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Why high school sucks

Why high school sucks

Brendan Davidson, parsnip editor

October 26, 2018

They’re the most miserable years of your life: full of drama, annoying people and too much work that manages to teach you completely useless knowledge before you quickly forget it after the test. That’s right, I’m talking about high school. There are lots of reasons why it sucks. Let me discuss just...

Spring play preview

Jared Goudsmit, junior, is held up by his cast mates.

Emma Lingo and Maddie Meyers

April 12, 2018

Have you ever wished that your favorite musical could come to life? The Drowsy Chaperone, KHS’s spring musical, features a man’s witty commentary about his favorite musical record as it appears on stage. Performances will take place in the Keating Theater on April 12-14 at 7 p.m. For KHS student...

KHS takes on the Missouri State Thespian Conference

Maggie Burton

Melanie Witt, copy editor

January 22, 2018

Over the weekend from Jan. 12-14, junior and senior members of KH Players had the opportunity to go to the Missouri State Thespian Conference in downtown St. Louis. The trip alternates between St. Louis and Kansas City every two years. Students left school after their first class on Thursday and took a...

Teacher feature: Kelly Schnider

Teacher feature: Kelly Schnider

Alyssa Fox, web staffer

March 13, 2017

While the stress for many teachers ends at 3:00 p.m every afternoon, Kelly Schnider’s is just getting started. For the next three hours on these afternoons she spends her time creating new worlds and inspiring young performers. The green room is her playground to help students explore the worlds of...

The fatal flop

Art by Erica Miget

Jack Rintoul, opinions writer

September 12, 2016

America likes drama. The exciting, emotional and unexpected events that happen in other people’s lives seem to captivate us. Most sports are able to entertain millions of fans. Yet, soccer has always seemed to bore audiences. From long games to few goals, many Americans are disinterested soccer. Not ...

Senior profile: Matt O’Brien

Senior profile: Matt O'Brien

Justin Sweeney, features writer

May 12, 2016

Ever since Matt O’Brien appeared on stage as Hamlet in 2015, he has spent hundreds of hours rehearsing, preparing and performing in five different KH Players productions. Whether he is playing an intrusive backstage gangster (Kiss Me Kate) or an insensitive neighborhood jackass (Clybourne Park), Matt enjoys telli...

Senior profile: Claire Visnovske

Senior profile: Claire Visnovske

Justin Sweeney, features writer

May 12, 2016

Passing her love of theater to the next generation is the gift Claire Visnovske wants to give. Claire, who loves to work with children, has fallen in love with performing on stage. Although she’d love to work in professional theater right out of college, she hopes to teach drama long-term. Claire...

Senior column: the green room

Senior column: the green room

Alexa Kannenberg, web managing editor

May 11, 2016

I remember my first class of high school vividly as I’m sure we all do. It was Drama I with Kelly Schnider. I ran into the green room right after my first high school bell rang. The unfamiliar room smelled of what I now know is stage makeup and coffee. The most unflattering mirrors in the world lined the ...

Performing under the stars

Performing under the stars

Laura Crews, writer

May 10, 2016

She tosses a stained makeup brush to the side and slides on her high-heeled character shoes. Struggling against the weight of hairspray and false eyelashes, her legs shake behind a red curtain about to lift. Sydney Jones, freshman, has grown up on stage, performing in shows like Aladdin at the Muny ...

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