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Friendship Dance ticket troubles

KHS student holds a purchased ticket for the Friendship Dance.

Lydia Cohen, social media managing editor

October 30, 2019

KHS ran out of tickets for the Nov. 2 Friendship Dance, Oct. 30. Webster Groves High School (WGHS) and KHS each originally had 1,000 tickets, with 100 of those designated as guest tickets. When the dance is held at KHS, every other year, more tickets are available than when at WGHS since their gym is s...

Update to “disturbing message” left in girls’ bathroom

Maddie Hawes and Jack Rintoul

December 3, 2018

KHS Principal Dr. Mike Havener sent an email to KHS parents concluding the investigation into the recent “disturbing message” written in the girls’ bathroom in the commons. The email said: “The investigation regarding the disturbing message written on the restroom walls in the school is now comp...

LouFest 2018 cancelled

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Adler Bowman, web editor

September 5, 2018

Mike Van Hee, LouFest’s managing partner, released an official statement at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018 on behalf of all festival coordinators. He announced that St. Louis’s beloved ninth annual music festival, scheduled to take place in only three days, had been cancelled. Van Hee stated...

KHS senior Brian Stieglitz dies March 7

KHS senior Brian Stieglitz dies March 7

Hannah Cohen, editor-in-chief

March 7, 2018

Brian Stieglitz, KHS senior, took his own life Wednesday, March 7. Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, sent an email notifying KHS families at 5:30 p.m. Havener said counselors will be available to speak with students all day in group or one-on-one settings beginning the morning of Thursday, March...

Walker Natatorium damage over the weekend of Sept. 16-17

Duct tape is used to cover the hole in the window outside the Walker Natatorium.

Riley Arns, sports writer

September 21, 2017

One of the Walker Natatorium windows at KHS was shattered by a rock Tuesday, Sept. 12. The following weekend, two more natatorium windows and five windows in the art room and FACs rooms had BB gun bullet holes. According to Corey Nesslage, KHS athletic director, the natatorium windows will cost close to...

KHS social studies teacher Steve Platte dies June 25

KHS social studies teacher Steve Platte dies June 25

Hannah Cohen, editor-in-chief

June 26, 2017

Former KHS social studies teacher, Steve Platte, died early Sunday, June 25 in his home at the age of 67. Platte taught history at KHS for 28 years after his 15-year career at Oakville High School, totaling his participation in high school education to 43 years. At KHS, Platte was the sponsor for Youth...

The clown scare enters Kirkwood

Photo by Hannah Cohen

Hannah Cohen, social media editor

October 4, 2016

Update: Dr. Michael Havener, principal, made an announcement at 1:36 p.m Oct. 4, stating that a picture with a clown on the Dougherty Ferry parking lot is photoshopped. After reviewing security footage with the Kirkwood Police Department, Havener confirmed the photo was fake and that no clowns have...

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