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No more summer homework for KHS

No more summer homework for KHS

Amara Harper, features writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Showcase

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


Filed under Columns

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


Filed under Features

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...

What Strange Donuts donut are you?

What Strange Donuts donut are you?

Amara Harper, features writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Quizzes

Take this quiz to find out which Strange Donuts donut you are. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

Effects of Hurricane Florence

Effects of Hurricane Florence

Amara Harper, features writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under News

The strong winds blew over trees and collapsed houses, bricks and shingles floated in high waters as white papers float by. They are torn halfway through, and red and blue crayon streaks down the page, the fridge magnet just barely hanging on to the side. As Hurricane Florence recently swept through...

Locked down

Locked down

Amara Harper, features writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under News

As the bell rings, you run up to the door of your next class. You tug at the handle but the door is locked. You frantically knock to no avail. Before you know it, the tardy bell rings, and you are officially late to class. Recently students have been faced with these situations due to a new policy at ...

Stowers decides what comes after the finish line

Stowers decides what comes after the finish line

Amara Harper, writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under 2018 New Staff Stories

As she breathes in the crisp spring air and stretches her legs, she turns behind her to see a teammate coming at her full speed. She starts sprinting and reaches her hand back until she feels the cool metal baton. Once she has it in her grasp, nothing will stop her from winning. With her signature cur...

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