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(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...

Call’s declassified freshman survival guide

Call’s declassified freshman survival guide

Will Drury, opinions writer

August 30, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Suddenly you find yourself on a huge campus, walking down hallways filled with nameless faces, squeezing past crowds to reach your next class. It’s a big jump moving from middle school to high school. Although it's impossible to be prepared for everything, there are a few tips those with experience...

Out with summer, in with school

Out with summer, in with school

Kennady Wade, opinions editor

August 26, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

School makes me crazy. It’s stressful, often making me want to cry as a result of the overwhelming amount of work. Sometimes KHS feels like a jail. The clinical-like, white classroom walls and cold, tile floors are easy to imagine as prison cells. But like America’s prison system, there are some...

Confederate flag controversy

Confederate flag controversy

Mimi Wright, editor-in-chief

August 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Racism. Hate. Separation. Disloyalty. Death.These are the words I associate with the Confederate flag. A flag is meant to symbolize a greater meaning; a country, a belief, a celebration. I can’t help but wonder, who would be proud to fly a symbol of such atrocities? With our country’s history...

Giving tongue-twister a new meaning

Giving tongue-twister a new meaning

Kennady Wade, opinions writer

May 6, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The thought of encountering it sends a shiver down my spine, yet it’s almost an everyday occurrence. When accidently coming face-to-face with PDA, the standard  protocol is eyes down,  ignore  and pick up the pace. Let’s get one thing straight: couples who hold hands and give each other hugs...

#EndTheStigma

#EndTheStigma

Kennady Wade, opinions writer

March 11, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The sinking feeling is constant. It’s been weeks since you have felt like yourself, escaping crowded rooms to cry alone before a tear is noticed has become routine. The fear of judgement holds you back. People wouldn’t look at you the same if they knew, you would be an artifact on display. This image...

Don’t be ashamed. Period.

Don’t be ashamed. Period.

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, opinions writer

February 20, 2015


Filed under Columns

No, Aunt Flow hasn’t come to visit. Neither has cousin Red. It’s not Shark Week, and the crimson wave has not rolled in. I’m just on my period. Obviously, the timing of a girl’s menstrual cycle is almost unknown amongst high schoolers. This monthly occurrence is hidden like a dirty secret by 97 percent of...

The art of double chins: mastering the folds

Kennady Wade, opinions writer

February 20, 2015


Filed under Columns

Step 1: Locate any sort of picture-taking device, preferably a personal electronic. The smaller the size, the easier it is to achieve optimal results. Step 2: Place your handheld device approximately six inches below your collarbone so it’s sitting on it’s side, landscape way. Front camera (or ...

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