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Symptoms include lack of motivation to complete assignments, skipping classes and an inability to focus on anything besides graduation and getting the heck out of high school.

A not-so-new epidemic

Lila Shepard, news editor April 1, 2022

Senioritis: The most contagious disease. Symptoms include lack of motivation to complete assignments, skipping classes and an inability to focus on anything besides graduation and getting the heck out...

Lil Nas X pioneered the way artists market their music on TikTok, and Martine and Barlow introduced a way for artists to create music with more independence.

TikTok music marketing 101

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor February 28, 2022

*Opinions From SoundCloud rappers to YouTube stars, independent music artists are not a new phenomenon. Several of these musicians have even come from Kirkwood such as Lane Fox better known as ratbeak...

Emma Frizzells, art editor, take on favorite comfort movie.

Artists’ take #9: Favorite comfort movie

January 11, 2022

At the start of each TKC cycle, the artists are given a prompt for “Artists’ Take.” This cycle’s prompt is “favorite comfort movie.” “Artists’ Take” is an opportunity for TKC’s artists...

KSD superintendent David Ulrich addresses the BOE at their work session Jan. 10.

BOE discusses Encompass Resolution, Prop R and curricula Jan. 10

Megan Glasgow and Maya Kim January 11, 2022

On Monday, Jan. 10, the KSD Board of Education (BOE) met to discuss updates on Encompass Resolution, Prop R and curricula. In their update, BOE members emphasized that Encompass Resolution is still at...

Lauryn Miller, 2017 KHS alumni and former UCLA basketball player, said mental health is becoming more talked about in sports. Art by Emma Frizzell.

Get your head in the game

Ava Duggin, web managing editor January 7, 2022

“Go hard, be aggressive.” She repeated in her head while warming up before each game. But this time was different. It was her first competition back after a concussion, and she was playing in her...

Netflix has made several holiday movies in the past few years to appeal to their winter-loving audience.

Netflix holiday movie guide

Lydia Drake, features writer December 7, 2021

Winter break is just a few weeks away, and what better way to get in the spirit than with a holiday movie? Netflix has made several holiday movies in the past few years to appeal to their winter-loving...

Which Red (Taylor’s Version) song are you?

Which Red (Taylor’s Version) song are you?

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor November 30, 2021

Coffee, scarves, heartbreak, autumn leaves and new beginnings make “Red." A central theme of the album is change — specifically romantic. “Red” is a relatable album that deals with heartbreak and...

Portrait of KHS senior Meg Bjorkman in vibrant colors, drawn by Merry Schlarman.

Art Gallery: Faces of KHS

TKC followed the theme “Everybody has a story” where staffers highlighted random KHS students. For this prompt art staffers drew portraits of randomly assigned KHS students. The art staff used a spectrum...

In Shang-Chi, Marvel offers more Asian representation than ever before, but fails to live up to fans expectations.

Movie Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Grace Marcus, print managing editor September 29, 2021

Dragons, ninjas, flowing silk garments; all stereotypical markers of Asian culture, and all used in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings so that Marvel can gain its diversity points without actually...

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...

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