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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...

Senior Column: Katie Hackett

Senior Column: Katie Hackett

Katie Hackett, public relations editor

May 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Senior Magazine

Fact: I have the “insensitivity of a cult leader.” At least that is what the school-issued personality test told me in sophomore year English. Hearing you have similarities with cult leaders could be crushing for a 15-year-old (cult leaders don't have the greatest reputation.) However, how coul...

Senior Column: Ryan Davidson

Senior Column: Ryan Davidson

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief

May 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Senior Magazine

I always told myself I wouldn’t save this until the last possible moment. Yet, here I am in early April, and I have no idea how to write my senior column. Should I write about the half court shot I drained first try at a halftime show? Or how about the time I ripped my pants so my underwear was in c...

Senior Column: Mary Kate Brennan

Senior Column: Mary Kate Brennan

Mary Kate Brennan, features writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Senior Magazine

I was once an avid Miley Cyrus fan. She told me the seven things she loved and hated about Nick Jonas. While I don’t have a JoBro of my own to talk about, I do have four years at KHS that have taught me more about myself than any other experience has. So here it is: My top seven things everyone sh...

The cost of music: priceless

The cost of music: priceless

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under Columns

  Luckily, Proposition K has passed, but this story serves as a reminder of the importance of the measure within the school district. Right now, there are over 290 third and fourth graders scattered across the district with a growing sense of excitement about the upcoming school year. Their ...

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