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Seven STL must-dos before you graduate

Seven STL must-dos before you graduate

Erin Kelly, managing editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Top Stories

With only three days left in my high school career and about three months before I head to Middlebury College in Vermont, it’s impossible not to reminisce about my time here in Kirkwood. I’ve made some great memories, doing everything from organizing a recreational basketball team with TKC friends to visiting the Gateway Arch with family. Before I leave, I’d like ...

Senior Column: Erin Kelly

Senior Column: Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly, managing editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Columns

The summer before freshman year, I told my mom I was quitting band. I’d stuck with it through the three-hour middle school concerts and predictable laughter when people learned I played the trombone. I felt I’d patiently paid my musical dues, but I was done. I mean, I was headed to high school, fo...

Suicide Awareness Week Timeline: April 24-28, 2017

Suicide Awareness Week Timeline: April 24-28, 2017

Erin Kelly, managing editor

April 23, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

KHS is sponsoring its second annual Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) April 24-28, 2017. The week was established with the goal of eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness and adolescent suicide. SAW aims to facilitate healing in the community through educational programs and resources with ope...

Photo gallery: National Signing Day

Photo gallery: National Signing Day

Malayna Vines, features writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Photo, Photo Galleries, Visuals

19 KHS seniors participated in National Signing Day while officially committing to play a sport at their college or university Feb. 2. Sadie Wise, senior, committed to play Division 1 softball at Saint Louis University and is looking forward to spending the next four years as a Billiken. "Being able...

Photo gallery: girls’ varsity swimming vs Eureka

Photo gallery: girls’ varsity swimming vs Eureka

Malayna Vines, features writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Photo, Photo Galleries

The girls' varsity swim team had their senior night swim meet on Jan. 19. With a final score of 131-50 beating Eureka, Claire Cowan, sophomore, said she was sad the seniors would not be swimming with them again but she knows they each have big futures ahead of them. "[Senior night] was hard because I...

Photo gallery: girls’ swimming vs. Parkway North

Photo gallery: girls’ swimming vs. Parkway North

Mary Ralston, photographer

January 20, 2017


Filed under Photo, Photo Galleries, Visuals

The varsity girls’ swim team had their second to last home meet against Parkway North, Jan. 17. Winning 139-49. “I was kind of frustrated about [swimming the 100 Back], because, after all, I never swim back in practice unless I must,” Mary Frizzell, sophomore, said. “But after I swam, I was gla...

Teacher horror stories

Teacher horror stories

Erin Kelly, managing editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

1.) David Cannon, choir teacher “It was opening night of Pirates of Penzance, and the lead singer, Jamie, sang her solo and left stage for a quick costume change. Meanwhile, the student down at the soundboard forgot to turn her microphone off, so when Jamie ran off stage and yelled “[expletive]” ...

Senior profile: Sophia Roth

Senior profile: Sophia Roth

Erin Kelly, copy editor

May 4, 2016


Filed under Senior Magazine

She sat on a stage in the middle of Helen Fitzgerald’s Restaurant and Pub, her friends and family cheering below her and an electric razor buzzing in her ear. As she watched tendrils of her hair drift towards the ground, her face broke into a proud smile. Sophia Roth shaved her head March 5, 2016 in...

Nabeel Syed: Conquering Islamophobia

Nabeel Syed: Conquering Islamophobia

Erin Kelly, copy editor

March 25, 2016


Filed under Features

Despite a soft-spoken, unassuming demeanor, he and his mosque have received multiple death threats. He said he fears one day these threats may become a reality. Nabeel Syed, junior, is a Muslim and a target of Islamophobia, the prejudice against Islam or Muslims. To end this Islamophobia and advocate...

Girls’ state swimming and diving recap

Girls’ state swimming and diving recap

Allie Hickenbotham, features writer

March 1, 2016


Filed under Photo, Sports

After stretching caps over their heads, pushing goggles over their eyes and compressing their bodies into kneeskins, the girls’ swim and dive team was ready for state, which took place Feb. 19-20. “My personal goal for us was to be top 10, and we achieved that goal,” Matt Beasley, KHS sw...

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