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Teachers make TikToks

Teachers make TikToks

Emma Lingo, Catherine McCandless, Grace Klebe, and Amelia Hurley

December 14, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

The newest social media trend is here: TikTok. A TikTok is a short video set to music where you can dance, sing and apply crazy filters to your face. TKC asked members of the KHS staff to make TikToks to some of their favorite songs, these were the results.

Four neediest cases

Four neediest cases

Emma Lingo, Sophie Chappell, Claire Boysen, and Kiden Smith

December 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

For the third year in a row, TKC has decided to tackle the Four Neediest Cases project, inspired by St. Louis Post Dispatch’s 100 Neediest Cases features. Each holiday season, TKC sends out four staffers to speak with four students at KHS. These students have told TKC about their families' stories...

Four neediest cases: family

Four neediest cases: family

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Their mother had just gone to the store for some cigarettes and a tea. To please her, her children all decided to take baths so they would be nice and clean when their mother got home. They bathed and laughed, blowing bubbles at each other as they washed themselves. From the bathroom, they heard a knock ...

Nicotine

Nicotine

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

*Name changed for anonymity Claire* picked up a Juul for the first time at the beginning of her sophomore year. She took one hit in the school bathroom for fun, and moved on. As the month went on, Claire ended up in more social situations where she had easy access to a Juul. Eventually, she found h...

Hot chocolate review

Hot chocolate review

Sophie Chappell and Emma Lingo

October 8, 2018


Filed under Video

Emma Lingo and I went to four different coffee shops and tried their hot chocolate. We rated them based on flavor and appearance. We visited Comet Café, 7/11, Blondie's Coffee and Wine Bar and Kayak Cafe. Watch the video to find out which hot chocolate we liked the best. ...

Growing alternative recycling methods

Growing alternative recycling methods

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under In Depth, News

Every week, families around Kirkwood roll their green recycling bins out to the curb. Every week those recyclables are loaded onto a plane and flown across the world to China where they’re processed. As China raised its restrictions on the contamination level of recyclables, Kirkwood’s recycling services...

VoK: Spirit Day

VoK: Spirit Day

Emma Lingo and Ally Ortmann

November 22, 2017


Filed under Voices of Kirkwood

Willie Parks "I think Spirit Day is a fun event that brings all of the classes together." Willie Parks, walking counselor, said. "I think dressing up for Spirit Day, for the [football] players, gives a sense of the school being together, having their classmates cheer for them puts them on that st...

VoK: Tacky Day

VoK: Tacky Day

Emma Lingo and Ally Ortmann

November 20, 2017


Filed under Voices of Kirkwood

Julie Healey “I never pass up a chance to wear fashion-forward outfits,” Julie Healey, librarian, said. “[My chicken feet shoes] are hard to wear, but they are noticeable. Orange is a glorious color and I look forward to being able to wear orange [on Tacky Day] every year.” John Longti...

Heroes of the hurricanes

Heroes of the hurricanes

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under News-Features

On an average day, nurse Mark Cerroni sees about 40 patients filter through Florida’s Sarasota Memorial Hospital. After Hurricane Irma ravaged his state, that number shot up to 50 per day, and his normally half-full hospital met its capacity with 600 people crowded inside the medical center. Irma, a...

KHS feminine hygiene product drive

KHS feminine hygiene product drive

Emma Lingo, News-features writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under News

According to Time, women who receive low incomes or are homeless often don’t have the money to afford access to proper feminine hygiene products such as tampons, pads or sanitizing wipes. This can lead to a vast range health issues from vaginal infections to cervical cancer. To help the women of St. ...

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