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Top five features stories from 2019

Two kids stand on the runway and pose for a picture during an annual Fashion Show FOKWC hosts.

TKC Staff

December 27, 2019

The features staff on TKC aims to tell stories that need to be told. This past year the features section told stories ranging from an aspiring entrepreneur in our own high school with "Creating Cash Cult" to non-profit organizations that better our community in "Finding a friend" and even showing where...

KHS Senior Cheer Quotes

Senior cheerleaders say they're excited for their last Turkey Day.

Ava Duggin, features writer

November 27, 2019

Senior cheerleaders were asked what their favorite Turkey Day memory is, and what makes cheerleading on Turkey Day special.

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“You don’t have to be gay to do cheerleading,” Ahr says. “You can do cheerleading if you want; [people] should be like, ‘Oh, it’s a fun activity.’”

Maya Kim, features writer

September 17, 2019

David Ahr, sophomore, is the only male cheerleader on the junior varsity cheerleading team.

Sex has no place in sports

Benji Wilton, sports editor

February 26, 2019

It’s an easy sell: sculpted supermodels posing in exotic locations wearing little to no clothing, right at the fingertips of anyone willing to fork over a few dollars. Every year, Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition brings in about 7 percent of revenue for the renowned publication, according to F...

Where are they now: Geri Caldwell Phillips

Where are they now: Geri Caldwell Phillips

Adler Bowman, features editor

November 13, 2017

Geri Caldwell Phillips never failed to surprise people. In 1969, she became the first black cheerleader in KHS history. She describes herself as crazy and ambitious, always wanting to try every sport and take every class. As a runner, a soccer player, a tennis player, a gymnast and a swimmer, she be...

KHS annual cheerleading clinic

Abby Carpenter, news writer

September 16, 2015

82 aspiring KHS cheerleaders filed through the doors of David Holly Assembly Hall on Sunday, Sept. 13. The participants, ranging from kindergarteners to eighth graders, attended the annual KHS Cheerleading clinic. Current KHS freshmen, junior varsity and varsity squads helped plan and run the clinic...

I think I found myself a cheerleader

Cheerleaders rehearsing chants at practice Aug. 3

Camille Baker, features writer

September 5, 2015

Before school year performances, Isabelle Chan, senior and varsity cheerleader, and her 21 other teammates spend three months practicing. However, Chan said, “The behind-the-scenes preparation and work that goes into cheerleading events are not always acknowledged. People don’t think it is that...

Walking the line

Walking the line

Erin Kelly, features writer

October 8, 2014

Nerves before a performance are felt by every player of the 250 member Pioneer Pride Marching Band. It is noticeable in the little details of the band room’s pregame frenzy: the shaky hand pulling on a marching uniform or the jittery straightening of a hat, the last-minute cramming session on the ...

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