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The price to protest

The price to protest

TKC Staff

February 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Staff Editorials

With fists in the air and heads held high, students at KHS and across the country left their classrooms at 10:00 a.m. to honor the 17 students who died at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting March 14, 2018. Some people came with posters. Some people came with prepared speeches. Some came wi...

Complicit consumerism

Complicit consumerism

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

February 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Showcase

I’ve heard a million times that I’m lucky. I’m lucky I was born in 2000 to the Crews family in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. I’m lucky I came out as queer and transgender to open arms and only slight awkwardness. I’m lucky I don’t have to shield myself from violent discrimination. I...

Seasons of giving

Seasons of giving

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Columns

People wait to take strings of twinkling lights down from their front porches, and leftovers from a family potluck sit in the fridge. Frost still coats the window panes, and many children still suck on candy canes. Though it’s January and the holidays have ended, reminders of the giving seas...

Coiled in beauty standards

Coiled in beauty standards

Genevieve Francois and Kiden-Aloyse Smith

January 17, 2019


Filed under Columns

We remember in preschool being told by other kids we were ugly because our lips were too big and brown and our hair was weird.  From then on we tried everything to make our hair look as “white” as possible. We used to ask our moms over and over why we couldn’t just have straight hair. Whatever wa...

My resolution revelation

My resolution revelation

Amara Harper, features writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Columns

Every New Year’s Day, after the exhaustion from the night before begins wearing off, some people grab a piece of paper and write down their goals for the year. Quickly, I as well as others decide this year will be the year we follow through with them. However, without fail, many goals slip away arou...

Call me Hwijung

Call me Hwijung

Daniel Kim, sports editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Columns

Call me Hwijung. No, actually, don’t. Call me Daniel. You can also call me DKim, The Asian Sensation, The Big Asian, The Asian One, Wang, Oriental, Ching Chong, etcetera. Call me whatever you want. If the nickname makes you laugh, then go for it. But don’t call me by my actual given name, Hwijun...

Call Ed: A pledge for protection

Call Ed: A pledge for protection

TKC staff

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Staff Editorials

Their deaths were never supposed to happen. Tim Piazza, Pennsylvania State University, sophomore, died February 2017 after being forced to consume 18 drinks within 90 minutes to complete a fraternity hazing ritual. While intoxicated, he fell down a of flight of stairs head first, knocking him unconsciou...

Issues: cyberbullying

Issues: cyberbullying

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Columns

A cell phone is usually the first thing teenagers see when they wake up, and the last thing they see at night. When we hear that familiar ding from our devices signaling a text, post, or reminder, our first impulse is to respond immediately. Social media dominates the way our generation communicates...

PC culture humanized

PC culture humanized

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

November 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The first time I heard anyone use the phrase “politically correct,” I was in a hip-hop dance class where our convention teacher was trying to get us to let loose with the choreography. “Let your limbs flail more,” he said. “Stick your tongue out sometimes. Honestly, act retarded. But I gues...

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