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It’s a date (with you)

Audrey Blaine, art editor March 2, 2021

Last August, buried deep in dread for the new school year, I was mindlessly browsing YouTube. I happened to click on a video put out by vlogger Dustin Vuong called “i took myself on a date since no one...

While there is no published school board policy, KHS journalism is a First Amendment school by practice, allowing TKC writers to be the voice of Kirkwood students.

In-depth: Controversial freedom

Nicholas Whittington, features writer January 28, 2021

Thirty years ago, a single student newspaper caught in the middle of a free speech showdown captured the attention of the entire nation. In 1990, Planned Parenthood reached out to 80 high schools in the...

At the start of each TKC cycle, the artists are given a prompt for Artists’ Take.

Artists’ take #3: New Year’s Resolutions

Graesen Joyce, art editor January 25, 2021

At the start of each TKC cycle, the artists are given a prompt for Artists’ Take. As 2021 rolls in, this cycle’s prompt is “New Year's Resolutions.” Artists’ Take is an opportunity for TKC’s...

It has been seven months since the revival of the “Black Lives Matter” movement in late May. The momentum may have diminished, but the movement is not over.

Summer “Black Lives Matter” protests and current efforts

Maya Kim and Rachel Finan January 8, 2021

It has been seven months since the revival of the “Black Lives Matter” movement in late May. The push for racial equity occupied the media and the minds of people for weeks. While the protests, social...

Artists' Take is an opportunity for TKC's artists to freely showcase their styles and abilities.

Artists’ take #2: 2020

Graesen Joyce, art editor December 8, 2020

At the start of each TKC cycle, the artists are given a prompt for Artists' Take. As the year comes to a close, this cycle's prompt is "2020." Artists' Take is an opportunity for TKC's artists to freely...

Zoe Knight, KHS senior, used the time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to create her own nonprofit. “Project WallFlower is a nonprofit organization that raises money to provide period products to students in need,” Zoe said.

Creating Project WallFlower

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer December 4, 2020

Back in March, the way people lived life was irrefutably changed: Businesses closed and people found themselves out of work, schools moved online and some students struggled with their mental health and...

“Artists' Take” is an opportunity for TKC's artists to freely showcase their styles and abilities.

Artists’ take #1: Self portrait

Graesen Joyce, art editor November 16, 2020

At the start of each TKC cycle, the artists are given a prompt for “Artists' Take.” This cycle's prompt is "self-portrait." “Artists' Take” is an opportunity for TKC's artists to freely showcase...

The President has had four years to prove himself, and seven months to prevent his people from dying. He has done neither, which is why TKC firmly endorses Joseph Biden Jr. for President of the United States this November. 

Call Ed: Joe knows

TKC Staff October 22, 2020

Casting a vote is not equivalent to marriage. You’re not looking for a long-term partner, where you can afford to have the highest standards when reviewing their basic beliefs, their accomplishments...

From campaigning for a local representative to utilizing their social media platforms, TKC was able to highlight a few ways KHS students participated in politics. 

Political issue: How KHS students were politically active over the summer

Maya Kim and Ava Duggin October 19, 2020

Many students made an effort to be politically active over the summer months. From campaigning for a local representative to utilizing their social media platforms, TKC was able to highlight a few ways...

Though COVID-19 made many KHS spring traditions impossible, the graduation parade is one that will hopefully stay.

Rating KHS traditions

Mya Copeland, features writer August 24, 2020

Graduation Parade--COVID-19 may have kept seniors from experiencing many of the second semester traditions, but I’m all for this one becoming a regular event. A super sweet and fun experience that’s...

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