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Top five opinions stories of 2017

Top five opinions stories of 2017

TKC Staff

January 4, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The opinions section of TKC is a diverse place. This past year, it’s been filled with light-hearted debates over fast food restaurants and internet slang, as well as more serious stories over national topics like the Boy Scouts of America including girls. Each cycle, the entire staff of TKC conv...

“Turtles All The Way Down” review

“Turtles All The Way Down” review

Grace Klebe, entertainment writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Opinions

New York Times best-selling author John Green has done it again. It has been five years since Green released his last book, "The Fault in Our Stars", and fans all over the world anxiously awaited the arrival of his newest book, "Turtles All the Way Down", released on Oct. 10th, 2017. This book is centered around Asa, a 16-year-old girl who suffers from extreme anxiety and...

FriENDship

FriENDship

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Waiting to find a date. Trying on countless outfits in search of the perfect one. Contemplating which corsage to order. All sounds familiar, right? These moments encompass the American teenage rite of passage: the homecoming dance. Since 1939, KHS has teamed with our age-old rival Webster Groves High...

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Carter Philipp, opinions writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Never before have I heard a question so outside of the box and so eye-opening that it practically begs to be answered. This game-changing question could potentially change your view on the world as we know it, and I must warn that depending on personal beliefs, it could offend some people. The questio...

Call Ed: All bottled up

Call Ed: All bottled up

TKC Staff

October 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Staff Editorials

Here in Kirkwood, we are lucky to have high quality tap water that is safe for drinking, cooking and cleaning; according to the City of Kirkwood’s Annual Quality Report for 2016, there were no violations of the Department of Natural Resources’ regulations on water contaminants. If a student at KHS forgets t...

Devastated to be a soccer fan

Devastated to be a soccer fan

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinions

It was not until the other night that I said a word I don't often use to describe soccer. It was a word I said typically when it looked as if all hope was lost; a word I used to describe disasters and mistakes that could not be undone. A word that, when used in the context of sports seems over dramatic....

Wake up call

Wake up call

Carter Philipp, opinions writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Regardless of who you are, everyone has those days when you hear your alarm buzzing only to have you wake up and immediately say “nope” to not only school, but your day. If you're like the majority of teenagers, you only got seven hours of sleep last night, according to the Nationwide Children's Ho...

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