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As spring rolls around and KSDs mask-recommended policy takes effect,  many have stopped wearing masks.

Masks: to wear or not to wear?

Owen Spiegel, news writer March 18, 2022

The era of mask requirements is, for the moment, over. KSD's mask-required policy was replaced with a looser mask-recommended policy. The decision has changed the face of the school and arrives at a time...

To some, 2021 may be remembered for the Capitol riots, the COVID-19 vaccine becoming available and life getting back to some normalcy. For me and the Asian community, 2021 will be remembered for the abundance of Asian representation both on screen and in the media.

Making history and headlines: Asian representation in 2021

Maya Kim, web editor January 6, 2022

*Opinion To some, 2021 may be remembered for the Capitol riots, the COVID-19 vaccine becoming available and life getting back to some normalcy. For me and the Asian community, 2021 will be remembered...

This shift in schedule has had an impact on KHS.

Local branches of coffee shops shorten their hours

Ava Tebo, podcast staffer December 16, 2021

Kirkwood coffee shops such as Dunkin Donuts and Kaldi’s have started to shorten their hours due to staffing issues because of the pandemic. Kaldi’s general manager said that closing this early has...

Emmy Dunn, senior, uses music to cope with stress and connect with her friends.

Playing it by ear

Nathan Sweeney, features + in-depth editor November 3, 2021

On first impression, Emmy Dunn, senior, goes with the flow and doesn’t care what others think about her.  But her classmates see the part of her that is confident, not the part that’s insecure...

According to a TKC survey, as of Sept. 16, 88.8% out of 286 Kirkwood students are fully vaccinated. Art by Audrey Turley.

Viruses, vaccines and variants

Khadija Khan and Audrey Turley October 5, 2021

*Opinion On March 13, 2020, homes turned into classrooms, schools into empty warehouses and bleachers and stadiums around the world displayed spectator cut-outs for the first time. COVID-19 consumed...

A self-portrait that shows the ups and downs of the past year

Juxtaposition – Liv Timp

Liv Timp, artist May 17, 2021

COVID-19 brought me so much bad, and good. But it was hard to see through the negatives that came with living through a pandemic at 16. Dealing with anti-maskers or COVID-19 deniers (sometimes in my family),...

when all else fails- Rick and Morty

Exhausted – Rachel Finan

Rachel Finan, health + wellness editor May 17, 2021

You know that feeling before an airplane takes off? That split second of sitting in anticipation of the rumbling engine, the popped ears, your stomach dropping and feeling like you're floating. Until suddenly...

Being cut off from everyone was draining, but simple things were able to lift my spirits.

Connected – Morgan Hooker

Morgan Hooker, artist May 17, 2021

The past 14 months have been terribly difficult for everyone. But, what I’ve taken away from it is the importance of those you care about. Social interaction isn’t always easy or enjoyable, but spending...

Following the 14 months later prompt, I chose to depict who I have become during the pandemic.

Growth – Emma Frizzell

Emma Frizzell, artist May 17, 2021

In response to the 14 months later prompt, I chose to draw a self portrait. I wanted this art piece to show how I’ve grown into myself during this time. Even though it wasn’t always enjoyable, over...

These months weighed on me, but they also lifted a fog — now I’m starting to witness the world with more clarity.

Above – Audrey Blaine

Audrey Blaine, art editor May 17, 2021

When the world shut down, I became obsessed with the sky. It’s not that I’m an astronomy nerd, but I could stare at a sunset until someone yanks me away (this has, quite literally, happened). I don’t...

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