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Swimming in sexism

Swimming in sexism

Logan Crews, opinions writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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


Filed under Columns, Senior Magazine

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


Filed under Columns, Opinions

*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...

Above the stigma

Above the stigma

Kennady Wade, opinions editor

February 17, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

"Think about cancer. You and I could both have breast cancer. We could have the same kind, go through all the same treatment. You could get better and I could die, and it wouldn’t be either one of our faults...and we don’t blame each other. No one would blame you for living, no one would blame m...

Dear Santa:

Dear Santa:

Kennady Wade, opinions editor

December 17, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I’d like to have a word with you. Can I call you Kris? I feel like we’ve come far enough where that’s appropriate. Kris, since the winter of ‘06 I’ve got nothing but radio silence from you. I must confess that it hurts. Even some coal would be a welcomed change. Each year I diligently hang my ...

Battle of timing: are the 30 minutes spent in homeroom worth it?

Battle of timing: are the 30 minutes spent in homeroom worth it?

Katherine Hubbard and Kennady Wade

November 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Keep it the same: Katherine Hubbard, features writer art by Erica Miget Homeroom provides a much-needed breather during the whirlwind of classes and piles of homework. Unfortunately, last year, the majority of homeroom was taken up with announcements and class assemblies. This left about 30 minutes to get help from teachers bef...

(Ack!)ne

(Ack!)ne

Will Drury, opinions writer

October 26, 2015


Filed under Columns

For many people it brings to mind images of teens covered in a labyrinth of red zits, pimples oozing white pus and adults left with scars from their adolescent battle with acne. It is a condition that affects millions of people around the world every day, so why do we feel self-conscious when it comes...

Clubbing to the beat of a different drum

Clubbing to the beat of a different drum

Robson Ali, opinions writer

October 5, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

At KHS there seems to be a trend. Every year clubs spring up seemingly out of nowhere, revolving around some bizarre concept that makes me doubt there are many clubs like them outside these walls. clubs that stray from the beaten path, that provide a meeting place for like minded individuals.These cl...

Newer doesn’t always mean better

Newer doesn’t always mean better

Will Drury, opinions writer

September 27, 2015


Filed under Columns

A groan arises from the class as the teacher tells the students to pull out their iPads for the day’s lesson. “An IT guy came in this morning and said the internet should finally be working, so we shouldn’t have any trouble getting online,” says the teacher. Someone raises their hand, “I...

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