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“Those poor kids in Africa”

“Those poor kids in Africa”

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under Columns, Showcase

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


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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...

Promposals

Promposals

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under Columns

He holds a giant stuffed bear in one hand and a sign in the other. The shiny white poster board decked out in bright block letters spells “Prom would be unBEARable without you.” As he approaches her and begins to read the sign, everything seems to be going smoothly. Suddenly, she rushes into the n...

Porn

Porn

Megan Cleveland, opinions editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

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Sex has no place in sports

Sex has no place in sports

Benji Wilton, sports editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Columns

It’s an easy sell: sculpted supermodels posing in exotic locations wearing little to no clothing, right at the fingertips of anyone willing to fork over a few dollars. Every year, Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition brings in about 7 percent of revenue for the renowned publication, according to F...

In defense of the Oxford comma

In defense of the Oxford comma

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Columns

It shows up in elementary school classrooms, in books, and on the reading and English sections of the ACT. Among the publications that dislike it are The New York Times, Time Magazine, and The Kirkwood Call. The Oxford comma is a hotly disputed topic in the world of journalism and writing. But the truth ...

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...

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