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The ‘N’ Word

The ‘N’ Word

Anthony Speech, assistant public relations editor

November 23, 2018


Filed under Opinions

*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 concerns. Since when ...

Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving Tradition

Zack Deutschmann, features writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Columns

As I walked in the doors of my grandparents’ condo, I said, “Happy Thanksgiving” and hugged both of my grandparents. Both seemed somewhat confused, they looked at each other with puzzled faces. It had been several months since the last time I saw them and it seemed clear that they didn’t recogn...

“The Da Vinci Code” book review

“The Da Vinci Code” book review

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Columns

Sitting on the couch with nothing to do? Before you spend hours binge-watching Netflix, take an adrenaline rush through Europe with Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code.” Recently, I’ve noticed more authors trying too hard to give readers “what they want.” Because of this, many well-written stories...

Call Ed: Settling for exclusion

Call Ed: Settling for exclusion

TKC Staff

November 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Staff Editorials

While playing on George Washington University’s women’s basketball team, Kye Allums became the first transgender female National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athlete to compete Division I basketball in 2010. Three years later, Fallon Fox, American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, became t...

Issues: Stereotypes of a black woman

Issues: Stereotypes of a black woman

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, opinions writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Columns

Angry black woman. It’s a phrase black women and girls know too well. Most times we aren’t even angry, just disappointed. After a racist political cartoon was made after Serena Williams was accused of cheating at the U.S. Open, black women and girls felt disappointed.   “My reaction was imme...

Issues: Fake news

Issues: Fake news

Liam Jackson, copy editor

October 27, 2018


Filed under Opinions

In the months following the election and inauguration of President Donald Trump, the term “fake news” has become one of the trademarks of his presidency. He has repeatedly used the phrase to describe negative press coverage of his administration and as a weapon to promote his anti-media beliefs....

Check your six: Fortnite’s newest season is here

Check your six: Fortnite’s newest season is here

Tom Mueller, features writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Fortnite, the wildly popular, multi-platform, battle royale video game, just had its fifth major update with the start of its sixth season. Battle royale games have, over the past year, exploded in popularity; depending on the game, between ten and 100 players simultaneously drop onto a map, unarmed and unshielded. Players must then search treasure chests, supply drops, b...

Call Ed: Ranked

Call Ed: Ranked

TKC Staff

September 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Staff Editorials

As December arrives, counselors and administrators host an annual meeting at Keating Theater for students to discuss their future. A powerpoint illuminates the auditorium as they reiterate college prerequisites, graduation and GPA requirements to the student body. Each slide brings more tension as questions...

Are we your enemy?

Are we your enemy?
Are we the enemy?

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In 1787, the United States was in a state of self-discovery. As the founding fathers drafted radical new ideas about their young democracy, a need to prevent the government from becoming too powerful remained at the forefront of their minds. And it was in January of that year Thomas Jefferson famously...

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