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Breaking the silence

Breaking the silence

Claire Boysen, features editor

February 12, 2018

When our administrators and teachers discuss issues in teenage culture, whether it be in a classroom or assembly, they talk about things like substance abuse, mental health and bullying. But they are forgetting something crucial. They barely touch on the topic that 44 percent (90/204) of KHS students...

Call Ed: Resolution revolution

Call Ed: Resolution revolution

TKC Staff

February 7, 2018

About 4,000 years ago, Babylonians made promises to their gods that at the start of the new year, they would pay their debts and pledge their loyalty. If they kept their promises, the gods would reward them the following year. Now, most aren’t as serious about their resolutions as the ancient Baby...

If you’re not black don’t say it

If you’re not black don’t say it

Sha'Diya Tomlin, Opinions

February 7, 2018

*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 ...

Let’s talk dirty

Let’s talk dirty

Will Drury, Parsnip Editor

February 6, 2018

The day I found an entire, unopened, king-size Kit-Kat bar in the trash was the day I realized we had a problem. After roughly an hour digging through the hazardous waste dump that is KHS’s trash, I found it lying helpless in a puddle of lumpy yogurt and rotting orange peels, discarded by a no-doubt ...

Life as we know it

Life as we know it

Kate Hennessey, sports editor

February 5, 2018

In a meeting room next to a quaint local bookshop, with their notebooks out and pens scribbling, 20 women sit around a table all with the same goal in mind: to stop new legislation in Missouri that would allow guns in hospitals, public colleges and universities, daycares, places of worship and bars. Mom...

Kirkwood, can you hear us now?

Kirkwood, can you hear us now?

Sha'Diya Tomlin, opinions writter

January 26, 2018

Dear Kirkwood,   What will it take for black children to be heard? You know the black students who sit quietly in history class because the only time they learn about people that look like them is during the lesson on slavery. Or the black students who don’t have a single teacher who l...

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Logan Crews, opinions editor

January 22, 2018

Ding. I rolled over to grab my phone that hadn’t stopped vibrating since the night before. Pressing the home button, I already knew what I would find. Another question dropped in my ASKfm inbox from a bewildered classmate. There were about five or six anonymous messages waiting for my reply already,...

Lose the La Croix

Lose the La Croix

Benji Wilton, features writer

January 9, 2018

It’s summertime. The sun is blazing, the grass is a sea of green and the pool feels perfect. There’s only one problem: you’re thirsty. As you examine the cooler hoping for a soda or a tea, you find that the only drink left is a berry flavored La Croix. As you reach for the can you think to yourself, “That doesn...

Top five opinions stories of 2017

Top five opinions stories of 2017

TKC Staff

January 4, 2018

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...

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