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It happened, and I’m stronger because of it.

It happened, and I’m stronger because of it.

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

March 25, 2019

There came a point where whenever he’d embrace me, I’d grow tense. I never knew if he’d try to force me to do something I didn’t want to do. When I was in his arms, I felt trapped. I anticipated his next attempt to pressure me or move my hand for me. I was always on guard.   I remember know...

Call Ed: Dancing and the reign

Call Ed: Dancing and the reign

TKC Staff

March 8, 2019

As the unforgiving winter weather comes to an end, spring arrives, bringing about the annual conversation of prom. Whether it is shopping for a dress during class online, trying to find a date or planning the perfect promposal, prom is the topic of discussion for juniors and seniors at KHS. Along with ...

The leftie struggle

The leftie struggle

Grace Klebe, news editor

March 5, 2019

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Porn

Porn

Megan Cleveland, opinions editor

March 1, 2019

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Sex has no place in sports

Sex has no place in sports

Benji Wilton, sports editor

February 26, 2019

It’s an easy sell: sculpted supermodels posing in exotic locations wearing little to no clothing, right at the fingertips of anyone willing to fork over a few dollars. Every year, Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition brings in about 7 percent of revenue for the renowned publication, according to F...

In defense of the Oxford comma

In defense of the Oxford comma

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

February 25, 2019

It shows up in elementary school classrooms, in books, and on the reading and English sections of the ACT. Among the publications that dislike it are The New York Times, Time Magazine, and The Kirkwood Call. The Oxford comma is a hotly disputed topic in the world of journalism and writing. But the truth ...

Don’t wait, vaccinate

Don’t wait, vaccinate

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

February 23, 2019

Recently, many diseases from decades ago are returning because people are not getting vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases can and do still happen in communities across the U.S." People who don't vaccinate not on...

Call Ed: The price to protest

Call Ed: The price to protest

TKC Staff

February 8, 2019

With fists in the air and heads held high, students at KHS and across the country left their classrooms at 10:00 a.m. to honor the 17 students who died at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting March 14, 2018. Some people came with posters. Some people came with prepared speeches. Some came wi...

Complicit consumerism

Complicit consumerism

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

February 4, 2019

I’ve heard a million times that I’m lucky. I’m lucky I was born in 2000 to the Crews family in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. I’m lucky I came out as queer and transgender to open arms and only slight awkwardness. I’m lucky I don’t have to shield myself from violent discrimination. I...

Seasons of giving

Seasons of giving

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

January 17, 2019

People wait to take strings of twinkling lights down from their front porches, and leftovers from a family potluck sit in the fridge. Frost still coats the window panes, and many children still suck on candy canes. Though it’s January and the holidays have ended, reminders of the giving seas...

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