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“Congratulations”—Five KHS seniors who got into elite universities

“Congratulations”—Five KHS seniors who got into elite universities

Ethan Peter, features writer

May 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Top Stories

Acceptance into elite schools are heralded as a major achievement. Meet the students who got in and learn how they decided on their college.

“Those poor kids in Africa”

“Those poor kids in Africa”

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under Columns, Showcase

The first time I remember hearing it was in fifth grade. “Those poor kids in Africa.” When the Student Council leaders at my Catholic school said those words, they were presenting the latest school-wide service project to my class: raising $1,000 to send food provisions to a small town in...

School board election results

School board election results

Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham

April 3, 2019


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Kirkwood citizens came out to the polls on Tuesday, April 2 to cast their votes in the school board election. Mark Boyko and Darnel Frost were elected. The results were updated throughout the night by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. TKC compiled the final results:   Frost - 4,266 40% Boyko - 3,700 34.7% Ricks -2,593 ...

Pastoral letter from school board candidate Tom Ricks causes controversy online

Pastoral letter from school board candidate Tom Ricks causes controversy online

Thomas Birmingham, Maisie Bradley, Izzy Colón, and Logan Crews

March 28, 2019


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With the Kirkwood School Board election approaching Tuesday April 2, Jake Lyonfields, a self-described community organizer, made a Facebook post calling to #RejectRicks on Sunday March 24. The “Ricks” in the hashtag refers to Tom Ricks, a candidate for the Kirkwood School Board and the lead pasto...

No more summer homework for KHS

No more summer homework for KHS

Amara Harper, features writer

March 1, 2019


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Recently, at a KHS staff meeting, Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, made the decision that summer homework for any class will no longer be required. This rule applies to regular classes as well as AP and honors level courses, according to Havener. “It's on the same lines as no homework we...

“Sectored off”: Meacham Park

“Sectored off”: Meacham Park

Ethan Peter, features writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Top Stories

Winter White-Banks, sophomore, and her friends rushed through the halls on Friday, discussing where to go as school let out. The group bounced ideas off one another, but ultimately failed to decide on a location, so Winter invited them to her house.   With her offer, however, the group grew unea...

TKC testifies in support of Cronkite New Voices Act

TKC testifies in support of Cronkite New Voices Act

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Jack Rintoul, TKC editor-in-chief, and Mitch Eden, TKC adviser, testified, Wed., Feb. 6 in Jefferson City in favor of the Cronkite New Voices Act. The New Voices Act overturns Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier which stated school administrators can exercise prior review on school-sponsored expression. New Voices would protect student journalists from adminis...

Complicit consumerism

Complicit consumerism

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

February 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Showcase

I’ve heard a million times that I’m lucky. I’m lucky I was born in 2000 to the Crews family in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. I’m lucky I came out as queer and transgender to open arms and only slight awkwardness. I’m lucky I don’t have to shield myself from violent discrimination. I...

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