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A split in faith: United Methodist Church Split

A split in faith: United Methodist Church Split

Amara Harper, features + in-depth editor

February 20, 2020

As members of the United Methodist Church walked into their church these past few weeks, they have been met with confusion and discussions over a possible split of their denomination.  In January of 2020, 16 signatures from high ranking clergy members were collected in support of the United Methodist C...

KHS announces new schedule and homeroom policy

KHS announces new schedule and homeroom policy

Amara Harper, Ryleigh Palmer, and Amelia Hurley

January 22, 2020

KHS is currently making plans to adapt its schedule to the new Missouri legislation involving the length of the school year. The new legislation prevents Missouri schools from starting until 14 days before the first Monday of September. For Missouri students, this means the 2020-2021 school year will begin Aug....

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Sophie Chappell, Amara Harper, Grace Klebe, and Ethan Peter

November 20, 2019

For the fourth year in a row, TKC has decided to tackle the Helping Hands project (formerly known as Four Neediest Cases), inspired by St. Louis Post Dispatch’s 100 Neediest Cases features. Each holiday season, TKC sends out four reporters to speak with four students at KHS. These students have told...

KHS students and staff react to social experiments

KHS students and staff react to social experiments

Mia Alexander and Amara Harper

November 10, 2019

Ever wondered how you would react to a social experiment? Watch and see how social experiments play out at KHS as students and staff react to three different social experiments: hand-holding, calling teachers by their first name, and picking up unclaimed money off the ground. ...

Fight for food

Fight for food

Amara Harper, features + in-depth editor

October 16, 2019

The problem of hunger for KHS students is prevalent. Programs through KSD such as Nutrition on the Weekends is trying to help that issue.

Americans + amis

Americans + amis

Amara Harper, features + in-depth editor

August 29, 2019

The french department took part in the FRAME program this summer which sent 20 KHS students over to Lyon, France for a week for the ultimate summer vacation.

Which brand of water bottle are you?

Which brand of water bottle are you?

Amara Harper, features writer

April 29, 2019

You might wonder to yourself if you had to be a brand of water bottle which would you be? Bottles from Yeti-Hydro Flask. Take this quiz to find out.

No more summer homework for KHS

No more summer homework for KHS

Amara Harper, features writer

March 1, 2019

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...

My resolution revelation

My resolution revelation

Amara Harper, features writer

December 14, 2018

Every New Year’s Day, after the exhaustion from the night before begins wearing off, some people grab a piece of paper and write down their goals for the year. Quickly, I as well as others decide this year will be the year we follow through with them. However, without fail, many goals slip away arou...

Creating a change to be proud of

Creating a change to be proud of

Amara Harper and Ryleigh Palmer

November 30, 2018

At Pulse Nightclub the red and blue lights flashed following reports of gunshots in the club. Nobody knew how many were dead. Friends and family anxiously awaited as they crowded around their loved ones, wondering if they made it out alive. 49 members of the LGBT community died in the second most deadly mass shooting America had ever seen June 12, 2016 at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Flor...

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Amara Harper