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We are still failing

The KHS cafeteria sits undisturbed on Oct. 26, two weeks before students would return in person.
Olivia Silvey, opinions editor November 11, 2020

A little less than a week before I was supposed to start my senior year in person, my boss called to tell me I had been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. I’m a golf caddy, and on the...

Political Issue: Survivor’s guide to having an opinion

If you've got an opinion, you're going to need some help surviving this political climate.
Nathan Sweeney, features writer October 25, 2020

So, you have an opinion. Great! As long as you don’t share it with anybody, you should be fine. At least that’s one trick I’ve picked up in a country where political arguments always end in yelling,...

Senior Column: Benji Wilton

Senior Column: Benji Wilton
Benji Wilton, print editor May 27, 2020

College: Rice University Major: Economics "Mr. Furious.” My parents gave me that nickname when I was little for my intense stubbornness that never seemed to let up. Performing tasks conventionally...

Senior Column: Maddie Meyers

Senior Column: Maddie Meyers
Maddie Meyers, editor in chief May 26, 2020

College: University of Missouri Major: Journalism & Spanish   At 10:15 p.m. my friends –– AKA the Core Four –– and I laugh as we wander through the Nashville Opryland Hotel in our...

Senior Column: Emma Lingo

Emma will attend this University of Missouri for journalism this August.
Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief May 23, 2020

College: University of Missouri  Major: Journalism  Dear 2024 Emma, How are you doing? Things are pretty good right now (not counting the pandemic and all). I’m in our childhood bedroom and it’s...

Quarantine Pros and Cons

TKC staffers explore the pros and cons of being quarantined.
Amelia Hurley and Rachel Finan April 13, 2020

Mayor Lyda Krewson and County Executive Sam Page’s stay at home order for St. Louis City and County went into effect Monday, March 23. This county order is set to last until April 22, requiring people...

Well, here’s why.

Dont use a common excuse; get out there and vote.
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,...

Dear Mr. Richard Nixon

The face of democracy has changed a lot over the last 50 years.
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...

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...

Simple tips to ‘Treat Yo Self’

Self-care. The internet took it and ran with it to cover up many underlying issues surrounding mental health.
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...

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