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Top five sports stories of 2018

Top five sports stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 31, 2018

When it comes to sports, TKC covers a wide variety of athletics that captivate fans. With diverse stories on local and professional topics, our sports staff covered it all in 2018. From investigating concussions in high school to a serious lack of attendance at Kirkwood football games, as well as more ...

Top five features stories of 2018

Kara Reiger

TKC staff

December 27, 2018

Here on TKC we are not just journalists, we are storytellers. This past year the features section aimed to tell stories of diversity, of people doing good, and of problems facing our community. From struggling with a Korean-American identity in "Call me Hwijung," a mission of compassion in "Sin...

Call me Hwijung

Art by Lizzie Stobbe

Daniel Kim, sports editor

December 12, 2018

Call me Hwijung. No, actually, don’t. Call me Daniel. You can also call me DKim, The Asian Sensation, The Big Asian, The Asian One, Wang, Oriental, Ching Chong, etcetera. Call me whatever you want. If the nickname makes you laugh, then go for it. But don’t call me by my actual given name, Hwijun...

Empty bleachers

photo courtesy of Abbey Painter

Daniel Kim, sports editor

November 13, 2018

“No doubt about it,” Mike Wade, associate principal, said. Of the 14 seasons he experienced, the 2018 football season had the worst turnout of students, according to Wade. According to the KHS athletics office, Lyons Memorial Stadium at KHS has a total capacity of 3,800 people. The first hom...

Numbers don’t lie

Numbers don't lie

Daniel Kim, sports editor

October 1, 2018

The Pioneer football team is off to a great start, fueled by performances from four seniors: Cooper Wise, Arvell Ferguson Jr., Maurice Massey and Martez Jones. Starting the season undefeated, KHS is number four in STLToday's Top High School Football Teams Ranking. Numbers don’t lie, these senior play...

Photo gallery: varsity football vs Rockwood Summit

Maurice Massey, senior, reaches to catch the ball near the end zone.

Audrey Berns, video editor

September 23, 2018

In their fourth game of the season, KHS varsity football won against Rockwood Summit with a final score of 34-13 Friday, September 14.

Where are they now: Wayne Baldwin

Where are they now: Wayne Baldwin

Daniel Kim, features writer

November 28, 2017

At the 2017 Class 4 District 2 Cross Country Meet, a 5-foot-10 man in his 60s with a gray beard and tanned skin awaits as herds of cross country runners pass by. He sports cargo shorts and a red, polyester tank-top with “Kirkwood Cross Country” written across it. He hustles alongside the race cour...

Pion-Ear: Lil Pump

Art by Maggie Burton

Daniel Kim, Feature writer

November 17, 2017

Lil Pump is stepping onto the big stage. At the age of 16, the South Florida native gained nationwide attention after releasing his mixtape “D Rose” on SoundCloud in 2016. Inspired by Derrick Rose, a Cleveland Cavalier guard and the youngest player in the NBA to win the MVP award, the song gar...

The last pencil

The last pencil

Will Drury, copy editor

April 5, 2017

He started the year with a whopping 365 pencils, one for each day of the year, but now, as senior Moe Ron enters the final quarter, he is down to his last stub. Desperate not to become the annoying kid who always borrows pencils and never returns them, Ron is doing everything in his power to maintain a tigh...

TKC hot sauce challenge

TKC hot sauce challenge

Annie O'Brien, Justin Sweeney, and Michael Teasdale

March 10, 2017

TKC competed to see who could drink the most “Dave’s Insanity Sauce,” the original hottest sauce in the universe, in the Hot Sauce Challenge. Watch their hilarious suffering and deeply pained reactions in the videos below.   Here are the scores: Adele Baughm...

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Daniel Kim