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“Pumpkinheads” review

“Pumpkinheads” review

Catherine Butler, copy editor

November 1, 2019

Rating: 6/10 Author: Rainbow Rowell Illustrator: Faith Erin Hicks Page Number: 211 Genre: graphic novel, romance Rainbow Rowell fans, you’re in for a treat as sticky-sweet as caramel: tasty at first, but bland once the sugar high wears off. Those who loved Rowell’s classics, like Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, might...

“This Is How It Always Is” review

“This Is How It Always Is” review

Catherine Butler and Sophie Chappell

October 29, 2019

When three-year-old Claude says he wants to be a girl when he grows up, parents Rosie and Penn don’t question it. He also wants to be a scientist, a train and an ice cream cone. At first, Claude simply wishes to wear princess dresses around the house and bikinis to the pool, but once school begins, R...

Photo gallery: women’s ultimate frisbee practice 4/13/19

Photo gallery: women’s ultimate frisbee practice 4/13/19

Morgan Gindler, photographer

April 16, 2019

The Kirkwood Women's Ultimate team had practice at North Kirkwood Middle School on 4/13/19. They mainly scrimmaged in order to practice their new defensive strategies for their next game against Marquette. "It went really well. I think we learned a lot," Eileen Finley, junior, said. "We learned the new...

TKC plays Cupid Shuffle

TKC plays Cupid Shuffle

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

February 14, 2019

Cupid Shuffle is a Valentine's Day themed card game, similar to Mixtape and Apples to Apples. One player, the judge, will select a card describing a scenario, and each of the other players will think of a song that matches that scenario. Players take turns playing their songs and the judge picks the...

It’s not SAD after all

It’s not SAD after all

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

February 10, 2019

Over three quarters of KHS students have been missing out on an international holiday. So for the 76.5 percent of you (244/319) who haven’t heard of Singles Awareness Day, it’s time to celebrate. Don’t worry if you’re currently in a romantic relationship; there’s always next year. And that othe...

Issues: cyberbullying

Issues: cyberbullying

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

November 29, 2018

A cell phone is usually the first thing teenagers see when they wake up, and the last thing they see at night. When we hear that familiar ding from our devices signaling a text, post, or reminder, our first impulse is to respond immediately. Social media dominates the way our generation communicates...

Oh so coology

Oh so coology

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

November 29, 2018

Lydia Sheehan, sophomore, can relate to countless other students who struggle with organization. She dreads having to visit multiple online platforms each night to turn in her assignments, especially when her teachers post these assignments somewhere else. Luckily, the introduction of Schoology has m...

Sophomore turkey day hallway construction Nov. 19

Sophomore turkey day hallway construction Nov. 19

Morgan Gindler, photographer

November 20, 2018

Sophomores decorate their hallway for turkey day week on Nov. 19. The sophomore hallway's theme this year was Retro Mario. About 50 sophomores came together to work on their hallway. "It was exciting because it's a once a year activity," Catherine Butler, sophomore said. "Everyone working together is...

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