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Top five in-depth stories of 2018

Top five in-depth stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 26, 2018


Filed under In Depth

TKC in-depth team took 2018 to cover new changes and old patterns. We featured everything from staff diversity and STL's opioid epidemic to new programs like No Homework weekends and LAUNCH. Below are in-depth's best pieces that embody 2018. Diversity -Thomas Birmingham, Logan Crews, and Jack Rint...

The disappearance of Sandy Rea

The disappearance of Sandy Rea

Ally Ortmann, Isabel Perkinson, Anna Retzlaff, and Sarah Nash

December 10, 2018


Filed under Video

In this series, TKC and KHTV will work to bring viewers facts and theories of cold cases, mysteries and strange events. Warning: videos may include details of violent and upsetting events.

Classmates have a back-to-back conversation

Classmates have a back-to-back conversation

Jack Anderson, Sophie Chappell, Ally Ortmann, Ethan Peter, Anna Retzlaff, and Kiden-Aloyse Smith

October 26, 2018


Filed under Video

In this video, TKC and KHTV will have two classmates exchange a meaningful conversation back-to-back. Without the ability to see one another, these students have the opportunity to build a relationship without the bias of physical appearance.

Photo gallery: Student-led walkout

Photo gallery: Student-led walkout

Malayna Vines, photographer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries

KHS students participated in a student-led walkout at 10 a.m. March 14. According to @studentsdemandaction_khs students are standing up to the inactivity of our government combatting gun violence. Students walked from the senior hallway down to the stadium bleachers. Makenna Chappel, sophomore, said...

VoK: Spirit Day

VoK: Spirit Day

Emma Lingo and Ally Ortmann

November 22, 2017


Filed under Voices of Kirkwood

Willie Parks "I think Spirit Day is a fun event that brings all of the classes together." Willie Parks, walking counselor, said. "I think dressing up for Spirit Day, for the [football] players, gives a sense of the school being together, having their classmates cheer for them puts them on that st...

VoK: Tacky Day

VoK: Tacky Day

Emma Lingo and Ally Ortmann

November 20, 2017


Filed under Voices of Kirkwood

Julie Healey “I never pass up a chance to wear fashion-forward outfits,” Julie Healey, librarian, said. “[My chicken feet shoes] are hard to wear, but they are noticeable. Orange is a glorious color and I look forward to being able to wear orange [on Tacky Day] every year.” John Longti...

VoK: 10.10.17

VoK: 10.10.17

Thomas Birmingham, Jane Stewart, Ally Ortmann, Bailey Niece

October 10, 2017


Filed under Voices of Kirkwood

photo by Jane Stewart "Gun violence is something I really worry about a lot. It’s getting easier to get even stronger guns and rifles. They’re making the bullets more deadly and more dangerous. I while I haven’t been personally affected by it, but I just feel for everyone who has. Just look at ...

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Ally Ortmann