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Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Will Drury, copy editor

November 9, 2016

*This piece is entirely satirical China. Mexico. ISIS. These three countries are beating us, and we’re losing. Crooked Hillary over here may try to tell you America’s all good, but it’s not. Believe me, it’s bad. It’s a yuuuge problem. And if we want to make it better, then we need to mak...

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Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief

November 7, 2016

MESSAGE FROM THE FUTURE, TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: The year is 2050. Millions are dead, and millions more are in grave danger. At the end of every summer, hurricanes ravage the American southeast. The Gulf of Mexico has conquered New Orleans, and Miami and the Bahamas have begun to sink into the Atl...

The not-so-great American melting pot

The not-so-great American melting pot

Jack Rintoul, opinions writer

November 7, 2016

The first thing I learned about immigration was in the song “Great American Melting Pot” by Schoolhouse Rock. I learned America doesn’t have just one race. Almost everyone's family started somewhere else and immigrated to the United States in search of new opportunities. The lyrics taught me to ...

The double standard

The double standard

Ali Randazzo, editor-in-chief

November 4, 2016

Every time I scroll through social media, articles about Hillary Clinton's pantsuits or Michelle Obama's top 10 outfits fill my timeline. But I never seem to see anything about Trump's style choices, or if Barack’s ankles showed. I would rather have my timeline filled with information that educates ...

The elephant in the room

The elephant in the room

Kennady Wade, editor-in-chief

October 17, 2016

Being a girl: I love being a girl. I love everything about being a girl. I love dressing up. I love being able to embrace my femininity. I hate how unsafe I can feel for the sole reason of being female. I hate that when I walk alone down a street, or through my parking garage at night, I walk w...

Trends that heat the melting pot

Trends that heat the melting pot

Logan Crews, opinions writer

October 14, 2016

Since the beginning of this country, there has been a mantra of acceptance and inclusion; anyone is welcome to live under one roof. Though behind the scenes that hasn’t been the case. In the 1830s the United States relocated roughly 16,000 Cherokee people. Before that, Europeans wiped out 90 percent of the Native American population. Fr...

Swimming in sexism

Swimming in sexism

Logan Crews, opinions writer

October 14, 2016

This past August, little girls across the country sat in front of their televisions with wide eyes and bright smiles. Their eyes were glued to swimmer Katie Ledecky as she broke her own world record in the 800-meter freestyle, and girls of color were inspired as Simone Manuel became the first African-American...

Fall Fails

Fall Fails

Logan Crews, opinions writer

October 14, 2016

It’s 7:40 a.m and students shuffle through dewy grass and watch trees shed auburn leaves. A teacher takes a sip of her pumpkin spice latte, a girl pulls her infinity scarf into place and everyone meanders into school. Later, it’s 2:40 p.m. As soon as the doors open it feels like KHS is transporte...

Thank You.

Thank You.

Chloë King, blog/podcast editor

May 3, 2016

I was not ready to write this column. I’ve been throwing around ideas about what to write since freshman year (jumping the gun and assuming I would be a staff member). When I decided I wanted to graduate early at the beginning of this semester, I realized I couldn’t have made it through high schoo...

The latest luxury item…

The latest luxury item…

Kennady Wade, opinions editor

February 25, 2016

*This is a work of satire. There is honestly nothing more luxurious than the week girls are on their period. I mean, between debilitating cramps, bloating, floods every time a sneeze escapes and the occasional puking, it’s basically a breeze. There’s no better way than a period to inform girls they...

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