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Well, here’s why.

Well, here’s why.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

February 10, 2020

2002 babies, this year is our time to shine. Well, as long as you’re born before Nov. 3. We are the next wave of Gen Zs turning 18, which comes with a lot of privileges — you’re able to sue someone, get married and get a piercing, all without having to convince your mom. The most exciting one, how...

Dear Mr. Richard Nixon

Dear Mr. Richard Nixon

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

February 6, 2020

Dear Mr. Richard Nixon, My first question for you might seem a bit rude, but bear with me. Since 1994, your body has rested at your birthplace, Yorba Linda, Calif., but I wanted to ask you this: if you still believe in God, are you watching life unfold from above us, or below? Our current presiden...

Snow day woes: a call for Kirkwood to adapt finals

Snow day woes: a call for Kirkwood to adapt finals

Lily Bartin, VoK editor

December 17, 2019

A snow day is usually a cause for universal excitement among students, but on Sunday, Dec. 15, the announcement was met with widespread anxiety. Monday’s snow day would eliminate a valuable day of review before finals week. When Tuesday, was called off as well, panic intensified. KSD announced that...

Simple tips to ‘Treat Yo Self’

Simple tips to ‘Treat Yo Self’

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

December 9, 2019

Self-care. The internet took it and ran with it to cover up many underlying issues surrounding mental health. According to Vice in “The Young and the Uncared For,” the rise of self care and the “treat yo-self” movement has taken a toxic form that hasn’t been helpful to people going through m...

The Brain Issue: Seeing double

The Brain Issue: Seeing double

Meg Murphy, vok editor

November 11, 2019

“Which twin are you?” “How do I tell you apart?” “Are you going to the same college?” “Who is older?” These are questions I get asked daily. Do I get tired of it? Yes. Do I tell people that? No.  My identical twin Grace and I, are the youngest of six kids. My parents were completely ...

Minority Whip: Setting Obama’s record straight

Minority Whip: Setting Obama’s record straight

Wolfgang Frick, design editor

September 10, 2019

The media likes to say that Obama's record was scandal-free. It wasn't. Here are a few of his most prominent failures.

Minority Whip: Earth’s lungs are burning?

Minority Whip: Earth’s lungs are burning?

Wolfgang Frick, design editor

September 2, 2019

The Amazon rainforest isn't actually Earth's lungs, and it's not in any imminent danger. So why is everyone outraged?

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.

“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...

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...

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