call Ed: Dancing and the reign

TKC Staff

March 8, 2019

As the unforgiving winter weather comes to an end, spring arrives, bringing about the annual conversation of prom. Whether it is shopping for a dress during class online, trying to find a date or planning the perfect promposal, prom is the topic of discussion for juniors and seniors at KHS. Along with ...

The leftie struggle

The leftie struggle

Grace Klebe, news editor

March 5, 2019

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