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How to: college

How to: college

Emma Lingo and Maddie Meyers

March 4, 2019


Filed under Podcasts

Have you started thinking about college yet? TKC sat down with a college counselor and Adler Bowman, KHS senior, to ask about the application process and advice they have for other students. Thinking about the college application process can seem overwhelming, listen to this podcast to hear the breakd...

How to: get into your dream school

How to: get into your dream school

Claire Boysen, print managing editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under The Parsnip

**this piece is entirely satirical Being a senior in high school, there is one question that I get almost anytime I am with family or friends: “Where are you going to college?” Where am I going to college? Well, anywhere I want. And you can go anywhere you want too, as long as you follow this simp...

Issues: Standardized test prep affordability

Issues: Standardized test prep affordability

Adler Bowman, web editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under News

With a TI-84 calculator and No. 2 pencil trapped in a sweaty grip, high school students across the United States file into freezing classrooms at 8 a.m. on a Saturday to take a test. A test thought to be an equalizer, to level the playing field between college applicants from all schools, ethnicities a...

Should you take the ACT or the SAT?

Should you take the ACT or the SAT?

Grace Klebe, news editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Quizzes

It is testing season again, which means it is time for you to learn the difference between the two main tests colleges look for: the ACT and the SAT. Take this quiz to find out which test is the right one for you. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

Senior Profiles: Emilee Autry

Senior Profiles: Emilee Autry

Grace Murphy, features writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

College: Quincy University Major: Nursing   She was in her sophomore honors English class when she asked Dr. Amy Barker, English teacher, if the strawberry patterned vest she was wearing made her look too fat. She needed to ask Barker about colleges or help with school at anytime. From that ...

Top 5 of senior year at KHS

Top 5 of senior year at KHS

Adele Baughman, web managing editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Opinions

As I enter my last week of school ever at KHS, it’s hard not to look back on what has made my four years here so enjoyable. So, here are some things that all students, especially seniors, at KHS should take advantage of and enjoy.   The first day of school: The first day of school f...

Senior Profiles: Zoe Risch

Senior Profiles: Zoe Risch

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

In a purple bedroom, pop music plays while one sister teachs makeup to the other. Giggles fill the room as Mary Kay samples are smeared on. Like many pre-teens, older sister Zoe, had recently become enveloped in the world of makeup. It was a way for her to find her identity amongst a lot of changes, like her family’s move from Calif...

Oh the people you’ll owe!

Oh the people you’ll owe!

Will Drury, Parsnip editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under The Parsnip

Oh, the People You’ll Owe! Condolences... Tomorrow is the day. You’re off to a school, you’re going to pay. You have dust in your head and no money to spare. Your annual tuition makes you pull out your hair. You’re all alone. And you know nothing at all. And YOU are the guy who is lea...

Call Ed: Pushing down on me, pushing down on you

Call Ed: Pushing down on me, pushing down on you

TKC Staff

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Staff Editorials, Top Stories

When Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, established two upcoming no-homework weekends, students and teachers responded loudly. The trial came from an effort to release pressure on students so their mental health doesn’t suffer. The debate about how much is too much for high school students to handle is ...

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