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I wish she realized that although everyone is happy in heaven, she has plenty of time before she gets there.

Everyone’s happy in Heaven

Jane Roy, opinions editor November 28, 2022

“Mom, I want to go to heaven.”  I hadn’t eaten a sustainable meal for a week. Some sort of darkness was taking over my body, creating thoughts I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. “Please don’t...

Adulthood is not determined by our age, but when we learn to mature.

Age of adulthood

Jane Roy, opinions writer April 1, 2022

Becoming a grown-up is more than a special birthday that determines when you’ve crossed over into adulthood. I mean, I've met an 8-year-old who is more mature than a 24-year-old “adult.” We don’t...

Sadly, PDA occurs at school on a daily basis.

Save it for later

Jane Roy, opinions writer March 6, 2022

PDA: public display of affection, or what I like to call, “making everyone around you feel uncomfortable.” Don’t get me wrong, showing affection toward your significant other is not bad. Whether...

What I’ve found is that something so small can sometimes put life into so much perspective.

Gratitude 365

Audrey Blaine, visual managing editor November 24, 2021

My sophomore year started in shambles. Between coming out, adjusting to harder classes and finding out my mom had cancer, my mental health began its downward spiral. So, looking for any answer, I turned...

The thought of having to read To Kill A Mockingbird or Lord Of The Flies during the summer is strong enough to make some students quiver. Many students associate summer reading with anxiety, work and school. However, since KSD stopped requiring students to read in the summer of 2019, I have actually gained a passion for reading.

Summer reading is back in style

Caroline Steidley, opinions editor August 25, 2021

The thought of having to read To Kill A Mockingbird or Lord Of The Flies during the summer is strong enough to make some students quiver. Many students associate summer reading with anxiety, work and school....

14 months later: Columns

14 months later: Columns

TKC Staff May 17, 2021

For the last TKC news cycle of the school year, next year’s editorial board decided to pose a prompt to our staff:   It’s been 14 months since COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill....

Art by Emma Frizzell. Be your own person, let go of expectations or stereotypes or judgments, and you will thrive. 

Senior column: Molly Higgins

Molly Higgins, print editor May 4, 2021

College: Fordham University Major: Journalism/marketing Throughout the chaos of the past year, there is one thing that has never failed to bring me joy. I truly believe  nothing is quite as exhilarating...

Art by Graesen Joyce. I’ll remind you that changes — big or small — can be incredibly transformative.

Senior column: Tom Mueller

Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief May 4, 2021

College: Washington University in St. Louis Major: Undecided There’s a neologism I’ve recently become fond of: sonder, the realization that everyone in the world is living a life as complex as...

Certainly the most distinguished farewell addresses, those of men of brilliance and prominence like Washington and Eisenhower, were heard and widely praised. Still, even they were not truly listened to.

Senior column: Daniel Tobias

Daniel Tobias, political editor May 1, 2021

College: University of Minnesota- Twin Cities Major: Statistics What is a “senior column” but an unimportant farewell address that few will read and likely no one will internalize? Certainly...

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