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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...

Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving Tradition

Zack Deutschmann, features writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Columns

As I walked in the doors of my grandparents’ condo, I said, “Happy Thanksgiving” and hugged both of my grandparents. Both seemed somewhat confused, they looked at each other with puzzled faces. It had been several months since the last time I saw them and it seemed clear that they didn’t recogn...

Are we your enemy?

Are we your enemy?
Are we the enemy?

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In 1787, the United States was in a state of self-discovery. As the founding fathers drafted radical new ideas about their young democracy, a need to prevent the government from becoming too powerful remained at the forefront of their minds. And it was in January of that year Thomas Jefferson famously...

Dear Mr. Kavanaugh

Dear Mr. Kavanaugh

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

August 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Dear Mr. Kavanaugh, How does it feel to be picked to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States? Are you nervous for your confirmation hearing? Feeling like you’re going to have the weight of the country on your shoulders? If not, you should. The man you replace, Justice Anthony Kennedy, if...

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, Health + Wellness, 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 ...

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