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Sanders travels to St. Louis looking to win Missouri primaries

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders traveled to Missouri Monday, March 9 and spoke to a crowd at Stifel Theatre.

Kate Schreiber, features writer

March 11, 2020

 “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!”  A crowd chanted and waved blue and white signs reading the name of presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as he took the stage Monday, March 9 at the Stifel Theatre. The senator addressed the crowd, hoping to encourage one of the largest voter turn...

Five things you need to know about the government shutdown

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Lily Bartin, features writer

January 25, 2019

The U.S. government has been under a partial shutdown since Saturday, Dec. 22. Yet, nearly 30 percent (83/311) of KHS students don’t know the reason for the shutdown, and only 35 percent (109/310) of KHS students feel informed about it. Though it may seem distant, the shutdown affects the lives of e...

Your political tweets are toxic to democracy

art by Sarah Nash

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

December 11, 2018

If you back the second amendment, then you are a Republican. If you support proposition C, then you are a Democrat. If you just Google searched proposition C, or the second amendment, then you probably are the average American youth; one whose political informativeness never stretches outside the walls o...

Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

art by Thora Pearson

Charlotte Heinrich and Thomas Birmingham

October 27, 2018

“This is the most important election in history.” According to Lucas Ravenscraft, AP United States Government and Politics teacher, this is one of those phrases that tends to get thrown around a lot, yet is hardly ever true. Why? Because according to Ravenscraft, to say that one election is more important than all the others diminishes the value of elections as a whole. Because every election is important, he said. On Nov...

Presidential profiles 2016

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Vivian Kutheis, web staffer

October 19, 2016

    Name: Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton Birthday: Oct. 26, 1947 (age: 68) Party: Democrat Relationship Status: Married to Bill Clinton, former U.S. President Horoscope: Libra Favorite Vacation Destination: The Hamptons Favorite Foods: Lamb, burgers and hot peppers Favorite Movie: The Wizard of Oz Favorite Singers: L...

Democratic Party debate recap

Democratic Party debate recap

Max Shulklapper, copy editor

October 14, 2015

CNN hosted the first Democratic Party presidential debate on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 18, pitting five leading candidates against one another in a bid to gain popular support in light of the looming 2016 election. Hillary Clinton, currently the leading Democratic candidate in the polls, touted her polit...

Young Neutrals

Young Neutrals

Mikki Philippe and Trevor Cleveland

March 11, 2015

Politics are complicated. I don’t know much about them, or the platforms of the Democratic and Republican parties, but I am aware of the polarization they’ve caused in American culture. My first account of this was growing up with a conservative best friend while I came from a liberal family. Several...

Stop the slander

Stop the slander

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, opinions writer

November 12, 2014

It finds people in their cars. It creeps onto billboards, benches and buses. It seeks out people in their mailboxes and their homes. It stalks people nearly everywhere during the months of October and November. ‘It’ is political slandering, and it has been happening in the U.S. since at least Andrew...

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