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Missouri senator fallen by her own facebook post

Missouri senator fallen by her own facebook post

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

August 30, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

In Jefferson, MO., University-City’s representative Maria Chappelle-Nadal thought Donald Trump was responsible and consequently “hoped” for his assassination via Facebook. Chappelle-Nadal has been a representative in the MO. House and Senate for 13 years, and is an outspoken critic of the Trum...

Executive actions

Executive actions

Abigail Imiolek, news-features writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Uncategorized

                Jan. 20, 2017 During Trump’s first day as president, he signed an executive order to minimize “the economic burden of the patient protection and affordable care act pending repeal,” according to CNN.  The purpose of the order was to try to star...

Dear Donald Trump, Sincerely, KHS

Naomi Blair, news writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Photo Galleries, Politics, Visuals

It's the start of a new year and a start of a new presidency. TKC invited KHS students to submit a letter to President Donald Trump as if they were speaking directly to him. Below are the compiled submissions. ...

Top 5 political stories of 2016

Top 5 political stories of 2016

TKC staff

January 8, 2017


Filed under Politics

November's election marked the fifth time that the winner of the U.S. presidential election lost the popular vote. As such, there was much to talk about in the months leading up to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's faceoff. TKC tackled topics ranging from voter turnout to the candidates' (and f...

First Amendment

First Amendment

Justin Sweeney, Aly Roth, Abby Geisz, and Mary Ralston

December 20, 2016


Filed under Politics

TKC went around the school asking students and teachers if they knew the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. Out of the eight teachers and students interviewed, Lucas Ravenscraft, social studies teacher, was the only person who could name all five. The five rights are freedom of speech,...

Greed behind the gun

Greed behind the gun

Maddie Hawes, features writer

December 3, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics

My initial reaction to the statement was shock. Had there really been a school shooting near my old home? I heard later that night that the victimized school was an elementary school in Townville, S.C., about 20 minutes from where I used to live. No one I knew was affected, but the sickening feeling...

Should one rapper really have all that power?

Should one rapper really have all that power?

Holden Foreman, web editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Politics

Zachary Taylor, Herbert Hoover, William Taft, Ulysses Grant and Dwight Eisenhower did it. Donald Trump is trying to do it right now. But, does Kanye West, 39-year-old recording artist and entrepreneur, have what it takes to run for and become President of the United States with no previous political...

All lives didn’t matter when

All lives didn’t matter when

Khalea Edwards, features writer

November 20, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Politics

A bullet shot from an officer's pistol and went through the stomach of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Police responded to a 911 call about Rice, who was sitting on the swings of a Cleveland park in broad daylight holding a toy gun Nov. 22, 2014. The caller repeatedly stated the gun was “probably a fake,” ...

American voters (or the lack thereof)

American voters (or the lack thereof)

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer

November 9, 2016


Filed under News, Politics

  Dr. Colleen Rull, business teacher, loves politics. She loves talking about politics and being an active member in her community. She even served on the Wildwood City Council from 2012-2014. But she, along with a growing number of American citizens, have decided they will not partake in something ...

The not-so-great American melting pot

The not-so-great American melting pot

Jack Rintoul, opinions writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Politics

The first thing I learned about immigration was in the song “Great American Melting Pot” by Schoolhouse Rock. I learned America doesn’t have just one race. Almost everyone's family started somewhere else and immigrated to the United States in search of new opportunities. The lyrics taught me to ...

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