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Senior Profile: Cara Palombo

Senior Profile: Cara Palombo

Melanie Witt, news-features writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

A gasp sweeps across the audience as she makes her first appearance flying across the stage, holding an umbrella in one hand and a bag in the other. She is the star of the show: Mary Poppins. This moment was one of Cara Palombo‘s favorite memories from being a part of the KHS drama program. "[Theater] is the one thing that clicked for me," Cara said. "Nothing compares to being on stag...

Senior Profile: Eli Mennerick

Senior Profile: Eli Mennerick

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

For many, success in academics comes with a whole lot of negatives. Decent sleep schedules go out the window, extracurriculars are limited due to heavy course loads and pressure pushes students to compete with each other and to stand out. Students often crumble under the weight of their intellectual...

Senior column: Brian Goyda

Senior column: Brian Goyda

Brian Goyda, web design editor

May 14, 2016


Filed under Senior Magazine

The most magical place on Earth isn’t school; it’s Disney World. Everyone is always shocked when I tell them how many times I’ve been and for those of you wondering, I’ve been 23 times. People’s faces shift from shock to confusion and the question, “Why?” soon follows. It’s hard to gi...

Senior Profile: Treasure Kwizera

Senior Profile: Treasure Kwizera

Cece Hensley, in-depth editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

When he arrived in America, a fresh layer of snow blanketed the ground. He spent the day by the KHS track, making snow angels and spending time with his new host family. For Treasure Kwizera, a native Rwandan, this was his first experience with snow. However, this was not his first time in America. ...

Senior profile: Julia Sponholtz

Senior profile: Julia Sponholtz

Olivia Rekittke, web features editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

As of March 2016, Julia Sponholtz has read 86 books and counting. With a number of extracurriculars and her jam-packed school schedule that consists of five AP classes, she stays busy all year round. “I’m in the Robotics club, choir and this year I’m the president of the book club,” Julia sai...

Senior column: Mary Pollmann

Senior column: Mary Pollmann

Mary Pollmann, business editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Senior Magazine

Three liters of fluid were pumped into me and five vials of blood were taken. I was mentally struggling to overcome all the challenges I had been faced with. The annoyance of not knowing what was wrong with me was exhausting. But after several tests and a few days of torturous waiting, the problem was...

Senior column: the green room

Senior column: the green room

Alexa Kannenberg, web managing editor

May 11, 2016


Filed under Senior Magazine

I remember my first class of high school vividly as I’m sure we all do. It was Drama I with Kelly Schnider. I ran into the green room right after my first high school bell rang. The unfamiliar room smelled of what I now know is stage makeup and coffee. The most unflattering mirrors in the world lined the ...

Senior profile: Anthony Loper

Senior profile: Anthony Loper

Christian Heutel, web sports editor

May 9, 2016


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

On and off the court and field, Anthony Loper is known by his friends and peers as someone who is always there for his family. Last August, Anthony began to notice a change in his mother’s health. When he learned she had stage II breast cancer, he knew his life was about to take a turn for the worse...

Senior profile: Kody Gaus

Senior profile: Kody Gaus

Kennady Wade, opinions editor

May 6, 2016


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

At the age of 9, he decided to change his name. The night before his adoption ceremony, he told his parents he wanted a “K” name like the rest of his siblings despite going by “James” his entire life. So, his parents printed him out a list of names beginning with K and let him choose. After some...

Senior profile: Sophia Roth

Senior profile: Sophia Roth

Erin Kelly, copy editor

May 4, 2016


Filed under Senior Magazine

She sat on a stage in the middle of Helen Fitzgerald’s Restaurant and Pub, her friends and family cheering below her and an electric razor buzzing in her ear. As she watched tendrils of her hair drift towards the ground, her face broke into a proud smile. Sophia Roth shaved her head March 5, 2016 in...

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