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No more fear

No more fear

Sha'Diya Tomlin, opinions

May 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

“I’ll tell you what freedom is to me: no fear.” - Nina Simone Here at KHS, I wanted to make a change. I wanted better treatment for all students. I wanted to do something that would impact this school for the best, to have the things I did at KHS be remembered, not me. Coming to a school where...

A teacher that looks like me

A teacher that looks like me

Sha'Diya Tomlin, opinions

April 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, In Depth, Issue 5, Opinions

    I have been going to KHS for three years now, and for me finding a black teacher is like winning the lottery, especially if they teach a class you like. Now hear me out, white teachers bring a lot of things to the table, but as a black student when I sit in class I always feel a divide. I...

Anonymous account of an eating disorder

Anonymous account of an eating disorder

KHS student

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Since early 2017, many things in my life have started fading away: my closest friend, my hobbies, my motivation. With school ramping up and nothing good coming out of it, I hit a real rough patch and started to let all these things fall by the wayside in an attempt to be a person I thought would app...

Using the restroom in peace

Using the restroom in peace

Logan Crews, opinions editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I didn’t realize how much of a luxury it was to pee in public until I no longer felt safe in a binary bathroom. Even though my body didn’t physically change when I came out as transgender, I no longer feel welcome in women’s restrooms. Even though my mind is male through and through, I’m not ...

If you’re not black don’t say it

If you’re not black don’t say it

Sha'Diya Tomlin, Opinions

February 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Opinions, Top Stories

*Disclaimer: TKC understands the potentially offensive nature of the word choice in this article. After staff discussions and legal advice from the Student Press Law Center (SPLC), we decided to support the writer’s decision. Please email us at [email protected] with any questions or ...

Let’s talk dirty

Let’s talk dirty

Will Drury, Parsnip Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The day I found an entire, unopened, king-size Kit-Kat bar in the trash was the day I realized we had a problem. After roughly an hour digging through the hazardous waste dump that is KHS’s trash, I found it lying helpless in a puddle of lumpy yogurt and rotting orange peels, discarded by a no-doubt ...

Kirkwood, can you hear us now?

Kirkwood, can you hear us now?

Sha'Diya Tomlin, opinions writter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Dear Kirkwood,   What will it take for black children to be heard? You know the black students who sit quietly in history class because the only time they learn about people that look like them is during the lesson on slavery. Or the black students who don’t have a single teacher who l...

Tug of war

Tug of war

Sha'Diya Tomlin, opinions writer

August 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

My education is in the middle of a game of tug of war. And tug of war is never fun when you don't know who is on the other side of the rope. I was told as a child by my grandmother the key to becoming successful in life is getting my education. Do well in school, go to college and you can be and do w...

Pride and privilege

Pride and privilege

Logan Crews, opinions editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

“What would you do if I told you I liked girls?” I endured years of lying to myself, parading around my room pretending to be Justin Bieber walking down the red carpet with Selena Gomez on my arm while I played it cool on the other side of the door. Forcing myself into awkward relationships with...

Senior Column: Erin Kelly

Senior Column: Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly, managing editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Columns

The summer before freshman year, I told my mom I was quitting band. I’d stuck with it through the three-hour middle school concerts and predictable laughter when people learned I played the trombone. I felt I’d patiently paid my musical dues, but I was done. I mean, I was headed to high school, fo...

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