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A nation of immigrants

A nation of immigrants

Sebastian Davies-Sigmund, news writer

August 28, 2018

Imagine this: the shouting of children in the night, babies crying for their parents as border patrol rip families apart. Inside this large detention center you are lost, scared, and concerned for your future. Outside, there are bounties of signs reading “no one is illegal on stolen land,” and “build...

The importance of IQ

The importance of IQ

Brendan Davidson, sports writer

March 9, 2018

After a crushing load of AP Lang work combined with math, biology and everything else, I feel the need to relax my brain by watching TV. I walk into the family room to witness CNN break down the Republican comments on the “complete hoax” that is global warming. I quickly change the station and see a breakdown of the 22 major injuries suffered in the NF...

“Dear World”

Sha'Diya Tomlin, features writer

May 4, 2017

"Dear World", a poem written and performed by Sha'Diya Tomlin, is about growing up in America as a black child. It is a young black girl's letter asking for acceptance.

White privilege: realizing the world is light

In a world of color, white meets black.

Khalea Edwards, features writer

December 9, 2016

It wasn't until second grade that I realized the challenges of being black. As I stood in line waiting for lunch, a classmate looked at me with worry in her eyes and said,  "Khalea, [my friend] doesn't like your skin color." At just 7 years old, I was confused. I remember asking myself how and why someone...

Sugar, spice and trying to make nice

Sugar, spice and trying to make nice

Katie Woodruff, senior copy editor

November 10, 2016

With all the debate over this year’s major candidates, TKC wants to make the election a little bit sweeter with this recipe for Republican and Democratic cookies from Taste of Home.   Ingredients   Dough: 1 cup of softened butter 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar 1 egg ...

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Will Drury, copy editor

November 9, 2016

*This piece is entirely satirical China. Mexico. ISIS. These three countries are beating us, and we’re losing. Crooked Hillary over here may try to tell you America’s all good, but it’s not. Believe me, it’s bad. It’s a yuuuge problem. And if we want to make it better, then we need to mak...

Why I’m dumping Trump

Why I'm dumping Trump

Anna-Claire Kilcoyne, features writer

November 4, 2016

Note from the editor: This piece contains a quote with explicit language that may be considered offensive. TKC’s editorial policy states “The media will not print unnecessary profanity.” The editors decided this quote was necessary to illustrate the author's full intent and authenticity. Editors...

Hot or not: presidential edition

Naomi Blair, News

October 19, 2016

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Some people just want to see the world Bern

Some people just want to see the world Bern

Robson Ali, opinions writer

October 5, 2015

KIRKWOOD, MO- You want to know what I love? America. And it kills me to see this great country in danger of becoming a godless Bolshevik playground. With his ludicrous ideas such as “universal health care” and “pay equality for women,” Bernie Sanders is practically turning us into communist S...

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