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Secrets for Schooling Exams

Secrets for Schooling Exams

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

As the sun lingers in the sky for a few minutes longer each day, our daydreams of summer no longer seem unrealistic. Ignoring the nag of our alarms and turning our history notes into doodles would be too easy. It’s almost as if our math problems are asking to be neglected. Yet as our focus diminishes, the looming fa...

Mrs. Nancy Grimes

Mary Ralston, photographer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features

 Art by Celia Bergman 27 years of teaching at KHS TKC: What makes KHS unique compared to other schools? Grimes: So many things. Sometimes I think that the teachers who haven’t taught at any other school, they don’t know how good they have it at KHS. When I taught at another school, I didn’t have a mentor. I didn’t h...

Sexual assault awareness month

Sexual assault awareness month

Maggie Burton, artist

April 11, 2018


Filed under Art

In light of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so I decided to create a piece dedicated to sexual assault awareness. I wanted to incorporate dark colors, but I really focused on working disembodied hands and arms into my piece because to me, hands in this context symbolize an invasion of privacy....

Bridget’s story

Bridget’s story

Aaron Demarco, KHTV producer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Video

KHTV sat down with Bridget KIllian, TKC artist, while she drew a sunset. This video follows the process from the first pen stroke to the last. 

KHS students paint fire hydrants for scholarship

KHS students paint fire hydrants for scholarship

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under News

The Kirkwood Water Department is offering a $1,000 scholarship to 28 students at Kirkwood High School and Vianney High School. To earn the scholarship, contestants have to propose a design for a fire hydrant. Now students are working to bring their design to life by painting it onto a hydrant provided ...

The flu season struggle

The flu season struggle

Lizzie Stobbe, artist

March 6, 2018


Filed under Art

This editorial cartoon, titled “The flu season struggle,” depicts two flu germs preparing for their day of infecting people. This cartoon highlights the horrible effects this flu season has had on KHS and other schools around the nation while also showing how easily the flu is spread. It is import...

School supplies

School supplies

Maggie Burton, artist

March 5, 2018


Filed under Art

This editorial cartoon, titled "School supplies," brings attention to the serious gun problem in America. I wanted to highlight the issue of school shootings by drawing a gun next to ordinary school supplies. I wanted to do something to bring attention to this issue because it is unfortunately relevant...

What’s the weather like today?

What’s the weather like today?

Bridget Killian, art editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Art, Top Stories, Visuals

This editorial cartoon depicts the sporadic weather of St. Louis. Recently, the temperature has jumped from a frigid 12 degrees to a humid 80 degrees over the course of a few days. Within the past two weeks, the forecast has gone from sunny to rainy to snowing. Each of the windows in the room shows a...

Top five art illustrations of 2017

Top five art illustrations of 2017

TKC Staff

January 4, 2018


Filed under Art

Whether drawing caricatures for an entertainment story or creating powerful editorial cartoons, this year’s art staff has made some fantastic artwork that gives TKC its look. The 12 artists on staff made visuals for everything from opinions on water bottles to kneeling during the national anthem. Ar...

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