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KHS social studies teacher Steve Platte dies June 25

KHS social studies teacher Steve Platte dies June 25

Hannah Cohen, editor-in-chief
June 26, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Former KHS social studies teacher, Steve Platte, died early Sunday, June 25 in his home at the age of 67. Platte taught history at KHS for 28 years after his 15-year career at Oakville High School, totaling his participation in high school education to 43 years. At KHS, Platte was the sponsor for Youth...

Former KHS student Devon Cotton dies May 31

Former KHS student Devon Cotton dies May 31

Camille Baker and Annie O'Brien
June 12, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Devon Cotton, former KHS student, died at Rockford Beach Park in Jefferson County May 31. Devon was swimming with his friends when he was pulled under a current and drowned, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Missouri Highway Patrol troopers searched for Devon until a resident from the area locate...

Mystified by Misty

Mystified by Misty

Malcia Greene, writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Katie Simkins, freshman, felt as though the world was against her when her doctor first told her she was allergic to dogs and cats. Hearing this at the age of 6 made her feel hopeless. As she got older and remained petless, she started to develop a greater interest in a different species: lizards. ...

Senior awards ceremony

Senior awards ceremony

Abby Lay, photographer
May 10, 2017
Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories

Seniors, along with their family and friends gathered in the Keating Theater, May 9, to celebrate and honor seniors and the efforts they have made during their time at KHS. The ceremony recognizes seniors through a large number of awards ranging from scholarships, national merit and leadership. There wer...

Seven STL must-dos before you graduate

Seven STL must-dos before you graduate

Erin Kelly, managing editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Top Stories

With only three days left in my high school career and about three months before I head to Middlebury College in Vermont, it’s impossible not to reminisce about my time here in Kirkwood. I’ve made some great memories, doing everything from organizing a recreational basketball team with TKC friends to visiting the Gateway Arch with family. Before I leave, I’d like ...

Senior Column: Cece Hensley

Senior Column: Cece Hensley

Cece Hensley, print editor
May 7, 2017
Filed under Senior Magazine, Top Stories

Every Friday during summer vacation, my dad would buy me pancakes at First Watch. On my 16th birthday, he convinced me I would be receiving a worn down company pickup truck but instead, a black convertible with a pink balloon sat in our driveway. One day, he told my family he was taking us to a surprise ...

Suicide Awareness Week Video 2017

Suicide Awareness Week Video 2017

Annie O'Brien, features writer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Top Stories, Video

Warning: This video contains sensitive material regarding suicide. TKC understands that everyone deals with this differently and only wishes to spread awareness about the problems with suicide and mental illness in our community and offer resources. If you are concerned about yourself or a friend, tal...

KHS interfaith service

KHS interfaith service

Michael Teasdale, in-depth editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

KHS will be holding an interfaith service to celebrate the graduation of the class of 2017 Friday, May 12. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. in the Keating Theater and replaces the former Baccalaureate. The ceremony is intended to be inclusive to diverse faiths, with a message of religious unity...

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