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Call Ed: Speech shutdown

Call Ed: Speech shutdown

TKC Staff

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

The number one breeding ground for high school drama isn’t the cafeteria, the library or the commons. It’s social media. Most rational high schoolers won’t post discriminatory posts or bullying attempts on their Instagram feed or Snapchat story, but with the option of private messages, some students...

Reality? Check!

Reality? Check!

Fitz Cain, features writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

“It’s my guilty pleasure.” Chances are, you’ve probably heard this phrase, accompanied by an eye roll and a bashful grin, used to describe reality TV. But what’s so guilty about it? Sure, watching Kim Kardashian hysterically cry over a lost diamond earring or listening to all the suitors on “...

Tug of war

Tug of war

Sha'Diya Tomlin, opinions writer

August 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

My education is in the middle of a game of tug of war. And tug of war is never fun when you don't know who is on the other side of the rope. I was told as a child by my grandmother the key to becoming successful in life is getting my education. Do well in school, go to college and you can be and do w...

Pride and privilege

Pride and privilege

Logan Crews, opinions editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

“What would you do if I told you I liked girls?” I endured years of lying to myself, parading around my room pretending to be Justin Bieber walking down the red carpet with Selena Gomez on my arm while I played it cool on the other side of the door. Forcing myself into awkward relationships with...

Weighing in on weighted classes

Weighing in on weighted classes

Holden Foreman, web editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions

When student-selected speaker Gina Woodard, health teacher, took the podium for the annual Gold K Ceremony April 24, she thanked “the smart kids” for selecting her. After acknowledging her less-than-stellar high school GPA (to some more-than-cliche laughter) Woodard explained why relationships outw...

When gifted is lifted

When gifted is lifted

Izzy Colón, news-features writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions

In first grade, my parents decided to enroll me in KSD in search of a challenge. I had gone to St. Clement of Rome the year before, but my parents felt the curriculum was a bad fit for me. I began school at Westchester Elementary. During my time at Westchester, I was tested for the gifted program three ti...

The Newest Netflix No-Go

The Newest Netflix No-Go

Jack Rittendale, features writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions

“Thirteen Reasons Why” is the newest Netflix phenomenon. The show has been trending since its March 31 release date, and is currently at the top of Netflix “most popular” chart. Since the show’s launch, many have voiced their own concerns about the shows poor plot, poor character developmen...

Call Ed: Working through the summer

Call Ed: Working through the summer

TKC Staff

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

As the clocks wind down to 12 p.m. on May 24, the freedom-seeking energy of sleep-deprived students rises from classrooms around KHS. They pound their fists, sore from essay writing, on their desks, chanting, “Summer. Summer. Summer. Summer.” As voices grow louder and louder, raspy from one Span...

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